How Could U Tell If Jewelery Is Real ...

Fresno, CA

#918 Apr 22, 2012
I have a gold necklace it has been in a safe since 2006 it has not turned or color but it does not say if its 14k or 10k i weighted it and it say 24onces how can i tell ?

Fort Smith, AR

#920 Apr 25, 2012
rich wrote:
<quoted text>how did you do that
you apply liquid foundation to your skin. let it dry. rub the piece of jewelry across it. if it leaves a black or green mark it is real gold.
Ed Meyer

Kearney, MO

#921 Apr 25, 2012
OK, One more time I will speak out against the "makeup trick", IF you are someone who dosent mind throwing GOLD away, then by all means, rely on this test. BUT IF you actually want to know what your item is, THEN INVEST THE $5 AND BUY A DARN TEST KIT!
NO I dont sell the test kits, and I am not affiliated with anyone who does, But I may be perfectly willing to buy some of your "not gold" that you have tested with the "makeup trick"
I myself use a little uncommon sense,(since "common sense" is obviously a thing of the past).
Any 10 year old with even a rudamentary grasp of the language should be able to do a search for "gold test kits" through Google or the search engine of your choice....If you arent willing to spend less than $10 for a test kit, then you DESERVE to get ripped off!
I apologize If I sound rude, but peoples insistance on the more STUPID ways of "testing" gold have begun to rub me raw! Ask ANY reputable jeweler or commodities broker what they think of these methods of testing, and they will LAUGH IN YOUR FACE...or offer you a couple of dollars for your "not gold" items!!

Since: Apr 12

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#922 Apr 26, 2012
better take it to jewellers gold buyers and they will tell you

Vero Beach, FL

#923 Apr 26, 2012
I have a bracelet (10k) to be exact i put it up as a magnet but nothing happened than i put it up against fire but it didnt change color but i recenty saw that it has the letters. GMI on it, what does that mean?

United States

#924 Apr 27, 2012
I got a 14k gold necklace and its says peru on it is it real
Ed Meyer

Kearney, MO

#925 Apr 27, 2012
Since very few people entering this site are willing to actually READ THE PAST QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS, instead INSISTING on taking the LAZY and TOO DARN STUPID route of just reposting a question that has been asked and answered 200 times before, I will be leaving this group.
I enjoy helping others, whereas there once was a day when I myself needed a bit of guidance, but it seems that the days of anyone actually willing to put forth any kind of effort in order to learn something....are gone almost entirely.
Ignorance I can deal with.....but blatantly lazy stupidity I cannot!

Saint Louis, MO

#926 Apr 28, 2012
What does 589 mean

Melbourne, Australia

#927 May 6, 2012
tomformatt wrote:
what does w9d stamped on a ring mean?
did you find out? cos id like to know

United States

#928 May 7, 2012
I thank you again, for the time you give me some insight on my belt. I understand...small minds cant comprehend big spirits. To be great,we will be mocked, hated and misunderstood. Stay strong.
Ed Meyer

Kearney, MO

#929 May 7, 2012
Thanks Zolway, wish I could have done more for you.
Ed Meyer......(yes I still keep up with what is posted here, INTERESTING and WELL THOUGHT OUT questions...I will still respond to LOL)
Ed Meyer

Kearney, MO

#930 May 7, 2012
Stephanie, 589 is a non standard mark, many older artisans used gold that they had processed/refined and alloyed themselves, these non standard markings may or may not be authentic, if they are in fact authentic, then the maker must have had the piece assayed,(tested for gold purity) in order to recieve the non standard mark....Maybe your mark is actually "585" which is 14k.....Sometimes the markings are badly stamped or simply worn away, I am going to assume that your mark is in fact the europaen 585 mark for 14k.
Hope this helps.
Ed Meyer

Farnborough, UK

#931 May 15, 2012
Hi, I wonder if anyone can help?
I have a ring which belonged to my fiance's Kate grandmother. I chose this to wear at my wedding as it's old & blue. It has been cleaned but remains a little discoloured. It's fairly old, with slight wear on centre stone. It is gold coloured with large blue stone surrounded by little White stones ( poss sapphire & diamonds, perhaps not real). I'd like to know what stamps mean, there are 3: 0 463 & what looks like 681 or 687.
I'd be grateful if anyone can shed any light. Many thanks.

Farnborough, UK

#932 May 15, 2012
Apologies, that should say *late grandmother

United States

#933 May 18, 2012
eao wrote:
I have a ring that appears to be gold I did the makeup test and got the black mark on the inside of the band, it reads 8KHGE with an A in a cirlce does anyone know if this is an indication that this is real gold
It means heavy gold electorate


Anaheim, CA

#934 May 21, 2012
I bought my wedding band and I was told it was 14karat and jewelry store. When I was home I saw marking inside ring and it says 14KB.... is that not the same as 14 karat. does that B have a meaning of it self.They tested ring in front of me to proof it was 14 karat, but am not sure if that B stands for something? Am kind of worried now that I got ripped off
Ed Meyer

Kearney, MO

#935 May 21, 2012
The marking indicates that the piece is in fact 14K, the "B" indicates the country of origin, in fact Mexico. Unless your item is a "knock off", then you have the genuine article.

United States

#936 May 22, 2012
My bracelet says jdk 925 10 k what does this mean the letters jdk





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Aberdeen, UK

#938 May 23, 2012
Hi I got a gold neckless with the stamp 717 could u let me no Wht it stands for plz thank u

Aberdeen, UK

#939 May 23, 2012
Hi I got a gold neckless with 717 on the clasp could any 1 let me no Wht it means & I've it's reall

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