How Could U Tell If Jewelery Is Real ...
Dekemcleod

Aberdeen, UK

#940 May 23, 2012
Hi it's not 717 it's 777 on the clasp off the neckless dose any 1 no Wht that means I've it's gold or fake
Francesca Bermudez Arce

AOL

#941 May 24, 2012
i just did the make up test,with foundation,then the compact powder on my hand and rubbed 2 pieces i know for a fact are 14k,then a piece i know is fake,only the 2 pieces i know are real left blk,and gray marks,the fake piece left nothing!!!.......
melisa wrote:
The makeup test really does work! Pit a small bit of foundation on your hand (the back side) then some powder makeup andn run the gold across your hand where the makeup is. not so hard that you will break your piece but hard enough to where it could leave a mark. If it leaves a black mark then it is real if it does not leave any form of black or gray marks its fake.I found out that mine was real!!! YAYYY thanks for that makeup tip
Jeannine

Nottingham, UK

#942 May 27, 2012
jazy wrote:
u all r loosers
I think you mean losers, and I'm sorry you're so negative. Try to be kinder, and the world will seem a much nicer place :)
Chazz

Cincinnati, OH

#943 Jun 3, 2012
I have a ring that is stamped 14K but it also has a 992 stamped inside it as well. What does the 922 mean?

Since: Jun 12

Fremont, CA

#944 Jun 4, 2012
There are several methods that you can use to tell if your gold jewelry is made of real gold. Keep in mind,

these methods are not all 100% conclusive. If you want a guarantee, take it to a certified jeweler, but be

prepared to pay a fee for the service. If you want to find out on your own, read on.

Visual Inspection
Look closely at the piece for an official stamp. The stamp shows the grade info which is either given in

finesse (1-1000 or .1-.999) or carat (1-24). Anything under 10k isnít considered real gold in the U.S. Also,

older pieces may not have visible stamps because of wear or repairs that may have been previously done

on the piece. On top of that, some forged pieces will still have authentic looking stamps so further testing

could give you more insight.

If you need help finding out what the stamp means, see this article: Guide to Gold Jewelry Stamps and

Inscriptions

Another easy check is to look for discoloration, especially around edges and other areas that would

experience a lot of friction. If the gold is wearing off and revealing another material underneath, your

jewelry is only gold plated and not real gold.

se a magnet
Gold is not magnetic, but many of the metals that are often used in fake gold or gold plating are. If your

jewelry is attracted to the magnet, itís not 100% pure gold. However, if it isnít attracted to the magnet, it is

still not necessarily real.



Use Nitric Acid
Nitric acid can tell you if your gold jewelry is real. This is the method most jewelers use. Take a drop of

nitric acid and see if it causes a reaction. To tell if the piece is gold plated, you may have to take a file and

make a scratch in the jewelry (somewhere that will not be noticeable) to test under the plating. If the nitric

acid creates a green reaction, you are dealing with a gold plated piece or a base metal. If you see a milky

color reaction, it is probably gold plated over sterling silver. If there is no reaction, your jewelry is real

gold. Always take all necessary precautions when handling any type of acid.

Use an Unglazed Ceramic Plate
Drag your jewelry across a piece of unglazed ceramic (from a home improvement store). Note that this will

scratch your item. If your jewelry is made up of real gold, it will leave a gold streak. If it is foolís gold, the

streak will be black.

Use a Balance
For this, you will need a balance scale and a piece of real gold jewelry the same size as the one you are

trying to test. Gold is very heavy, so if two pieces of the same size and shape weigh exactly the same

amount, chances are your piece is made of real gold.

All of these methods can be useful ways to see if your gold jewelry is made of real gold or fake. However,

they will not give guaranteed answers or tell you the quality or carats of the piece. To be certain, bring

your gold jewelry to a certified jewelery

If you are certain your gold is real, and you want to know how much it is worth follow this easy 3 step

process: Pricing Gold Jewelry At Home

I hope this can help you

http://www.fashionwhosale.com
dylan

Encinitas, CA

#946 Jun 7, 2012
whats it mean when you have 855s sv.c on a chain

Since: Jun 12

Minneapolis, MN

#947 Jun 7, 2012
All you have to do is bring it into a jewelry store and they can test if it is metal or not.

http://www.wixonjewelers.com
Brittany

Salt Lake City, UT

#949 Jun 17, 2012
I have a bunch of jewelry that was my great grand mothers. I have this bracelet marked,
1/2014K GP
ITALY

What does this mean?
Is this bracelet real?
Ed Meyer

Grandview, MO

#950 Jun 17, 2012
Brittany, Your mark means that your item is "GOLD FILLED", this is a MUCH heavier layer of gold over your "base metal" than simple gold plating ,The 1/20th simply means that at the time the item was created, at least 1/20th of the weight of the piece was/is 14k gold. DOnt go thinking your piece is worthless, depending on your piece, gold filled item sell well.
Hope this helps.
Ed Meyer
Hope Jewelers

Onondaga, MI

#951 Jun 18, 2012
BAHZC wrote:
i have a bracelet that is stamped Italy, 925, Milor. But its gold...every comment that i have read about milor italian 925 says that it is sterling. Is that true? need answer asap!
Milor is Solid Sterling Silver 92.5% pure with Gold Plate over it
Hope Jewelers

Onondaga, MI

#952 Jun 18, 2012
Milor is solid sterling silver 92.5% pure wit gold plate over it
Ludmila

Hollywood, FL

#953 Jun 25, 2012
Hello!! I have earrings its says 14K NF what does that mean?
mec

Mount Pleasant, SC

#954 Jun 30, 2012
Hello,
I have a necklace for 11 years with a stamp of 10km what does this means? Is it real gold or fake? It has never change color or given me a reaction like other fake jewelry. It only has a slight discoloration where it was re-soldered back together after breaking.
Laura

Gosport, UK

#955 Jul 1, 2012
Whats does 411. mean on a ring, its half white gold and half platinum. With what we think are 3 diamonds, inside its got 18ct PLAT and 411. What does this mean? Please Help x
Ed Meyer

Grandview, MO

#956 Jul 1, 2012
"Plat" generally indicates Platinum The 411 I have no idea.
Ed Meyer
mary

Lowell, MA

#957 Jul 1, 2012
I have a bract that has dimes marked 777 ands coins in numeric order starting 1913 till 1943 is it real.
mary

Lowell, MA

#958 Jul 1, 2012
Dekemcleod wrote:
Hi it's not 717 it's 777 on the clasp off the neckless dose any 1 no Wht that means I've it's gold or fake
I have the same question.
Goldie

New York, NY

#959 Jul 1, 2012
Oh, people, pleaseósome common sense here. Something that looks like gold and leaves a dark mark on your skin when you run the piece across the layer of foundation can be gold-filled, gold electroplated or even washed in gold. Silver, for example, washed in gold is called Vermeil. You must do an acid test to learn if something is or is not gold.
Goldie

New York, NY

#960 Jul 1, 2012
Francesca Bermudez Arce wrote:
i just did the make up test,with foundation,then the compact powder on my hand and rubbed 2 pieces i know for a fact are 14k,then a piece i know is fake,only the 2 pieces i know are real left blk,and gray marks,the fake piece left nothing!!!.......<quoted text>
Oh, people, pleaseósome common sense here. Something that looks like gold and leaves a dark mark on your skin when you run the piece across the layer of foundation can be gold-filled, gold electroplated or even washed in gold. Silver, for example, washed in gold is called Vermeil. You must do an acid test to learn if something is or is not gold.
Sonia

Ludhiana, India

#961 Jul 4, 2012
I have a gold earring having mark 835 , is it gold or gold plated ,,,,,,plz tell me.....

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