How Could U Tell If Jewelery Is Real ...

Palm Beach Gardens, FL

#1147 Apr 17, 2013
Just for information.
Many items marked 14k 10k 925 and so on may not be real. I jeweler can use an acid test but even this is not full proof. There is a gun that x rays the metal called an xrf that is probably the best indicator out there. Works well. I have purchased many marked items that ended up in the trash. Purchase from a reputable establishment.

Whitehall, PA

#1148 Apr 19, 2013
Hello I have a gold chain that says 417 and GMI underneath it. Any information regarding GMI? I know 417 is 10K.
Marky mark

San Josť, Costa Rica

#1149 Apr 24, 2013
I am using a Garrett 2500 metal detector to test my jewelry. After practice(what doesnt need practice) it can pretty clearly identify what metal is in the jewelry. for example it clearly
shows vermeil as high grade silver. It clearly shows silver plate as copper/nickel. It shows thin gold plating as the base metal usually lead
or copper/nickel. It shows gold fill as gold
that is a problem and may do the same with gold bond. This is where I need to test an unmarked piece at a jewelers. It cant tell you exactly what the base metal is although it is clear with copper or copper/nickel stuff like magnesium and cobalt confuse the machine as it was not designed
for that type of stuff. Zinc and steel and stainless steel and aluminum all mark 0 worthless
and Titanium marks as silver, platinum as gold.
I had some unmarked pieces that I could swear were silver but they tested as gold so I assume white gold or platinum. anyone else doing the same thing and want to exchange ideas?

Since: May 13

Shenzhen, China

#1150 May 1, 2013
I want to buy a pair of gold hoop ring,and i was told the gold with four 9 is the best one,but the worker in the gold jewelry shop told me the earrings can't be made of four 9 gold.
Ed Meyer

Liberty, MO

#1151 May 1, 2013
999.9 gold is not recommended, whereas the metal is too soft to withstand the constant movement without eventually "wearing through"
For most regular wear jewelry, either 14k or 18k is suggested.

Atlanta, GA

#1152 May 4, 2013
hello, i have a ring that has 2 stamps inside saying 750 and also 18k but when tested the acid turned green. i took it to a gold buyers and they said they wont buy it because they dont know how much metal is in weighs 10grams...and ideas please?

Arlington, TX

#1153 May 15, 2013
I have a. Gold class ring on the inside it has 910 in it has 16memo what does that mean

Rugby, UK

#1154 May 16, 2013
i have a gents ring marked GR50 it is very heavy its yellow gold can you tell me fro this if it is real please thank you

Toronto, Canada

#1155 May 19, 2013
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Chicago, IL

#1156 May 27, 2013
Ed Meyer

Liberty, MO

#1158 May 28, 2013
The "PAT FL D" looks to me as if it may have said "patent filed for" or something similar.
The "De Milo" could be either a product line or the name of the jeweler.
I know this is not much help, But I tried LOL
Good Luck

Ed Meyer

Lincolnville, ME

#1159 May 29, 2013
i got a neckalace that say korea and ambassidor on other side is it real

Lincolnville, ME

#1160 May 29, 2013
got a necka lace that say korea and ambassidor is it real?
Ed Meyer

Liberty, MO

#1161 May 29, 2013
Likely not Jake, I have never seen a piece marked KOREA that did not have a purity mark on it also. A lot of plated junk jewelry comes form KOREA, Not saying that your piece couldnt be real, but no purity mark from this country is indicative of "cheap", Sorry to be the bearer of bad news.
Ed Meyer

Pontypool, UK

#1162 Jun 23, 2013
hi I have a necklace which is silver coloured chain link 5 small links and 1 longer link repeated 10 times the clasp has 777 stamped on it in individual little sqaures can any one tell me what it is made of please as I have had various answers from silver to platinum, by the way in the 4 years I have had it it has never tarnished.

Since: Jun 13

Piscataway, NJ

#1163 Jun 25, 2013
Wholesale jewelry is an ideal choice to most expensive jewelry. This kind of jewelry is also known as 'affordable jewelry' though it permits people to appear exceedingly magnificent as with pricey jewelries. It's the want of very women to have notable group of pendants, bracelets, ear rings, necklaces, and other kinds of immaculate and exquisite jewelry within their cabinet. The diamond jewelries and pricey gold are not wearable for everyday usage and might not be acceptable for all. The wholesale jewelries are fairly unique in their styles and can be worn everyday and even in a number of events.

Chico, CA

#1164 Jun 28, 2013
What does it mean if a ring has "25g" imprinted on it??

Since: Jun 13

Zhangpu, China

#1165 Jun 30, 2013
The prices of gold are at premium, so now is a good time to sell that unwanted gold jewelry for some cash.
There are three simple tips to determine whether your gold jewelry is real or fake. These tests can be easily conducted in your own home.

1. Markings test - Any piece of gold jewelry manufactured in the United States should have a small karat marking somewhere on the piece that shows the purity of the gold of that item. The minimum marking for gold in the United States is 10 karats, and the maximum is 24 karats (which is 100% pure gold). All you need is a magnifying glass to look for the karat stamp somewhere on the piece.

2. Magnet test - Take any simple household magnet and hold it up to the piece of gold jewelry you would like to test. If your piece is real gold, it will not attract to the magnet because real gold is not magnetized. If your piece does stick to the magnet, then the gold is most likely fake gold.

3. Tarnish test - Real gold jewelry does not tarnish even with a lot of wear over time or in areas of high friction. So if you have a piece of gold jewelry that is showing any signs of discoloration, it is not real gold.

Of course, if you are looking to cash in any gold jewelry, have the pieces appraised by a professional that is certified to do the job, and they will be able to tell you the real value of your gold pieces.

Los Angeles, CA

#1166 Jul 4, 2013
lynn r wrote:
I have an all gold watch that is stamped 18k. On the face it just says geneva. Does anyone know if it is real? I assumed it was because it says 18k but my friend thinks it is fake. Does anyone know?
I just inherited several 18K gold watches - all real, some with diamonds around the face and all that is stamped on the front is GENEVE, How do I find out who the watch maker is?
Ed Meyer

Liberty, MO

#1167 Jul 4, 2013
Geneve is a well known watch, if it is authentic, which I will assume it is, then you have a good find, Geneve watches rank almost in quality and value with the popular Rolex brand, Geneve uses many (usually Swiss) movements, the maker of the movement should be on the movement itself if not on the back of the watch., Hope this helps.

Ed Meyer

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