How Do You Test For Real Gold?


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Lily James Profile
Lily James answered

You need to be very conscious before buying anything in gold. First of all there should be a label on the gold item. Normally in rings, it comes inside the ring and on stuff such as bracelets and necklaces, it is on the clasp. The label must say 10k, 18k, 14k or 22k which shows that it is real karat gold.

You can also check out for real gold through a test. Test the density of gold by using a graduated cylinder and a scale. Weigh the gold and put some water in graduated cylinder and note the level of water. Then put the gold inside the water and note the water level again. The difference between the two measurements will give the volume of gold. Density is equal to mass/volume. So divide the weight of the gold with the volume. The answer should be around 19 gms/cm cube for real gold.

You can also use vinegar to check for real gold. Just put the piece of gold in vinegar or nitric acid. If it is real gold, it will not change and fake gold will change.

Sam Dolarey Profile
Sam Dolarey answered
I can find out by eating it. Just send it to my address and I'll send it back. Maybe covered in something new. I could wash it though. (heh heh:)
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
I have a watch strap which is marked goldor and there are some symbols to does anyone know if this is gold or something else, the watch to which it is attached is a 1950s kienzle watch
Jasmine Latham Profile
Jasmine Latham answered
Gold is a strong type of metal and it doesn't flake and depending on how thick the gold is, it won't bend or really dent if the gold is again really kinda thick and not pencil thin. Also there are gold test kits that can be found in some jewlery stores, were there is a piece of I think granate or something and you test scratch the gold and then it's a chemical that you spot on there and if it turns then it's not real and if it doesn't turn then it's real.

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