How to Tell If It Is a Real Gold Ring?


To tell if a ring is a real gold, touch the ring to a magnet, if the ring is attracted to the magnet, it isn't real. You can as well tell by examining the inside of the ring's band. Gold has a stamp with the number of karats.
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1. Examine the inside of the ring's band. Jewelers are required to hallmark stamp jewelry made out of precious metals. Gold will have a stamp with the number of karats. Use a bright
1 Inspect the piece for official markings. A stamp will indicate either fineness (1-999 or .1-.999) or karat (10K, 14K, 18K, 22K or 24K). A magnifying glass will make this easier.
If your ring becomes discolored when you rub it, it's probably gold plated
It should have a stamp indented into the metal somewhere. it would say 14k, or 24k, etc etc. If it doesn't have this it probably isnt, but to be sure. have it checked before tossing
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How to Tell If a Ring Is Real Gold
Determining if a ring or other piece of jewelry is real gold, a base metal or plated metal is rather easy. There are a few simple tests that can be done with little or no preparation, and if those tests still leave one feeling skeptical, there is an acid... More »
Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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