Advice 1: How to identify white gold

Currently, the jewelry market for several years white gold is very popular. This precious metal especially emphasizing the elegance of fashionable jewelry. Stones with a rim of white gold, look delicate, elegant and very individual. There are several correct ways to define white gold.
How to identify white gold
Instruction
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The most important rule – in any case do not buy gold on the market!
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The easiest way to find out whether you hold in your hands the product of white gold is to look at the sample, which is on the product. That is, the sample indicates the purity and amount of gold contained in the product. Than the sample above, the content of gold in it anymore.
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Visually, the white gold looks like silver. But, if you look, you can easily find the differences. First, white gold is a warmer white, while silver is a "cold". Secondly, silver has a density from white gold, it is a softer metal. After spending on the white sheet of paper the product of silver, you will see that it will mark, at that time, like the goldpiece will be no trail.
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Use and such a simple way: hold a small amount of time in vinegar product. If the object changes color, it means that it is made not from gold, or contain a very large number of impurities.
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Use the magnet. In itself gold (regular and white) as well as all the precious metals, is nonmagnetic. Therefore, if the product starts to react to the approach thereto of the magnet, it will indicate a tampering or a very high content of impurities of other metals.
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Drip a little iodine on the product and wait a couple of minutes. Then, erasing the iodine with a cotton swab or cloth and see if there are any trace. If not, the item is made of real gold.
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You can check with spinnogo pencil, which can be purchased at any pharmacy. Moisten golde decoration of water and a pencil and make small dash. Metal needs to stay clean. This is a very convenient method of determining the authenticity of the product, as the result is instant.

Advice 2: How to check if gold is real or not

Scammers who make fake gold, have modern equipment and are expertly made fakes that are close to the noble metal in terms of density and color, and even chemical properties. And often the fake may be "partially true" - i.e., still contain some gold that provides a product of appropriate chemical indicators. However, there are ways to test real gold in front of you or not.
How to check if gold is real or not
You will need
  • Gold
Instruction
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You can try to determine gold "by ear". Sound when falling on glass surface ring, the authenticity of which you are certain and check the ring should be the same.
You can also draw those and other jewelry a small line on any solid object. If both leave a similar footprint, there is a high probability that they both have the same sample.
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Try using a magnet. Precious metals are not attracted. However, copper and aluminium, also not magnetic. In any case, is to estimate the weight, because aluminum and copper are much lighter than gold.
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Apply to the surface of the gold drop of iodine for 3-5 minutes. Then gently wipe the liquid. If the color of the metal remains the same, you likely real gold.
Or try to hold the jewelry in vinegar. If it will darken, it is fake.
Note
Another way to test gold is to apply a special reagent to the surface of the jewelry. However, this operation can lead to damage of the product, and fix it then it will be difficult.
Useful advice
If you are willing to pay for the exact definition of real gold, to test jewelry, you can contact the experts who have special tools. With them measured the electrical resistance, conductivity and other parameters of the precious metal. Based on these data we can judge about the composition of the alloy.

Advice 3: How to determine gold or fake

We often hear that even store-bought products made of gold turned out to be fake. To protect yourself from unpleasant surprises, be as careful and aware of their rights by the buyer. This will easily help you to return the goods to the seller, if you find a fake.
How to determine gold or fake
You will need
  • - a solution of vinegar (3% or 9%);
  • - Apothecary scales;
  • - lapis pencil;
  • - iodine;
  • - a magnet.
Instruction
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Give golde product for examination. In fact, this is the single most reliable way of checking. All other relative and give an inaccurate result.
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Don't buy gold in the markets and in stalls, the likelihood to acquire counterfeit in such places above. In addition, you will be difficult to get your money back if after purchase examination will define forgery.
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Find a specialized jeweler, which cooperates with Russian and foreign manufacturers of gold jewelry and buy gold there. Be careful when buying. Find impression of trials and mark of the manufacturer. Inspect the gold product, it should be equally well treated on all sides.
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At home means of verification. Sprinkle on the surface of the gold jewelry a little bit of iodine. Wait three minutes and wipe off the iodine with a cloth. On the surface of this gold will not remain a trace.
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Check with a magnet: it will not be able to attract gold. Note that this is a very rough way: bronze, copper, and aluminium, also not magnetic, but they are much lighter than gold. If you have real gold of the same weight as the fact, the authenticity of which you want to install, then you can check it by comparing the weight.
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Put the gold item in vinegar (the concentration is not important, it can be like 3% and 9%). Wait and see, will not darken the product. If that happens, then gold is fake.
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Purchase at the pharmacy lapis pencil (it is used to stop the bleeding). Soak the gold water and draw with a pencil a small strip. If the metal will remain dark spots, then the gold isn't real.
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Take the gold of the same carat, the authenticity of which you have no doubt, surely you have that. Compare both products visually. Draw a solid, yet pliable material of the first strip with one product, then another. Compare the prints - they must be identical (this method will not work if you have a gold standard, as then the prints will be different).
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