Question by  vatriala (27)

How do I test to see if my jewelry is really made of gold?


Answer by  AnneB91 (611)

Have it tested by x-ray at a quality assurance lab (which costs around $20), or by a jeweler using an electronic device.


Answer by  aj74 (53)

There is an acid test jewelers can do to test the authenticity of gold. An at home test is that gold sinks and most cheap metals will either float near the top or sink slowly. Real gold also reacts to some types of makeup such as foundation. It will leave a black mark if rubbed with the makeup.


Answer by  mill (137)

Take your jewelry to a professional that has the proper materials to test your gold. They will scratch a small place on your ring and test it with acid.


Answer by  newarkdanny (459)

Buy a jewelry test kit or take it to a jewelry to get appraised. You can buy a gold test kit on for very cheap and they test tell you within seconds if you are holding real gold.


Answer by  Amber40 (24961)

Well if it is pure gold not plated then you can put a magnet to it. If it is attracted to it or sticks then it is not pure gold.


Answer by  Anonymous

If the penny floats in water, then it is NOT gold!!!!!

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