How to recognize fake jewelry

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Categories: Jewels

Author: OmniaOro

With this article we want to provide you with useful advice to learn to recognize fake jewellery.

1. First of all you need to know the carat weight or fineness of the jewels, so the first thing to check is the carat weight and the brand engraved on the jewel.

These must be present by law.

So if there is no brand or initials engraved on it, it would be a very relevant clue, because the jewel could certainly be fake .

Below are all the actual existing carats:

8 CARATS = 333 THOUSANDTHS OF A GRAM = TITLE 333

9 CARATS = 375 THOUSANDTHS OF A GRAM = TITLE 375

12 CARATS = 500 THOUSANDTHS OF A GRAM = TITLE 500

14 CARATS = 585 THOUSANDTHS OF A GRAM = TITLE 585

18 CARATS = 750 THOUSANDTHS OF A GRAM = TITLE 750

22 CARATS = 916 THOUSANDTHS OF A GRAM = TITLE 916

24 CARATS = 999 THOUSANDTHS OF A GRAM = TITLE 999

If you examine the jewel with a magnifying glass, you notice the numbers next to the title and logo, these are the manufacturer's identifier assigned by the relevant body (region and province of the manufacturer).

IMPORTANT!
If you read the writing 750 but it is not inside the symbol indicated in the photo below (rhombus) then your jewel is not authentic but certainly a fake.

Hallmarking of precious metals

2. The second test is to make sure the jewelry is not faded or discolored. Remember, gold jewelery has an intense, bright color throughout, so rub a part of the jewel with a small file or abrasive paper, also removing a bit of material, to make sure there are no other metals underneath.

3. A further test that we recommend is to hold the jewel close to a magnet to make sure that there are no iron or steel elements (excluding the clasp which has the steel spring) under any plating.

4. The fourth and final test that gives you absolute certainty is to purchase a touchstone and a small bottle of specific acid to test gold or silver, there are some for all existing carats.

You rub the jewel on the stone and after placing the acid on the surfaced trace, if this disappears it means that the jewel is not of the material indicated on the bottle, on the contrary if the trace remains the jewel is authentic.

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