Testing for fake gold

posted 2 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

danih82: yelp appraiser / estate jewelers. They’ll be able to test it and give you a ballpark offer if you were interested in selling — should be approx. 30-25% lower than what you paid.

They aren’t trying to insult you, as they are just trying to make a living. If it’s only 10% or so lower, you got a great deal. If it’s only 10% of what you paid, but the metals / stone specs check out, you probably didn’t get the best deal. 

Kay / Zales will probably try to sell you one of their rings and may try to create fear, uncertainty and doubt around the piece in question. i was just browsing and they told me my Ideal cut, G color, vvs2 clarity GIA certed stone wasn’t as nice as what they had in store, after I told them I got it online, without disclosing its specs. 

However, some people have had great experiences so it’s up to you — just think about what they’re saying with objectivity. 

Post # 3
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1381 posts
Bumble bee

My local jeweler tested a couple of rings for me at no charge–but I am a customer of theirs.  I can’t see why a local jeweler couldn’t help you out.

Post # 4
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726 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I buy a lot of on line or pawn store jewelry. I don’t have a “regular” jewler in my area so I just to a mom and pop place walk in and ask them to check if it’s real. You can always give the story your Aunt or Grandma gave it to you and you just want to check it out. 

It will take 5 min tops and should be free for a test and verbal appraisal. 

Post # 5
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8604 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

You should take it to a locally owned jeweler..they can test it for you by putting it in a solution that tests gold

Post # 6
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

Your rings are gorgeous by the way! 

Post # 10
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2891 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

danih82:  Congrats and great find! It looks like it was meant for your ring + finger!!

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