12-20-2011 01:04 AM
There is a thread up right now titled Shocked. That lady has an 18K piece that is not testing 18K at her jewelers. That got me looking at the gold ring I chose to wear today, a 14K Greek Key ring I got on the sponge docks in Tarpon Springs, Florida, about 10-15 years ago. This was a gold shop that gets its jewelry directly from Greece and its still up on the internet, Goldfingers. It is your standard Greek Key design with a sizing bar on the back. So, I get out my loupe, look at the back, and its stamped 925. My experience tells me this appears to be 14K, not plated silver. I paid $100.00 for the ring, and the current prices seem very cheap, $140.00 for a similar ring. 22K gold is 91.3 % gold, so that's not my answer. Can anyone help?
07-22-2015 07:20 AM
I have a white gold necklace and bracelet that are stamped 925 and the jeweler told me it wasn't gold it was silver and I said no it isn't it is gold, they told me it was gold when I purchased it, so he acid tested it and said, it is gold. I was always told that 925 means silver, but it is gold.
07-22-2015 09:11 AM - edited 07-22-2015 09:13 AM
Either it was incorrectly stamped by the manufacturer or the tester didn't scratch though the plating. If it is gold I would have the stamp ground and replaced with the accurate karat.
Most jeweler a who create jewelry have this ability.
07-22-2015 11:03 AM
07-22-2015 11:07 AM
You can believe it's real gold if you want but .925 clearly means that it's silver and it's been bonded with gold. High quality bonding as it's done today; does not scratch off, flake off, rub off etc. I'm sure a jeweler can test it for you.
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