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How can I tell if a necklace is real gold or not?

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Other than forking out at a jewellers is there any way i can find out if a necklace is real gold or not? It was sold to me as 9 carat but I'm not so sure,a hallmark on it states 925 which is the ha… Read More
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
Other than forking out at a jewellers is there any way i can find out if a necklace is real gold or not?

It was sold to me as 9 carat but I'm not so sure,a hallmark on it states 925 which is the hallmark for silver isnt it??!
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8y, 7m agoPosted 8 years, 7 months ago
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#1
Dodgy, 925 is the mark for sterling silver
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#3
choc1969
Dodgy, 925 is the mark for sterling silver
yup but its def got a 925 hallmark although gold in colour
#4
The third mark is 925 which proves that during testing the precious metal was 75 parts copper and 925 parts pure silver per thousand. Britannia silver has a content ratio of 42/958 but is by nature too soft a material to make everyday items from.

http://www.buckleandhide.co.uk/silver_text.htm

Looks like the gold is copper!

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2008-3/1301168/silver.JPG
#5
Yup 925 means silver. Take it to pawn brokers and say u want to cash it in, when they say £XX say ill leave it. Get a free trade in valuation and you get to find out if its gold or silver.

You could pop into any jewwllers and they should just tell you, i think they only charge if you want a written valuation
#6
I got it from ebay (yeah yeah should of known better!)
if i start a transaction dispute with paypal will i have to pay for a written valuation to prove its not gold?
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Mardyass;3090531
I got it from ebay (yeah yeah should of known better!)
if i start a transaction dispute with paypal will i have to pay for a written valuation to prove its not gold?


Contact the seller first and tell them you know its not gold - they may refund you rather than get a negative feedback
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Mardyass;3090531
I got it from ebay (yeah yeah should of known better!)
if i start a transaction dispute with paypal will i have to pay for a written valuation to prove its not gold?


I would not think so. If you can get a closeup image of the mark it might help them. Surely they'll be on your side since it is a wrongly advertised item.
#9
Gold is almost twice as dense as silver. That means that the same mass (weight) of silver will displace about twice as much water as gold.
Example
If you fill a glass to the brim with water and drop 4g silver (typical ring) in and repeat with 4g gold, the silver will displace more water because it is less dense.
#10
ive tried contacting them and they dont reply to messages,another ebayer has sent me a message telling me theyre not gold at all and they fell for it too
#11
Sounds like it is Vermeil, 925 silver plated with 9k gold, this sells for more or less the same price as silver not gold!
#12
Sounds like it is Vermeil, 925 silver plated with 9k gold, this sells for more or less the same price as silver not gold!


I work for a Jeweller, if it is gold in colour but stamped 925 than I am 100% sure it is Silver with a gold plating. Some

Jewellery stores are starting to stock this type of jewellery now as it offers the heavy weight some people want, the gold colour they want but at a fraction of the cost, however any store selling this type of jewellery would have made sure the customer knows what they were purchasing.

I would suggest you do all you can with Paypal/Ebay to report the seller for false advertising and hopefully they may do something about it, do you have the Item ID for the auction or copy/paste the description the seller put up incase this is one of those tricksy wording scams?

I wish you good luck and -hopefully- you'll be able to resolve the issue, if you require a jewellers report then any Jewellers should be happy to just peek at the hallmark with an eye glass and scribble/sign some headed paper to that effect for free (I know I would)
#13
vinylandtrinkets
start a dispute, if you paid over £100 for this you will proberly need a Jeweller's report to send to paypal, take it one and explain howwhen you bought it might be an idea to print out the listing to take with you.
I had something similar a few years ago and had to pay for the report, some smaller or privately owned jewellers might not charge you.
hope this helps and good luck

do you mind if i ask if you can post item number??
nooooowhere near a £100 lol
Maybe the price should of been a giveaway,too good to be true,heres the item number 110292779224

it does say within the description marked 925 so in that case maybe i have nothing to complain about but the title stated 9ct gold
only a few £'s lost but still it annoys me that some people falsely advertise,pity the poor sod who purchased 25 of em of this seller lol

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