I can’t tell you how many times I have had someone come in to my store telling me how they tested their jewelry at home. The hardest part is when I have to tell them that what they think is real, isn’t. I hate the disappointment in their faces and while I would much rather that you come in to see me first, here is an easy way that you can preliminarily determine if you have jewelry that’s made out of gold, silver or platinum.
The Magnet Test
This is this easiest test for you to do at home. It’s simple! Take a magnet and bring it close to your piece of jewelry. There should be no movement from the piece of jewelry towards the magnet. There are some exceptions to this rule, but if it sticks to the magnet it’s most likely not going to be real.
Inspect your jewelry for any markings that identify what material the item is made out of. You are looking for marks, such as: 10k, 14, 18k, 925, PT, Plat. These are just a few of the many marking your jewelry may have.
There many other “at home” methods to test your jewelry, but I can’t support any of them. To me, they’re mostly all old-wives tales. I know some of you may swear by them, but even if it were to tell you that you have gold or silver, they won’t tell you what purity you have.
The Best Test
The best test is always done by a professional! Just gather your items up and bring them in to 24910 Kuykendahl Rd., Tomball, TX 77375, Monday through Saturday 10 am to 7 pm and just ask for Gina! I’ll test everything, in front of you and explain to you the process.
Come see me today!