Question by  JimB (13)

Is there a test I can do at home to see if my ring is real gold?


Answer by  jiffyfeet (18)

i dont know a test at home but you can take the ring to a pawn shop ask how much you would get for it say i dont know if it is real they will test it for you free by dunking it in something that will turn it green.

posted by Anonymous
I thought if it turns green that just means that there is an element of copper in the gold (ie. 14k, 18k) as many times another metal is added to strengthen the gold.  add a comment

Answer by  Hona (25)

Place women's foundation on the top of your hand.Let it dry. Rub the ring on the foundation. The foundation will turn black if it is real.

posted by Anonymous
Im trying to see if my necklace is real, and i tried this method and it worked. =] thanks.  add a comment
posted by Anonymous
crap i used fake gold and real and they all went black.  add a comment

Answer by  Anonymous

Put a smear of Mac lipstick on the back of your hand. Rub the ring on it. Real gold should turn the lipstick blue-black.


Answer by  Bernard (69)

Put it into salt water for at least 24 to 48 hours. Gold will not corrode in salt water. That will tell you it is gold but not wether it is pure gold or just gold plated.. The only other option is to take it to a professional jeweler.


Answer by  pinkie (247)

One thing you can do is to soak your jewelry in acid. If it is not real gold, the plating will react with the acid and your jewelry will discolor. You don't have to exert great effort to do this test. Get some vinegar and soak the ring in it for a few minutes.


Answer by  Anonymous

it may not be the best way but if you bite it and dent it or leave a mark then it is real.


Answer by  crane3 (90)

Yeas you can buy an acid test kit. This will tell you if your ring is teal gold. These kits typically cost about 20 dollars. However you can get a kit much cheaper on ebay if you look around a bit.


Answer by  Shirota (30)

From what I know or have heard from my grandmother, you may get a cup and fill it with lime juice then put the gold ring in it. If the gold ring is fake then it should tarnish if it comes out cleaner and shinier then it's genuine.


Answer by  Anonymous

with a set of scales, ideally to two decimal places, weigh item and record, place a plastic glass filled with water on scales and zero. suspend item fully into water on a piece of cotton, divide this value into weight 24k 19.3 18k 15.6 9k 11.5, simples

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