Too often we are presented with a collection of jewelry (often times items inherited from a Loved One) and are told "I don't think this is Gold." Many times items that aren't hallmarked or stamped with the traditional 10k, 14k, 18k stamps can indeed be gold and overlooked. And many of those times there is a marking right there telling you it is gold. But if you aren't in the Jewelry or Precious Metals Industry this little secret may not be known and we are happy to let you know what to look for. Below I will highlight some of the most common examples of different ways Gold Jewelry can be stamped or hallmarked.
It is not uncommon for real Gold Jewelry to also not have any markings whatsoever. On that I don't have any tricks of the trade to share, other than to stop by and let us take a look and possibly X-Ray the pieces with our Olympus Gold Xpert XRF X-Ray!
So now on to the obscure markings or designations of Karated Gold that are out of the norm and not widely known about:
333 Marking = 8k Gold
375 Marking = 9k Gold
417 Marking = 10k Gold
585 Marking = 14k Gold
750 Marking = 18k Gold
875 Marking = 21k Gold
900 Marking = 21.6k Gold
916 Marking = 22k Gold
999 Marking = 24k Gold
Of course just because your Jewelry item has any of these markings doesn't guarantee it is gold, as there are counterfeits out there, but it is definitely a REALLY good sign!
Before you throw that "Costume Jewelry" out in a Garage Sale or Donate it, it is a very good idea to inspect the jewelry with a magnifying glass or Jewelers Loupe and look for any of these markings or the traditional 10k, 14k, 18k markings.
Of course if you prefer, you can simply bring your items by our store for a FREE, NO- OBLIGATION quote. We are happy to look through your items and tell you what is Costume Jewelry and what is Gold.
If you have items that are not marked and you want to be sure what you have, NO PROBLEM! Come on by and we are happy to assist you.
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Thanks for stopping by our blog. My name is Evan and I am the owner of Texas Gold and Silver Buyers in San Antonio. From time to time I will post blog entries to help educate and inform our customers and potential future customers on all aspects of Precious Metals (Gold, Silver, Platinum & Palladium!)