Apr 052012
how to tell if your jewelry is gold

One of the easiest ways to tell if a piece of jewelry is gold or not is to look for a stamp (10K, 14K, 18K, 22K, 24K).

In a perfect world, all gold jewelry is marked with a big, bright 14K stamp. In the real world, there are hard-to-read stamps, stamps that mean gold-plated, stamps that are fake…and the list goes on.

Here are a few stamps which signify the piece is NOT gold:
  • 14K 1/20 (1/20 gold is basically gold-filled)
  • 14K G.F. (gold-filled)
  • 14K G.P. (gold-plated)
  • 14K H.G.E. (hydrostatic gold electroplating)
  • 14K G.E.P. (gold electroplating)
  • .925 (sterling silver)

Anything with one of these stamps is not gold. It is made out of a different metal with a very thin gold layer that will wear off over time. These pieces do not have any real metal value and most gold buyers won’t purchase them from you (with the exception of sterling silver).

Stamps that mean your piece IS gold:
  • A plain 14K stamp
  • 14K P (The “P” stands for plumb gold)
  • 14K with a company logo after such as 14K <3
  • 417 (10K, means 41.7% gold)
  • 585 (14k, means 58.5% gold)
  • 750 (18K, means 75% gold)
  • 917 (22K, means 91.7% gold)
  • 999 (24K, means 99.9% gold)

That being said, even if your piece is stamped “14K” you cannot be 100% sure it is gold. There are a number of fake stamps out there and the only way to be 100% sure is to test the metal with a gold tester using nitric acid. On the other hand, even if there is no stamp it could still be gold.

Aside from the stamps or lack thereof, there are a couple other ways you (or most likely a jeweler) will be able to tell if the piece is gold:

  1. If the piece is tarnished or discolored in a way that’s not typical of gold (certain gold can discolor)
  2. By the weight (gold is very dense and therefore it should weigh more than any other non-gold piece its same size)

Hopefully this helps you sort out the shoebox full of jewelry that you just inherited. 😉


  411 Responses to “How To Tell If Your Jewelry Is Really Gold”

  1. I bought a ring that says 14k TGE. Wont say how much I paid for it because I don’t know if I got a good deal. I found it at a resale store though. Can you tell me what TGE means?

    • Hi Autumn,

      I’m not familiar with the “TGE” abbreviation. It could be that the ring is actually labeled “14KT GE”, in which case the ring has gold electroplating and is not solid 14K gold.

      • i have a ring with 14k scc and on other side it has th cz what is this

        • CZ means cubic zirconia (GLASS) sorry.

          • The cz means the stone isn’t a real diamond it stands for cubic zirconia,however that doesn’t meand the gold is fake because they put fake stones in real gold more often then you would think. The scc could be the jewelers stamp or initials.

        • that means is is 14k gold (real), but the CZ stands for cubic zirconia, which is a better grade of fake diamond. I believe the TH means it was made in Thailand.

      • Hi i have a ring that says 14ktgf what does that mean? Also i have two pendents one says jeb 10k that other says iti 10k do you know what any mean?

        • 14K GF means that your ring is gold filled.
          jeb 10KT – jeb is the manufacturer.
          iti 10KT – iti would be the manufacturer. I cannot tell you more without seeing the actual marks.

      • hi dave i have a ring that says 14kt g.e. . can you tell me if its real or not?

      • what is np10k

    • I have a chain that is marked prb. What does that mean??

    • i have an ankle bracelet that has a stamp that says 18kt gf and i was just wondering if its golf or not and with this ankle bracelet it has diamonds on it too

      • TGE is likely to be either the maker or distributor. I did not find any references online.

      • GF means gold filled

      • Your anklet is GF, meaning Gold Filled, meaning it is “filled: with something else like maybe silver or brass, then had a thin layer of gold on the outside. Basically, it’s not considered “real” gold, as it isn’t gold through and through…therefore, the “diamonds” are more than likely fake as well.

  2. Hello, I have several pieces of jewelry that are stamped with the jewelers stamp P14k and then country…I had read that meant plumb when the P was in front, but the jeweler told me it was plated, but she also told me some jewelry that was just stamped 14k was plated…so I was confused as to what it actually meant. Thanks!

    • Hi Sarah, it’s hard to say because there are so many different types of stamps and you can never be sure based on the stamp alone. In that case you have to actually test the gold.

    • when it is plated it usually say 14k GP

    • Hello Sarah the P means Plumb gold meaning it is exactly 14 kt gold or exactly 10 kt gold etc. Do not ask jewelry stores they do not know much. A magnet always works touch it with a magnet if it pulls it is plated if not it is real gold but I know for a fact if the P is before the stamp 14kt it is plumb gold it is real. Plated jewelry is always PL after the stamp not P

      • plumb means the kt is at a slightly higher or exact measure of the gold content, reg kt is slightly lower then the specified kt and if a precious metal like silver is used under the plate , it will not be magnetic, also if the fill in the say 10kt piece is a magnetic metal then it Will be slightly magnetic. I Never use a magnet ( not reliable and also not reccomended these days)or i would be tossing out real gold and keeping plated lol

  3. It has been my experience that 14K gold and higher K will not stick to a magnet. I have found some 10k that will draw toward a magnet but not quiet stick well. I carry a strong magnet with me when I go “junking” or to yard sales. I also check silver this way.

  4. i have a pair of earings that say s 4k do you know what that means?

  5. I have a ring stamped simply 18. (No k or ct) what could this mean?

  6. can you tell me what 10K GOLD SHE means? I am considering buying this bracelet but don’t know if its real, or solid gold, or what….

  7. i have a 14k gold necklace but i am not sure if its real or not just for the simple fact that on the clasp it is stamped 14k with a diamond symbol around the 14k , what does the diamond mean ?

    • it is a trademark stamp. I have it on many italian chains that are real gold.

      • I have a 14kt gold link bracelet … On the clasp end it has a diamond shape with a circle then a square around it, then on the opposite end where the clasp connects to, it has 14kt then on the back it says Italy! Does anyone have any clue what the diamond square symbol means???

      • I have a gold necklace with marking Italy on 1 end n BNZ on other is it real also a marking like a name

  8. i have ring band that has a 18k G.F. S/A stamp on it, what does that mean and is it worth anything?Thanks

  9. I’m a hobby jeweler an I am making a sterling turquoise pendant with a gold nugget I found out prospecting. Do I stamp my normal “sterling” stamp on it and a gold stamp? If gold how many K stamp do I use? Thanks in advance.

    • i would stamp the k of the gold on one side n th percentage of silver on the other with your mm in the middle………

    • I have a Gold coloured as have next to Brooch that is Gold Plated . But my Brooch is brighter and heavy is blue Elammeled with gold bird in middle quite large heavy about 2-3 ounces and is Metal Detecting Find . No tarnish lookslike new like gold does when dug up has letter on front MONMOUTHSHIRE . Can anyone help with this ?. Regards Derek

  10. I have a gold bracelet marked 14KT AER circled underneath. what ds AER stand for?

  11. I have a ring that’s stamped 14k 7 what does that mean? Its got four “diamonds “two on each side of an “emerald ” I don’t know if its real or not. Its slightly discolored.


  13. I have a silver coloured ring with a marking which days S and then the numbers 585 in a bubble beside it. Does this mean that the metal silver and 58% pure?

    • I would take it to a jeweler to find out if it’s white gold (the 585 is a common gold stamp). They don’t usually stamp sterling silver with that low of purity.

    • You have a White Gold 14K ring. 585 is the international stamping for 14K.

    • no 585 is the international standard stamp for 14k gold

    • It means it’s 58 .5% silver or if it we’re good gold.thats the purity.theres a chart at the top of this page u can reference for the number stamping and what % of gold or silver those numbers indicate hope this helps

  14. I just purchased an item marked OL 14K , would you happen to know what the OL means? If I have made a bad purchase I can still cancel the credit card charge. Would really really appreciate any feedback. Thank you so much.

  15. What does s 18 K mean on the inside of a ring which looks like an antique?Setting looks platinum or white gold.

  16. I just bought a mans braclet off ebay the braclet is suppose to be 14k but on the latch hook it says 4k did the seller make a fool out of me ? Because i paid over 1000 dollars for it .

    • yes, you are a fool for buying a “gold” bracelet for $1000 off ebay. the only way of every knowing for sure if something is gold is to test it. you can stamp whatever you want to stamp on jewelry. there’s probably not a drop of gold in that bracelet.

      • Hi, I just hope you paid with pay pal as if you actually believed it to be fake after reading and seeing the pictures, did you see a 14k hallmark in a picture if so sounds like he’s using a show piece and sending crap if it only say 4K. claim back through ebay in the resolution centre and pay pal, if you find for sure it is fake at a jewellers. Also what was his feedback and how many transactions as this can tell you a lot.

    • Test it if its not real you can still get your money back with ebay they have buyers protection and guarantee to reimburse you if the seller doesn’t,so on that point you aren’t a fool but 1000 for a braclet is extremely high unless it is alomst if not an oz.

  17. What does K14 on gold earrings mean n after the k14 is a T stamp with a circle around it?

    • Older jewelry is sometimes marked with the K then the number I had one and took to a jeweler and they confirmed it was real

  18. I have a ring tht stand in k14 is it real gold?

  19. Have a Ring stampd with a “C” , a swan/duck looking stamp and a “55”.. what it all mean

    • I have recently searched and searched for this, I also have a ring w/ a 55 & a swan stamp…although this is a very old ? I thought I would answer for those looking….this is what I have found:

      The Swan is a trademark stamp for Swarovski jewelry while it is well-made I could not find very many items that were anything other than plated. The only items I did find were marked 925 for silver & the European denominations for Karat gold.

      The 55 threw me for a loop as here in NY I have never run across it. I researched jewelry stores in all European countries & found several that were selling second-hand rings in sizes marked 55. This is the European equivalent to a 6.5 or 7.5 (never checked) ring her in the US. Imagine shopping for engagement rings here in the states…you tell them the size & that’s how they make it, very few rings are sold w/ a description of the size already attached either American or European. I never leave replies to blogs but in all my searches I feel as though there is a huge database of knowledge that is left (most likely intentionally) unsaid. I also refine all precious metals & I know finding any info on something like refining Iridium is impossible. Not b/c ppl do not know, but b/c they will not let go of their “trade secrets.
      Hope this helps y’all.

  20. Does anyone know what it means when you have what looks to be either white gold or silver ring , with the number 10 on the inside , not followed by kt or anything else just the number 10 ?

  21. I have a silver ring it’s stamped 140 is it real?

  22. i have a ring i buy in mall, but is not saying any 14k or 18k, is just saying inside on my ring is 750 v/c inside is that possible fake??

  23. I have a gold ring with EM on the inside of the band?

  24. I got a bracelet stamped 750 GF it doesn’t say anything else do u knw what this means

    • If you can read those numbers, you could also probably the little chart at the very top of this page, that says exactly what you want to know. In other words, if you had read the very beginning of this, your question was already answered, and you did not have to leave this question. You, and about 80% + of the rest of the people who left questions..

      Sorry, Dave, But that’s a lot of questions, I don’t blame you for not answering them all, in fact, I don’t think you even have to, do you?? HAH! I asked you a question!!! LOL.. It’s rhetorical, dude. jk

      A sympathizer and & empathizer
      Karen Kelleher

  25. Does anyone know what 14kz means ?

    • …this could mean you have a 14 karat ring w/ cubic zirconia, although most of the time if the bother stamping cubic zirconia it would be with a CZ. I must add lots of stamped CZ ring are plated yours might be a stamp for a different stone…
      hope that helps

  26. I have a ring(receipt says 14k white gold, it’s from Beldens) that is stamped with just simply “22” on the inside? I can’t find anything on just simply “22”(Just stuff with “22k”)

  27. I have a few rings of yellow gold with the stamps of 14k D3 on it. I will probably go to a jeweler, but curious if this means anything in particular?

  28. Hy all,

    I have a white ring and it is marked inside with the number 750 that is all that is writen inside of the ring NO LETTERS only THE 3 NUMBERS 750.

    What does it mean?
    Is white gold?

    Appreciate your support
    Thank you

  29. What does 25k5 stamp mean in my gold ring?

  30. What does 25k5 stamp mean in my gold ring?
    Your grid doesnt mention 25k5. Did i bought shit or gold

  31. It also say 9ct. But if its plated im going to return it to the sho

    • 9k is NOT plated, it means 37.5% gold. While low is gold it can be better than Gold Filled, GF is whatever Karat10,12,14,18 etc, 1/20 the weight of the whole piece of jewelry. Many times 9k depending on the price, Karatage & weight can be better than any GF.

  32. Anybody actualy replying to any questions? This makes it my 4th question…

  33. I received a diamond ring with the letters JG stamped on it. Can you tell me what that means. Its a very pretty peice. But I figure its fake.

  34. I have bought a 750 silver coloured pendant but I don’t really know if its real silver, gold or it is antique silver. Although I bought it with a cheap price, I’m still curious about it. Can you please help me?

  35. can you tell me k14 585 Y which is written on a necklace is a real gold or not?

  36. I have an old ring with 10k DEL written in it. Trying to figure out how much it would be worth, but cant seem to find out what the DEL means. Any ideas?

  37. Hi i have a necklace charm it is stamped 14k with 585 under it i went to a pawn shop,and the lady said ot was fake i believe it looks real can u help me out

  38. Hi my stepdaughter found what looks to be a gold pendant its heavy and has a flower picture with animals running around the flower engraved on the back is a tick with a dot above it.. and what appears to be 5V but I cant see why 5 and the roman numeral are next to each other its looks quite crude and not professional.. the tick symbol and dot look like they were not done by same hand.. any ideas .. I havent seen myself just have the pics she sent on phone..

  39. I just bought a 10 k gold star sapphire ring. On the inside of the ring it says 10k EM. what does the EM stand for. I was told it meant exclusive morgans?

  40. I found a white gold diamond ring it says 14k wit the numbers 585 behind it what does it means

  41. I have 2 vintage (David Yurman style) bracelets marked with 925, Italy, JG, 18K.
    Question: What dose the JG mean? Is it a makers mark or does it refer to the gemstones?

    Thanks ~Lisa

  42. Hi everyone!
    One of my customers ( I am a waitress) gave me little heart shaped pendant with evil eye inside and some, maybe, not so good/cloudy diamond stones on one side of it.It is heavy and it looks like gold, it has marks/scratches as gold if you wear it a lot.
    It does not stick to the magnet. No tarnish.And I think she said she got it in Turkey some time ago. They travel a lot!
    The back of it has 14B447 on it and I can’t find no info anywhere.
    I really don’t care if it is gold, I would actually feel bad if it was.
    I thought it was nice gesture. We were talking about things and I said I always wanted evil eye and she goes in her purse and pulls out these tiny emroidered silk pouches and one of them had the pendant.
    She does wear lots of nice gold and custom jewelry and I often ask her about it. They all have some meaning. She is Jewish and she is originaly from Romania. It is very interesting to talk to her. Both, her and her husband (retired lawyer) are very nice people.
    I feel lucky and priviliged that she lets me know so many interesting things.
    I would love to hear some opinion on this pendant.

    • It’s most likely to be 14K gold. I lived in Turkey and much of the Evil Eye jewelry is marked according to who has made it. The number could refer to the person who made it/inventory number. They do things differently in Turkey – I used to live there. Most of the Evil Eye items I’ve seen are marked with the continential 585.

  43. I got a figgaro necklace that says 14k italy i was told that it was etched and my not be real to check it with a magnet and it didnt respond at all th the magnet how do i tell if it is real anybody

  44. I have a pair of Larter & Sons Mother of Pearl, button stitched gold cufflinks. There is just a letter P in front of the Larter & Sons emblem. What does just the P mean? No other numbers are present.

  45. I have 24P gold necklace. What is P stands for? Is my necklace is a pure gold?

  46. Hi I have a bracelet that has 10KGV51 stamped on it. Do you know what that could mean? Thanks for your time.

  47. Hi I have a bracelet that has 10KGV51 stamped on it. Do you know what that could mean? Thanks for your time.

  48. Hi I have a bracelet that has 10KGV51 stamped on it. Do you know what that could mean? Thanks for your time.

  49. Hi I have a bracelet that has 10KGV51 stamped on it. Do you know what that could mean? Thanks for your time.

  50. About a year ago I was shoveling and in a sewer grate was a flat gold (wedding?) Ring and inside of it says 14k l&j, any thoughts on if its real or not?

  51. I have earrings that look like Roman numeral numbers do you no what that means

  52. Can you help me what is MP stands for? This MP engraved in my wife’s earrings. Hope you can help me what does MP stands for? Thank you so much.

  53. Can you help me what is MP stands for? This MP engraved in my wife’s earrings. Hope all of you can help me what does MP stands for? Thank you so much.

  54. i recently acquired a ring through family with the markings 10K ♥hart♥ on it im just trying to find out what the marking means and find out more about it

  55. Hi I have a tie clip and it has a 14k then what I believe to be a B inside a star. I would really appreciate if you would be able to tell me if it’s real. Thank you

  56. Hi,

    I got a jade ring with a marker’s mark “JG” in a rectangle and 18k stamped on it. Does anyone know what JG means?


  57. I have a supposedly white gold ring but the only markings on the inside
    is the number 46? any suggestions as to what this means?

  58. I have a new gold ring that looks like 18k is a laser marking is it real?

  59. I have pair of earrings marked ROMAN on back and 585 marks on posts, and tiny white brillian stones.
    I am confused because they seem not be gold, but 585 on the post mean gold right???

  60. I have a diamond ring it has 14K p g on one side the other says 1 with a diamond signia G. What does that mean. My husband gave 700 dollars for it 7 years ago.Please give me some good news.

  61. Please notify me from the above question. Thank you pat van ulzen

  62. Hello, I got a gold ring a while back and never knew if it was real gold or not. It says 10k but before the 10k it has this weird symbol, almost like two m’s together. What does it mean?

  63. I have a ring gold diamond ring that has 18kt and it has a E with a diamond shape beside it what does that mean

  64. Help

  65. Hi my earrings have a a 14 K and a f and a star. What’s doea that mean?

  66. I have a earring I think it’s white gold ?? with want looks like diamonds and the markings of 188 CN on them. Do any one knows what 188 CN stands for ???

    • i have an ear ring with a stamp of 188 CN , there is a blue stone and real small diamonds around the round perimeter. the metal is silver looking.

  67. I have a necklace mark 585 is this really gold.
    But I didnt see 14k.

  68. I bought a 14k ring and it says Italy on it.. is it real?

  69. what does frz stand gold stamped on a gold looking hoop earing.

  70. I was digging in a box in the attic and stumbled on a watch case stamped 14k with a Dimond around it. I tested it with a magnet it doesn’t magnatize. I think it’s real gold. A friend told me the case was made in1890 did they have gold plating back then. Thanks for your time.

  71. Hi I have a necklace that is stamped 417 n what does this mean?

  72. I bought a id bracelet for my newborn baby it has a stamp 14grg on the latch what does that mean.. i have a id bracelet myself and on the name plate it says 18k not on the latch so is my baby’s real gold please tell me its not gold plated or gold filled?

  73. My husband bought me a right and it’s saids 14k hge dose that mean it’s real or not ???

  74. I have a pair of U.S. Army cufflinks that say K-21 on the back, does this represent whether they are gold or not?

    • no…the army doesn’t give real anything!!! i was in for 7 yrs…got the class A’s…sorry but its the government!!!! lol

      • wrong thats not not true many old army buttons and military metals are real have it tested but most likely yes probably from world war i or ii

    • not true many old army buttons and military metals are real have it tested but most likely yes probably from world war i or ii

  75. I bought a engagement stamped 14k 585. But underneath the settings on the inside of the ring the yellow gold turns silver…. Did I buy a fake?

  76. I bought a bracelet at a garage sale… it’s cute and was only a buck, so I don’t really care what it is made of, but it looks like it may be silver & gold…. but the inside is stamped 1925/814K…. all mushed together in one line with no spaces, exactly as typed… I know 925 would be high purity silver and 14K would be gold… but was thrown off by the 1 and the 8 directly in front of those numbers… does that mean anything to anyone?

  77. can anyone tell me what “Kt18” means? this is stamped on a pair of earrings I found at a yard sale. I know what 18Kt means but this is backwards, I’ve never seen any other jewelry marked this way.

    thanks alot

  78. I have an antique wedding band I purchased in the czech republic it is stamped “nuegold” and also “OL” also dated 1912 . Can anyone tell me what this neugold means? There is no other stamp indicating a karat or percentage of gold otherwise but it id definetly some amount of gold

  79. I have a pair of earrings marked pat.p 10k are they real?

  80. what about a ring stamped 14kt (100) what does the 100 mean? also i have a silver ring stamped 14kt (tw) what does that mean? i hope you can help me……im feeling very confused.. also does (any) type of gold have the stamp 925 on it or is that strickly sterling silver? and can it be gold in color with the stamp 925 italy? because i have one like that. thanx….totally confused

    • Did you ever get an answer to this? I have a thick gold band with the wheat pattern that says 100(very spaced out) and then 14k. What does the 100 mean? For a long time I thought it said 160 or 180 but I think it’s 100

  81. comment already submitted no# 80

  82. i have a ring that is 14kt ge is it worth anything at all or not

  83. Hello i have a silver chain and it has stamped 14k on it and on another place it says Italy it is pretty heavy but idk if its gold because the chain is Siler not gold but it says 14 k so yeah

  84. I have a necklace that is stamped 14k, quite heavy no other trademarks, slightly discolored (if you call dim discolored/tarnished) close examination I can’t tell if it’s fake or real. It passes the bite test (tiny tooth mark with very little effort at all). The piece is barely magnetic at all, and I do mean barely. An earth magnet could hardly even get a reaction from it. I’ve heard that antique metals can sometimes be pure gold with magnetic alloys. I just think it’s worth looking into. I’d even be willing to cut it in half to see if it’s pure gold on the inside.

  85. I have a yellow gold ring that is stamped 18kt gea but the a is circled. Is this real or electropated ?

  86. I got a chain that looks silver but has 14 italy stamped on it…..

  87. I have a Hamiliton watch with 14K Gold B&A 829076 stamped on the back. what does this mean? also the band has Kestenmade 1/20-10KGF USA with a pat # on it any value?

  88. Please help me I found a pendant with the marking on the outside where you would stick the chain in it says 925BLC one after another it has a littlte diamond circle and under that theres another stone looks pinkish and bluish when in the light can you tell me what it is
    Thank you kindly

  89. I have a gold ring stamp with( A A14k)what it’s?

  90. I have a 24 inch gold rope chain on the clasp it has 14k on one side & OR with a heart around itt on the other then on the opposite clasp its got WG with a heart around it what do these stamps mean?

  91. My gold necklace is stamped 10k ng. What does it mean?

  92. Bought a beautiful pair of gold hoop earrings off ebay. Looks like gold to me but cannot find any markings.seller said they were solid 14k gold. Is it possible to not be labelled

  93. Hey I have a gold pendant but I don’t know what the hall mark means it has ng 14k what does that mean ? Thank you

  94. Hi, my great grandmother had just passed away a couple of months ago and my great grandpa had let me go through her jewelry to see if I wanted anything. I came across a gold ring, though I don’t know if it’s real or not. it has 14K but then after there is like a sideways “M” or “W”. Then there is a “W” and three o’s. It would be really nice to know if it were real or not. Thanks!

  95. I have a heavy yellow gold color bracelet with a marking of Italy
    18….no K after the 18 marking… Would this bracelet be gold?

  96. I have a 18k yellow gold wedding band their are six stamps inside the ring , nw, 750, what looks like a small crown , v5, another crown but bigger and last the 18k stamp iv been trying for so long to find out more about this ring anything will be much appreciated

  97. hello i have a silver color tone necklace i had found and it says 14k B on it. Im not quite sure what that stands for. Can you help me please.

  98. Hello i have a ring. Inside it i has Q 750 italy. White gold ring. Could it be fake or real? i just want to know . Thanks

  99. I have 3 rings. One is silver and gold with a small cluster of diamonds on top engraved with 10k and right in front of the 10k it look like a 0 with a slash through it.
    Next ring. Is a silver and blue (sapphire) silver ring that says925 IWBR in it and lastly I have a silver ring with a nice size diamond in it and it says 925 CA inside. Can anyone please tell me if I can get anything out of them or if they are real. Thank you..

    • All those silver ones that say 925 mean the are sterling silver. As sterling silver is 92.5 silver and 7.5 copper or copper mixed with another metal but mostly copper. As for the first 10k means 10 karat gold (41.7 % gold) I honestly don’t know what the ∅ (as for the zero with a slash through it, i don’t know what that means?)

  100. I received an unusual tarnished gold chain. On the clasp is stamped 24KOL. The clasp is very soft and bright gold. Looks antique. I’ve never seen links like this, sparkly not smooth and little prices almost like it’s wrapped around thread. Has any on seen anything like this? Could this be 24 k gold and what does the “OL” stand for? I read a comment on this page from a few years ago asking same question, but there was no reply. Thanks Of anyone may know and send me a reply.

  101. I received an unusual tarnished gold chain. On the clasp is stamped 24KOL. The clasp is very soft and bright gold. Looks antique. I’ve never seen links like this, sparkly not smooth and little prices almost like it’s wrapped around thread. Has any on seen anything like this? Could this be 24 k gold and what does the “OL” stand for? I read a comment on this page from a few years ago asking same question, but there was no reply. Thanks Of anyone may know and send me a reply.

  102. Hello I have a ring that says 10k g.f with some sort of upside down diamond with flat top beside 10k what does this meen?

  103. I have a pocket watch t-bar and swivel that are stamped (1/4 gold)……what does it mean ?

  104. i have some old jewerly that i am not sure if its real gold or not, the little tags says “korea” but thats it?

  105. I have a piece of jewelry thats say 14k is it real?

    • I don’t know I can’t see it or test it but if it says 14k it means its 14 karat gold. You’d probably have to get it tested to see if it is real or not. Cus you just saying asking that can only answer you so much.

    • 10k gf gold filled not realthe gold is most likely plated or filled the 1/4 gives it away . Read the very top of this story that will help.

  106. Hello! I have a teardrop shaped pendant that appears to be either smoky quartz, smoky topaz, or a chocolate diamond with gold around the top marked 47 and has what appears to be a small flower marking in a circle. Does anyone know what this may represent? If so, please email me at jdw082@bellsouth.net

    Thanks in advance!

  107. Hello, my partner has just bought two watches from a small jewellers who told her they were both 9 carat gold but only one has a hallmark. We’ve looked all over the watch and even taken the case off but no mark. Can the shop sell this as a 9carat gold item of jewellery. Thank you

  108. I just bought a gold chain from a pawn shop. They did it was 14k solid gold. It does have the 14k stamped but there’s also a PR. What does this mean?

  109. I have a pair of engraved cufflinks from “SWANK”. They are also marked F.O. Anyone know what that means? I have a feeling it means they are partly sterling silver…Thanks!

  110. Hi, my grandmother gave me a necklace that her friend had given her, the brand is Chanel and it has a K14 stamp on the clasp and it has a toe gold color. I’ve never seen a K14 stamp and I’ve searched every website but I haven’t seen this necklace in their collection. I’m wondering if it’s fake or if every Chanel jewelry has a K14 stamp?

    • Older Jewelers sometimes put the k before the gold weight so k14 is same as 14 k it’s real

    • Same as 14k older Jewelers put the k prior to the weight. Please refer to the very top of article it will tell you everything you need to know

  111. Can u tell me if 5v on a gold diamond mans ring. Wot does it mean ? Is it a gold

  112. I have a bracelet with many gemstones that has been appraised by a GIA trained in residence appraiser and AGS jeweler however it is stamped A 14k 585 Has anyone heard of the maker’s mark A? Seems a bit odd. The jeweler does not know all hallmarks or maker’s marks thanks much.

    • Please refer to the top of this entire article!!! 585 is the international marking for 14k as well as the obvious 14k marking

  113. I have a necklace that has a gold tag attached to it with the letter N. And no other markings on it at all, it seems to be real gold. Anyone familiar with this item?

  114. I have a necklace that has a gold tag attached to it with the letter N. And no other markings on it at all, it seems to be real gold. Anyone familiar with this item? Or Marking???

  115. What does wrw mean on a bracelet i have

  116. I have a ring that says 14k then a weirded symbol and A30 does any one know what that means

  117. why does my ring say BGC or BGG

  118. I recently was given a pair of earings from my mother. are not gold but is stant 10k and I sync it is a d after that can someone help me tell me is this is real or what it is and it is on the stem the earrings.

  119. I recently was given a pair of earings from my mother. are not gold but is stamped 10k and I think it is a d after that can someone help me tell me is this is real or what it is and it is on the stem the earrings.

  120. i have a “white gold” ring I got from my mom several years ago stamped 14k and some illegible marking underneath. Is this valuable or no?

  121. I have this what seems to be gold card sized piece, I believe its Korean but n e ways its stamped (KP24K) followed by some korean symbols. What is the kp24k stand for

    • It’s probably a 1 oz piece of gold if it’s the size of a card. If it’s like a smaller card them it right be 5 grams or something. You can always take any gold you have to any jewelry store and they will tell you if it’s real and what it’s is.

  122. I was clearing out my grandpa’s attic and found a metal rounded corner rectangular plate with a lip around tbe edge similar to a dog tag but larger, it weighs exactly 50 grams according to my kitchen scale. It says 999,9 not sure if its a comma or a typo period. After that says Münze Osterreich. It must have been in that box for a while but its not tarnished at all, is there some special finish that could keep a gold that shiny after many years?

    • Yes real gold see very top of this article for any further referencesits purity is 99 percent it’s real gold ..usually real gold doesn’t tarnish.please read top of the article for all and any other common references hope this helps

  123. I have a star sapphire ring, white gold, and it says tc.11-10k
    I assume 10 karat gold, it must be because i am not allergic like i am with fake gold, but whats it all mean?

  124. I have a ring that is marked 18kt what does the kt mean? And I have another ring marked 10k both very old I’m not sure if they would be real?

    • The KT meant caret. I could believe they are both real but you can always go some where and have them tested a lot of jewelry stores usually will test it for free. But my guess since there old if the gold hasn’t come off then they are real. I hope this helps.

  125. I brought a solid gold diamond bracelet but were the diamonds are placed is sliver underneath is the bracelet real

    • Many jewelry designers/makers set diamonds in white gold or platinum which shows off the diamond and can even make the diamond appear larger and possibly whiter than it really is. If you doubt it’s authentic have it checked by a reputable jeweler or reputable gold buyer who can test the gold.

  126. I have a pendant with the marking QG 14k. What does it mean??

  127. got gold chain from grandparents says 24ktb on it what does it mean

  128. I inherited a gold necklace and it says HS 22k wjat does HS mean?

  129. I got a bracelet and it has 14 karat milor is it real? It looks like it but can’t tell???

  130. hello, i got a gold neck-less a year ago, but now i was checking the stamp and it has nothin on it
    it just has a stamp “roma C” ive been f***ed right?

  131. My grandmother left me her wedding set after she passed. She had it sodered together and the stamping on the inside says 14KPATELE. I’m wanting to get the band thickened since its very thin. The set was purchased in 1959. I was told is gold with a platinum enlay on the top with a diamond. I was wondering what the 14KPATELE means. There’s no tarnish from wear. If it’s not real I want to put it in storage for my daughter but if it’s real I want it to be my wedding set when I get married next year. Any input on these markings would be greatly appreciate.
    Thank you

  132. Hello, i am about to sell my gold, sapphire, ring and it has a missing gem and fake diamonds on it. I am pretty sure its real gold because i wear it all the time, since i was 15, and its stayed gold. No discoloring or turning my finger green. I can’t read the inside of the ring unless i ask the person i sell it to; the gold and jewelry buyer. How much would it be worth if its real gold, real sapphire and fake diamonds? Thank you!

    • Can’t tell you that – you must take it to a jeweler and find out the gold weight and the price per gram. The gems are not usually taken into account unless the ring is in perfect condition. It’s pretty much scrap gold in it’s present condition. Those “fake diamonds” could be white Aquamarines. Jewelers have gem testers for that.

  133. hi! i have a silver bracelet with marking 585 i know it’s 14k!but how can i sure that is real?

  134. I have a piece of jewelry that has 14kge and on the opposite side it had JC. What do they mean?

  135. Hi I was wondering what does N21K stamp on my gold earrings stand for and could they be pure gold

  136. I have a ring that says 10k A177 SHR.what does it mean?is it real?

  137. I have a ring that says 10k cz what does it mean? how do I tell if it’s just gold plated?

  138. I have a gold18 carat with 1 diamond in the middle have a symbol inside the is it real the is heavy in weight

  139. I have a mens necklass that is stamped with 18k n on the other side it has a U7 does anyone know what this means

  140. What dose 10k IR stand for… I have a very heavy peace of jewelry…. Can u help me identity it

  141. I have a gold necklace that is stamped 14 GF. Is it gold or what? Will it turn my neck green?

  142. I have a white gold ring with both stamps as shown 18k 750 some people keep telling me that it is platinum and not worth as much. Bought out of country.

  143. I have a ring it marked 14kt ge espo
    Is this real gold?

  144. I have a bronze Chain with the tag, It just says,” Bronze Milor Italy” and nothing else.
    why is that?

  145. I have a bronze Chain, it has a tag that only say’s, Bronze Milor Italy on it. I’d like to know more about it. Thank you,

  146. I have a rind goldish blackish stamped with the word “sterling”

  147. I purchased some 10K rose gold jewelry. I see the 10K on one side, but then on another side I see CN stamped as well as a D in a square. What would those other stamps mean?

  148. I have a necklace that I’ve owned for well over 10 yrs with only one of the lobster clasps that has 14k. It is light in weight and has never tarnished. It also is not magnetic, with the exception of the lobster clasps. Is there a way that I can determine if it is truly 14 karat gold? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    • The lobster clasp reacts to the magnet because it contains non-precious metal parts inside which are necessary for it to function properly. All you can to is take the necklace to a jewelry shop and have it tested. There is no other way.

  149. Hello,

    I have a necklace that is stamped SLV14K……could someone please tell what this stamp stands for? I am guessing the SLV stands for silver maybe? But I cannot find any information about this stamp on google. I would greatly appreciate any insight someone can provide!

  150. Hi. I’m about to buy a ring online. The seller claims that it’s 18k quite gold filled but the stamp says s925. I tried asking why it says that instead of 18kgf or anything golf filed stamp and she days because it’s 18k sore gold filled and real sterling silver under. I’m pretty confused if I should still consider in replacement of my actual ring.

  151. What does the engraving 14kt JCM mean on a pair of gold diamond earrings??

  152. What does the engraving 14kt JCM mean on a pair of gold diamond earrings??

  153. I have a ring that just has the number 10 on it. It also says Korea on it. What does that mean is it real gold or not?

  154. I got a ring for Christmas it was from a pawn shop and the receipt said 18k white gold in the ring only said 750 but it looks like a gold tint. Is it fake gold. It has a ruby and diamondit’s called a snake ring the ruby is the head and the diamond is the tail

  155. My mother gave me a necklace that belonged to my grandmother. Its gold colored and its stamped WB14K. What can you tell me about that stamp?

  156. i have a necklace which is stamped CH-24K is it gold ?

  157. Just seeing what my 14k silver ring would cost

  158. I have a gold bracelet stamped CH-19K is it real gold?

  159. I have a necklace that says 4K G what does that mean is it a fake?

  160. Does anybody know what the 14K White gold (vintage diamond engagement ring) hallmark is of a five-pointed star with the character “F” inside of the star?

  161. Received a pair of golden drusy quartz with smokey quartz earrings,I noticed that the stamp on the back says 5 or S G L. Does anyone know what that means? Thank You.

  162. I have a mens bracelet stamped ITALY 14KT. Where can I take it to see if it is real gold?

  163. Hey my name is Josie , I bought a ring it says 14kt ge, and the stones have breathing holes could it be real diamonds?

  164. i have a ring that has CP-14k is it real?

  165. I got a very old elgin pocket watch it looks like white gold and has not a stamp but ingraved in right by patten # it has g11.47 is it white gold the serial number is 2020485 it also has a 84 close to patten # also ingraved not stamp???

  166. hi i have k18 gf…. what is the meaning of that. the necklace mix of gold and platinum

    • It means it’s gold filled. That’s not the same as solid gold and has nothing to do with platinum.

  167. I just bought 14k gold diamond and sapphire ring. At least that was what I was told. On closer examination there is no 14k stamp. All it says is SBS. Does someone know what SBS means and the lack of a 14k stamp?

  168. I have a ring with 14k scc and on other side it has th cz what’s that mean

  169. I found a bangled bracelet and it stamped JF14K.what does JF means?It is real gold?or plated?

  170. I have a diamond bracelet that has “188” and then below that “K18”. Thoughts? Thank you!

  171. I have a bracelet marked 24KT CH what does it mean

  172. I have a golden cameo ring from my grandmother and inside it says R&R 10-20-D9. Is it real gold?

  173. HELP !!! I’ve searched everywhere for an answer, I have a fairly thick mens bracelet with the marking 14KT, Thats not the confusing part I know most say Italy near the 14k stamp but mine doesn’t. Directly under where its stamped 14KT its stamped Italor instead of Italy. I’ve been around gold and have done the tests and to the best of my knowledge its real. The ring/hoop is soldiered closed, The acid test leaves no discoloration and Theres no magnetic pull. Thanks for any help its appreciated.

  174. I have a ring that is marked 10k UNUS. What does that mean?

  175. I have a gold chain with FO can someone please tell me what this means. Thanks

  176. I have a ring with the number 58 stamp inside, what does it means please.

  177. My gold tennis bracelet says..480PM What does that mean?

    • It is a simple matter of Googling 480PM >>>

      Contains 25 percent gold 25% gold, 21% Silver, 2% Palladium and 52% alloy, sold at some department stores

  178. Diamond earrings with a symbol of a star 585

  179. I bought wedding band for the wife it is stamped 10k A have you seen this before can you tell me what the A means

  180. I have a pendant marked OG 14k, it is white gold.

    Is the OG the makers mark, or does it mean it was tested and good. I have also found that it could mean that it is gold fused to another metal?

  181. Have what appears to be a 10k yellow gold ring. It is quite beautiful.
    The stamp on inside of the ring is marked 10k It looks to me like it’s a jewellers mark beside the 10k stamp.
    I don’t thinks it’s gold plated. Going to take it to my local jeweller to have it checked out.
    I have other pieces of gold jewellery that are 10k, 14k and 18k that are genuine gold.
    Just wondering what that stamp means.
    I live in Canada.

  182. My mother in law gave me a ring..not so gold color like other golds..she said that she only found it in the street while she walking.then i notice that the ring has a mark MY14k..what does it mean?

  183. I have a vintage ring from my grandmother (after she passed) and its yellow gold the band is smooth but when flipped over, underneath, it is more crude and less shiney. It has small rubies mounted on top and the only mark i can make out stamped on the bank is a k and a line to the immediate left of the k. Could have been a 4 or a 1 or similar at some point. I have pics if it helps. It doesnt stick to a magnate and never tarnished. Any ideas on karat or anything? Thanks so much!

  184. I have a vintage ring from my grandmother (after she passed) and its yellow gold the band is smooth but when flipped over, underneath, it is more crude and less shiney. It has small rubies mounted on top and the only mark i can make out stamped on the bank is a k and a line to the immediate left of the k. Could have been a 4 or a 1 or similar at some point. I have pics if it helps. It doesnt stick to a magnate and never tarnished. Any ideas on karat or anything? Thanks so much!

  185. My ring says 14KL what does that mean

  186. hi, i have a gold tear drop necklace pendant with a line of diamonds down the middle it doesn’t have a kt only a ML with a circle around it , i also have a gold box chain necklace that say 14kt beside it says JWD does anyone know what those two mean please email me 87seamstress@gmail.com

  187. thanx

  188. I have a pair of sliver cufflinkes with the letters NB AT dose it mean

  189. I got a bracelet it says NO ∆

    The triangle is a diamond shape

  190. I have a piece of jewelry but not sure if it’s gold or fake. it doesn’t have any marks or stamps on it.

    • Gold will not stick to a magnet. One way of telling.

      • The magnet test is not a way to know if you have gold. All a magnet tells you is whether or not there are any ferrous (magnetic) metals in your piece of jewelry. Not possible to tell you more without seeing the item.

        • I agree w/ Mordorian Queen, magnet tests are useless. Take it to a pawnshop with an RXF machine w/ the premise of selling. In the end you don’t have to sell & they will tell you exactly what is in it & the percentages.

  191. I have a gold pendent and it says( 10k ask) on it what does it mean

    • Without seeing the pendant it would only be a guess. If the letters are in capitals – ASK – then it could be the initials of the maker.

  192. mine mark 18k is it real?

  193. hi.. can i asked is if the iranian 18k gold is a good quality of gold? on the ring have stamped 18k, is that real or fake?

    • Not possible to tell you over the internet if your item is genuine. It would need to be acid tested. A jeweler or pawn shop can do that for you.

  194. I have a gold ring with a oval shaped diamond on it and stamped inside 18k66 what does that mean ?


    • Sometimes there ARE no marks on a ring, due to resizing. (I have many that no longer have a mark.) Any jeweler can test them. Even a pawn shop I believe. Beware though that sometimes you can find something that IS marked 10k or 14k and it’s not. There are unscrupulous people that actually have the tool to make this mark…

  196. I bought something on my wrist that has My name on it and it’s gold, but the item says 14KTCYTI what does this mean?

  197. I got a ring that sais 14k drilling. What does that mean?

  198. Hi , so i have this ring from my grandma with little diamonds around a big diamond at the center that have stamp markings of 585 and 14k on the inside , i think its 14k white gold but someone told me otherwise. can you tell me if it’s real or fake?.. i can upload a photo if that would be possible..

    • I would venture to say that yes, this is 14k white gold since it has the 14k marking AND marked 585. Perhaps the other person thought that 585 was for sterling silver (no, sterling silver is 925). But to be absolutely sure, take it to a jeweler or to the pawn shop, and ask them…they have ways to test it.

      • Hi Debra ,
        Thanks for your reply.That’s what i thought also, i’m having it appraised again at a different jewelry store just to be more sure but can send you an email you so you can check out my ring’s markings picture? i was really dumbfounded when the appraiser told me that it’s with no value.

        • You can send the picture if you want, but I am not a jeweler and can’t test it. Did you actually take it somewhere to get appraised, and they told you it wasn’t worth anything? Was it a jeweler? I would take it somewhere else and get another opinion. Doesn’t have to be appraised, Just ask them if it is really 14k and/or real diamonds…a pawn shop can do that for free as well. Don’t leave it with them…just ask them to check it (while you’re standing there, just in case). But l actually do have a ring that I bought that IS marked 14k, but seller stated that it is not. So even though it is rare, some people do have a stamp that can do this. Do you know how long your grandma had the ring for?

    • The only way to know for sure if it is gold is to have it acid tested. The ring was made for export, thus the double stamps. Purity stamps in jewelry in no way guarantees that it is real. Nobody can tell you from looking at photos if the ring is genuine or counterfeit.

  199. I have an old medal from the thirties. It is is marked, GOLD x, is this 10k or gold plated ?

  200. I have a vintage gold Tennis bracelet with the mark A & D in two different places. It has no purity maks anywhere. But, it sure looks like gold, feels like gold, smells like gold, tastes like gold? Okay stretching the last two! I put a 10k test to it and it turned bluish. Anyone know what A & D stands for?

    Thanks a bunch

  201. my ring has stamp 760. 18k and i dont no if it’s gold or somthing else, please help me. thank you.

    • You don’t say from where you got this ring. There is no such gold stamp as 760 so it must be 750, which is 18K gold.

  202. I have a gold ring sitting in a night stand. I’ve had it for 15 years. It says CYTI 14K. it has not changed color, shape. It did get smoothed over due to normal wear. What is CYTI?

  203. What if it’s from China? Could it be real?

    • Yes, it can be real. The only way to be 100% certain is to have it acid tested. However, if the ring sticks to a magnet then it is absolutely a fake.

  204. I have a ring and there is number 55 mark inside is this real gold or fake?

  205. I have a gold ring and it has a number 55 stamp inside it is real gold or not?

  206. hi, i have a necklace it has a mark of Au750. is it a real gold or not?

  207. hello I have a jade bracelet with gold filigree/no knot clasp and it says 14k CP is this real gold? what does CP mean? i bought this in JC PENNEY

  208. i have an earring it says 10k jcm.. is it real? what’s jcm?

  209. I’m buying a chain stamped 585 T62 does this sound right for a chain that’s 20.4 cm long and definitely looks the bit, can you tell with a magnet %100 of the time?

    • 585 means that it is real gold (unless someone deliberately stamped it that way to fool you). The magnet test does NOT determine anything. Many things do not stick to a magnet, but that doesn’t make them gold. Best way to determine whether it’s real or fake is to take to either a jeweler or a pawn shop, where they can let you know…

  210. I have a white gold bracelet I found that is stamped 18c. What does the C stand for

    • It should say 18ct, which means “carat”-, not 18c. If there is no wear to the purity mark, then I recommend having it acid tested to make sure it is white gold.

  211. i had a hermes bracelet..made in austria..is it valuable

  212. Depends on the condition and whether or not it is genuine. Since I have no idea what the bracelet looks like, use this guide: https://www.truefacet.com/guide/spot-fake-hermes-bracelets/

  213. I have a 3 piece set (earnings/necklace/bracelet) that are stamped 14kt Italy and it seems to have a logo of CD in the center, any idea what company this is from? This is an older set that belonged to a relative, could be ~ 30 years old give or take. Trying to see if truly 14k or if a fake stamp, all 3 pieces are matching, appear to be 14kt gold ‘coin type’ pieces with a cameo design (lady with a rose). Thanks.

  214. I have a ring that has 18K with gea with a Circle around the a

  215. I have a ring that has 18K with gea with a Circle around the a what does it mean

  216. I have a pendant marked GDT 18K Turkey. I’ve never seen the marking “GDT” before. What does it mean?

  217. I have a small silver colored ring that has an impront ok sk then a big space and stampes 14 kt is this real or no? Thanks.

  218. On bracelet 5TW ‍♀️ Anything?

  219. HI
    I have a ring with the stamp 14K TA5. what does the TA5 mean?

  220. I have an ankle bracelet that has 14kt Italy on the clasp. It has other small writing i cannot read.I would like to know if it is real

  221. I bought a 9CT gold ring on tvsn Australia but there is no mark at all. I can return it but I love the ring. Isn’t a mark legally required? Is the invoice with it’s photo and 9 CT statement enough to prove it is gold? or sell it/ insure it as gold?

  222. What does 14kt GDM mean? On my ring

  223. Does anybody no what these stamps on my bracelet mean OR insde of a heart symbol

  224. I have a heart X heart X bracelet that has sllver colored hearts and X”s and a gold colored heart on top of every other silver colored heart. It”s stamped on back of the last heart S.Steel 14k with a C and a diamond image in the front opening of the C inside a square shape

    • I believe that is a stainless steel bracelet with a thin layer of gold over it (gold plated). Put it up next to a magnet and it should stick to it, or at least be “pulled” by it. Not sure what the image means, but I would guess that it’s a cubic zirconium (fake diamond, but better than glass).

  225. I bought an 18kt ring that was made in China. It was stamped 18kt PP. what does the PP stand for?

  226. I have bought a ring with 335 stamped inside could you please explain what this means thank you.

  227. Hi. I have a silver colored diamond (possible) ring. The stamp inside says DC, then a stamp shaped like a diamond with dot in it, 14K, 200 YAG. Any information would be appreciated. Thanks, Michelle

    • From Google: “It may mean Yittrium Aluminum Garnet, which is a man made diamond simulant. Common in the past but hasn’t seen much use lately as better diamond simulants have become the jewelry norm.” So basically, it looks like it’s real 14k gold, but a fake diamond. You can go to any pawn shop or jewelry store and they will test it to see if it’s a real diamond (or not).

  228. What does the mark NG mean on my 10k cross

  229. I have a necklace that appears to be rose gold with an18K stamp at end opposite of clasp. However, it looks a little tarnished. Can a gold plated necklace be marked 18K?

    • Of course. There are some unscrupulous people out there. But normally it should be 18k. Unless there is a mark AFTER the 18K, like GP (which would be gold plated) or GF (which means gold filled). I would take to either a jewelry store or a pawn shop and ask them to test it…

  230. I got a pair of earrings that say 585 OR could you tell me what this means please

  231. What means 18k CP inside ring?

  232. I have a ring that is hard to read because it looks old and soldered in the middle of lettering but what I think it says is “ 1.88 “ then a burn or sodder mark .926 and yes it’s a 6 not a 5.

  233. found gold chain and it says 14k Italy on clasp and then R.B.F. what does the rbf stand for?

  234. So is the marking eg gold or not ? If so, what karat weight?

  235. So is the marking eg gold or not ? If so, what karat weight?

  236. What doe SO stamp mean on a women bracelet

  237. Hi, what does the stamp EU after 10k mean on a gold ring? I’ve never seen this before? Thanks in advance!

  238. I have a rose gold bracelet with a very small slightly blurry stamp (had to use my iPhone magnifier to read it) and it says 14Ki ITALY… Would like to hear your thoughts.

  239. I have a diamond tester. And it doesn’t read as diamonds, however it has a 14K stamp on inside, and AD on tbe other side! Is tbis real or fake?

  240. hello I have a soft flex gold bracelet marked 14K Italy and the clasp has signature mark that looks like RM Do you happen to know what the RM stands for? It is a fancy handwritten embossed lettering. Thank you.

  241. I have a heart with no gold stamp very old but had a ancor a p and a lion stamped on it it is a shield with a heart in the middel

  242. i go t a gold pendant its a jesus piece* and scratched it to see if its real gold and then it showed something like a bronze color but i have gone for testing and they told me its a real gold piece but why did it change color when i scratched it does it mean i scratched it to hard ??

  243. I came across a pair of ear rings that have 5kL stamp, what does this mean

  244. What does SM mean i jave a gold bracelet that has it on there but no numbers

  245. What does FRZ mean on my gold hoop earings?

  246. I bought a chain and it had 10k F

  247. I have a really ring that’s stamped on the inside with 14kZ can you tell me what it means thank you.

  248. Hold a magnet to it and if it sticks to the magnet then it’s not gold. Real gold does not stick to a magnet.

  249. I have an hoop earring, but it doesn’t have KT marking I was told without that it’s not real, I want a second opinion, I know gold fades if it’s plated or mixed, Can I send you a picture.

  250. Hi I brought yellow gold ring in Turkey I have all the legal paper work, I hope just wanted done suggestions on prices I would get, thanks is advance.


    Caroline mercer

  251. I brought a 585-14-89. I want to clarify as the whether or not I’ve been mugged off. It also has crystal stones. Lovely ring

  252. Another method how to tell real gold is with a nitric acid test. If you are dealing with strictly scrap gold, you can use the nitric acid test to test if gold is real. Please note that it is not advisable to use this test on jewelry that you plan to keep or that has aesthetic value for resale. To perform this test to check if gold is real, make a light, tiny scratch on the item using a small nail file. Choose a spot that is not noticeable if possible. Use a dropper to apply a small drop of nitric acid to the scratch. If there is no reaction, then the piece is probably made from real gold. You are most likely dealing with another metal or even a gold-plated item if you see green. Gold-over-sterling will leave a milky substance when nitric acid is applied.

  253. What does AIR SOLID MEAN on a piece of gold jewelry

  254. I have JF 14K ring and i don’t know if this real gold or not

  255. I got a ring and I think it says 14k 670 is it real

  256. I have a brooch that looks like gold, it’s a little heavy but has no visible markings that I can find. It’s a fine piece of jewelry that I got at a flea market some time ago. What do you think?

  257. Hi. Can you tell if my earing is fake or not.18kgp? And jf 14k? Thanks

  258. I’m trying to figure the stamp after 417 “B with a star emblem”.I don’t understand it,is my jewelry real?

  259. I have a bracelet with a diamond stamp with CH inside it and I know its 14k cause it has 585 and its freshwater cream pearls with 5 gold bars separating the pearls in 8ths. But I can not find anything on the diamond stamp with CH inside it on any search engine.

  260. I have a harrinbone necklace stamped with korea and ambassador, no other markings is it real?

  261. I found 2 rings at an estate sale today 1was a blue lapis surrounded by diamonds which I bought inside stamped 14kt 585.
    The other ring was stamped 14kt meva on the inside. It was a diamond cluster, I ended up passing on this because I was not familiar with the marking “meva”. can you tell me what meva is?

  262. My question is what does vintage espo mean exactly when it is engraved inside of a ring

  263. I bought a fine 24k gold bracelet on Etsy. On the stamp, it says 24 km* 980. Is it real gold?

  264. Feb 21, 2019– Gold and silver Invicta Venom watch similar to the Jason Taylor Bolt Zeus line. #mensluxurywatchesvacheronconstantin

  265. I have a white gold diamond ring. Very unusual design and it has stamped on it 14K OZ. what does this mean? It looks like a real diamond and diamonds on side are the same shape as the stamp in between 14k and OZ

  266. Hi. My dad gave me a necklace rope chain 22inches and 5mm. Not so sure with the weight yet. Im just so confused coz I dont see this kind of clasp and marking anywhere else. It has M72 on one side of the rounded claw clasp and 14 stamped on the other side of the clamp without the K. Just M72 and 14. My dad still claims that it is vintage. Kept it all these years. Just really wanna know what I have. Thank you

  267. I have a Gold earring stamped with JH .
    is it real Gold ??? thank You

  268. Hi
    I have gold necklace made in Italy, and there is a stamp HMS
    what does it mean?
    Thank u !

  269. I have a ring that appears to be real but I can not be for sure. It is stamped inside with “14k” and on the other side it has a “UD”. I have seen many different people say it all means different things but I just don’t know. Any help to see if this may possibly be a real diamond ring would be much appreciated, thank you.

  270. I have a ring that has 111 / 36 and 14k N what does that mean?

  271. I have a ring with a 14k stamp, and around the 14k it has what looks like an ‘S’ on each side

  272. Hi my earings stamp is SG UAE 750. What does mean. ? Thanks god bless

  273. I have a ring that is sapphire and what appears to be white gold? The only marking symbol number anything on it is what appears to be a jewel shaped diamond with a couple squigly’s that is not the letter F and it is not another number or letter inside of it but no other numbers or symbols other than that can anyone tell me what this is it’s driving me crazy!

  274. I have a 14k gold ring mixed w/ white gold…it has a mark of 585 and the logo of the store where i buy next on it is the 8 which is the size of the ring…is it real?

  275. i have a ring that has .15 stamped on the inside what does this mean?

  276. What does a straight line mean on white gold 14K gold herringbone itianian necklaces?

  277. Hi,

    My Q. is about Australia. Is gold / silver stamping mandatory requirement?


  278. I have a bracelet with no stamp does that mean it’s not gold

  279. Question- I have a 100 year old ring that is stamped with “solid gold” is it gold? Thank you!

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