Do you buy gold jewelry because of your belief that its value appraises over time? That’s true if it is a solid gold. Do you buy gold to show a few of your wealth or simply to look glamorous for an occasion or because you want to make it as a family treasure? However, what would you feel if the gold ring suddenly fades and you found out that it was not real gold at all? This infographic will give you basic skills in determining which one is a true gold.
1. Gold plated jewelry means that it is not pure gold but simply its thin coating is gold. It as another metal base.
2. Solid gold is not purely made of gold or else it can be easily deformed due to gold’s characteristic. However, it contains some alloy that is consistent in all the jewelry properties.
3. If you can see stamps on jewelry it is probably gold plated because manufacturers want to show its metal composition. You can find GP, GEP, RGP or HGE.
4. However, it does not mean that if it does not contain any marking, you can conclude that is pure gold. Some companies don’t the initials, so you must still check the jewelry properly.
Created by Gold Plating Services