Because gold is very expensive, some try to cheat the buyers by selling them fake gold or other metal objects with embedded gold. The good counterfeits weigh the same as the authentic look like gold and even gold (at least until it starts to get out the bathroom). It is essential to distinguish true from a gold chain to defend against these false imitations.


Searching marks in gold. U.S. laws decree that the real gold must have brands such as “10K”, “14K”, “18K” or “24K”, thus known to be pure. However, can these brands are not if the string is acquired outside the United States.

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Ask for help from a jeweler, he may examine the metal and determine if it is authentic. Most usually no charge for this service.
Notes with a magnifying glass brooch chain. Often the gold plated no small rings attached correctly shaped “O” that keep the chain attached to the clasp. Sometimes you can see at a glance a darkening in this area. If this part becomes green or black, then the chain is not real gold.

Use the chain for a while, if you leave a green mark on the skin is an imitation. Neither is true if the chemical body makes the golden chain turns brown, green or black.

Touch the string. Gold is soft, while purer smoother. By contrast, the fake gold is usually embedded in harder metals that do not stretch, bend or dent easily. Traders still verify the authenticity of the gold coins biting them, such as in the past. If dent is likely to be false.

Clean the chain. You can not clean the fake gold, it will be brands or will be wearing dirty. It could even be green, brown or black if strong jewel cleaners are used.