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Re: Recommendations for Gold Test Kit.

December 29, 2018 08:09PM
Rich - i just purchased a simple kit off the internet (PuriTest) w/ the various 10k/14k/18k/22k acid in addition to silver and platinum test acids. Comes with a stone. Think it was about $25. Works well.

Couple of things i've noticed. Brass immitates behavior of gold w/ the test, but if you see any bubbling or green come off in the process, you know it's likely brass or gold plated copper/brass. I take a knife an nick a little off to test to ensure i get through any plate. Should simply disolve in clear fluid at the proper gold purity.

I had a jewler showed me a trick or two. Lick your finger and rub the ring. If your finger has a metalic odor, its brass. No odor, gold (of course, gold plate will fool this).

Hope this helps.

Brian
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