How Can You Tell If Gold Is Real?

  1. PhoenixV profile image75
    PhoenixVposted 5 years ago

    How Can You Tell If Gold Is Real?

    What are some common tests or ways to figure out if something is real gold? How can you tell if gold is 24 carats or just 14 or 10 carat?

  2. TIMETRAVELER2 profile image98
    TIMETRAVELER2posted 5 years ago

    I am a precious metals buyer, so I test gold all the time.  The best way to find out for sure if something is gold is to do an acid test.  For this you need special materials and special training.  Take your item to a jeweler and he will be able to tell you for sure.  Pawn dealers can also help you with this.