Thought it might be helpful for our friends to have a little help in this area.
All precious metal and gold jewelry is stamped to show the percentage of purity. Below are a few examples to help you educate yourself.
10 karat gold stamp – 417
14 karat gold stamp – 585
18 karat gold stamp – 750
Platinum stamp – 950
Sterling Silver stamp – 925
Gold plated jewelry is also stamped to be easily identified. Below are a few examples:
HGE – Heavy gold electroplate
GE – Gold electroplate
GF – Gold Filled
These are just a few examples. There are others out there and some are tricky. Even the experts get fooled into buying fake gold, so if you are ever unsure, please feel free to stop in anytime and we can help you to identify. Hope this helps to shed some light.