How To Easily Identify Gold

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.


Thank you,
Lisa Milam

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3 thoughts on “How To Easily Identify Gold”

  1. My dad just passed away and he left me with a bunch of gold jewelry he collected over the years. The only thing was I did not know how good the quality was or if it was real. I’m going to take your advice and check for those stamps to see what quality it is.

    1. Sorry for your loss. Hope this was of some help to you, and if you need further help, come on in to the store and we can take a look at it for you.

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