We sent a bunch of gold jewelry off to a good gold buyer and they sent back some bracelets that were clearly marked 14k mexico, 14k Italy. Was just wondering why they would send some back but buy over $700 dollars worth of gold and silver???
I’m sure they sent the pieces back because they weren’t gold. The karat markings have nothing to do with what’s really in the metal.
One can purchase a karat marking stamp and stamp their currency or their car or any other metal objects, yet those heretofore steel, copper, nickel, etc. objects aren’t magically transformed into gold by virtue of a stamping.
I was told by a credible ans accredit jeweler said that14k is the right mark for a .538% gold jewelry. 14KT is a 14K gold tone! a fake, a gold plated something!
now a days , what comes out of China, is also very much “in question” since they do not really keep to the standard of our lawfull stamping methods. Chinese will ” stamp” anything on everything. one simply MUST have a testing acid kit , to make sure you have what you THINK you have .