I’ve looked through the archives but I still have some questions I
hope you all can answer.
I have some unmarked vintage jewelry that I believe is gold and want
to test for the karat content before selling. (I tried taking them to
a local pawn shop for testing, but they didn’t offer those service.
I don’t want to search all over creation to find someone who will do
this for me and I know in the long run, learning how to do it myself
will save me a little money.)
I know a little about acid test kits, but if I’m going to invest in
one, need the easiest one to use. Something with clear instructions,
Are test kits fairly reliable?
What kind of “damage” can I expect in the test area (even after
neutralizing it with baking soda)?
Will I still be able to tell what karat of gold I have on some
pieces if they turn out to be rolled gold, gold filled, rose gold or
gold plated items?
Any health concerns with the chemicals or is outdoor ventilation
Thanks in advance,