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Metal ID


#1

Is their a quick way to determine the type of metal that is used
in a setting? If no stamp is there (14k 10k ss etc ) and it is
older do you need a crossection to see if it is plated or filled?
What alloys are used other than gold or silver?

Bob B


#2

Is their a quick way to determine the type of metal that is used
in a setting?

There are metal test kits, which I am currently looking into,
however, they cost $$$ and I think all of them require
destructive testing. If anyone knows of a really inexpensive one
that works, I’d love to know.

Sharon Ziemek