How to protect yourself when buying a jewelry
The first thing you need to pay attention to is the stigma, or sample. This is the alphabet. But not a guarantee. Stamp, too, can be faked. Moreover, a fake stamp is the most common attribute of a fake product. If you first look at what a sample is in a product, then the fraudster will immediately attend to his “creation” having a stigma as similar as possible to the present. In addition, not all countries stamping is mandatory. But if there is no stigma, then almost certainly you have a fake in your hands. Nevertheless, today, only half of the jewelry in Russia has a state sample. The rest either have no sample at all, or have a false one. No, of course, this does not mean that now you should not buy gold jewelry at all. Just keep your ear open and carefully look at the product, especially carefully from the back of it. Are the stones well secured, are there any signs of handicraft work? If you buy a ring, throw it from a small height on the counter. A deaf, indistinct ringing will give out a fake. Real gold is ringing. Touchstone for fake There are many ways to determine the quality of gold, but they all have the other disadvantage. One of the most ancient, “crucible method” means complete melting of the product. Naturally, at the same time, it loses most of its consumer value, it simply turns into scrap. For express analysis, a special assay stone is often used. A gold product draws a line along a stone, next to this line, several strokes are made with needles from reference alloys containing different amounts of gold. Then across the gold traces hold glass rod moistened with acid. The more impurities in the alloy, the darker the trace of acid. Comparing the traces of the reference needles and the gold product, determine the true gold content. The method is good, fast and reliable. However, it only shows the gold content in the surface part of the product. And in the depths? The remaining methods are cumbersome and require special equipment. Yes, and they are not perfect. To determine the quality of the product, it is most reliable to consult a specialist. But where to find it? The assay chamber will not help, there are engaged in large quantities of gold. Jewelry firms, antique shops, pawn shops, and familiar jewelers remain. Beloved Valentine’s Day Want to give your beloved Valentine’s Day a gold chain? Do not buy it from random sellers: in the markets, in the subway, and even in the church. Your goal – large stores, and only products of well-known companies. Yes, the price of such products is high, but the probability of buying a fake is less. And again: when you buy in the store you are required to issue a check. If the decoration turned out to be with the marriage, a check will allow replacing it or returning the money. But it also happens: the purchase is made in a large store, and there is a sample on it, and when checking it turns out, this is not gold, but also jewelry. Indeed, in itself, the legality of the seller does not guarantee that his goods are legal.