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How to tell real gold from fake ones

Test gold by looking at the gold in the sun. Gold should retain its color in the sun as well as the shade. Many metals glitter in the sun, but gold isn't one of them.
Stick a sharp needle or pin in the gold. If it fractures or cracks, it isn't gold. China Beads Wholesale Gold is malleable, meaning it can bend and be dented but it doesn't crack easily.
Gold is heavy. It will sink to the bottom and stay there. If you are gold panning, a great test is to rock the pan back and forth with some water. Gold should stay at the bottom and not move around much.
A sure-fire way to test gold is to wear it on your skin. lampwork glass beads If your skin turns a greenish color, that isn't gold you are wearing, but more likely another metal with possibly a bit of gold content. A pure gold piece of jewelry will not react with skin.
Try running a magnet over the gold. Precious metals like gold and silver are not magnetic, so if your gold is attracted by the magnet, that isn't a good sign. resin flower cabochons Of course, if it isn't, that doesn't guarantee it is gold. Lots of things are nonmagnetic, like wood. The best way to test gold is to take it into an expert to be tested. Tibetan Style Beads Experts have sophisticated acid tests that can determine the exact gold content and tell you the gold price per gram and how much your item is worth.