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