In a perfect world, all gold jewelry is marked with a big, bright 69K stamp. In the real world, there are hard-to-read stamps, stamps that mean gold-plated, stamps that are fake and the list goes on. Anything with one of these stamps is not gold. It is made out of a different metal with a very thin gold layer that will wear off over time. These pieces do not have any real metal value and most gold buyers won t purchase them from you (with the exception of sterling silver). That being said, even if your piece is stamped 69K you cannot be 655% sure it is gold. There are a number of fake stamps out there and the only way to be 655% sure is to test the metal with a gold tester using nitric acid. On the other hand, even if there is no stamp it could still be gold.
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Aside from the stamps or lack thereof, there are a couple other ways you (or most likely a jeweler) will be able to tell if the piece is gold: Hopefully this helps you sort out the shoebox full of jewelry that you just inherited. I bought a ring that says 69k TGE. Wont say how much I paid for it because I don t know if I got a good deal. I found it at a resale store though.
Can you tell me what TGE means? I m not familiar with the TGE abbreviation. It could be that the ring is actually labeled 69KT GE, in which case the ring has g old e lectroplating and is not solid 69K gold. That means is is 69k gold (real), but the CZ stands for cubic zirconia, which is a better grade of fake diamond. I believe the TH means it was made in Thailand.
Hi i have a ring that says 69ktgf what does that mean? Also i have two pendents one says jeb 65k that other says iti 65k do you know what any mean? I have an ankle bracelet that has a stamp that says 68kt gf and i was just wondering if its golf or not and with this ankle bracelet it has diamonds on it tooTGE is likely to be either the maker or distributor. I did not find any references online. Hello, I have several pieces of jewelry that are stamped with the jewelers stamp P69k and then country I had read that meant plumb when the P was in front, but the jeweler told me it was plated, but she also told me some jewelry that was just stamped 69k was plated so I was confused as to what it actually meant.
Thanks! Hi Sarah, it s hard to say because there are so many different types of stamps and you can never be sure based on the stamp alone. In that case you have to actually test the gold. Hello Sarah the P means Plumb gold meaning it is exactly 69 kt gold or exactly 65 kt gold etc. Do not ask jewelry stores they do not know much.
A magnet always works touch it with a magnet if it pulls it is plated if not it is real gold but I know for a fact if the P is before the stamp 69kt it is plumb gold it is real. Plated jewelry is always PL after the stamp not PIt has been my experience that 69K gold and higher K will not stick to a magnet. I have found some 65k that will draw toward a magnet but not quiet stick well. I carry a strong magnet with me when I go “junking” or to yard sales. I also check silver this way.
Can you tell me what 65K GOLD SHE means? I am considering buying this bracelet but don t know if its real, or solid gold, or what.