7 Best Ways To Ensure That Gold Is Real So That You Do Not End Up Buying Fake Jewellery

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7 Best Ways To Ensure That Gold Is Real So That You Do Not End Up Buying Fake Jewellery

There are chances that you might buy fake jewellery, while shopping for one. These chances increase when you buy jewellery from a jeweler you have never been to or you buy the pieces without seeing it. Hence, always check the jewellery for stamp, certificate, hallmark, weight, smoothness and shine before making the payment. A few tips given below will ensure that you do not buy fake jewellery.

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#1. Stamp or Hallmark

Top 7 Tips To Ensure That You Do Not Buy Fake Jewellery

Jewellery comes with a stamp or hallmark, so do check for it while buying any jewellery. Be it gold, silver or platinum, it will have this stamp, which tells you that the piece you are buying is not fake. Also, you can ask the vendor or shopkeeper to show you the hallmark or stamp on the jewellery for assurance.

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#2. Certificate for diamond

Top 7 Tips To Ensure That You Do Not Buy Fake Jewellery

Diamonds always come with a certificate that tell you if they are fake or real. If you are buying a diamond, then always ask for its certificate. If the jeweller does not provide the certificate, then it is not a real diamond.

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#3. Test gold with magnet

Gold will never be attracted to a magnet. If you are not sure about the gold you are buying, get it near a magnet. If the piece sticks to the magnet, then it is fake gold.

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#4. Check the company

Top 7 Tips To Ensure That You Do Not Buy Fake Jewellery

If you are buying the jewellery piece online, then it is always better to check the image and the company name before making the payment. If you are not sure about the company or if the photo of the item you wish to buy is missing, do not buy it.

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#5. Check the jewellery

Top 7 Tips To Ensure That You Do Not Buy Fake Jewellery

Always check the jewellery piece before making the payment. Feel it, the piece should be smooth and not soldered. If you feel it is soldered, do not buy it. Also, try to bite the jewellery piece. If you find a dent after you bite the piece, then the jewellery is not real.

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#6. Appearance and shine

Top 7 Tips To Ensure That You Do Not Buy Fake Jewellery

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If the jewellery is polished with rhodium, then it appears whitish. This whitish appearance will tell you if your jewellery item is real or fake. Also, real jewellery will have its own shine, so if the piece does not have a sheen, then there is a problem with the jewellery.

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#7. Return policy

Top 7 Tips To Ensure That You Do Not Buy Fake Jewellery

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This is mostly applicable when you are buying the precious jewellery online. Check for return policy on the website and then buy it. Once received, check for weight and hallmark with the local jeweler. If the jewellery is fake, then you can return it and get your money back.

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The tips given above will help you check the jewellery and ensure that you do not buy fake jewellery. Remember, not to make the payment without seeing the jewellery item you intend to buy. Also, ask the jeweler for stamp or certificate if you are not sure about the metal or diamond you are buying. And, try to avoid buying precious jewellery from a jeweler you do not trust or know, which may be a company or jeweler whose information is not available.

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