Gold Purity Check: Use these methods to identify whether the gold kept at home is real or fake...

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In India, gold is used on every auspicious occasion. The importance of gold is the highest in marriage and charity. On auspicious occasions like Dhanteras and Akshaya Tritiya, customers buy gold or silver jewelry. Apart from this, people also use it for investment and other purposes. However, it is important to check its purity to ensure that you are getting value for your money. However, do you know how to check its purity (Gold purity check)?


Use Gold Testing Kit

Gold testing kits are available in the market, which can help you determine the purity of gold. These kits usually come with a testing solution. There is also a testing stone along with it. You have to scratch the gold on the stone and apply the testing solution to it. The solution will react differently depending on the purity of the gold and the kit will come with a chart showing the purity levels based on the color of the reaction. By matching it, you can easily check the purity of gold sitting at home.

Check hallmark

Hallmarking is the easiest way to check the purity of gold.

It is a quality certificate from the Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) for identification of real gold. Hallmarking on gold jewelery etc. has been made mandatory from June 2021. This guarantees that the gold you are buying is completely pure. Hallmarking is shown like a triangle. Apart from this, you should keep one more thing in mind. When you buy gold, you must ask for a bill breakup to know the cost of hallmarking on the bill. On the other hand, the purity of gold is measured in karat (K) and 24 karat gold is considered the purest. However, the purity of jewelery is usually 18-22k. Apart from this, you can also check the two marks (GF or HGP) on a piece of gold indicating its purity.

Acid test

Gold is a very special metal. It provides resistance to oxidation or alteration by acids. You can rub a gold-colored object on a jeweler's black stone, which will make the mark easily visible. Testing of traces is done by applying nitric acid and hydrochloric acid, which dissolve the traces of any object. However, this does not happen with pure gold.

Property Documents: You will not become the owner through the registry of the property, if the name is not in this document then there will be a fight.

Check density

Gold has a unique density and testing can help you determine its purity. For this, you will have to weigh the gold and then dip it in a container filled with water and check its quantity. The density of gold can be calculated by dividing its weight by its volume. The purity of gold can also be tested by comparing its density with that of pure gold.


Importance of trust

Usually, when you go to buy gold, you are not allowed to do all this testing. If a reputable seller tells you that they are offering you 99.99% pure gold, you generally believe them. You don't test every coin or every time. Know that the gold industry generally runs on trust.

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