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    Yes, take them to a jeweler. I am one and I could tell you in 5 minutes if I had access to the pieces. I have stamps on my bench for 10k,14k,18k,sterling,.925,.999 that I use on my jewelry and my hand poured ingots daily. They can be had on Ebay or Amazon or a million other places for about $15. I am an honest person and even test MY OWN jewelry before stamping just to be sure I am not making a mistake. I could easily take a fake chain and stamp it 10k in less than a minute... plenty of people would have no problem doing that sadly. The story sounds shady, but I cant go off that. Maybe the items are stolen, maybe it was his and the guy was in a bind and needed quick cash, maybe the jewelry is fake and he took you. Any competent jeweler can test the gold and diamonds for you with no trouble and possibly even at no cost. Stamps on jewelry or tags etc really are no guarantee, you should only do business with legitimate dealers... or invest in a testing kit. I hope you scored, but my money is on fakes. It's a valuable lesson, but an expensive way to learn it. Good luck and I hope you will report back!

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    If the turn out to be fake you should return them to the store he stole them from.

    Then seek out the dude that sold them , try to get a refund?

    Nah, that won't work...
    Liberty is the Freedom to do the next Right thing.

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    Didnt it cross your mind why he would be selling a $28000 ring for less than 1% of the *price tag? Everything about this screams con....from the stamps to the price tags to the nature of the sale.

    Good luck

    Chub
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    Best of luck to you. Be careful from now on.
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    I had a friend that owned a pawn shop back in the day. I used to hang out in his store when I wasn't Busy. Had a guy come in with a roll of 14K gold stock chain for making necklaces. My buddy looked at it and tested it and it was of course fake. The guy said he had more rolls in his car and could he borrow my friends acid to test it and bring back any roll that was real. My buddy said sure and he laughed after he was gone. He told me that the guy was going to pour out the acid and put water in his bottle and come back with the same roll. Sure enough the guy came back My buddy tested that roll with the acid that was returned and whaLaaa tested positive for gold. The guy smiled then my buddy Grabbed another bottle of acid and it disappeared right before the guys eyes. My buddy then looked at him and asked him if he thought he was born yesterday? Told the guy that his face was on camera and that he would be alerting all pawn shops and calling the police. Which all was done after the guy fled. Con men are VERY tricky and will stop at nothing to get your money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samanthy View Post
    Even if a gold chain is stamped with a Karat number it does not guarantee that the piece is solid gold.
    I thought anything less than 24kt is not solid gold.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fistfulladirt View Post
    I thought anything less than 24kt is not solid gold.
    24K is pure gold and 14k is a little more than half gold
    the term solid refers to the fact that the alloy is 100% as opposed to plate rolled gold gold filled etc which is the alloy layered over another metal like nickel or copper
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuberale View Post
    All of them: the rings, the gold necklaces: had price tags. The 3-carat ring had a tag from Zale's, which is where I got my last diamond ring from.

    Everything had 14K markings on them.
    still with the tag on it, for $150. He offered it to me for $200, but I only had $150 on me at the time. The 3-carat ring still had a price tag of $28,000 on it! I am a retired newspaper person, so I kind of suspect these were stolen. But there was nothing in the news in the past month or 2. Comments?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BAILYTA View Post
    still with the tag on it, for $150. He offered it to me for $200, but I only had $150 on me at the time Bluestacks Lucky Patcher Kodi. The 3-carat ring still had a price tag of $28,000 on it! I am a retired newspaper person, so I kind of suspect these were stolen. But there was nothing in the news in the past month or 2. Comments?
    still with the tag on it, for $150. He offered it to me for $200, but I only had $150 on me at the time. The 3-carat ring still had a price tag of $28,000 on it! I am a retired newspaper person, so I kind of suspect these were stolen. But there was nothing in the news in the past month or 2. Comments?

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    Have a jeweler or pawn shop test them,...then come back and let us know what you found out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Samanthy View Post
    Even if a gold chain is stamped with a Karat number it does not guarantee that the piece is solid gold.
    You can buy the punch tools that will mark jewelry with the 14K mark and others. ╦╦C
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    I try to use this saying when buying stuff for any resale or money making. "Don't buy stuff you don't know about unless you like to learn life's lessons the hard way". Been burned over and over by this, but I still generally stick to it. Realized that a smart phone is a great tool to check things out before I do any buying. Many times you can find what you thought was real on ebay selling as a fake. Or, you will find you were about to pay too much because you thought what you were buying was rare, only to find out there were 50 of them on ebay. Use that phone before making the jump. It will save you some $$.
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