Fake gold. But.....real!!
Welcome guest, is this your first visit?
Member
Discoveries
 
Results 1 to 6 of 6
Like Tree8Likes
  • 7 Post By Turbo21
  • 1 Post By CRUSADER

Thread: Fake gold. But.....real!!

« Prev Thread | Next Thread »
  1. #1

    Jun 2014
    Eurotek pro
    1,060
    1491 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)

    Fake gold. But.....real!!

    I got out with a friend yesterday to hit a few tot lots. Spent about 2 hrs digging

    When we got to the last spot I parked my buddy by staging a gold ring for him to dig up. Laughs were had and we continued digging. A few minutes later he says he found a gold chain. Too bad it's rusty lol

    The joke was on him though. It is marked 14k. And. The clasp and connector are real gold. So it may not be much. But my buddy finally dug his first gold

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1436791361.864597.jpg 
Views:	119 
Size:	1.25 MB 
ID:	1186850
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	ImageUploadedByTreasureNet.com1436791385.702542.jpg 
Views:	121 
Size:	788.6 KB 
ID:	1186851

  2. #2
    us
    Rust never rests

    Mar 2009
    Sunman Indiana
    Whites XLT MINELAB SE
    3,458
    3140 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    Now how often could that occur ?With a gold clasp with junk chain ,huh?

  3. #3
    Quote Originally Posted by thrifty76now View Post
    Now how often could that occur ?With a gold clasp with junk chain ,huh?
    Not very as its a fake Italy mark, very common, I'm afraid to say.

    On the plus side he is still looking for a better oone.
    AARC likes this.
    TOO BUSY TO DETECT,YOU'RE TOO BUSY!!!

    'Time isn't money it's finds, unless your finds are money' 08/12/17
    'No good comes from thinking about how much time we waste detecting, as wasted time is good soul time' 25/06/08
    A real man thinks about detecting every 6 seconds.
    'They look over their shoulder, I look to the ground' 30/09/12
    We can not understand ourselves unless we understand our HISTORY.
    I open my prezzies out of lumps of mud. 02/10/19
    PMA:Positive MetalDetecting Attitude.
    ONE LIFE - DETECT IT

  4. #4
    us
    Jun 2012
    MA
    M-6, pro pointer, pistol probe
    14,269
    14871 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    It's bad enough finding glitzy fake stuff, but that really adds insult to injury!

    I know it's rusted but give it a lemon juice soak anyhow, no harm.
    I had a bracelet that was badly discolored missing the clasp I thought was junk, just for the heck of it I soaked it in lemon juice over night, it turned out to be the real thing.

  5. #5
    us
    Jan 2012
    MS, Lynchberg
    XP DEUS
    1,281
    2543 times
    Relic Hunting
    Banner Finds (1)
    Quote Originally Posted by CRUSADER View Post
    Not very as its a fake Italy mark, very common, I'm afraid to say.

    On the plus side he is still looking for a better oone.
    Yup, there is a lot of fake gold out there marked and marketed as real gold.
    if someone off the street ever tries to sell you gold jewelry at an unbelievable low price, remember the old saying. "If its too good to be true, it probably isn't".
    Im only saying this because I had a friend that bought a few supposedly gold necklaces that were marked as gold for like 40 dollars in a grocery store parking lot once. He thought he got a great deal until he took em to a jeweler and had them tested. Lesson learned the hard way.
    Another day older and deeper in debt.

  6. #6
    us
    ARC

    Aug 2014
    Bahia Espiritu Santo de Tampa - La Florida
    JW 8X V.2 - ML X2 - VP 580
    20,437
    50144 times
    All Types Of Treasure Hunting
    It is done to "pass off" the "grift"...

    See works like this...
    Chain is sold as real...
    If tested ... testie will usually test at that point of chain as to not mark up chain part.

    Test is good.

    I see it constantly...
    Lately there has been a rash of fake silver jewelry... all marked 925...
    But nothing more than plated bunk metal...
    Just saw a killer fake Tiffany ring... marked to high heaven and back... looked perfect.
    Tested bunk.

    Fake jewelry is a huge market.
    Last edited by AARC; Jul 13, 2015 at 03:54 PM.
    Have permission... Fill holes... Dispose of trash. - The Random Chat Thread - http://www.treasurenet.com/forums/ev...en-24-7-a.html

 

 

Sponsored Links

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

Similar Threads

  1. Fake gold and real diamond!!!
    By Turbo21 in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 60
    Last Post: Dec 24, 2014, 03:40 PM
  2. FAKE OR REAL? 1878 U.S. $3 Gold
    By JSMITH in forum Coins
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: Nov 19, 2014, 09:45 PM
  3. real or fake gold, how do i know?
    By thing in forum Precious Metal Prices
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: Dec 25, 2013, 01:43 PM
  4. Fake coin - but oh so real Gold!
    By PKennett in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 35
    Last Post: Jan 30, 2011, 11:04 AM
  5. Fake diamonds,fake emerald,real gold
    By kane23 in forum Today's Finds!
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: Jul 03, 2008, 04:08 PM
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v4.3.0