You can find a real treasure at your local swap meet or flea market, but how do you know if you’re getting a good deal on genuine gold? There are a few ways to determine whether the gold you’re holding in your hands is real or fake. For instance, look for discoloration near the edges and clasps of gold jewelry, as this indicates fake gold. Real gold is heavy and dense, so light jewelry may not in fact be real gold. For more tips, watch this short video clip.
Of course, the best way to determine whether gold is genuine or not is to have the questionable item examined by a gold dealer. If you want to authenticate a piece of gold jewelry, bring it to the gold experts here at Coins of the Realm in Gaithersburg, MD. Visit our website to learn more about our gold appraisal services, or call us at (301) 340-1640 to speak with one of our gold and collectible coin experts.