One of the most difficult tasks that you need to do when you want to sell scrap gold is to find out whether your valuables are real gold or not. Years ago my cousin learned the hard way that not everything you’re told in life is the truth, especially when it comes to jewelry.
One of the simplest ways to see if your jewelry is real gold is by looking for a stamped mark that says, 10k, 14k or 18k. Another way is by scratching the surface of the item with a sharp item. If the item’s texture cracks or flakes, it’s not real.
And finally, an old tried and true method is to wear the piece if possible. If it turns your skin green, it’s not real gold. Of course if you’re still unsure whether your treasure is worth trying to sell as scrap gold, you can always take it to a professional and have them evaluate it for you.
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Sell Gold Guide