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How To Tell If Your Jewelry is Real

K
Fine
%
Notes
24
999
99.9
Pure
24
990
99.9
Minimum allowed
22
916
91.6
Indian Subcontinent
21
875
87.5
Arabic Countries
(19.2)
800
80.0
Standard in Portugal
18
750
75.0
Standard caratage
14
585
58.5
1583/58.3% in USA
10
417
41.7
Minimum in USA
9
375
37.5
UK standard
8
333
33.3
Minimum in Germany
*The carat (abbreviation ct, k, or kt) is a measure of the purity of gold alloys. In the U.S. and Canada, the spelling karat is used.
KP= Karat Plum or exact Karat (NOT K.P., Karat Plate)
Platinum
(Looks like white gold)
PLAT of Platine Platinum
PT900
Platinum 90%
PT950
Platinum 95%
Silver
Sterling
.925% silver
.925
.925% silver
(Silver can also be .800, .835, and .900)
.999
99.9% silver

How To Tell If Your Jewelry is Fake

Stamp
Meaning
Electroplate
Thin plate
GP or G.P.
Gold Plated
GEP or G.E.P.
Gold Electro Plated
H.G.E.P.
Heavy Gold Electro Plate
EP or E.P.
Electro Plated
RGP or R.G.P.
Rolled Gold Plated
20m
20 micron plate
G20m
20 micron plate
Gold Flash
Electroplate
Plaque
Electroplate
GS
Gold Shell (Gold covering another metal)
K.P.
Karat Plate
Vermeil
Gold Plating over sterling silver
Argent
Gold Plating over sterling silver
Gold Wash
Gold Plating over some metal
925 or .925
Gold Plating over sterling silver
.800(?)
Silver or 19.2K white gold from Portugal (TEST)
835, .900
These are all silver markings, never white gold
GF or 14kGF
Golf Filled
1/10 or 1/20
Fraction of gold (Eg. 1/10 12K)
GL or G.L.
Gold layered
Silver Plate
Silver plated base metal
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