how we test your gold.

We're licensed and insured… we do it the right way…
no confusing tricks.

Having the ability to test the purity of gold is important for anyone who is involved with buying or selling gold. A jewelry item that is stamped as 10k, 14k or 18k does not mean that it actually contains that type of gold. It is a reality that fakes exist in the gold market, particularly since gold jewelry has virtually no regulation or oversight. Sometimes a lower quality of gold will be stamped with a higher grade marking, or other times it may not be gold at all, but rather layered with gold in such a way that it is not immediately apparent that it is a plated item. To protect your investment against forgeries and to make sure you are getting the gold you pay for, it is important to test the purity of the gold. Lavdas Jewelry can perform a quick and accurate chemical test which and will not harm your jewelry.

These steps can help you determine if your gold is real, and possibly what the true purity is. There are many suggested ways to test gold, Lavdas Jewelers will test your gold for free and in the safest manner possible.

Step-by-step process how we test your gold.


Step 1:

We will look for any markings on the piece for authentication. 8k, 14k, 18k, etc.



Step 2:

We will make a mark on the "stone" with your jewelry. This leaves a marking in which we can use to perform the acid test. This guarantees you acid will never touch your actual jewelry.



Step 3:

We test the gold marking samples with gold testing acid. This will determine the karat and if indeed it is real gold or not. If the acid dissolves the marking it is not real gold.



Step 4:

We will weigh the jewelry in grams.



Step 5:

We will calculate the weight to the daily gold market and offer you the highest price. Guaranteed. It's that quick and simple.





Lavdas… The family name you can trust.