If the jewelry leaves a black track on the makeup, you probably have real gold. Gold is extremely nonreactive, so real gold jewelry will never discolor your skin. But using the makeup test is a unique way to also check if it's real.
How can I test gold quickly?
One of the easiest methods of testing gold purity is the Skin Discoloration Test. Real gold won't leave any stains or spots on your skin. However, if you are wearing fake gold jewelry or handle fake gold bullion - your skin will discolor. Just hold your gold item in your hand for a couple of minutes.
How can you tell if makeup is real jewelry?
Makeup Test To do this test, apply a small amount of liquid foundation to your forehead. Rub your gold jewelry gently across your forehead and if a black streak appears, then your gold is likely to be real.
How can you tell if gold is real with household items?
Apply a few drops of white vinegar to your gold jewelry. Real gold will not change color, but vinegar can cause fake gold items to react and change color.
How can you tell if something is gold or gold plated?
Stamps and Markers One of the most reliable of these tests involves examining your jewelry for stamps and markings made by the jeweler. Not all jewelers stamp their gold but check if your item has the following markings: GP - Signifies the item is gold-plated. GEP - Signifies the item is gold electroplated.
How do you test if white gold is real?
Below are some simple ways to identify white gold:
- White gold never tarnishes. Because of rhodium coating, white gold becomes tarnish-resistant.
- Platinum is shinier and harder than white gold.
- Check for the carat stamp.
- Scratch it on a part that won't be noticeable easily.