Planning for some gold jewelry? Well, you must be careful and go for the purity test since there are many fake ones around. Below are given some tips to verify the validity of your gold piece. The experts say that a pure gold item cannot be too dull or too shiny.

Besides, you can take the help of an electronic carat reader since gold is measured in carats. Gold in its purest form is a weak metal and is usually mixed with the other metals to make it stronger. Just put the piece on the tester and get its carats. Remember a 24 carat measurement is the purest form.

Then you can also go for the acid test since gold is known to be non-reactive to acids. Just pour a few drops of hydrochloric acid or nitric acid to check the degree of change in the piece which would determine the rate of mixture.