• How do you tell the difference between silver, white gold and platinum jewellery, simply by looking at them?

    Thanks guys, but beside markings, is there a way to tell simply by how the metal looks?

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    8 thoughts on “How do you tell the difference between silver, white gold and platinum jewellery, simply by looking at them?

    • Rachellie says:

      YOU read the numbers inside my dear. Its quite simple.

    • Goose says:

      You become a metallurgist I’m afraid. Or a jeweller.

    • Indy500 says:

      Silver should have 925 stamped on it. . . platinum has 950 stamped on it.

    • roxyknox88 says:

      look for the markings inside or on the clasp –

      silver will be marked: . 925
      gold should read: 10, 14, 18, 24 followed by a K
      platinum should have: plat or PT

      **more info on platinum: Jewelry that contains at least 950 parts per thousand of pure platinum may be marked or described as “Platinum”

      Jewelry that contains 850, 900 or 950 parts per thousand of pure platinum may be marked “Plat” or “Pt” if a number is used in front of the term to disclose the amount of pure platinum in the mix, such as
      “850 Plat” or “850 Pt”, or
      “950 Plat” or “950 Pt”

      Jewelry that contains at least 950 parts per thousand of platinum group metals, with at least 500 parts per thousand of the total pure platinum, may be marked as platinum as long as the numbers of each metal are disclosed. For instance,
      “600 Pt. 350 Ir. ” or 600 Plat. 350 Irid. ” for 600 parts pure platinum and 350 parts iridium
      “550Pt. 350Pd. 50Ir. ” or “550Plat. 350Pall. 50Irid. ” for 550 parts pure platinum, 350 parts palladium and 50 parts iridum

    • warriorbabe says:

      Every piece of jewelery that is gold,white gold and platinum is stamped(engraved) with 24 kt. g or__kt. g which means the number of karats of gold that it is. Sterling silver is usually marked ster. sv. ,gold is also gold in color,white gold and platinum are marked to show the difference.

    • JFS says:

      If you have three items, one of each metal, and all three are (near) new and clean, you really can’t tell simply by appearance.

    • Swan Crazy Dot says:

      Look at them! You can usually tell (if the quality is good. ) browse these and others and I think you will see what I mean.
      http://www. letsbuygold. co. uk
      www. goldsmiths. co. uk
      sheridan-designs. co. uk

    • cherrypinkplum says:

      silver has a milky appearance, white gold is just that, it still has a ‘gold’ appearance, platinum is different just because of how the other 2 look.

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