Jewelry, Gems, & Minerals/is it real

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Ken wrote at 2014-04-01 16:16:14
You say the mark is 18K CE.  Are you 1,000% sure it is not 18K HGE??  Because if it is HG and not just C, then the ring is not gold (check with a strong magnet always no matter what the marks are), but is instead just gold plated.




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David Foard F.G.A.A.

Expertise

How Jewelry and Gemstones are Valued or Appraised. This includes items made in Silver, Gold or Platinum set with most gemstones including diamond, sapphire and ruby, emerald, topaz, opal, pearls, tanzanite and most precious and semi-precious gemstones. The Valuation and Appraisals of Antique, Secondhand, Vintage and Fine Old Jewelry - But NOT Costume or fashion jewellery.

Experience

Over 35 years in the Jewelry Industry, specializing in Antique and Estate items. Qualified Fellow of the Gemological Association of Australia (F.G.A.A.) and former Member of the Valuers Council (now retired). Former Teacher at Wollongong University and other colleges

Organizations
now running the Jewelry Appraisal Center where anyone can do their own appraisals ONLINE.

Publications
Many Articles published around the Web on the subject of Jewelry Valuation and Appraisals. Expert Author at ezinearticles.com and writer of the successful 'How to Value your Jewelry from Home or Work' series of courses and books.

Education/Credentials
Qualified Gemmologist 1986
Fellow of the Gemological Association
Registered Jewelry Valuer 1987
Former Member of the Jewellery and Allied Trades Valuers Council

Awards and Honors
Winner of many writing awards in both fiction and non-fiction. Member of the Australian Society of Authors.

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