base metal tag on a gold chain-why?

Discussion in 'Jewelry' started by shamster, Apr 17, 2024.

  1. shamster

    shamster Well-Known Member

    It's me with my silly question on this 9ct gold chain again. So, I actually burnt my thumb to proof the innocence of this chain, and with so many links tested with acid I can finally confirm this is solid gold, almost one step away from dipping it into a bowl of acid! But one strange thing remains: there's a tiny tag soldered to the first link, where you would expect a purity tag. But that tag is obviously base metal and reacts violently with acid.

    If it's a solid gold tag on a fake chain, logically makes sense to me. But why a base metal tag on a solid gold chain? Has anyone seen anything similar? 1.jpg 2.jpg 3.jpg 4.jpg
     
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  2. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Please wear gloves next time!:nailbiting::nurse:
    Yay!
     
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  3. shamster

    shamster Well-Known Member

    Lol it's avenging against me for my mistrust
     
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  4. Any Jewelry

    Any Jewelry Well-Known Member

    Did it spit at you?!:eek:
     
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