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== == White gold is "labeled" by the karat weight on the inner rim of the ring....ex: 10K, 14K, etc... Also, real gold will leave a black mark on your face if wearing base makeup...so I have always been told and found to be true as I only wear white gold or silver...I personally do not like yellow gold.

Adding to prior response; Marks on a piece generally don't mean much unless purchased from a reputable jeweler.

Buy a nitric acid testing kid and follow the instructions.

Also try using a magnet on the piece, if it's attracted to a magnet- don't bother buying the rest kit, it's not real.

Another way to tell between silver and gold- Silver is slightly more gray, gold has a brighter shine to it, silver will tarnish fairly quickly (5-20 years)- gold takes 100+ years to tarnish.

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