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It should be, however a claim of 24 karatage is not a guarantee as under-karating in countries outside the US is common. What that means is the gold content may not be as high as claimed or stamped on the piece of jewelry. As this is difficult to detect at the point of purchase there is a chance for the unscruplous to sell gold that is of slightly less gold content than stated. In the US precious metal contents are closely regulated, HOWEVER I have seen and tested gold jewelry in the US that was of probable foreign manufacture (and this is a big segment of the commercial grade market) that was under-karated. For example, wedding rings stamped 14 kt. that tested 13.5 kt. (I am not saying that all foreign jewelry is under-karated only that it is a possibility.) The only practical way to know for sure is to have the gold tested by an electronic gold tester that a good jeweler/goldsmith may have. Jewelry made in Europe conforms to the same high standards as US made jewelry.

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