, winterwhite11 and DCDaniel!
i know nothing about jewellery except what 9ct etc..means.
9ct is a weight. 9k is a purity.
i noticed that the clasp which has a 14k hallmark on is magnetic ,though the rest of the bracelet is not .
Anyone with a metal stamp can put 14k on something. Lobster clasps have a steel spring in them, which is OK.
i bought a acid testing kit and put a bit on the magnetic clasp and found that the gold I tested turned black
is it meant to do that? it looks awfull.
No instructions? 14k should turn light tan.
i also put some solution on the fine filligre part and the gold has gone a darkish brown colour plus acid has eaten through gold and 1 fine link has come away from clasp .
Doesn't sound good.
my bracelet looks awfull with the black and brown colouring.
do you think bracelet is gold or not?
From what you say, no, but remember, no one here has a clue if you know what you're doing.
1 clasp marked 14k is magnetic ans other clasp end also marked 14k and main bracelet is not magnetic...
I have ruined my bracelet and also have loads of yellow marks on my hand where I got acid on me..
It'll wear off as new skin grows out in a week or two.
thankyou for any advice.
When f***ing with acid, wear a rubber. Glove.