The Golden Touch Electronic Gold Tester will also establish if the tested jewelry is of 22K 18K 14K or 9K gold. Easy user friendly instructions are included with each unit. Instructions are also printed on the inside cover of the unit. It is packed in an attractive box and also contains a package of 50 test strips. Each strip is good for several tests. After use, the marks on the strip will completely disappear within a few hours, and the same strip can be reused for testing. Additional packages of 50 strips can be purchased for $7.50 per package. Please click here for additional technical information.
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Technical Information for the Golden Touch Electronic Gold Tester
The gold is tested through an electromagnetic molecular process using electrically charged metal plates. A positively charged clip is connected to the tested jewelry, while the metal plate under the strip is negatively charged. When the tested jewelry comes in contact with the impregnated test strip, gold atoms are transferred to the strip. There will be no reaction to other metals. The amount of gold transferred to the strip is minuscule.
How to test if an item is solid gold or plated:
At Test Position, touch the edge of the jewelry to the strip, hold it for 2-3 seconds and then slide it slowly across the test strip. If the jewelry is gold, between 9 - 24K, a visible light-brownish line will continue all the way across the strip. If the jewelry is gold-plated, you will see only a very small brownish spot or short line. The length of the line will depend on the thickness of the plating. Pure gold and high karat gold will leave a beautiful orange-yellow colored line. 18 karat and under will leave a brownish line, and a dark brown line will show for the lower grades. But the coloring of the lines is not necessary to know the grade.
To establish the grade of the gold:
Using the rotary switch will help you establish the karat grade. First, turn the dial to a higher grade setting and test the gold. Gradually decrease the dial's grade setting until a line is made. The grade setting at which you see the first continuous line will be the grade of the gold. For example, 14K will not leave a line on 22 or 18K but it will leave on 14K, as well as the lower dial settings. Read and follow the instructions (below) carefully.
The test strip is non-toxic and long-lasting. Even after a long period of time, it can continue to be used for testing. We recommend that the strips are kept in the accompanying plastic box for longer usage and better results. The marks on the strip will disappear in a few hours, and it can be reused on both sides. Additional packages of 50 test strips strips can be supplied by Clicking Here.
The Golden Touch gold tester is very simple to operate. No previous knowledge of electronics is necessary, provided you follow instructions carefully and spend a short time practicing to become familiar with the functions.
The tester has been adjusted according to the USA gold standard.
USER MANUAL / INSTRUCTIONS
The “Golden Touch” tester will establish if the jewelry is of solid gold or only plated with a thin layer of gold and if it is 22K 18K 14K or 9K. After a short practice you will be familiar with the functions, and will receive reliable test results.
1. Install a 9 volt alkaline battery.
2. Open case cover by lifting cover lock (1) marked open.
3. Turn black screw (8) anti clock wise. Window frame will move up.
4. Place test strip under the window, turn screw clock-wise, until window is locked on the strip.
5. Turn rotary switch (3) to test position and slide switch (6) to on position. Red light will turn on.
6. Pull out cable (7) and fasten clip (5) to the jewelry.
Test: Press the edge of the jewelry lightly to the test strip and hold it for 2-3 seconds, to establish a proper electro-chemical reaction, then gently and slowly slide along. If it contains gold (between 9 and 24 karat), it will draw a brownish line. Plated jewelry may leave at the beginning a short line without continuation. Repeat the test with any jewelry in doubt.
Karat Grade: To determine the grade of gold, turn the rotary switch to the highest grade (22K). If jewelry leaves a brownish line, it is 22K. If not, turn it to the next lower grade (18K, 14K, or 9K). The first clear line will determine the grade of gold.
Test Strip: If the strip is full of lines, release the window screw and move the strip to expose unused space, or replace the strip. The brownish lines will disappear after a few hours and the test strip can be reused on either side.
If the tester is not in use, move the switch to off position. Return the cable to the compartment and clip it to its holder. Remove the test strip to avoid corrosion of the metal plate.
Replace the battery if red light becomes weak or does not turn on.
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Q: What technology the Golden Touch Electronic Gold Tester use to determine gold content?
A: The Golden Touch Electronic Gold Tester uses a molecular process of electrical currents to determine if an item is solid gold or gold plated and also can tell the grade of the gold. The electrode is attached to the gold and when the gold piece with the electrode attached is drawn across the test strip, it will leave a thin line. No gel is needed, so the jewelry is not damaged in any way.
Q: How does the Golden Touch gold tester show if the gold is solid or plated?
A: When the Golden Touch tester is in test mode, any jewelry that is solid gold will leave a long continuous line. If it is only gold plated, there will only be a very short line or mark since there is not enough gold to leave a longer line (it is not necessary to know which color it is).
Q: How do I test the grade of the gold?
A: To test the grade of gold, first turn the dial to a higher grade setting and test the gold. For example, try testing the gold at 22K. If a continuous line is made, then this is the grade of the gold. If no line is made, or only small marks are made, gradually decrease the dial's grade setting until a line is made. The grade setting at which you see the first continuous line will be the grade of the gold. For example, 14K will not leave a line on 22K or 18K, but it will leave a line on 14K. Please note that higher karat gold will leave a distinctive line at lower karat settings as well, but lower karat gold will not leave a distinctive line, at a higher karat setting.
Q: Does your product damage the finish of the gold being tested in any way? Are any marks left on the surface area being tested?
A: No, there are no marks left on the tested surface. The jewelry does not get tarnished or damaged at all when testing. Golden Touch Technology
guarantee that the jewelry or any gold piece will be in the same condition as it was before testing.
Q: What is the difference between the colored lines made on the test strip?
A: Higher grade gold will leave a light yellow-orange colored line. Lower grades will leave a darker brown line, getting darker as the grade decreases. However, the color of the line is not necessary to know the grade.
Q: Does it work on white gold and silver too?
A: The gold tester many times can distinguish between white gold and silver. While the tester will not react to silver, i.e. it will not leave a line, an item of white gold will leave a line if the it is manufactured by mixing in it different metals to turn it to white gold. Only if the gold is plated by a white metal (usually it is Rhodium) the tester will not react since it does not have the contact to the gold.
Q: How accurate is Golden Touch? i.e. would a thick gold-plated finish fool the tester?
A: The test results are accurate, similar to the test made by acids. When there is a suspicion that the plating is thicker than usual, it is advisable to go over the same place a few times. If the tester will show you 14K, you can rely on it that it is 14K.
Q: What is the lifespan of the test strips? Can I order extra? What is the cost per unit of the strips and how many are there?
A: The test strips can be used on both sides. After a short time, the marks of the previous tests disappear and the strips can be reused, so the 50 strips we originally supply will last a long time. We can also supply you with additional packs of 50 strips for $7.50 per package.
Q: We go to several auctions each year to buy and sell. Does your gold tester give accurate, fast results, and is it portable?
A: Our Golden Touch electronic gold tester is portable (a little larger than 2 cigarette boxes). It works on a 9v battery. It can distinguish in seconds if the jewelry is plated or solid gold, and will also establish the grade of the gold.
Q: Where are the Golden Touch testers made?
A: The testers are made in the USA.
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Golden Touch Gold Tester Test strips in the plastic case