Frequently Asked Questions | Goldanalytix

Here you find answers to the most frequently asked questions on all topics related to precious metal testing. The questions and answers are neatly arranged according to key topics - so you can find what you are looking for very quickly.

Can test devices confirm the authenticity of precious metals non-destructively?

All Goldanalytix testers measure physical properties of the item being tested. It is easy for counterfeiters to imitate a single physical property, such as the density of gold with a wolfram core. However, the substitute materials or alloys are so unique in their characteristics that the imitation of another physical parameter, such as electrical conductivity, is unsuccessful. In order to obtain certainty, we therefore always recommend a combination of methods for checking authenticity. Starting with calipers and precision scales (coarse density estimation) to density scales (for imperfectly cylindrical or cuboid objects) to conductivity measurement or magnetic testing to ultrasonic measurement. All measuring methods have their justification depending on the application purpose and can effectively protect you against counterfeiting.

HERE you will find information on which device for non-destructive precious metal testing is right for you.