Anyone know how to tell real platinum vs fake?

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  1. PoPPeR

    PoPPeR Diamond Member

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    it's a platinum chain. I was just wondering what the differences were (if you can tell from how heavy it is, or if it reacts to certain things, etc.) between fake and real platinum
     
  2. mugs

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    I guess you could weigh, it figure out the volume based on how much water it displaces, and compare the density of the chain to the actual density of platinum (look it up on the Internet). Then run around naked yelling "Eureka!"
     
  3. DaWhim

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    use AMD will solve the problem.
     
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    look for a PLAT or platinum marking on the clasp?
     
  6. EvilYoda

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    The sheen of the metal, along with the weight and softness should be pretty unique...if nothing else, take it to a jewelry shop for a quick question or an appraiser and ask.

    How do you come across a platinum band, anyway?
     
  7. JEDI

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    can u tell the diff bet platinum and silver?
     
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    i'm using an AMD cpu right now and it ain't helping me comprehend your post
     
  9. Chaotic42

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    That's what I'd do.
     
  10. PoPPeR

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    well it was a little easier then that. I just looked up the marking that I found on it (heh) and googled it. Low and behold, the marking is the name of a big jewelry exporter. I dunno if its platinum or not but I know where it came from at least.
     
  11. Chaotic42

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    Just fill a kitchen measuring cup with exactly 1 cup of water, put the chain in, and measure the new water level.

    Then weigh it. You should get 21450 kg/m^3.
     
  12. DaWhim

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    how hard to comprehend it? so you don't need to bother with intel. :p
     
  13. PoPPeR

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    The only things I have available to weigh stuff is a human weight scale thing. This will have to wait for now
     
  14. Chaotic42

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    Just accelerate it to 1km/s in a vacuum, then find out how much energy it took to do that, then you'll know its mass.
     
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    Torch it Platinum doesn't oxidize and it has a very high melting point.
     
  17. PoPPeR

    PoPPeR Diamond Member

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    I think I'll just take it in to my nearest jewelry shop thx :D