A few years back some fakes of this nature appeared on the market. Some of our clients have recently notifieded us that they are seeing them again, so we did a little research and checked our files on fake silver bars that have come through the refinery over the last few years.
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Stebgo Alert 18KW Fake Chains Encountered. We have had another group of 18KW fake chainscome into our facility. This particular style of 18KW fake chainwas hitting the pawn shops and jewelry stores a little over a year ago. The fake chainis a Stainless/Chromium mix that is not magnetic and does not react with nitric acid at all. They are generally, heavy men’s styles, and are often stamped 18K or 750. Some have had a stamp that says Italy but we have not seen one with a manufacturer’s hallmark.