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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The Number One Gold Buying Mistake
Chains are the number one gold buying mistake, and they are the most common fakes we see here at Stebgo Metals. Chains are a little harder to test and when the piece is a sterling/gold plate variety (Vermeil) they often have a “feel” close to a real gold chain. Because these fake gold chains are heavy, buying just one can cost you hundreds or even thousands of dollars.