Features of Turkish Gold and the rule of its choice

Features of Turkish Gold and the rule of its choice

Jewelry from Turkish gold look bright and attractive. Moreover, their cost is lower than the analogues. I wonder what is so called gold purchased on the Turkish bazaar, and not in the jewelry store. Metal has samples with peculiar decodes. It is important to understand which metals are included in the alloy, and how it differs from domestic gold.

What it is?

Turkish bright yellow color immediately rushes into the eyes. As the easiest way to understand the sample. It is the stamp indicates the amount of noble metal as part of the alloy. Turkish gold corresponds to a familiar 585 sample. It looks attractive and is optimal in terms of price and quality ratio.

Habitually see the stamp in the form of three digits, however, in Turkey, the sample looks different. Gold quality is indicated in karats. Examples of comparison:

  • 24 carats – 999th sample+
  • 18 carat – 750th test+
  • 14 carat – 586th sample+
  • 9 carat – 375th sample.

I wonder what when making a purchase in the bazaar you can be deceived, and easily. For example, on the product with a breakdown of 24 carats, a red shade of alloy is visible. And this already indicates a large content of copper. If this gold is attributed to the appraiser, it will quickly establish that the metal does not correspond to the 999th sample.


Turkish gold is yellow, red, white, pink and, in general, almost any color. It all depends on the presence of additional metals in the alloy. so, Common options:

  1. Gold with silver – electronic+
  2. Aluminum with copper – “Goldin”+
  3. Blend of iron, chromium and nickel – “Belgic”+
  4. Platinum with multiple impurities – “Platinor”.

It is these alloys that can be sold as “Turkish Gold”. As well as silver with gilding can fade on bazaar counters. It is impossible to say that Turkish gold is a fake. It happens that not even any jeweler will distinguish such a product from high quality.

Additionally, it is worth noting that in Turkey simply do not have its gold. Country buys it from abroad.

Really high-quality certificate products can be purchased in Turkish jewelry stores.

Advantages and disadvantages

Turkish gold still attracts buyers. All of these ingredients in alloys determine the pros and cons of metal at the same time.

Perhaps it is worth starting with advantages. Metal has a really affordable cost. You can buy gifts not only yourself, but also close without a significant impact on the budget. True, much depends on the quality, because good gold has a higher price.

What not to take away from Turkish products, so it is an unusual design. Wonderful shapes and drawings look original and interesting. Similar can be found except in India. Jewelers other countries make more concise decorations.

Disadvantages There are Turkish Gold of Low Quality. Main cons:

  • Decorations can cause allergic reactions, dermatitis+
  • During operation, products are oxidized, losing the original gloss and color+
  • In fact, the product may not be a combination of gold, silver and copper.

If the product gives too much red, then there are a lot of copper. It will quickly oxidize due to contact with water and air. For a long time to enjoy the beauty of the product simply will not work. Over time, the decoration will become gray, spots will appear on it.

Nickel and iron in alloy often cause allergic reactions. Rashes and itching may appear. Some people have skin under the decoration begins to darken. Usually this phenomenon passes after a while after removing the product.

It is worth understanding that Turkish jewelers often combine materials in one product. Chains and bracelets may have sections of cheaper silver or copper. Visually substitution is hidden by gilding. In this case, the decoration is spoiled by the plots.

What is the difference from Russian gold?

Many people go to Turkey with hope to acquire high-quality jewelry at a low price. The desire is quite understandable. It is only worth dealing with what the affected price is actually connected. And first should clarify the concepts.

Russian gold is a yellow metal that is mined in Russia.

In the Russian Federation, gold test varies within 0-1000. So, metal marked 999 is used in chemistry. It is too plastic for other spheres. 585 test alloy 58.5% of gold, the rest is additives. They are needed to improve the strength of the finished product.

The cost directly depends on the sample – the higher it is, the more expensive the product. Silver, copper, nickel and palladium are used as additives. The color, quality, tendency to oxidation and other properties of the finished product depend on the share of concrete material. Here everything is extremely simple and understandable.

In Russia, you can buy gold products that are made according to GOST. This gives confidence as. Gold has a balanced composition, all additives are entered in a certain amount. Decorations can be used for long years without loss of quality.

In Turkey, as already mentioned, there is no mineral fossil, it is simply not mined there. Turkish gold, usually imported. All raw materials are purchased in other countries, for example, in Germany and the United States. Products from the precious metal of yellow color are sold in Turkey. The number of additional ingredients to the end is unknown. But it is precisely from this indicator that the quality and wear resistance of products.

It becomes clear that buying gold jewelry in the Russian jewelry store is more reliable.

Now the most interesting. Turkish gold cheaper than Russian precisely due to additional metals in alloy. Moreover, it is not always possible to distinguish a high-quality product from poor quality visually possible.

For example, high-quality white gold has in palladium. Turkish jewelers add nickel to alloy. Externally, everything looks beautiful, not to do what. That’s just nickel can cause serious allergic reactions. Most of the world’s jewelers do not work with this metal due to high risks. And the alloys of other colors are created in Turkey.


Turkish gold is used in the manufacture of jewelry. Specialists create decorations with an interesting design. Many unusual models are made in modern style. Examples are used by world-famous jewelers.

Most jewelry are made ornate. Greek and Byzantine motifs in combination with precious and semi-precious stones fascinate. In fairness it is worth noting that poor-quality Turkish gold is used for the manufacture of jewelry.

There are no precious metals in its composition.

How to choose ornaments?

The Turkish market lures visitors with attractive and motley decorations. Find among the whole manifolds really high-quality products are difficult, but maybe. Buy thing only after careful inspection.

  1. Need to check color homogeneity. Make sure that there is no physical damage.
  2. Particularly carefully examine the chain or bracelet. All links must be well attached. If the seams are visible, it means that the product is poor quality.
  3. Better shopping in the store. A large jewelry salon is not a complete guarantee of quality, however, the risk is significantly reduced.
  4. A simple way to check quality – on sound. You should throw the decoration on any plane and listen to the sound of the fall. Gold will hit the ringing.
  5. Massive and large ornaments simply can not be easy. Otherwise it is a low-quality alloy with cheap components.

so, Decoration should be inspected, find markings indicating Karat. Mupa significantly simplifies the procedure, so it should be taken with you. Stamp can stand on fake, but it is only the first check. You can try the decoration “tooth”. On the gold of high quality, the trace will remain, though on the soft nickel, too.

Pretty interesting check is carried out using ceramics without coating. It is enough to carry out the product with a light pressure. If the yellow band remains – the decoration is good. Fake will leave the trail of black.

You can conduct a magnetic check. True, it will not work if a magnetwasse component is used. For dough, you need a heavy and powerful magnet. Gold never magnetic.

Such an inspection in the store will not work, but it is effective. It is necessary to take a metal tank without stains, put inside the decoration and drip out nitric acid pipettes. If the color of the product has changed to green, then there is not gold in the mind. This happens only with an admixture.

Acetic check occupies literally a couple of minutes. The liquid is poured into a bowl, the product is placed there. Real gold will not change colors. Cheap alloy will dare after 120 seconds.

Iodine allows you to test Turkish gold on authenticity. You must apply one drop on the inner surface. The precious metal will not change, and the false will become dark. It is worth noting that the color of the fake can be both gray and black.

Determine gilding usually very easy. First you need to view all the ends for scuffs. In any inconspicuous place should be slightly scratched decoration. Gilding tears, and gold will remain unchanged. Often the sellers themselves stop this check because they know about fake.

If drinking water from the Cup with copper, then you can feel the metal taste. There is no such gold. And copper is quite actively reacting with oxygen. Oxidation places become dark. So you can easily distinguish the precious metal from copper.

About where you can buy high-quality gold in Turkey will tell the video below.

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