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Old 01-20-2021, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by BB67 View post
10K gold in eyes of the Jewelry world is barely considered gold. Sure if it's processed then you have a small amount of pure gold. My point is the alloy mixed with the pure gold is what gives you the higher conductive numbers. 10-karat gold consists of 10 parts gold and 14 parts other metals such as copper, silver, nickel and who knows what else if it was a machine made ring from a large company who most likely out sources their materials(dare I say from China??).

That's why gold rings up all over the VDI scale from foil to zincoln.
^^ good post ^^

Yes, even though gold is a high conductor (in pure 24k form) it's the alloys (and varying sizes of our particular gold objects) that give them TID's all over the conductive scale.

While it's rare, there can actually be big fat men's gold rings (like college rings, or whatever) that can read all the way up nearly copper penny !

And pure gold rings (that some Asian cultures make) will read at penny/dime, EVEN when the ring is small. But we're not likely to find those in the USA that often.
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