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Old 06-27-2020, 07:26 PM
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Default 10K vs 14K VDI numbers

I had a guy approach me at the lake today who lost a 14K college class ring size 11. I told him I would spend time looking for it and get it back to him if I happen to recover it. I have a 10K college class ring I found this year(unable to locate owner) but, it's a 10K. On the Simplex, it reads 64-65, the Nox hits at 20-21 I'm wondering how much of a difference the 14K will read. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:35 PM
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It might read slightly lower, it doesn't have as much alloys as 10K (nickel, copper, etc...) BUT size does matter!

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Old 06-27-2020, 07:37 PM
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[QUOTE BUT size does matter! [/QUOTE]

That's what she said lol
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:45 PM
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Originally Posted by cellrdwellr View post
It might read slightly lower, it doesn't have as much alloys as 10K (nickel, copper, etc...) BUT size does matter!
I would guess it would read slightly higher, for the same reason.
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Old 06-27-2020, 07:59 PM
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I bet it hits 21

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Old 06-28-2020, 10:41 AM
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Depending on Size, metal the gold is allowed with, and the percentage of gold it could have a vdi from anywhere on the scale from foil to zinc penny. I took 15 gold rings of various sizes (all 14k) and got 15 different vdi numbers with my machine
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Old 06-28-2020, 10:46 AM
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I have noticed that white gold doesn't give expected numbers also.

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Old 06-29-2020, 11:03 AM
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I always get higher #s with 14K than I do with 10K.

Class rings SIZE matters, though. If it's a large men's ring, then you can expect as high as penny range.

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Old 06-29-2020, 05:55 PM
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I have found a 2.3g 10K Lady's ring that rang up 11/12 and a 9 g 14K Men's ring 21 I believe. I run the 600 but do not remember which program.

Here is a video that may help. Just remember that soil conditions also affect the vdi.

https://youtu.be/P7345qtsc7s

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