Question by  Mary57 (75)

What does it mean when a gold pieces is marked 800?

I have a gold pieces that is marked 800.


Answer by  redmamaof5 (188)

A gold piece marked 800, is actually silver with a gold finish. This is a very rare and hard to come by piece of jewelry!


Answer by  ferfer72 (2623)

It means that the gold is 80% gold. When you buy gold, it usually isn't made up of 100% gold. 100% gold is 24 karat. 80% would be four-fifths of 24, which is 19. 2. You'll find that a lot of gold bought in Europe is marked with a 750, which is 18 karats.


Answer by  Vanasatchy (816)

When 800 is marked on a gold piece it means that it is 19. 2k and has 80% of gold in it. The karat differs from country to country and value also differs.


Answer by  KimberlyB (61)

Gold pieces have usually a marking of either the carats or how many parts pure gold per thousand parts. This also allows you to know that the gold piece is real gold,and not a fake.


Answer by  mani (813)

The marking of 800 means it contains 80% gold. It may be French 19k gold. In European gold jewelry it is marked as 18 k then it is meant that gold content in it may be 18 out of 24 parts gold

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