How Do You Use Vinegar to Find Out If a Ring Is Real Gold or Not?

By Connie s Owens

Vinegar is a versatile cleaner used around the house, in boats and cars, and in foods. Corn alcohol is mixed with other nutrients and fermented to create white vinegar or a form of ascetic acid. You can use vinegar to find out if a ring is real gold or not. You can also use white vinegar to clean metals.

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Gold wedding bands.

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Glass cups.

Step 1

Pour the white vinegar into your glass cup. Do not add water.

Step 2

Place the gold ring into the cup of white vinegar.

Step 3

Let the gold ring sit in the cup of white vinegar for approximately 15 minutes.

Step 4

Remove the gold ring and rinse with water. Real gold will shine while fake gold will change colors in reaction to the ascetic acid.