Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel
Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel
Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel
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Troytest 4-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium and steel

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SUMMARY

TRADE ONLY! Anyone over the age of 18 may buy acids for testing precious metals as part of their trade / business / profession (e.g. retail jewellers, antiques shop, auction house, pawnbrokers). See "Restrictions" for more information. 

Four-bottle tester, tests for all carats of gold and also silver (identical to the QUICKTEST-3), plus a fourth bottle for white metals (white gold, platinum, steel and palladium).

Each acid changes colour when applied, and the colour (and the speed of the reaction) tells you what the metal is.

To download the instruction manual click here.

To read about various methods of testing gold click here to read the article.

DETAIL

Troytest is the 'original' precious metal tester, invented in 1949.  Quicktest bought Troytest in 2008.

Each bottle contains enough fluid for 100 to 150 tests (the 'use-by' date is printed on each label). Each bottle is transparent so that you can see how much fluid remains.

Accessories: steel needle file, powerful neodymium magnet, instructions booklet, chart (indicator disc), test-papers, polishing paper, copper sample. They all fit inside a secure (lockable) wooden box with the bottles.

The first bottle tells you if the metal is 9ct or not gold ('base' metal) or better than 9ct. It has a shelf life of 1 to 2 years (the date is printed on the bottle). 

The second bottle tells you if the metal is 14ct, 18ct, 22ct or 24ct (and it's accurate enough to gauge 'in between' these readings). It has a shelf life of up to 2 years (the date is printed on the bottle).

The third bottle tests for silver (Sterling, 925 grade or 'continental' .800). It has a shelf life of up to 2 years (the date is printed on the bottle).

The fourth bottle (known as the 'green' bottle or the 'platinum' bottle) is for white metals so that you can distinguish white gold, platinum, Palladium and steel. It has a shelf life of about 1 year (the date is printed on the bottle).

The reactions are very clear, you don't have to distinguish between green, grey and brown.  

VIDEOS

Preparation, , click here to play the video

- good to see this if you have never used testing acids before.

Using the bottles, click here to play the video - can't get the lid off?

- don't know what to do next?

Not gold, click here to play the video

- the reaction on non-gold

9ct, click here to play the video - testing non-gold / 9ct. click here to play the video

18ct, ! click here to play the video

White metals, click here to play the video - don't be caught out, steel can seem like 18ct white gold

- platinum and Palladium

- silver

Play all the videos at once, click here to play the video


RESTRICTIONS

RESTRICTIONS ON SALES

Anyone over the age of 18 may buy acids for testing precious metals as part of their trade / business / profession. That includes organisations, large companies, small businesses, individual traders working from home, even collectors who trade by buying  and selling.

If  none of the above apply, you will need an EPP licence from the Home OfficeThis is because acids can be used for making explosives.

RESTRICTIONS ON SHIPPING

We can only ship by road, to destinations covered by the UPS Dangerous Chemicals service. That includes nearly all of mainland Britain and most of mainland Europe.

We cannot ship by sea. That includes any island, unless it's connected to mainland Britain or mainland Europe by a road bridge.

We cannot ship by air. That includes some parts of the Highlands, all of Ireland (North and South) and anywhere outside Europe. This is because UPS do not operate a road service to these destinations, parcels go by air. 

SAFETY + DISCLAIMER

SAFETY

The fluids are acid, you will need a steady hand and good eyesight. Acids must be kept well away from children and stored upright in a cool place. If this is not possible DO NOT buy this product. Download our 4-page plain-English guide to safety.  The full COSHH data sheets (114 pages) are available upon request.

DISCLAIMER

All equipment and materials must be used in conjunction with the user's skill, knowledge and experience. Under no circumstances shall QUICKTEST be liable for direct or indirect loss sustained in connection with any item. It is your responsibility to regularly check equipment against known samples to ensure that it is working correctly.

LINKS

Watch the videos or see/download the instruction manual.

Best book, The Gold & Silver Buyer's Handbook (and read the reviews).

Don't fancy using acids? See the KEE electronic gold tester

Sill not sure? Find out about ten methods of testing precious metals

Free gift details

If you would like one of the following free gifts with this product, select one from “Select your free gift” above.

USB flashdrive with 'How to Use' videos (RRP £3.90 )

The Gold & Silver Buyer's Handbook (RRP £12.50 )

Single polishing stick (emery stick, buff stick) (RRP £1.20 )

QUESTIONS & ANSWERS

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  • I had many of your test kits years ago and seem to remember a "white" bottle that fizzed green when in contact with base metal under silver plate do you still sell this please?

    Same bottle, same name (9ct / White Bottle), if you already have a set you can buy replacement bottles from Testing Acid Bottles (refills) 

    If you do not currently have a set, do not just buy a loose bottle, you will need the secure box (for reasons of safety) and the accessories and the instructions.