My CartView CartCheckout

My Cart

Items:  items
Value: 

Troytest 5-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium, steel, and also 8ct and high-zinc 9ct

Troytest 5-bottle tester for gold, silver, platinum, white gold, palladium, steel, and also 8ct and high-zinc 9ct

Ref: TROY-5


Price: 65.00 Including VAT

Quantity:  

OPTIONS:

Add The Gold & Silver Buyer's Handbook, £12.50 £12.50

Add videos (memory stick) of how to use each acid £3.90 incl VAT £3.90 incl. VAT

Glass bottles INSTEAD of plastic bottles, extra £12.50 incl. VAT £12.50 incl. VAT

{SUMMARY}

TRADE ONLY! Acquisition, possession or use by the general public is restricted, see "Restrictions"

Five bottle tester, tests for all carats of gold and also silver (identical to the QUICKTEST-3), plus a fourth bottle for white metals (identical to the 4-bottle troytest) and a fifth bottle for testing low carat gold (e.g. 5ct to 8ct) and 9ct gold containing a lot of zinc.

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

Our standard testing kits come with the standard plastic bottles with a dropper - but if you prefer the old-fashioned glass bottles with the plastic 'pointer' in the lid, then go to OPTIONAL EXTRAS, above, and select "Glass bottles instead of plastic bottles" You will then be sent the same tester, but with glass bottles instead of plastic bottles (i.e. you will not get both). Please note, nearly all of our customers prefer the plastic bottles!

To view the instruction manual click here.

To read an article about testing precious metals click here

{DETAIL} Troytest is the 'original' precious metal tester, invented in 1949.

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

Accessories: steel needle file, magnet on box, instructions sheet, chart (indicator disc), test-papers, polishing paper. They all fit inside the 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 of manufacture is printed on the label).

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 1 to 2 years (the date of manufacture is printed on the label).

The third bottle tests for silver (Sterling, 925 grade or 'continental' .800). It has a shelf life of 1 to 2 years (the date of manufacture is printed on the label).

The fourth bottle (known as the 'green' bottle or the 'platinum' bottle) distinguishes white gold from steel (they give similar readings with the second bottle), and also tests for platinum and palladium.

The fifth bottle (known as the 'clear' bottle or 'low carat' bottle) tests for 5ct to 8ct, and also a rare alloy of 9ct that happens to contain a lot of zinc.

Supplied in strong wooden box which contains the accessories: magnet on box, sample of 'base' metal (copper), instructions sheet, chart (indicator disc), test-papers, polishing paper. They all fit inside the wooden box with the bottles.

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, cick here to play the video
- don't be caught out, steel can seem like 18ct white gold
- platinum and Palladium
- silver

Clear, , click here to play the video
- special test for 6ct to 8ct and high-zinc 9ct.

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

{SAFETY}

The fluids are acid - you will need a steady hand and good eyesight; the bottles must be kept well away from children and stored upright in a cool place - if this is not possible DO NOT buy one of these.

Click here to read a plain-English guide to safety

Click here to see the official COSHH safety data sheets (11 pages, .pdf)

{RESTRICTIONS}

RESTRICTIONS ON UK SALES

Buyers must be aged 18 or over.

Acid testers are supplied for business or professional use only, e.g. for buying, selling, valuing.

Acquisition, possession or use by the general public is restricted, if this product is for private or personal use you must send us a copy of your EPL (Explosives Precursors Licence) which you can get from the Home Office.

EXPORT
We can send acids to the following countries:

Andorra
Austria
Belgium
Czech Republic
Denmark
Finland
France (mainland only)
Germany
Greece (mainland only)
Hungary
Ireland
Italy (mainland only)
Liechtenstein
Luxembourg
Monaco
Netherlands
Norway (mainland only)
Poland
Portugal (excluding Azores and Madeira)
San Marino
Spain (excluding Canary Islands, Ceuta and Melilla)
Sweden (mainland only)
Switzerland

If you have requested delivery to any other country, the order will be cancelled.

{SPECIAL POSTAGE}
UK MAINLAND

We send acids using a dangerous chemicals service with UPS, acids cannot be sent by Royal Mail. Nobody sends acids by Royal Mail - if you find otherwise, send us evidence and (once we have verified it) we will not charge you any postage at all on your next order of acids.

There is a surcharge to remote areas, this being some addresses starting AB, CA, HS, IV, KA, LA, PA, PH, TR and all of KW and ZE, click here for details. This website cannot cope with special postage rates for just some products to just some postcodes - so the shopping basket will show our standard charge. We will email you to ask if you wish to pay more. NO MONEY WILL BE TAKEN FROM YOUR CARD unless you agree!