Portable Precious Metals & Jewelry Analysis

Be certain of the composition of gold and other precious metals

With the volatility and high price of gold and other precious metals, you cannot afford the time or the potential inaccuracies of traditional gold testing methods to determine the value of items being bought, sold, or recycled. Accurate and reliable test results remove variability – and subjectivity – in measuring the value of precious metals and ensuring a fair transaction. Many businesses are now turning to Thermo Scientific™ Niton™ portable x-ray fluorescence (XRF) analyzers for fast, accurate, and most importantly, nondestructive analysis of the precious metals that come into their shops. Niton analyzers quickly provide the exact karat weight and percentages of all elements within an item – easily identifying non-standard, under-karated, and even advanced counterfeit gold with fire assay-comparable accuracy.

Niton DXL and Niton XL2 precious metal analyzers are equipped with proprietary Thermo Scientific™ AuDIT™ gold-plating detection technology. Several independent, complementary methods in the AuDIT (Au/gold Detection & Identification Technology) software work in tandem to alert you to the probability that an item is plated, regardless of the gold concentration of the plated surface layer. AuDIT technology works for vermeil (gold-plated silver), as well as gold-plated copper, steel, tungsten and any other non-gold substrate.

Precious Metal Jewelry
  • Simultaneously measure the content of all gold and precious metals without manually changing your calibration based on the metal you're analyzing 
  • Precisely determine the presence and concentration of other trace alloying elements including lead
  • Eliminate the toxicity associated with nitric acid test methods
  • Capture images and focus in on small areas using our integrated cameral and small spot feature (depends on model).

Learn more about nondestructive precious metal purity analysis.

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Featured portable precious metal analyzer videos

American Jewelry and Loan

Seth Gold of American Jewelry and Loan – 2013 NPA Pawnbroker of the Year and reality television personality – explaines why XRF equipment is a must-have technology for pawnbrokers. 

Accurate Purity Analysis Meets Ease of Use

See how easy gold testing can be. One push of a button or a simple trigger pull delivers accurate purity analysis for on-the-spot sorting and valuation of gold and all precious metals.