I purchased a an opal ring marked 10k from Wal-Mart about 5 years ago. I am embarrassed to say that this has been my favorite ring and I have received numerous compliments over the unique color of the opal which is my birthstone.
So I needed a loan today and took it to a pawn shop only to have them tell me that when they tested it it was not gold at all just gold plated. Needless to say after 5 years I no longer have the receipt.
This was purchased at WalMart in Woodland Hills, CA. Buyer beware never buy gold from that place.
Monetary Loss: $200.