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Experimental Result Paper | Chemical Sciences | Brazil | Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023
Fingerprint of Precious Metals Ornaments to Post-Mortem Inventory by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence Spectrometry
Maria Cristina Tessari-Zampieri | Marycel Elena Barboza Cotrim | Marcos Antonio Scapin
Abstract: Quantitative analysis of metal alloys in ornaments can reveal relevant aspects about the substrates used in the manufacturing process. Fifty-three female ornaments (chains, rings, and earrings) were identified as jewelry and semi-jewelry using EDRFX. Twenty-three samples were identified and evaluated as jewelry because they had a substrate composed of different concentrations of gold (40-83%) ranging from 10 to 21 carats. This study can be considered the first to use EDRFX to analyze jewelry and semi-jewelry for post-mortem inventory, and substrate composition was decisive for fingerprinting the valuation of each artifact.
Keywords: jewelry, semi-jewelry, post-mortem inventory, fingerprint
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 11, November 2023,
Pages: 1228 - 1235