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Going for the Gold at Glitters Fine Jewelry

When you think of jewelry, the first thing that probably comes to your mind is Gold.

Gold is one of the more recognizable metals because of its significant impact on the course of human history and huge effect on the shaping of culture and science. Due to its malleability and shininess, the metal has been used to make much more than just jewelry, but not too many people are familiar with the several purposes of Gold.

Fun Facts about Gold:

  • The world’s gold originates from a collision of neutron stars. The gold in our jewelry are little pieces of neutron stars that merged in our galaxy before the sun was born. How exquisitely radiant?

  • Gold is the 79th element on the Periodic Table of the Elements with the atomic symbol of Au which derives from the Latin word for gold, aurum.

  • Purified 24k gold is relatively soft and breaks easily. To manage the metal’s color and durability, Gold is often alloyed with other metals. Therefore, lower-purity gold or alloyed gold is commonly used in jewelry.

  • Olympic medals made of solid gold were last awarded in 1912 at the Olympic Games in Stockholm, Sweden. Now, Olympic Gold medals are required to contain a minimum of 6 grams of gold.

  • Gold is used as a garnish for gourmet foods, sweets and drinks. Though the gold leaf or flakes are flavorless, it adds glitter and a perception of high value.

  • In the early 2000s, Gold teeth were popular fashion statements especially in the hip-hip culture.

  • After the successful conquest of Gaul, Julius Caesar awards each of his soldiers 200gold coins and pay off war debts.

  • A 800-year-old copy of the Muslim holy book, the Quran, is transcribed in gold and was sold for nearly $2.3 million at a London auction in 2007.

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