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Gold's Glitter Shines

Updated on February 22, 2013

Uses of Gold

Gold is a dense, soft, shiny, malleable and ductile metal. Pure gold has a bright yellow color and luster traditionally considered attractive, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. The metal therefore occurs often in free elemental (native) form, as nuggets or grains in rocks, in veins and in alluvial deposits. Less commonly, it occurs in minerals as gold compounds. Gold is the most malleable and ductile of all metals. These alloys can be produced to modify the hardness and other metallurgical properties, to control melting point or to create exotic colors.

Gold has been widely used throughout the world as a vehicle for monetary exchange, either by issuance and recognition of gold coins or other bare metal quantities, or through gold-convertible paper instruments by establishing gold standards in which the total value of issued money is represented in a store of gold reserves. Many holders of gold store it in form of bullion coins or bars as a hedge against inflation or other economic disruptions. However, some economists do not believe gold serves as a hedge against inflation or currency depreciation.

Jewellery is a form of personal adornment, such as brooches, rings, necklaces, earrings, and bracelets. In creating jewellery or other precious items are often used, and they are typically set into precious metals includes gold and white gold.

In medieval times, gold was often seen as beneficial for the health, in the belief that something so rare and beautiful could not be anything but healthy. Even some modern esotericists and forms of alternative medicine assign metallic gold a healing power. Some gold salts do have anti-inflammatory properties and are used as pharmaceuticals in the treatment of arthritis and other similar conditions. However, only salts and radioisotopes of gold are of pharmacological value, as elemental (metallic) gold is inert to all chemicals it encounters inside the body.

Gold solder is used for joining the components of gold jewelry by high-temperature hard soldering or brazing. If the work is to be of hallmarking quality, gold solder must match the carat weight of the work, and alloy formulas are manufactured in most industry-standard carat weights to color match yellow and white gold. Gold solder is usually made in at least three melting-point ranges referred to as Easy, Medium and Hard. By using the hard, high-melting point solder first, followed by solders with progressively lower melting points, goldsmiths can assemble complex items with several separate soldered joints.

Gold has been highly valued in many societies throughout the ages. In keeping with this it has often had a strongly positive symbolic meaning closely connected to the values held in the highest esteem in the society in question. Gold may symbolize power, strength, wealth, warmth, happiness, love, hope, optimism, intelligence, justice, balance, perfection, summer, harvest and the sun.

Like other precious metals, gold is measured by troy weight and by grams. When it is alloyed with other metals the term carat or karat is used to indicate the purity of gold present, with 24 carats being pure gold and lower ratings proportionally less. Therefore, 24-Karat gold is fine (99.9% ), 18-Karat gold is 18 parts gold 6 parts another metal (forming an alloy), 12-Karat gold is 12 parts gold (12 parts another metal).

1999 24K Gold Plated State Quarters
1999 24K Gold Plated State Quarters
Zippo Custom Lighter - Credit Suisse Gold Bar Engraved High Polish Brass Logo
Zippo Custom Lighter - Credit Suisse Gold Bar Engraved High Polish Brass Logo

Rare Coins and Currency from Coin Assets

Zippo Custom Lighter - Credit Suisse Gold Bar Engraved High Polish Brass Logo

Authentic Zippo Lighter

Made in U.S.A.

Zippo Lifetime Warranty

Comes in Zippo Gift Box

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Montegrappa Eternal Bird
Montegrappa Eternal Bird

Montegrappa

Montegrappa Eternal Bird Y Gold /W Diamonds Ink Bottle

Product Specifications

Brand Name: Montegrappa

Size: Medium Refill

Point Type: Medium Refill

Ink Color: Yellow Gold/Diamond

**Price: $41,800.00

Product Description

On the tenth anniversary of the Montegrappa Tributo ad A. Modigliani Limited Edition dedicated to the Dragon, Montegrappa is creating a valuable duo of oriental mythology by giving the Dragon its traditional companion, Montegrappa Eternal Bird: Feng Huang, the phoenix, which can rise reborn from its own ashes. Today the symbol of rebirth and the individual spirit and always the symbol of the eternal death and rebirth of nature through the cycle of the seasons, the immortal bird appears with slight modifications in many far-flung transformations, through its constant association with the sun and with fire. Montegrappa has commissioned the same artist who gave life to the Dragon to create the sculpture of the Eternal Bird, reproduced on the ink bottle body with the sophisticated technique of die-casting. Materials: 18K Yellow Gold, rubies, rock crystal from Madagascar Craftsmanship Techniques: Die-casting ADDITIONAL INFO: Genuine product from Montegrappa. Buy from Authorized Major dealer only , with confidence Brand New Condition. Guaranteed for quality

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State of Israel Coins The First Israeli Bullion - Pure Gold Coin
State of Israel Coins The First Israeli Bullion - Pure Gold Coin

State of Israel Coins

State of Israel Coins Bar Mitzvah - Gold Medal

When a Jewish boy reaches the age of thirteen he is deemed to be an adult. It is traditional to mark the occasion at a public ceremony, and to end the religious ceremony with an appropriate feast in the boy's honor. Since the reunification of Jerusalem it has become increasingly popular to solemnize the occasion at the Western Wall. Since the establishment of the State, many Jews abroad have become converted to the idea of sending the Bar Mitzvah boy to Israel to observe the occasion. At times, organized groups of Bar Mitzvah boys have come with their parents, to participate in the ceremony. The first "Bar Mitzvah" medal was issued on the occasion of the State's thirteenth anniversary in 5721, 1961. After the issue was exhausted, a new medal was issued in 5738, 1978 based upon the original medal with some changes. Obverse. A figure of a boy putting on Tefilin and the verse "At 13 for fulfillment of the mitzvoth" (Ethics of the Fathers V:24) in Hebrew and English. Reverse. The State emblem and the emblems of the twelve tribes. Edge. The State emblem and the words "State of Israel" in Hebrew and English. The gold 30mm and 13mm are milled. On the silver 37mm the word "Silver 935" in Hebrew and "Silver" in English. The gold 22mm have "G585". Serialization. All medals having a smooth edge have been numbered. Designer. Rothschild and Lippman ("Roli"). Bronze from 0001 to 4000 - Kretschmer, from 4001 onward - Hecht. Silver and gold 22, 30mm - Israel Government Mint, Jerusalem. Gold 13mm - Hecht and Tadgraph. Details: 35066308 1978 Gold/750 30 Diameter mm. 15 Weight gm.

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Mens Rolex Ring Two
Mens Rolex Ring Two

TheJewelryMaster

Mens Rolex Ring Two-Tone Gold Round Diamond 1.50 Carats

Jewelry Information

Brand Name: TheJewelryMaster

Metal stamp: 14k

Metal: White-and-yellow-gold

Gem Type: white-diamond

**Price : $3,125.00

Product Description

As you can see by the pictures, our ring is of high quality and superior workmanship. This five piece ring is %100 hand assembled using the purest 14KT solid yellow and white gold. The ring is entirely yellow gold except for the small strips in the middle of the ring which are white gold. Then we set in 7 beautiful round cut diamonds weighing approx. 1.50CT with amazing white H-I color and SI2-3 clarity. The ring matches other Rolex accessories exactly.

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Elegant and Stylish 05.00 MM Comfort Fit Band
Elegant and Stylish 05.00 MM Comfort Fit Band

Banvari

Elegant and Stylish 05.00 MM Comfort Fit Band

Beautiful Designer 05.00 MM Comfort Fit Band in 24K Yellow Gold. Limited Quantities Available. Offer valid while supplies last. This item will be gift wrapped in a contemporary gift box. In addition, a 'gift message' can be added.

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Zodiac Series 900 Proof Fine Gold Set of 12
Zodiac Series 900 Proof Fine Gold Set of 12

Zodiac Gold Collection

Zodiac Series 900 Proof Fine Gold Set of 12

The first item in The Signs of the Zodiac Collection is a numismat with an image of ARIES (21 March-20 April).

The subsequent items are:

TAURUS (21 Apr-20 May)

GEMINI (21 May-20 June)

CANCER (21 June-22 July)

LEO (23 July-22 Aug)

VIRGO (23 Aug-22 Sept)

LIBRA (23 Sept-22 Oct)

SCORPIO (23 Oct-22 Nov)

SAGITTARIUS (23 Nov-21 Dec)

CAPRICORN (22 Dec-19 Jan)

AQUARIUS (20 Jan-18 Feb)

PISCES (19 Feb-20 Mar)

The numismats have the same obverse decorated of an image of the Wheel of the Zodiac

Product is marked with the MW signature-the trade mark of the Warsaw Mint, today the Mint of Poland, which guarantees the authenticity, the original artistic design and the highest quality of production.

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Sheaffer Stars of Egypt Solid Gold
Sheaffer Stars of Egypt Solid Gold

Sheaffer

Sheaffer Stars of Egypt Solid Gold with 0.25ct Diamond Fountain Pen

Product Specifications

Brand Name: Sheaffer

Model number: SH/9353-0

Color: 18k Gold

**Price: $20,000.00

Product Description

The Sheaffer Stars of Egypt Solid Gold Fountain Pen is the marquee member of the Sheaffer Stars of Egypt Limited Edition Collection, a unique and exclusive collection of fine writing instruments commemorating the fascinating culture of the Ancient Egypt. With only 30 Solid Gold Fountain Pens in the edition, you can be certain you'll have a treasure that will only grow in value over the years.

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14Kt Yellow Gold Modish Rays
14Kt Yellow Gold Modish Rays

Jewelry Days

14Kt Yellow Gold Modish Rays Diamond Ring Guard Enhancer

Jewelry Information

Brand Name: Jewelry Days

Metal stamp: 14Kt.

Metal: yellow-gold

Material Type: 14kt. Yellow Gold

Gem Type: Diamond

List Price: $1,999.00

**Price: $1,419.00

Product Description

0.37 Ct.T.W. Round and Baguette Brilliant Cut Diamond, 14Kt. Yellow Gold. Diamond Ring Guard Enhancer. The timeless combination of gleaming 14Kt. yellow gold and sparkling diamonds has never looked more beautiful than in this elegant ring guard enhancer. A delicate, openwork design is gorgeously crafted from 14Kt. yellow gold and adorned with 0.37 carat round and baguette brilliant cut diamonds set in a perfect prong setting.

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Gold American Eagle Coin
Gold American Eagle Coin

West Point Mint

2010 1oz Gold American Eagle Coin BU

Product Features

* $50.00 Gold eagle

* Gold Eagle

* $50.00

**Price: $2,399.00

Product Description

2010 $50 1 oz. Gold American Eagle, Choice Uncirculated 25th anniversary of the popular 22K gold American eagles with this $50 Choice Uncirculated 1 oz. gold coin.

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14k Yellow Gold Italian Mariner Chain Necklace
14k Yellow Gold Italian Mariner Chain Necklace

Amazon.com Collection

14k Yellow Gold Italian Mariner Chain Necklace

Jewelry Information

Brand Name: Amazon.com Collection

Metal stamp: 14k

Metal: yellow-gold

List Price: $2,540.00

**Price: $849.99

Amazon.com Product Description

The magnificent 14k Yellow Gold Italian Mariner Chain Necklace encompasses a bold, nautical-inspired look. This gorgeous, timeless chain features interlocking mariner links that lay comfortably with a lobster-claw clasp. This classic chain incorporates the quality and sophistication that is well-known by Italian jewelers. The mariner-link chain incorporates some of the design and fine-craftsmanship practices that were inspired by Egyptian, Greek and Asian culture, discovered centuries ago during the Etruscan period in Sothern Italy. The 5mm width makes this 20-inch chain a wonderful pairing with a variety of pendants or as a stand-alone necklace.

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Guardian Angel Medal
Guardian Angel Medal

Jewelry Adviser rings

14K Yellow 14.25 Guardian Angel Medal

Jewelry Information

Brand Name: Jewelry Adviser

Metal: 14K Yellow

Material Type: 14K Yellow

**Price: $257.19

Product Description

Guardian Angel Medal

Quality: 14K Yellow

Size: 14.25

Total Carat Weight: 0.0000

Primary Metal Composition: Gold

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The Power of Gold:
The Power of Gold:

Peter L. Bernstein

The Power of Gold: The History of an Obsession

Product Details

* Hardcover: 304 pages

* Publisher: Wiley; First edition. edition (November 8, 2004)

* Language: English

**Price: $22.96

Amazon.com Review

In the first chapter of his book The Power of Gold, Peter Bernstein quotes the immortal words of King Ferdinand of Spain, who once declared: "Get gold, humanely if possible, but at all hazards--get gold." As ensuing chapters reveal, man's obsession with finding, keeping, selling, and evaluating gold has rarely been a humane adventure and has always been a hazardous one. Digging deeply into history's treasury of torrid tales and complicated deals, Bernstein examines gold's lure with an economist's passion for quantification, a historian's eye for detail, and a sociologist's feel for its consequence.

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Ray Ban Sunglasses - Ray Ban Sunglasses Aviator Large Metal RB3025 L0205 Arista

Ray Ban Sunglasses
Ray Ban Sunglasses

* MODEL: 3025 (LARGE METAL)

* COLOR: L0205 (GOLD METAL/GREEN LENSES)

* SIZE: 58mm-14mm-135mm (mm=millimeters)

List Price: $129.00

**Price: $89.99

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Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar, Gold Top
Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar, Gold Top

Gibson USA

Gibson Les Paul Standard Electric Guitar, Gold Top

Improving a legend isn't easy, but it's happened. Introducing Gibson USA's 2008 Les Paul Standard--an elegant revision of a true classic, with upgrades and new features that make it the best Les Paul Standard ever produced. Based on consumer feedback and a drive to uphold and enhance the legacy of the Les Paul Standard, Gibson USA's 2008 model sets a new guitar benchmark for excellence and achievement. Play the new 2008 Les Paul Standard from Gibson USA and experience the evolution of the greatest electric guitar of all time.

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Steve Madden Women's Awwsome Pump
Steve Madden Women's Awwsome Pump

STEVEN by Steve Madden

Steve Madden Women's Awwsome Pump

Steve Madden, the company, was founded by Steve Madden, the man, in 1990 in Brooklyn, where he started out making trend-advancing shoes one pair at a time. It was not long after that the Steve Madden focus on "now-ness" earned rave reviews from young female fans mad for the funky, chic, and yet competitively priced footwear it produced. The company popularized the "dressy sneaker," and continues to man the forefront of trends.

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Cap Style Hard Hat
Cap Style Hard Hat

ERB

ERB 19992 Omega II Cap Style Hard Hat with Mega Ratchet, Gold

Product Specifications

Part Number : 19992

Color: Gold

List Price: $14.00

**Price: $13.43

Product Description

The Omega II features a full 6-point woven nylon suspension and accommodated a chin strap as well. The suspension has retaining slots of your goggles and this hat features a moisture wicking brow pad that is removable, washable and replaceable. Our accessory slots accommodate a wide variety of eye, face and hearing products. This helmet is certified when the headband is installed in the reverse position. The Mega Ratchet secure-fit features an easy turn knob that allows size adjustment without removing the helmet. Each turn of the ratchet knob automatically lock with 50 meshing teeth securing the position. The no-slip hold maintains the desired fit even in the most physically active jobs or extreme weather conditions. The hinged ratchet fits low on the nape of the neck and is height-adjustable for a perfect fit. The ratchet mechanism is cushioned with a thick sponge padding for long-lasting comfort. This hard hat is SEI Certified.

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Plastic Plates
Plastic Plates

Hanna k.

Gold 10" Plastic Plates - 50 Count

Product Features

* Gold

* Plastic plates

* 50 Per package

* Measures 10" Dia

* Made in USA

**Price: $9.74

Product Description

Gold 10" Plastic Plates - 50 Count Make your special event a success! These extra strong Gold plastic plates will complement all your event decorations. Gold is the perfect addition to your party. A fun and easy way to add style to your event, this package contains 50 Gold 10" Plastic Plates. Made in USA

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Gold Rush Mouse - Gold Bar Bullion USB Computer Mouse
Gold Rush Mouse - Gold Bar Bullion USB Computer Mouse

DCI

Gold Rush Mouse - Gold Bar Bullion USB Computer Mouse

Technical Details

* Gold Rush Mouse - Gold Bar Bullion USB Computer Mouse

**Price: $19.99

Product Description

Nothing Like A Little Gold At Your Finger Tips! Do you have the Midas touch? Well, you will after you turn your everyday computer mouse into a Gold Bar Bullion! This little item is a great addition to any work space as well as a cleaver office gift for your top performer! * Mac & Windows Compatible * Dimensions: 3" x 1" x 2.25"

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Amscan Jumbo Gold Trophy Cup
Amscan Jumbo Gold Trophy Cup

Jewelry Adviser Gifts

Amscan Jumbo Gold Trophy Cup

Includes 1 Jumbo Gold Trophy Cup.Plastic; 8" H. Plastic.

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Seiko Men's SNXJ94 Automatic Goldtone Gold Dial Watch
Seiko Men's SNXJ94 Automatic Goldtone Gold Dial Watch

Seiko

Seiko Men's SNXJ94 Automatic Goldtone Gold Dial Watch

A luxurious profile in all goldtone steel, this Seiko dress watch features self-winding automatic movement, so you'll never need to change a battery. The large steel case is showcased on a handsome and durable steel link bracelet finished with a foldover clasp. The gold dial offers three-hand function with luminous black and gold hands, luminous markers, and a highly legible day and date display at the three o'clock hour. An off-center crown accents the case, and an attractive fluted bezel lends a touch of distinction. A sophisticated addition to any man's wardrobe, this Seiko watch is rated water resistant to 30 meters.

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24k Gold-Plated Swarovski Crystal Frog
24k Gold-Plated Swarovski Crystal Frog

Sea Of Diamonds

24k Gold-Plated Swarovski Crystal Frog Keepsake Box

Jewelry Information

Brand Name: Sea Of Diamonds

Metal stamp: 24k Gold-Plated Pewter

Metal: 24k Gold-Plated Pewter

Material Type: 24k Gold-Plated Pewter

List Price: $92.40

**Price: $42.00

Product Description

Dimensions: 1-1/4 inches x 1-1/4 inches. Item arrives securely wrapped and boxed.

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Gold Ion-Plated Stainless Steel Round Watch
Gold Ion-Plated Stainless Steel Round Watch

Welder Men's

Welder Men's K24-3404 K24 Chronograph Gold Ion-Plated Stainless Steel Round Watch

Product Specifications

Watch Information

Brand Name: Welder

Item Shape: round

Case material: gold-plated-stainless-steel

Case diameter: 48 millimeters

Case Thickness: 14 millimeters

Band material: Rubber

**Price: $1,450.00

Product Features

* Oversized date watch with three dimensional dial, designed by Italo Fontana

* Comes with one rubber strap and one leather strap; durable mineral crystal

* Date plus stopwatch second hand, central minute and 12-hour chronograph sub-dials

* Comes with Welder's trademark water-tight suitcase

* Water Resistant to 330 feet (100 M)

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1933 20 Dollar Gold Proof
1933 20 Dollar Gold Proof

1933 20 Dollar Gold Proof

BEAUTIFUL ULTRA CAMEO PROOF QUALITY REPLICA COIN IN CAPSULE

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Gold Plated Sterling Silver Multi-Gemstone Floral Ring
Gold Plated Sterling Silver Multi-Gemstone Floral Ring

Amazon.com Collection

18k Gold Plated Sterling Silver Multi-Gemstone Floral Ring

Jewelry Information

Brand Name: Amazon.com Collection

Metal stamp: 925-Sterling

Metal: yellow-gold-plated-silver

List Price: $144.99

**Price: $39.00

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Amazon.com Product Description

Styled to make an impression, this floral gemstone pendant is the crowning glory to a perfect pendant. Resting form an 18-inch box chain is a rainbow combination of gemstones that radiate their vibrant and colorful hue. The stones are prong-set which showcases their classic round cut. Each jewel-encrusted petal is outlined in smooth sterling silver, which emphasizes the sparkle of the stones. The colorful piece will take your wardrobe from day to evening.

American Buffalo Gold Bars
American Buffalo Gold Bars

PureTEST

Ten Grams American Buffalo Gold Bars - Replica

Product Features

* MINT LOT OF ONE HUNDRED (100) TEN GRAMS 10g 24 KARAT GOLD PLATED AMERICAN INDIAN/BUFFALO PROOF QUALITY REPLICA BARS

* 24 KARAT GOLD PLATED OVER .999 COPPER BARS

* WITH THE AMERICAN INDIAN/BUFFALO DESIGN SIMILAR TO THE DESIGN ON THE NEW $50 AMERICAN BUFFALO

* THESE ARE IN PROOF CONDITION

* Bars measure approximately 30mm long (1.3") x 17mm wide (0.6")

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**Price: $510.00

Product Description

All bars are stamped 'GOLD PLATED REPLICA BAR' on the reverse. This bar comes in airtight removable plastic protector. All our replica coins, reproduction coins, or copy coins comply with the US Hobby Protection Act - 15USC-2101 regarding the sale and manufacture of reproduction coins. Unless stated as .999 silver replica coins, all gold and silver reproduction coins are plated. All our reproduction coins, replica coins, and/or copy coins are non-monetary.

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