GOLD: facts, history and uses of the most malleable chemical element.

December 28, 2023

The element gold is a pirate’s booty and an ingredient in microcircuits. It’s been used to make jewelry since at least 4000 B.C. and to treat cancer only in recent decades. It’s in the pot at the end of the rainbow and in the coating…Read More

Detoxifying gold mining.

December 20, 2023

Jacqueline Gerson knows very well how “artisanal gold mining” sounds to people who haven’t heard the phrase before. “I think of it like the Wild West days in the United States,” said Gerson, the assistant professor of Earth and environmental sciences in Michigan State University’s…Read More

New technologies in the beauty industry.

December 7, 2023

Painting fingernails with silver and gold by American Chemical Society. Using metal nanoparticles in clear nail polish makes it durable and colorful without extra additives. Since ancient times, people have used lustrous silver, platinum and gold to make jewelry and other adornments. Researchers have now…Read More

Top 10 independent ethical jewellery brands.

November 23, 2023

Appearing on the cover of American Vogue and favoured by Alisters from Kendall Jenner to Rosie HuntingtonWhiteley, New York Citybased Brazilian designer **Ana Khouri**’s collections are created exclusively with fairmined 18carat gold and platinum, traceable diamonds and gemstones from Zambia. Awarded an MBE by Queen…Read More

The dazzling story of gold.

November 12, 2023

New research offers a theory on how gold, platinum, and other precious metals found their way into Earth’s mantle. Scientists at Yale and the Southwest Research Institute (SRI) say they’ve hit the jackpot with some valuable new information about the story of gold. It’s a…Read More