May 25, 2023
May 14, 2023

How can you test if gold is pure? Some methods are more destructive than others.

As recent revelations about the Perth Mint have shown, gold buyers and sellers take purity very seriously. Questions have been raised over impurities found in some A$9 billion worth of gold sold to the Shanghai Gold Exchange. While the gold reportedly met the industry standard…Read More

May 3, 2023
April 22, 2023

Eureka! After California’s Heavy Rains, Gold Seekers Are Giddy.

The mother lode of winter storms has sent water blasting through rock crevices and rivers in the Sierra Nevada, leading to more glittering discoveries by prospectors. PLACERVILLE,Cali.-Albert Fausel spends his days at the family hardware store sorting through boxes of bolts and pacing the old,…Read More

April 13, 2023

British Refiner Says It Can Track Gold From Mine to Jewelry.

The Ity Mine in western Ivory Coast in 2019. It is one of two large-scale gold mines in Africa that have signed up for the Single Mine Origin program. Tracing the path that gold takes from mine to market is notoriously difficult. Charlie and Dan…Read More

April 5, 2023

Metal Detector Hobbyist Finds a 500-Year-Old Pendant Linked to Henry VIII.

Researchers say the jewelry, found in a field outside Birmingham, England, is an extraordinary piece of treasure. A gold, heart-shaped pendant with a pomegranate bush engraved into it with red enamel details and a double-headed Tudor rose. The gold, heart-shaped pendant has symbols connected to…Read More

March 16, 2023

The Glitter of Gold.

We’ve always turned to this precious metal in times of distress, so is there any wonder that jewelry designers and museum curators are busy with work? And is it really any surprise that there seems to be a modern-day gold rush? “In these troubled times,…Read More

January 23, 2023

Hard work for gold leaf for the hand-made weightless gold leaf.

Used in Buddhist rituals, the shining foil decorating pagodas is about 30 times thinner than a human hair. How thin is it? Human skin is about .07 inches thick. The thickness of a sheet of paper is, on average, about .004 inches. By contrast, the…Read More

December 28, 2022

Why you should invest in gold in 2023.

The new year could be challenging economically-investing in gold may help. It’s almost a new year and a time for reevaluation for many people. If you’re one of them, you may be taking a look at your finances-specifically, what you’re investing. For some, gold may…Read More

November 20, 2022

Who wore the golden pectoral of Monte Albán?

This Mixtec masterpiece was one of more than 120 gold artifacts discovered in a tomb in southern Mexico. Its complex iconography has led to heated debate over the identity of its owner. This stunning pectoral, worn around the neck by a Mixtec dignitary, was one…Read More