Gold jewelry and its beauty constantly delight and attract new crowds of fans. We value this precious metal for its shine, plasticity and the ability to make it unique jewelry. In the minds of consumers, yellow gold enjoys the greatest trust due to its natural color, and any other shade raises doubts as to its authenticity. Not right, because white gold and more sophisticated versions, such as rose or black gold, are created in the process of enriching the content of the raw material with additional metal alloys in the appropriate color (e.g. copper or nickel). What other curiosities about gold are hidden in its brilliance? We invite you to read our blog today, in which we bring you closer to the facts about gold.
10 facts about gold
1. Gold is used in cosmetology
Did you know that 24 carat colloidal gold is used in cosmetology for beauty treatments? Gold reduces the formation of wrinkles and eliminates skin discoloration, which will be successful in refreshing skin treatments as well as detox or comprehensive cleansing. Colloidal gold moisturizes the skin and stimulates collagen synthesis. It affects salvation on the reconstruction of skin tissue, has antibacterial and soothing properties. Recommended by dermatologists, especially in the period of acne, it brightens the skin and gives it radiance. The average cost of one package of colloidal gold is approx. PLN 70.
2. Gold is used in the food industry
Edible gold in some Asian countries is added to fruit, jelly snacks, coffee and tea. In addition to its attractive appearance, it is credited with numerous advantages, such as healing properties supporting the treatment of rheumatism, joint pain and homeopathy.
Gold is edible and, at the same time, neutral in taste, therefore it is used especially in confectionery. Gold is neutral in taste and imperceptible when consumed due to its too thin surface. Edible gold flakes can be used with any dish, because they can be attached with any edible fat (butter, oil).
In Gdańsk, an alcohol-based herbal liqueur is produced – ” goldwasser “. Its distinctive feature is the presence of gold flakes immersed in it.
3. Gold medal in sport
Gold medals awarded during the sports games are not made of gold, but only covered with gold. Today, its content in this award is only slightly more than 1%. The last time pure gold medals were presented at the Olympic Games in Stockholm in 1912, because there was a tradition of awarding bronze medals before.
4. The weight of gold
Gold is a plastic form of ore whose shape is only given in the production process. In the case of gold jewelry, the gold content in gold is determined by the gold rate (the gold test informs about the gold content in the product). The heaviest form that she managed to give her was closed in a gold bar weighing 250 kg. For comparison – 4.5 kg of raw material is needed to fill one glass with gold.
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5. Gold deposits
Gold is found on all continents on Earth, and its largest deposits are found at the bottom of the oceans. Gold mining is growing year by year, but its resources are exhaustible. A special feature of gold is its durability, so gold in circulation never loses its value. Gold deposits are processed not only in the production process, but also stored as permanent resources.
6. Chemical properties of gold
Gold is chemically inert, which explains why it never rusts or irritates the skin. If gold jewelry irritates the skin, gold has most likely been mixed with another metal. Gold is a durable and very plastic material, therefore more durable alloys of other metals should be added to give it shape.
Gold is resistant to acids. It spreads in the so-called royal water (Latin aqua regia , i.e. a mixture of concentrated hydrochloric and nitric acid). It also dissolves in mercury to form an amalgam used in dentistry.
7. Form of gold
Gold is a very malleable metal. One gram of gold can be flattened into a square meter sheet. For jewelry making or the production of fixed assets, an appropriate metal alloy must be added in the production process.
8. Gold coins
Venice introduced the gold ducat in 1284 and it became the most popular gold coin in the world for the next 500 years. The Venetian ducat contained 3.55 grams of gold.
9. The color of gold
Due to its color (it is shiny and bright yellow) and its uniqueness in nature, gold has gained the status of the king of metals. Moreover, in the minds of consumers, the yellow color of gold is considered an authentic color and is recognizable thanks to these attributes.
10. Gold resources in the world
The largest part of the world’s gold mined is in India and is in the form of jewelry.
Gold is not currently exploited in Poland. It is estimated that in the years 1175–1240 a total of 350 tons of this metal were mined in the vicinity of Lower Silesia.
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