15 Shocking Facts About Gold Jewelery

15 Shocking Facts About Gold Jewelery

Isn't gold just the perfect material for jewelry? It has the shimmer that every girl loves. It is a metal and at the same time it is flexible and can be made into just anything you want. It always stays strong. Considering the qualities that gold exhibits, it is only right for the ladies to go all gaga over it. Apart from the fact that the metal dazzles, it is also worshipped in our country. But the thing is, how well do we know about this one thing that we have been so obsessed with all this time? So we decided to compile some interesting facts about jewellery that are bound to blow your mind.

Amazing Facts About the Gold

  1. In India culture there are few days that are considered to be very auspicious for purchasing gold like Akshaya Tritiya, Dhanteras, Gudi Padwa, Pushyanakshatra, Gurupushyamrit, Lakshmi Pujan, Diwali and Bhai Duj.
  2. The Tirupati temple in India own about 20 tons of gold and diamond jewellery valued at Rs. 1 Lakh crore. Some of them date back to the 12th century.
  3. Gold is edible. Some Asian countries put gold in fruit, jelly snacks, coffee, and tea. Since at least the 1500s, Europeans have been putting gold leaf in bottles of liquor, such as Danziger Goldwasser and Goldschlager. Some Native American tribes believed consuming gold could allow humans to levitate.
  4.  Any gold under pure 24K is mixed with alloy metals to harden and make it cost-effective, with some mixture of copper and silver being most popular. The mixture percentages are not standardized, so depending on the fluctuating cost of alloy metals, manufacturer, or desired color, your gold piece can have a different hue from other pieces of the same gold purity karat.
  5. Pure gold can be bent with bare hands. It is considered to be the most malleable of all metals. Gold can be beaten into thin sheets that are 400 times thinner than a human hair. These sheets are called gold leaf and can are popular with artists who use it for gilding.
  6. China is today the world’s largest consumer of gold, importing close to 975 tonnes annually. In comparison, India imports around 700 to 800 tonnes each year and is the world’s second-largest consumer. It is interesting to note that South Asian jewellery is purer and is made of 22-carat gold.
  7. Strange as it may seem, gold is considered to be a disease modifying anti rheumatic drug (DMARD). The injections consist of sodium aurothiomalate, contains gold and is injected into the muscle to reduce the progress of auto-immune diseases like rheumatoid arthritis (RA). They also reduce inflammation. The injection usually starts taking effect three months after it is administered.
  8. Gold has many uses aside from its monetary and symbolic value. Among other applications, it is used in electronics, electrical wiring, dentistry, electronics, medicine, radiation shielding, and to color glass.
  9. High purity metallic gold is odorless and tasteless. This makes sense since the metal is unreactive. Metal ions are what confer flavor and odor to metallic elements and compounds.
  10. Although nobody knows for sure the current estimates are that 80% of the world’s gold is still buried underground.
  11. Gold jewelry differs around the world as tastes and preferences differ but south Asian gold jewelry is generally more pure than jewelry made in western countries.  Jewelry in south Asia is generally 22 karat where western jewelry is closer to 14 karat.
  12. Color of Gold can be modified depending on the other metals it’s alloyed with.
  13. Pure gold doesn’t tarnish. But when it’s alloyed with another jewelry making metal, the other metal may tarnish and cause the whole piece to look dull until it’s cleaned and polished.
  14. Since Gold is a natural element, it is affected by chemicals found in hot tubs, chlorine in pools, and other cleaning products. We recommend that you remove your jewelry when exposed to chemicals to reduce daily abrasions and prolong the luster.
  15. It is noticed that the 75% of the entire gold used in the world today came from the exaction since 1910. That means there a lot amount of gold that is yet to be discovered by the scientists.



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