Customers come from all over the world to purchase stunning gold jewellery in London’s diamond quarter in Hatton Garden. Like other precious metals, the rising gold price 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.
Gold has featured extensively in the news of late due to the spectacular increase in the gold price of the precious metals on the international bullion markets. But have you ever wondered just what is gold.
Gold is actually a dense, soft, shiny, malleable and ductile metal. To notice pure gold you need to look for bright yellow colour and luster, which it maintains without oxidizing in air or water. Chemically, gold is a transition metal and a group 11 element. Furthermore it is one of the least reactive solid chemical elements.
Gold has been a valuable and highly sought after precious metals for coinage and jewellery long before the beginning of recorded history. Gold has also been used as a currency standard by central banks and as the most common basis for monetary policies throughout human history.
Why not visit the friendly gold jewellery retailers in Hatton Garden London and see some of their beautiful pieces of jewellery at your leisure. You will find a large selection of high quality gold jewellery, gold bangles, bracelets and earrings at very competitive prices. Thus you will be able to step into the prestige of wearing and owning gold.