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Faith in the Bailout? Or in Gold?

Faith in the Bailout? Or in Gold?

With the U.S. government now struggling to steady the teetering economy, and bailout after bailout being sucked down by greedy banks and other businesses who then ask for more, where can investors look?  The market is clearly struggling under the weight of unscrupulous investment deals that have now Read More

March 9, 2009 | By | Reply More
Sweat of the Sun – Properties of Gold

Sweat of the Sun – Properties of Gold

From Mythology to the Economic Standard The Incas called gold the “sweat of the sun”; the Pharaohs insisted on being buried in what they referred to as the “flesh of the gods”; and Isaac Newton established gold as the benchmark of a new global economy. Sir Isaac Newton, England’s Master of Read More

January 24, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Platinum: Softening Gold’s Drop?

Platinum: Softening Gold’s Drop?

As usual just lately, it’s a rough turn into the week for gold prices.  Gold prices fell the most in six weeks as the dollar’s climb and slumping energy costs reduced demand for the precious metal as a hedge against inflation. Silver also declined. So I thought we’d take a look at platinum Read More

January 12, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
Gold Prices Hit Historic High!

Gold Prices Hit Historic High!

I was going to write about making resolutions relating to buying and investing and enjoying gold in coin, jewelry and investment gold this week, but when I took a look at the news of the day, I felt compelled to discussed what is going on in the markets. That’s because gold advanced for a second day Read More

December 29, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
Gold Takes Lead Over Platinum by Head

Gold Takes Lead Over Platinum by Head

With a front-running style, favored Precious Gold takes the lead by a head December 15th, 2008, 5:30 Eastern, with Price of Platinum coming in second at a price of $835 per ounce–$2 below gold. The prelude to this historical event was Friday, December 12th, when platinum and gold collided within a $1 Read More

December 15, 2008 | By | 1 Reply More
Platinum and Gold: When Metals Collide

Platinum and Gold: When Metals Collide

Although platinum is 30 times rarer than gold, the two metals’ prices collided throughout the day and finally closed with gold at $822 per ounce and platinum at $823! Today’s $1 spread was nothing short of historical for precious metals; the last time platinum and gold met at such close quarters  was Read More

December 12, 2008 | By | Reply More
Marketwatch: Gold Prices Waver

Marketwatch: Gold Prices Waver

Gold prices are already starting to rebound, after two weeks of falling prices brought on by a steep crude oil decline and worries about deflation. But let’s factor in a few other things, like predictions in the past week that the price of a gallon of gas at the pump could drop to $1 per gallon.  Read More

December 8, 2008 | By | Reply More
Jewelry: A Modern Story

Jewelry: A Modern Story

Jewelry’s modern story begins in the late 19th century, which heralded many historic events affecting jewelry making and design, including:   1. The birth and success of the industrial revolution; 2. The introduction of fashion and costume jewelry, and; 3. The launch of high-quality jewelry firms Read More

November 3, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
A Brief History of Jewelry in the Middle Ages- Renaissance Periods

A Brief History of Jewelry in the Middle Ages- Renaissance Periods

Early civilizations’ discovery of gold and the possibilities it presented were nothing short of wondrous. Gold–its malleability and versatility to be molded into various shapes and sizes of jewelry made it (and still makes it) the most popular metal to work with. It was approximately 5,000 B.C when Read More

October 28, 2008 | By | 8 Replies More
Jewelry: A Walk Through Time

Jewelry: A Walk Through Time

The term jewelry came into the English language in the mid-thirteenth century; it is derived from the French word joule, which in turn came from the Latin word jocale; the term roughly translates to as plaything. Curiously, what began as a mere plaything became an important part of every society, Read More

October 20, 2008 | By | 2 Replies More
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