When you think of gold, you automatically think of yellow gold. Yellow gold has been the reference point for jewellery for centuries: iconic, classic and timeless. But where does gold come from? We will take you on a short tour through the history of the most mythical of precious metals used for jewellery.
- Where does yellow gold come from?
- What cultural influence does gold have?
- Where and how is gold mined?
- How do I care for a yellow gold ring?
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A lot of ancient civilizations appreciated gold. The Egyptians were big fans. For example, did you know that the original peaks of the Pyramids of Giza consisted of pure gold? And then there is still the indescribable beauty of the death mask of pharaoh Tutankhamun, without a doubt one of the most iconic relics in cultural history. Additionally, the Hebrews, Greeks, Aztecs and Incas also all used gold.
However, three quarters of all gold was only mined after 1910. Currently, China is the largest supplier with 440 tonnes per year in 2017, followed by Australia, Russia and the United States. The question as to where gold comes from has now been answered, but do you also know where it's going?
Half of the mined gold is used for jewellery, 40% as an investment and 10% in industrial applications, mainly electronics.
To protect your yellow gold ring or other jewellery, you should rather take it off if you work with detergent or chemicals. Shower soap, shampoo and detergents, especially those with chlorine, can cause a lot of damage to your ring. Therefore, never go swimming with your ring.
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