Mysteries Revealed: The Most Interesting Things About Gold

Why is gold so popular all over the world from ancient times till this very day? Here are some interesting things about gold you may not know about.

Although many people own gold jewelry and appreciate the material for its pleasing appearance, few know the reasons why it is so valuable and some of the little secrets it hides, according to B365.

This special metal hides many mysteries, it is considered to be the noblest and most precious metal of all times.

What Are The Most Interesting Things About Gold?

- It is the only metal that is naturally golden-yellow in color. Although there are other metals that can turn yellow, this only happens through oxidation.

- Scientists believe that almost all the gold on Earth is the result of meteorites that fell on the planet over 200 million years ago. This means that it is a finished material, which makes it a very safe investment, in fact, it is one of the safest investments in the world since ancient times.

If you want to make a lasting investment, buying gold jewelry or better still, gold bars, is one of the safest investments you can make.

- In Latin, the language that gave gold its name, "aurum" means "the sun's brilliance".

- Gold is one of the most ductile and malleable materials. A single gram of this metal can be stretched into a wire 286 meters long. Because it is so ductile, it is often used in embroidery. Because of its malleability, it can be woven into sheets so thin that you can see through them.

- Although it is a very heavy and dense metal, gold is not toxic. It is often used in the kitchen, being an ingredient in drinks, cakes, and luxury foods. If you want to consume products with gold flakes, you should make sure you are not allergic to the metal. Although rare, allergies do exist.

- The areas in which gold is used are numerous. Over the years, gold has been used to make coins, but in recent years most electronics, medical devices, and radiation protection have also started to rely on this precious metal.

- Gold can have many different colors. It is true that in its pure state, it is golden-yellow. However, when it comes to making jewelry, it is not used in its pure state, but mixed with various other metals. Depending on the secondary metal, gold can be yellow, white, rose, green, or blue chalk. In recent years, black gold has also become quite popular, obtained by a surface treatment applied by laser or electroplating.

- Gold is also considered to be very healthy for those who wear it. It turns out that people who wear gold jewelry can enjoy a lot of health benefits. They have lower risks of developing allergies, have normal blood pressure, and are less stressed.

- Gold is also used quite often in various beauty treatments and is present in a lot of beauty clinics.

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