What do you think about gold? How much do you know about it? What does it mean to you? Do you understand the overarching benefit of owning gold, and not necessarily the jewellery? Gold means a lot to many different people. Some people will buy and invest in gold coins, stocking up on the different kinds. Others will get bold bars if they can afford them and put them in banks for safe keeping. This is what banks, governments and other central financial houses do. They are fully aware and all about saving and preparing for things the bad things that will happen tomorrow. And since this financial crisis in the first part of the twenty-first century, many have been storing up on gold.
Now you have other people, mainly celebrity and entertainers who buy gold simply to flash around and show or improve their status. They buy the biggest and best, and have the most incredulous gold pieces. Depending on the purity of the gold piece, these are very good investments as well, but do they really understand this; maybe, maybe not.
Gold jewellery has been worn by kings and queens for many, many years. From as early as there were kings to wear them, gold was being fashioned. Archaeologists have dug around places that had these early civilizations, like Asia and Africa, and discovered some of the most exquisite gold pieces from that time. Egypt is not to be forgotten in this, with their pyramids hiding some of the best of treasures. And among these pieces are gold chains, bangles and earrings.
Gold chains can be worn on almost any part of the body. The most popular part on which they are worn is around the neck. Hip hop entertainers are known to ‘bling out’ in their massive jewellery. These pieces are typically engraved and have the best precious stones like diamonds, in them; but not only hip hop starts where them. The ordinary, everyday man has a little gold jewellery; either in the form of a chain, watch or earring. Men like their gold chains around eighteen to twenty-two inches; women have different preferences based on many factors. Women use gold pieces to adorn everything and anything that they can.
Now gold can be altered to have different colours; these can range from white, blue, pink, green or even black. The chain pieces will be made to the thickness and length as the wearer dictates. They are also designed in different ways; such as the Cuban link worn many worn by models, both male and female. Then you have the wheat designed chain; these links are fashioned as wheat grains. There is also the snake pattern chain; this follows the sleek design of the snake’s body. And then you have the rope design chain, which is twisted and resembles those of the Singapore chain.