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  • Under strict economic sanctions, Iran creates oil-for-gold barter system with Turkey

    November 30, 2012 -- Iran has been circumventing U.S. trade sanctions by selling oil and gas to turkey and importing billions of dollars in Turkish-held gold as payment, a report on CNN revealed. Reliance on this precious metal, which has served as a valuable bartering tool for millennia harkening...
  • Gold in the blockbusters

    The mesmerizing beauty and value of gold has had Hollywood producers making it the starring character in a variety of films. Over the years, the search for gold has been a reoccurring movie theme. It is for this reason that the impact gold has had on pop culture is so obvious. Perhaps one of the ol...
  • A timeline of gold history

    Gold has been a sign of wealth for centuries. It has encouraged people to cover great distances in search of it and was a long-time standard of currency. Today, it continues to be of great value, and people everywhere are interested in collecting gold coins and investing in gold stock. Gold is not o...
  • Why is Gold Different Colors?

    When most people think of gold, they automatically think of yellow gold. It's the reason why blonde hair is sometimes referred to as golden one beautiful yellow flower is called a goldenrod. However, whenever you go shopping for jewelry or collect a variety of coins, you'll quickly notice that not a...
  • The gold wedding band

    The wedding band is the most recognizable symbol of marriage, and has been so since the ancient Egyptians reportedly passed the tradition to the Greeks and Romans. It is believed that the Romans were the first to form the ring out of gold in the second century B.C. Today, gold remains the most popu...
  • What is My Gold Wedding Ring Worth?

    If martial bliss did not work out as planned, you may hope to make a decent profit on your wedding ring. While you may know how much your ring was worth when it was purchased, it is important to realize that the value likely changed. Because the price of gold fluctuates on a daily basis, like oil pr...
  • Questions to Ask When Selling Your Gold

    Many people have old gold jewelry lying around the house, like a high school class ring or a broken necklace chain. With the tough economy, it may be beneficial to sell some of these old pieces in order to make some extra money. It may seem simple enough to head over to your local pawn shop and walk...
  • Anonymous gold coin donations boosts Christmas charity

    A Salvation Army representative ringing a bell by his iconic red collection bucket has become part of a traditional Christmas setting in the United States. The Salvation Army has been placing red kettles on sidewalks during the holidays since 1891 to provide Christmas meals to the needy. When most ...
  • Nevada Gold Exploration Made Even Easier

    Americans typically think of the Wild West when it comes to gold mining. Nevada is not only home to the gold and glitz of the casinos and luxury resorts that make up Las Vegas - Nevada is also the center of American gold mining. More gold has been mined from Nevada during the last 50 years than a...
  • Chemical properties of gold

    Coin and jewelry collectors alike love gold. Though it's used in a variety of products, 75 percent of all gold produced is used for jewelry. Gold is generally yellow, but when it's finely divided it can be black, ruby, or purple. Depending on how it's alloyed, it can have a variety of colors, incl...

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