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Different types of gold karats and their uses

Gold is one of the most cherished resources across the world and is rightly considered the king of all metals. And it makes absolute sense when one considers the many features that are associated with the gleaming metal. It is a corrosion-resistant ductile metal that is so malleable that it can be beaten into [...]

The Legend of the 24 Karat Christmas Tree

2018! What a year it has been with stories of gold-plated hamburgers, ice cream cones and chicken wings! But as the year draws to a close, a gold trading business in Germany has decided to top things off with their own vision of the holidays: A massive 24 karat gold Christmas Tree! Commissioned by the [...]

Real Undersea Treasures

Have you ever walked along a beach to stare out into the sea, wondering what kind of mysteries lie beyond? While the world’s oceans have millions of unfathomable secrets, it’s a known fact that there is a LOT of gold in there: 20 million tons of it, in fact. With the current market price of [...]

Buyers Beware: Fool’s Gold

Recently, police from Western Canada has warned of a spike in the trade of counterfeit gold bars in cities such as Winnipeg and Edmonton. Unlike some of the more obvious fakes out there, the level of detail to these bars are reported to be far more intricate, as they were professionally packaged and have very [...]

2017: The Year of the Golden Haired Rooster?!

At long last, it’s finally 2017! After a year full of twists and turns, shocks and surprises, wonders and disbeliefs, it’s safe to say that we’re all looking forward to brighter times ahead. 2017 will be a very auspicious year for those who follow the Lunar Calendar, as it falls on the Year of the [...]

Chrysopoeia – Modern Day Alchemy

For centuries, adherents of the ancient study of alchemy have dedicated their lives to find the fabled process which turned base metals such as lead and mercury into gold.  This process, known as Chrysopoeia – the transmutation of gold, had been sought after so relentlessly, that it has often become synonymous with the practice of alchemy [...]

Gold ATMs: A Different Way of Buying Gold

Imagine yourself on vacation, standing inside the sprawling main floor of the Emirates Palace hotel in Abu Dhabi, one of the largest and most luxurious hotels in the world. While waiting to check in, you decide to pass the time by placing an order on a vending machine that's conveniently placed in a corner of the lavish, gold and marble [...]

Selling Jewellery: For Your (Personal) Information

In a time when Internet privacy and personal information are faced with increasing risk from leakages and other intrusions, it's understandable when customers ask us why we always take down their personal information before we buy their jewellery. While we do this in order to get a clear picture of who we do business with, it's also required by the law! The [...]

Gold Storage… Fit for a Bond Villain

With the global demand for gold growing as a hedge against a volatile economy, high-volume investors around the world have been looking outside of banks for larger, more secure ways to store their precious metals. Since as early as 2008, security companies based in Switzerland have provided their investor clients with high-tech vaults that seem to have come [...]

Gold Bullion in Demand After Brexit

Here at Toronto Gold, we know that gold bullion is always in high demand, but some big global news has put it in even higher demand.   Since the Brexit, China’s demand for gold bullion has skyrocketed. It’s well known that China is the world’s biggest gold buyer, and their demand for gold has increased [...]

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