Gold is beautiful. It conducts electricity. It can be shaped easily. It is bright and shiny, even when found in riverbeds and mines. People are always finding new ways to use it in electrical, aerospace and even medical applications.
That’s all true. But there is something else about gold – something that is a bit harder to explain . . .
Gold is mysterious and magical
Okay, I am not getting weird about this. And I am not planning to become one of those medieval alchemists who spent years trying to turn base metals into gold. I am simply going to offer you some reasons why gold seems mysterious and magical.
Reason 1: The Gold that You Own Could Have an Ancient Heritage
That ring that’s on your finger or that charm on your bracelet could be made from the same gold that was worn by an ancient Sumerian of Egyptian. It could have been owned by Marie Antoinette, King Tut, Cleopatra, or a former president of the United States. All those things are possible because there really is a shortage of gold in the world and chances are that the gold that you own has come from interesting places. That could account for the fact that gold has an air of mystery and romance.
Reason 2: Gold Has Long Been Associated with Love
For thousands of years, people have given gold rings, amulets and other pieces of jewelry as expressions of their love for each other. When you give or receive gold, it signals that the relationship that you have with another person is long lasting, deep, and to be cherished.
Reason 3: Gold Features Prominently in Myths, Epics and Great Literature
A gold ring is at the center of the great novels written by J.R.R. Tolkien. The opera composer Richard Wagner wrote his four Ring operas about gold that was found at the bottom of the Rhine. Edgar Allen Poe wrote a story called The Gold Bug. The list could go on and on. That body of literature has contributed to the aura of mystery that surrounds gold, the most alluring and magical precious metal of all.
From Ancient Lore to Modern Cash . . .
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