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The Truth about What Olympic Medals are Made Of

August 1, 2012

What are Olympic Medals made of?

Photo by: University of Benjamin | Flickr.com When the games are over and the torch is put out, what’s next for an Olympic athlete? Some report straight to the cover of their country’s Wheaties® boxes. Others are so relieved to be out of the public eye, they rebound into lazy civilian behavior (you’ll recall Michael

Kenyan Miners Strike Gold

July 26, 2012

Kenyan Gold Mine

by Maya Bornstein Photo by: Andrew Kuznetsov | Flickr.com Among the various areas of the world with an abundance of gold, Africa has topped the list for centuries. Every day, more and more deposits are found in the continent’s mineral-rich, sun-baked earth. In fact, 40% of all the gold ever mined in the world hails

The Gold Profit Formula

July 16, 2012

Gold Profit Formula

by Maya Bornstein   Photo by: elope201 | Flickr.com As gold is currently priced higher than ever, it is no surprise gold buyers and refiners are popping up on every corner. The gold exchange has become a confusing world to navigate. With such a wide variety of information, services, and contradiction online reviews, gold sellers

Obamacare, the EU Summit and the Value of Gold

July 6, 2012

It’s certainly no secret: gold prices are fluctuating. As the value of gold is affected a variety of external factors, the precious metal’s trends become extremely difficult to predict. Nevertheless, recent events have clearly contributed to the current state of our currency. For example, it appears that gold prices dropped significantly on Thursday, June 28th

Man in Hong Kong Builds 24 Karat Gold Toilet

June 29, 2012

Gold Toilet

While the term “throne” has been a euphemism for toilet since King Louis XIV saw to royal business while using the toilet, there’s been no record of a restroom literally being decked out in a royal way since. That is, until now. Lam Sai-wing, a Hong Kong jeweler, has designed and built toilets made of

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