A-Z Popular Blog Gold Search »
Gold
 Advertisements

34 Uses for Gold

 ,
Gold is a metal that has been used since antiquity as money and to produce high value items. It has unique properties such as resistance to corrosion, electrical conductivity, ductility and lack of toxicity that make it a valuable metal for a broad range of industrial applications. The use of gold is often minimized due to its price and weight. For example, it is very common to electroplate things with a thin layer of gold to benefit from its properties without using much. It is also common to use gold leaf, gold flakes and gold thread as another means to include small amounts of gold in things. Each year, over 50% of gold demand is for jewelry. A great deal of the world's stock of gold is used as money such as bullion and coins. The following are common uses of gold.
Aircraft
Architectural Ornaments
Bars
Beverages
Bullion
Catalyst
Chemicals
Coins
Colored Glass
Computers
Crafts
Dentistry
Edible Gold Leaf
Electrical Connectors
Electronics
Embroidery
Figurines
Glass Making / Smart Glass
Gold Thread
Heat Shielding
Home Decor (e.g. gilded mirror)
Infrared Shielding
Interior Decoration
Jewelry
Luxury Products
Medals & Awards
Medicine
Religious Items
Satellites
Spacecraft
Statues
Thrones & Crowns
Vehicles
Watches
Small amounts of gold are often used as a marketing tool to increase the perceived value of items such as food, electronics and handbags. For example, a cake with gold leaf on top.

Gold

This is the complete list of articles we have written about gold.
Barter
Finance
Gold
Gold Color
Gold Things
Gold Uses
Inflation
Metal
Money
Yellow
If you enjoyed this page, please consider bookmarking Simplicable.
 

Gold

The basic characteristics of gold including its properties, financial and cultural significance.

Gold Color

An overview of gold color with a named color palette.

Gold Production

An overview of gold production data.

Gold Things

A list of common gold things.

Metal Things

A list of things that are made with metal.

Shades Of Gold

The common shades of gold.

Words To Describe Yellow

A vocabulary for describing yellow colors.

Metal

A list of the common types of metal.

Metal Colors

A list of metal colors with a palette.

Natural Materials

An a-z list of natural materials.

Silver Things

A list of common silver things.

Black Materials

Lists of black materials.
The most popular articles on Simplicable in the past day.

New Articles

Recent posts or updates on Simplicable.
Site Map