Gold has captivated human beings for as long as we’ve known about it. Its radiance so closely resembles the sun that ancient people used gold to worhip.
Gold symbolizes wealth and prosperity because of how expensive and rare it is, but it would be one-sided to say its symbolism ends there. It is not only used to signify royalty , majesty , but also divinity and honor. Many different kinds of temples and houses of worship all over the world are adorned with gold , as a sign of respect and reverence.
Gold has forever been the most sought-after and revered element. Its dazzling color has driven humanity to go to huge lengths in order to obtain and protect it. Historically, it’s one of the few material things that has been regarded with a spiritual reverence by different cultures since its discovery.
Gold is illuminating, sacred, durable; it is precious. It is almost universally associated with the sun.
As a precious metal, gold is the color of wealth, grandeur ,extravagance and luxury (especially in combination with black). However, it also goes along with ideas of love, wisdom and magic.
Gold is one of the most highly-desired and useful metals in the world. Not only can it be beautifully shaped and sculpted, the precious yellow metal conducts electricity and does not tarnish. These qualities make it the metal of choice for the industrial, medical and technology industries, just to name a few.
Arguably no other metal has been held in higher esteem throughout history, with almost every established culture using gold to symbolise power, beauty, purity and accomplishment .
Today, gold still occupies an important place in our culture and society – we use it to make our most prized objects: wedding rings, Olympic medals, money, jewellery, Oscars, Grammys, crucifixes, art and many more.
Gold has been used to make ornamental objects and fine jewellery for thousands of years. Today, up to 80 per cent of the gold that is newly mined or recycled is used in jewellery manufacture. One reason the lustrous metal is such a popular jewellery choice is because of its malleable properties – it can be drawn into wires, hammered into sheets and/or cast into shapes. Pure gold, which is very soft, is known as 24 karat gold. It has to be forged with other metals such as copper, silver and platinum to increase its durability.
Gold doesn’t just signify jewellery value – it has also long been used as a medium of exchange or money. The first known use of gold in transactions dates many years back – gold coins were minted under the order of King Croesus of Lydia (a region of present-day Turkey) in about 560 BC. The rarity , usefulness and desirability of gold make it a substance of high value, plus it’s durable, portable and easily divisible. Today, many governments, individuals and institutions hold investments of gold in the convenient form of bullion.
Once believed to be the 'tears of the sun' by the Incas, gold has always been one of the most universally treasured metals found in objects from cultures all over the world.
Desirable for its unique luminosity and rarity , gold is still the bedrock of our wealth and economies. The metal's malleability and brilliant colour has interested and captivated artists for millennia.
From the Greek myth of the Golden Fleece to the legend of El Dorado (the 'golden city' or 'golden one'), ancient narratives about the material have persisted into modernity.
In contemporary culture, gold continues to convey a myriad of different meanings, and is typically still used to symbolise prosperity, fortune and success.
In many ways, gold has shaped our world, as much as we have moulded it into our material culture .
If you take a closer look at the works of Natalis Luxus, you will find an unconcealed elemental creativity, which is a reflection of the Italian teachings perfectly mixed with Slavic passion.
This connection creates an alchemy that transforms ordinary things into works of art.
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The uniqueness of the human spirit lies in the fact that it is different from the average. The same goes for our works. They are beautiful, they are unique, they are different from the average.
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