TAG: Gold

Regal Gold And Silver Interiors

Regal Gold And Silver Interiors

Gold and silver may be tricky to work into a space. Too much of one or the other can lend to visual overkill, but just the right amount can breathe life into a room. The following interiors are remodels or decorative endeavors that incorporate gold and silver palettes to create an imperial impression. The gold accents in this revamped kitchen top off the space and blend the mixture of old and new. From Jessica Helgerson Interior Design whose firm has an environmental focus, this remodel is in a building that was constructed in 1926. The bold black and liquid looking cabinetry… read more

New Gold Extraction Method Uses Cornstarch instead of Cyanide

gold rocks hammer

Sometimes happy little accidents happen in the lab that eventually lead to big changes in the outside world, and a team of Northwestern University scientists may have stumbled upon one that could really clean up the process of gold recovery. In the movies, you can pick up gold nuggets by hand, or pan out enough in a stream to fill your pocketbook, but in the real world, extracting gold can take a whole lot more work, especially with low-grade ores. Current gold recovery methods use highly toxic cyanides or mercury, which takes a toll on the environment, especially the production… read more

Eco Friendly Jewelry Designs

Eco Friendly Jewelry Designs

Jewelry is a complementary accessory, but buying new items can be expensive. Plus, some pieces can have a dark past. Making recycled jewelry can be an economical alternative and allows you to have control over the design. Taking old pieces that are never worn and recycling by having them melted down into new ones is a good option. Silver, gold and other pure metals that you already have may be preferable to buying since it is cost effective and doesn’t require manufacturing new ones. Gold jewelry, for one example, takes up as much as 80% of gold that has to… read more