Specific weight 19.3 g/cm³
Melting point 1064.18°C
Mohs hardness 2.5-3
Element symbol Au from Aurum (lat.)
Gold is the only yellow metal in the world. Pure gold is called fine gold. Many pieces of jewelry at ORFÈVRE are made of fine gold. It requires a lot of know-how to make jewelry from fine gold. Other peculiarities of gold are that neither humid air, nor heat or acid can harm gold to it. It/the metal is ideal for wearing on the skin. White gold, yellow gold, rose gold and red gold are alloys. That means, fine gold is alloyed with palladium, silver and copper, for example. The common alloys at ORFÈVRE are: 900/1000 gold and 750/1000 gold.