When you look for jewelry or home decor, is there a certain metal that draws you in? We have been exploring the meaning of different metals to understand what each says about you. Check out silver in our last blog. In this one, we are wrapping up with gold and platinum.

Gold is associated with the sun because of its warm, yellow color. Egyptians considered gold to be the perfect metal and gave it the symbol of a perfect circle, which is also reminiscent of the sun. For a very long time, gold has been a symbol of power, wealth, and prestige. Its position as a power symbol spans many cultures, and it has been used to create many objects that represent these cultures. It also has played a crucial role in establishing or showing off one’s status.

Gold is a soft metal, so it can scratch easily. It does not corrode. To clean it, use soap and water. Do not scrub it with a brush; soaking it is best.

Platinum is resistant to tarnish and wear. Because it is one of the rarest metals on earth, it is naturally connected to high status. It is a consistent symbol of prestige around the world. Beyond jewelry, it is found in medical and electronic equipment. It also has catalytic properties that makes it the primary metal for catalytic converters in cars. It is commonly associated with endurance, determination, and overcoming challenges.

At URBANfusion in Skippack, we are passionate about helping people find decorations that express themselves. From jewelry to home interiors, we are experts at using high-quality items to symbolize you for others to see.