The process of hallmarking has been in use since the Byzantine period around the modern day city of Istanbul. Stamped hallmarks were intro..
Platinum is the least reactive metal found on the periodic table and has a high resistance to corrosion even whilst subjected to high temperatures. It is number 78 and has a silvery white appearance.
Silver In Solar Panels
Uses of Precious Metals Series: Episode 8 – Silver In Solar Panels
As the world searches for more sustainable w..
It took until the 19th century for the process of silver coating to be applied to glass mirrors.
Silver, like gold has a large application in jewellery and currency. It is relatively more abundant than the other precious metals and this is reflected in its lower value.
Although no definite applications have yet been found, gold’s conductivity, thermal insulation properties and resistance to corrosion are likely to see it utilised more and more as the field of nanotechnology matures.
Gold also has excellent heat resistant and insulating capacities and many space probes make use of gold foil as a thermal insulator for prolonged operation in the cold vacuum of space where temperatures can vary massively from the sunlit side of a space craft to the shadowed side.
Gold’s status as a noble metal means that along with other noble metals and the other precious metals we sell it has a number of propertie..
Gold is probably the most well known and desirable precious metal. Its chemical symbol is Au and it has an atomic number of 79 on the peri..
118 elements make up the periodic table of all known elements. These range from Hydrogen, the most abundant element in the universe to sho..