Gold has been a rather interesting metal. The glitter and shine of gold has been sought after as can be seen throughout the history mankind. In fact, over the past 6,000 years, according to the World Gold Council, more than 125,000 tons of gold has been mined. While ancient civilizations in Egypt, Ophir, and South America were famous for their wealth in gold, more than 90 percent of all the gold ever mined has been unearthed during the last 150 years.
From ancient times, gold has always been dear to a woman's heart and has been used extensively for making jewelry and artifacts. Then there are those Egyptian Pharaohs with their golden tombs all give evidence of the popularity of gold. Advance now to modern times, gold has also caught the eye of shrewd investors who have realized that it could perhaps be the only form of safe investment in times of recession. Where can one buy gold safely and in secure way?
Gold is readily available for sale even on the Internet on online marketplaces like eBay and other specialized websites on pure gold bars, nuggets, gold ingots, 1oz gold bars, 999.9 gold, gold bullion, and of course dazzling gold jewelry. For many, buying gold items is a way of becoming financially secured than just buying a valuable commodity. The best part is that gold is an independent asset that remains more or less unaffected by the economic cycle due to its sheer diversity of supply and demand base. This stability has made it a very desirable investment commodity.