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5 Unusual Uses For Gold

Posted on February 23rd, 2017 by Joe G

When you think of gold, you usually think of gold jewelry, gold watches, and even gold as a form of currency. Aside from using gold as money and as an accessory, there are many unique properties that make it useful for other applications. As your team of experts that buy gold in Chicago, we want to share with you 5 unusual ways that gold can be used.


1. Pharmaceuticals: Gold was a common treatment for rheumatoid arthritis from the 1920s until the 1990s.Gold flakes were injected into muscles, into the veins, and even given orally, according to Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center. One of the most exciting new uses for gold in medicine is precision delivery of medication to fight cancer. Gold cover microscopic “medicine bullets” are fired at targeted cells.


2. Implants: Often times, we hear of gold associated with fillings or caps on teeth. Additionally, it can be used in medical implants from stents to pacemakers because it is resistant to bacteria and deterioration.


3. Beauty Regime: There are many beauty products such as massage creams, facials, and other products that contain gold.


4. Imaging: Photos that are printed in gold produce high-quality lasting images. There are new technologies that use gold ink in inkjet printing. High-quality compact disks that are coated in gold are resistant to scratches and will last longer.


5. Sun Block: In outer space, astronauts wear gold coated visors, not as a fashion statement, but to protect their eyes from dangerous sun rays. Also, gold covers many parts of space crafts and modules to deflect harmful radiation.


Want to learn more about gold? Head to your local experts that buy gold in Chicago. Here at Chicago Gold Gallery, we have been buying gold for over 37 years. We take great pride in our knowledge of gold, diamonds, watches, and other valuables. We buy gold in all forms such as new jewelry, old gold, scrap gold, dental gold, broken gold, industrial gold, and more. Call now to learn more (773) 338-7787.


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