Facts about Gold Nuggets

Gold is one of the most popular and well known minerals on earth. Since the earliest time gold is known for its value and its special properties. According to World Gold Council (WGC) it is estimated that all the gold ever mined throughout the history of civilization is 208.875 tonnes. (Status 2022) If all that gold were collected and melted into a cube, it would measure about 22 meters tall by 22 meters wide. Unbelievable but true, less than 2% of gold in its natural form comes as gold nuggets. 

Gold nuggets are naturally occurring pieces of gold formed through erosion. Usually they contain 75 to 97 percent gold and the remainder is mostly silver and sometimes they still contain inclusions of quartz. The gold nugget gets whiter in color when the silver content is greater. We value and appreciate the beauty and rarity of gold nuggets. Golpira uses the most exclusive, highest-quality gold nuggets from Papua New Guinea, Australia and/ or South America. Each gold nugget is hand selected for its unique and individual characteristics and natural beauty. They have a very high purity, will be clean and shiny, and will have a consistent gorgeous overall appearance, with a gorgeous color and surface texture.

We don’t manipulate the gold nuggets, so we don’t hammer, shape or even polish them, when used for our precious jewelry. We leave them in their original shape, just as the gold panners found them. We use them as they are in designs that suit them. Each nugget looks different, and therein lies its beauty. Whether it is angular or matt, elongated or rough, round or shiny – no two are alike. Each has its own structure, shape and especially its own energy.

By the way it is rarer to find an one-ounce (around 31 grams) gold nugget than a 5 carat diamond. That is also a reason why gold nuggets are regarded very highly by collectors and are more worth than the internationally standard gold value. If you want to read more about the comparison of gold nuggets and diamonds follow the link