Gold

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History

The history of Gold began in the Middle East in 2,500 B.C. in Mesopotamia.

Gold coins date back to the second millennium BC and were known to be used in Greece by the 7th Century BC.

At the end of the eighteenth century, the French revolution took place and this together with the industrial revolution of the nineteenth century brought an increase in wealth to Europe. Gold jewellery was considered an indispensable item for the emerging social classes. Gold earrings and brooches became popular. The first machine for the production of gold chains was made in France in 1782.

The first gold factories opened in Germany at the beginning of the 20th century.