Gold as an investment asset

Throughout history, gold has been a symbol of wealth. That is why it is not surprising that investing in this metal is one of the most common due to its reputation for maintaining its value even in periods of economic uncertainty.

If in 2022 the demand for gold reached its highest level since 2011, driven by an increase in purchases by central banks, these first months of 2023 have left us with the highest quota in recent months, demonstrating its solidity .

This is why investment in gold continues to be one of the most appreciated, as has been the case throughout history. During 2023, the forecast of analysis houses such as Bank of America or Goldman Sachs is that the growing interest in our country in investments related to precious metals will continue, whether in the form of jewelry, coins, or bullion.

The main reason for those who invest in gold is that it is considered a safe haven value . This means that, even in times of uncertainty or bad market conditions, gold loses less value than most assets, even maintaining or increasing its value.

Synonymous with wealth and prosperity, gold is a chemical element that cannot be created, but must be found. Therefore, this is one of the main reasons for its high value.


Gold price rise over the years - details here

Another relevant factor when choosing to invest in gold is its great ease of conversion into liquidity anywhere in the world, unlike other assets.

Also offering a hedge against inflation, gold increases in value when inflation takes hold. Since it is priced in USD, any deterioration in the European currency will lead to a higher price of gold, resulting in a more stable investment during times of rising inflation.

When deciding to invest in gold, it must be purchased in establishments with a certification guarantee. In this case, it will be the most direct investment formula. At Carbal Jewelry we work with maximum excellence to offer our clients certified 18-karat gold pieces , whose value will not only increase sentimentally, but also as an investment asset. 

But what are carats? The carat is a unit of measurement that is used to denominate the mass of gems and pearls to determine the degree of purity of metals.

If 18 karat gold has 75% gold, the advantage over 14 karat gold is clear: a higher proportion of gold in the alloy. However, why is 18-karat alloy used in fine jewelry? Well, the advantages over pure gold are several.

  1. Firstly, the possibility of obtaining different colors when mixed with other metals. This gives us the advantage of obtaining jewelry with a more personalized and unique aesthetic.
  2. Secondly, and thanks to this alloy, gold with a small degree of impurity is harder and better withstands wear, stretching or distortions that can affect the appearance of the piece.

Following the highest quality standards, at Joyerías Carbal we have been manufacturing jewelry for more than 100 years that is passed from generation to generation, becoming the best legacy.


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