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Gold, Karat and Carat

Gold is a precious metal; it is the 79th chemical element, symbol Au given after its Latin name Aurum.
In Nature, pure gold is bright, dense, soft, malleable, ductile, and red-yellow colored.

Relatively rare, gold has been used in jewelry making, in currency, in gold medals, and various arts....

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VIA OREFICI JEWELRY and the Italian historic goldsmiths and jewelers districts.

Welcome to Via Orefici Blog!

The first article of the new year, welcome to Genova's historic goldsmiths and jewelers district.

Genova is a city in northern Italy's Riviera, and its historic downtown is one of the biggest in Europe. Overlooking the water and the harbor, and bordered by hills, a maze of tiny streets called "caruggi," squares, churches, buildings, some dating back 2000 years. One of the old downtown streets isĀ Via OreficiĀ (Goldsmiths Street)....

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