I have heard people say that 'old' gold looks better or is better or is 'worth more'. Is this true and what is it they are talking about, is it different alloys used back then or the tarnish on it or what, I am assuming the gold is just the same as all gold is old when it comes from the earth? Maybe it is a British thing? I know antique second hand is usually cheaper so is not worth more unless unusually well made high carat gold pieces.
Anyone else heard people speak about 'old' gold or know what they were meaning?Maybe it is that run of the mill pieces had more attention in craftmanship or were thicker due to new pieces being made lighter to keep prices down.
Anyone else heard people speak about 'old' gold or know what they were meaning?