Gold

Gold has always held a special place in Chinese culture and has been used a means of trade and exchange for thousands of years. Recorded uses of gold in transactions can be found in Quin and Han dynasties. Many emperors in China regarded gold as lucky and adorned themselves in garments that were rich in gold colors and hues and also used to wear gold jewelry.

On the Chinese New Year, and specifically during the spring festival, it is a common tradition to buy gold and gold jewelry. Gold is also exchanged as gifts. The cultural significance of gold is apparent through occasions in China where individuals dance at the forefront of the golden dragon masks. In Chinese art and culture, use of gold is quite common and a representation of prosperity is often associated with the color gold. In fact in China’s pillar of destiny, gold is included to represent wealth. Gold in Chinese Culture (cont..)

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