Even the origins of gold are almost mystical, with evidence indicating that gold was formed in the centre of a star, finding its way to Earth after a journey of 3 million light years. It is an incredible thing to discover that every atom of gold in your wedding band was forged in a collapsing star, before travelling across the universe to get to your finger.
|extraordinary NASA image from the hubble space telescope|
There is a more detailed explanation of the galactic journey gold has taken to arrive on Earth here
You can also see also part one of this post here - the real value of gold