Gold has always been seen as a colour associated with opulence, the colour of gods and royalty, adorning churches and palaces alike and hanging from the arms and necks of the wealthy since the dawn of human civilisation.
Why is gold seen as such and expensive material? This has probably got something do with its perceived rarity; it did used to be notoriously difficult to find. However, with advancements in mining technology it has slowly become less rare, in fact it is more prevalent to other precious metals, including silver. So, why does it have this reputation for being so expensive?
The answer to this lies in its lustre, that is, the way light bounces from its surface into our eyes. The light that reflects off gold is that wonderfully rich yellow, which both sparkles and sooths, giving off a rich air of bold opulence. For gold to have its full, magical effect, the light conditions have to be really bright, the light working with the gold to produce a fabulous visible display. An obvious source of bright light is sunshine, so why not exploit this naturally rich affect by owning a pair of gold sunglasses?
Whenever anyone looks towards your eyes they will be treated to a flash of gold light, telling them instantly that the person behind the shades is someone special, a star, rich in personality and character.
Gold on sunglasses can be used subtly, like in the wiring of thin frames or perhaps used just for the stems; using gold sparingly is the mark of someone with true class rather than a garish show off.
In recent times, with the current economic climate gold, as an actual commodity, has gained value and as a result has seen a renaissance on the catwalks and shows of the fashion elite.