Metal price update

6 06 2014

It’s been over two months since my last metal price update.

1. Gold per gram in A$ : prices have decreased since March (my last update); almost the lowest A$ per gram since last July; I wonder what caused the slide the last few weeks?

as at 06Jun14; click on image for original source

as at 06Jun14; click on image for original source

… and over the last five years:

as at 06Jun14; click on image for original source

as at 06Jun14; click on image for original source

2. Silver per kilogram in A$; and again, a downhill slide since my last post

as at 06Jun14; click on image for original source

as at 06Jun14; click on image for original source

… and almost at the lowest for years, since mid-2010:

as at 06Jun14; click on image for original source

as at 06Jun14; click on image for original source

previous metal price update: 18th March 2014





Metal price update

18 03 2014

It’s been quite a while since my last metal price update.

1. Gold per gram in A$ : oh dear, prices have increased quite a bit this year

as at 18Mar14; click on image for original source

as at 18Mar14; click on image for original source

… and creeping up near a year-high and prices seen during 2012:

as at 18Mar14; click on image for original source

as at 18Mar14; click on image for original source

2. Silver per kilogram in A$; and again, a bit of a jump recently

as at 18Mar14; click on image for original source

as at 18Mar14; click on image for original source

… though not so bad considering where it was over the last few years:

as at 18Mar14; click on image for original source

as at 18Mar14; click on image for original source

previous metal price update: 21st November 2013





A resolution of a kind

9 01 2014

I’m not really a fan of making ‘new year’s resolutions'; I prefer to take action when the whim takes me and try to do things as I feel they’re right, not according to an arbitrary calendar date.

That said, I have found a new thought coinciding with the new year, so it may as well be assigned ‘resolution’ status.

Plan for 2014: no woven paper-silver.

old weaving

old weaving

Ooooh, you read that right.

It will take personal fortitude and discipline to stop myself from incorporating it in what (well, almost all that) I make.





A new plan

27 12 2013

I think I may have a new plan, to relight my jewellery-making love-fire.

Simple making. Simple skill exploration.

stone01 stone02stone03

I’ve bought a few little stones recently (above: pretty pink tourmaline, seraphinite, peruvian opal), and have many I’ve collected over the years (sapphires, onyx, opals). The new plan is to make these into ‘traditional’ jewellery items, without the woven paper-silver I’ve used to date. Simple pretty things. Perhaps without any conceptual development (*gasp*).





Metal price update

21 11 2013

Just a quick update:

1. Gold per gram in A$ : prices have been coming down this month and are getting closer to the lowest for the last year

gold per gram in $A; early morning 21Nov13

gold per gram in $A; early morning 21Nov13

2. Silver per kilogram in A$ (cannot get gram chart, but I’m confident you can divide by 1000!)

silver price per kg in A$; early morning 21Nov13

silver price per kg in A$; early morning 21Nov13

May be time to buy some metal? [But seriously, don't take my word for it; I'm neither a financial nor metal merchant adviser person!]

previous metal price update: 16th October 2013





Gold per gram

16 10 2013

I was perusing my social media feeds recently (I know, so modern) and realised that while the gold market usually expresses prices in $ per (troy) ounce, it’s so much more intuitive to use $ per gram.

So to that end, I thought I’d look at the gold price in AUD$ per gram over the last few years:

1. Gold in A$ per gram over last 2 years

A$ over 2 years; as at 16th October 2013; click on graph for original source

A$ over 2 years; as at 16th October 2013; click on graph for original source

2. Gold in A$ per gram over the decades (just for fun!)

Gold in A$; as at 16th October 2013; click on graph for original source

Gold in A$; as at 16th October 2013; click on graph for original source

For the dedicated, this page has an interesting read on the decoupling of the gold standard from the US currency.

Also affecting the price is the exchange rate of AUD$ to US$, see this page for more on that, especially on the floating of the A$ in 1983.

I’ll do a little more research to find out what caused the jump in prices in 2003 (I suspect it may be the invasion of Iraq causing the market to flee to gold as security, but will need to verify) … in the meantime this article may shed some more light on what affects the gold price..

Lastly though, from personal experience, I know that students (who are midst assessment freak-out I expect!) are more interested in the price of silver; unfortunately the graphs are not available in grams but kilograms – but I’m sure you’re totally okay with dividing by 1000 yes

silver A$ per KG; as at 16th October 2013; click on graph for original source

silver A$ per KG; as at 16th October 2013; click on graph for original source

I may use per gram instead of per ounce in future price updates posts – what do you think?





Quick gold update

11 10 2013

Gold prices dipped under US$1300 overnight.

As at the morning of 11th October 2013:

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1. Gold price in US$ for last 12 months

Gold price in US$; as at 11th Oct 2013

Gold price in US$; as at 11th Oct 2013

2. Gold price in A$ for last 12 months

Gold in A$; as at 11th Oct 2013

Gold in A$; as at 11th Oct 2013

The exchange rate is fluctuating quite a bit too, meaning the $A graph isn’t following the US$ graph as once did.