Red Gold

Red Gold

 

(in Russian, chervonnoe zololo), a high-purity alloy of gold and copper that was used to make chervontsi and other coins. The fineness of red gold ranged from 916 to 986, or from 88 to 94 ⅔ in the zolotnik system. In Russian, the term chervonnoe zoloto has lost its technical meaning and has been retained only in everyday language as an equivalent of “pure gold.”

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The blond cornfields were red gold, the haystacks turned rosy and threw long shadows.
His hand brought the circlet of red- yellow, as though it were a plate of red gold, of refined gold smelted over the edge of the anvil, to his brow as a sign of his charioteering, as a distinction to his master.
He loved the red gold of the sunstone, and the moonstone's pearly whiteness, and the broken rainbow of the milky opal.
Is red gold to the Ogilvies-- was literal as well as metaphorical.
Upright, his red beard forward, his forehead thrown back, his eyes on the thick foliage of the cherry-trees, his hands on his haunches, in an attitude of repose, easy, superb, he was like some youthful pagan god, gilded with red gold, on his way across the country--like Pan, if he chose to amuse himself by charming birds.
A golden chain hung about his neck, and at his collar was a great carbuncle set in red gold.
5mm case in 18k red gold with white or gold mother of pearl dial and diamonds on the bi-directional 22k gold micro-rotor.
Crafted in blackened titanium, red gold or platinum, the cases of each model are fitted with matching bracelets.
Two pairs of earrings, an adjustable necklace and bracelet made from red gold with round elements feature the iconic snowcap and mother-of-pearl, and are elegantly enriched with diamonds and pearls.
Four new models enhance this collection, two of which come in a 42mm diameter with either a titanium case along with a blue strap or a red gold case with an ivory dial and a finely skeletonised movement.
The elegant 39-mm red gold case with its contemporary straight lines is accentuated by a horizontally drawn satin finish on the middle piece.
Arnold & Son unveiled a new limited red gold edition of the Dial Side True Beat (DSTB) with traditional English frosted finish.