Brisbane, Australia (PRWEB) July 27, 2009
Collecting gold is fascinating and personally rewarding for many hobbyists, but unlike most other pastimes, it also has the potential to be extremely financially rewarding. The recent financial crisis coupled with expert predictions of an upcoming period of severe inflation has gold collectors quickly realizing just how fruitful their hobby really is. George Vo, Precious Metal Sales Manager of Gold De Royale (http://www.goldderoyale.com.au), Australia's leading online gold bullion retailer, explains "Gold has historically been an extremely stable commodity. Regardless of the ups or downs of the stock market and dollar values, gold manages to retain its relative value. That's why, even in economically challenging times like these, gold remains a wise investment. People who began their gold collections decades ago simply for their own enjoyment, have inadvertently created a kind of financial security that other investments just cannot provide for them." Vo continues, "Collecting gold really gives investors the best of both worlds. People can buy gold bars to enjoy them for their decorative appeal, to use as pastime or to create precious family heirlooms to pass down to future generations. However, at the same time, these hobbyists will always have the assurance that their gold will be there when they need it most."
Because gold is physically held onto by the investor, it is not merely a representation of their money. Unlike bank notes that can be printed to pump up the economy, gold cannot be printed. It's safe, it retains its value, and gold has been performing exceptionally well as of late, even more so than usual. Therefore, while most investors are mourning their losses in stock markets and in shares, gold collectors are celebrating.
It's never too early or late to start a gold collection. When asked if he has any advice for first time gold collectors, Vo states, "Start small, don't get too caught up in the excitement, and always be knowledgeable about what you're investing your money in. Even a few small gold bar purchases here and there will leave you with a respectable amount of gold over time. Be sure to only deal with reputable precious metal refiners that sell precious metals meeting high quality standards, like those accredited by the London Bullion Market Association. Avoid bargain offers that appear too good to be true and the best way to do this is to do some thorough research. While there are many gold refiners in the world, there are only five gold refiners that are accredited by the London Bullion Market Association as a Good Delivery Referee. This is the most honoured status given to any refiner in the world. "
The names of gold refiners which have met the London Bullions Market Association stringent criteria are available online from Gold De Royale's website at http://www.goldderoyale.com.au Produits Artistiques de Métaux Précieux , also known as PAMP, is a gold refinery based in Switzerland renowned for its excellence in producing the purest gold bars. "We would highly recommend PAMP bars for gold collectors and investors. They are of superb quality, which of course plays a large factor in its value now, and how well it will retain its value in the future,`` states Vo. Not only that, each PAMP gold bar is individually registered and integrated into a secure synthetic casing with an official document of authenticity and an exclusive serial number, which further adds to its appeal as a collector item. Ultimately, when it comes to a personal collection, you have to love your pieces but that said, quality does matter, especially when considering your financial future. Your investment in your hobby may just be the best you`ll ever make.
About Gold De Royale
Specialized in selling the highest quality gold to dealers, collectors, investment firms, companies, jewellers and individuals, Gold De Royale is Australia's leading online bullion store. Whether you are looking to start a valuable gold collection, or to add to an existing collection, Gold De Royale offers clients only the finest quality gold as well as silver bars, coins and other products. For more information about Gold De Royale visit the website at http://www.goldderoyale.com.au or contact Customer Care by phone at 07 31628845
Gold De Royale Pty Ltd
192 Ann Street
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Phone: 07 31628845
Fax: 07 30365787