Friday, March 21, 2008

Purple Gold - Photo Hunt

Photo Hunt - Metal

When we think of gold, it's mostly shining yellow gold. Purple gold looks like coloured metal and is costlier, but it has been gaining popularity since it was introduced to the world in 2000. This metal's creator is a Singaporean, Dr Loh Peng Chum.

Dr Loh and his purple gold (from The Straits Times)

Dr Loh has also come up with ways to forge other metals into various designs, such as layers and checks.

Purple gold is a unique gold alloy composed of 80% pure gold and 20% of other metal components. It has been around for decades, but it was both too porous and brittle to mould into jewellery. Purple is a colour for royalty. ^-^


My husband presented me with a purple gold necklace on our 15th wedding anniversary. This afternoon when I unlocked my drawer to take a picture of it for PhotoHunt, it was gone.... together with a few pretty pieces of my jewellery.


I turned the whole house upside-down, but it was nowhere to be found. I'm afraid it's been stolen. I suspect it was my last maid. I took the photos of purple gold jewellery from the store's brochure because the sales people don't allow me to snap pictures in the shop. They are lovely pieces, the photos don't do justice to them.

I'm heart-broken........... I didn't even take a photo wearing that lovely necklace. *sob... sob....*

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63 comments:

  1. Sorry you lost your jewelries! I'm sure it was lovely..Hope you can still find it though...

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  2. I doubt so, Yen. I have been looking for hours.... hence this late post.
    *cries*

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  3. ecl,
    How dare anyone steal ecl's jewelry! Hopefully it was not stolen. *Pray hard*

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  4. Alamak! another case of the "3 hands maid" ....
    High doubt in getting it back if she's gone already. I can imagine your heartache :(
    Ask Mr.Hubby to replace!! *evil.mode*

    Still, enjoy the Easter weekend bah :-)

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  5. Sorry to hear about the lost. Hopefully the necklace was just misplaced....even though I know you have turned the whole house upside down...

    If it has been lost, may it be a blessing in disguise.

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  6. Maybe it might appear someday when you least expect it? Sometimes these things happen... would love to see a photo though.

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  7. oh gosh!!! maid stole it!!!

    feel sad, now unable to report her?

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  8. Sorry to hear about the loss of your jewellery!

    And purple gold sounds very exotic, in fact I've never heard of it until today and am going to do some reading about it now.

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  9. Oh dear... that maid so 'tai tam'?? Grrrr!

    *rolls up sleeves*

    *before that, gives ECL a big hug first*

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  10. she didn't even had to bake a cake to hide it inside huh? ya, heard all those horror stories.
    sorry about your loss. :(

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  11. I haven't ever heard of purple gold. I am so sorry about your jewelry. That is upsetting. I hope you have a good weekend in spite of that.

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  12. Just want to say Happy Easter to you and your family.

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  13. Gosh... this is terrible. I thought I could have a look at how beautifully it will look on you. I guessed I have to wait for your visit later.

    That's what I hate about maid too. My Mum lost hundreds in cash and there were only both my parents and the maid in the house. So you can guessed who did that but surprisingly no cash was found on her. It's still a mystery for us.

    Hop in for some fun this weekend in http://crizcats.blogspot.com/2008/03/photo-hunters-metal.html and/or have a look what the metal teeth cat did in http://crizlai.blogspot.com/2008/03/photo-hunters-metal.html . Have a nice weekend!

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  14. hello again! i'm hosting a giveaway at my blog and thought u might like to join in!
    http://ngaiosixpack.blogspot.com/2008/03/great-easter-birthday-blogger-giveaway.html

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  15. Very sad, but interesting about purple gold. Never heard of it. Have a nice weekend.

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  16. I'd never heard of purple gold before. I'm sorry to hear about teh theft of your jewellery though

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  17. sorry about the lost jewelry. I hope you find it -or if it's stolen, you'll recover it. If not, then it's time to subtly tell dear husband for another. Heheh. Joke!

    BTW, I learned something from you again.

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  18. I am so sorry you lost your jewels. So did I. I know exactly how you feel. Maybe we should meet and drown our sorrows together!!

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  19. Yikes! Sorry to hear about your loss. Maybe you might still be able to find it.

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  20. Purple is one of my favorite colors and I find purple gold very interesting. I'm very sorry that you lost such a special jewelry.

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  21. That is so disappointing for you. I am appalled that your old maid stole them...karma will get her, it really will.

    I had never heard of purple gold before, I will have to look it up now. I like purple a lot. :)

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  22. I have never heard of purple gold, it must be pretty and rare. Purple is my husband's favorite color. I would buy some if I have a chance.

    Sorry that you have probably lost yours which is of sentimental value. It's not easy to deal with a stay-in maid. You don't know what she is up to. You can't search her as she is already gone.

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  23. hi, some awards for u. Have a nice weekends!

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  24. Oh how very sad to find your jewelery stolen especially pieces given to you by your loved ones. So sorry...

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  25. I have not seen a purple gold. Hopefully you'll be able to find it so that you can show me (and others) how it looks. Happy weekend (=

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  26. Sorry to hear about your missing gold! I hope you find it! Sounds like a beautiful thing. I dont even know if we have anything like that here in the US.

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  27. Purple gold sounds so cool! And I'm sorry you lost it. Hopefully it's just misplaced...

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  28. I never knew gold could be purple. I am sorry about your loss of your jewelry!

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  29. I need a purple picture my sister would sooo love that she is a purple fanatic

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  30. ECL, what a terrible shame. I hope it is there somewhere and you do find it eventually. Purple gold sounds so "royal". Have a good weekend.

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  31. yikes, we definitely have to lookout for our valuables especially with a maid around :)

    i would love to see how the purple gold looks like. kinda curious :P

    have a great weekend !

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  32. oh man. I love purple, and have never seen purple gold. Interesting.
    happy weekend.

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  33. I hope your jewelries will suddenly turn up. That will be a most welcome surprise.

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  34. Hey purple gold is very valuable! Remember to always keep your jewelleries in your safe deposit box because nowadays maid can't be trusted at all!

    Oh gosh. It must have cost a bomb!

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  35. SO sorry you lost your jewelry! This post was really cool though. I've never heard of purple gold! Very interesting.

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  36. Oh purple gold! It is for real?!

    So sad. Hope you will find it soon. It must be somewhere!

    By the way, I still don't know how your "form members only" link ... ha ha ha. Very low tech, I am.

    Have a good weekend.

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  37. Aiks. Sorry to hear about that. Sad to say, my grandma's maid used to steal too. :/

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  38. Get hubby to buy you a new pair! I would! LOL, ok, maybe I won't.. Mustn't start these kind of rumors!!

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  39. I'm sorry to hear about your jewelries, I hope you just misplaced them and be able to still find it.

    I have not seen a purple gold necklace.

    Have a nice weekend!

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  40. hey, that's very interesting!

    my favorite color...:) PURPLE gold.

    although i feel sorry for the loss of your prized jewellry. must have been heart-breaking....

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  41. Eastcoastlife --

    What a bummer! So sorry to hear about the theft! :(

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  42. uh oh! that's horrible!
    i love purple! i didn't know there was such thing as purple gold.

    maybe your hubby can give you some more blings on your 16th! =)

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  43. Purple? My favorite color. Gold? My favorite metal! All together in one object? BRING IT ON!!!!

    Happy Easter [or happy weekend, if you don't observe the holiday], and if you can, drop by for my metal interpretation!!! See if you can guess what it is.

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  44. oh sorry for the loss...

    gold is of course lovely, but those you have are pretty...what a waste =(

    Anyway, Ive tagged you in my page last week but you didn't respond please do if you have time: http://mirageasusual.blogspot.com/2008/03/tagged-viral.html.

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  45. Sorry to hear you lost your jewelry - looks like it was gorgeous!

    Happy Weekend.

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  46. Sorry for your loss! Hope you have a great weekend though :)

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  47. So sorry to hear about your necklace. This is my first time hearing about purple gold and it is certainly beautiful!

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  48. I never seen purple gold until now. Ohh I'm sorry you lost your jewelry..

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  49. I've never heard the term purple gold.
    But I seen gold can turn some people not into very nice humans.

    I personal like white gold jewelries.

    Anyhow I lost items and found them in the strange places.

    My photo is up now.

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  50. what is the price of purple gold nowadays per gram?

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  51. Oh dear...felt sorry for your lost jewelry set :( They are really nice peices.Hmm, I heard so many cases of maid theft. My Pato's friend kena also. Same story like mistipurple. She baked a cake and hide jewelry inside but the thing is she forgot to take the cake and when his friend's wife cut the cake, she was like..WAHT THE F&@K!!!
    Get hubby to sayang you and bring u shopping..oopss..hehe

    Pearl (I JUST LOST MY BLACKBERRY PEARL THIS afternoon!!!!)..arrrgghhh

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  52. I have never seen purple gold before. It is very beautiful! I am sorry you lost your necklace. That makes me sad.

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  53. Gosh! thats so upsetting to lost a jewelry.... Have a great day! Hope you'll visit mine too.

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  54. oh, how sad to find you're jewelery gone. I hope it is returned.

    Purple gold is very pretty. I'd never heard of it before.

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  55. Ohh no... that is a beautiful to lost to, hehehe. I hope you will find it soon.

    Great shot though!

    Have a great Easter!

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  56. Wow! what a lovely picture for this week theme, just keep it up and enjoy what you are doing!

    Check mine also in HERE!!!

    Happy Easter!

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  57. What an awful thing to have happened. I'm so sorry to hear that. It leaves you with a very bad feeling.Thank you for managing to put up this post at all.

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