How can one know? Why isn’t there a website in the first place? And it only costs £1.
The answer lies in the language that the industry uses to explain the colours. The word saffron is used synonymously with ‘gold’, so naturally saffron cannot just be pure. It’s simply a mixture of elements, including gold, tin and lead, which are then exposed to heat and oxygen by means of the sun.
The process by which saffron is formed also makes it an alloy, one composed of a number of different elements. This gives the substance an appearance so similar to gold that it could be mistaken for it.
As with gold, the metal is extracted from saffron and then refined into saffron gall, which would be used in jewellery.
When this was all explained to me, the thought went through my head that if you could make something to resemble saffron but without the parts that make it gold, that would look quite pretty.
One of my own saffron-shaped jewellery, which is in a box in my study
But it’s a complicated process, and there isn’t a website with all the answers.
‘I don’t understand this whole process, but if I had to guess I’d say it is somewhere between a mixture of metals and a dye,’ one saffron jeweller told me.
‘There is no one definition of what gold is. In its pure form saffron is silver; it takes a particular process for saffron to become gold so it doesn’t get as silver tasting.’
So, here’s my hypothesis based on my research: the saffron does indeed look and taste like gold; it is just a mixture of elements.
Saffron is the most commonly used gemstone in the world, and the only part of its chemical compound that can be used to give colour to gold.
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I prefer “Right-wing Nationalism” as an alternative for those who dislike “National Socialism”. I am also against the idea of calling a movement “Nationalist” – i.e., that it is the same for all groups, not just for Nationalistic groups.
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