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How to Get Thin and Look Great

Mark Kawabe - Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Gold Leaf on a Woman's Face

Gold is the most malleable element we know of, meaning it can be hammered into thin sheets.

One ounce can be hammered into a sheet over 300 feet2 (27.9 m2) in size.

The process of making gold leaf hasn't changed much since the Egyptians started creating it 5000 years ago. The work is largely done by hand with a hammer. When gold leaf is finished, it can be as thin as 1/250,000 of an inch.

Gold is an amazing element, and we hope you love it as much as we do!


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