Because gold has been used not only as currency around the world for centuries upon centuries, but has also been used as an international status symbol and display of physical wealth. So, when you think about how trends in general and gold trends in particular change, there are a few examples that can be pointed to in the way of gold trends.

However, rather than write an article blog about market turmoil or international finance strife, this article blog on gold trends is going to be just a little more on the light hearted side.

So, if you google searched this article to learn about current gold trends in the physical gold market or perhaps the rare gold coin market, I am afraid that this is perhaps not the article you were hoping to find, but please read along any way and see if you recall these recent gold trends.

Recent Gold Trends – Remember This Guy?

Mr T was among gold trends
Mr. T Was An ’80’s Icon, And He Was Instantly Recognizable For His Gold.

Mr. T was an icon back in the 1980’s. He played B.A (Bad Attitude) Baracus on Stephen J. Cannell’s “The A Team”, and he also played Clubber Lang to Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky character. Besides the obvious muscles and a haircut that actually required a 360 degree viewing to mentally comprehend, there was the gold. All that gold. Gold rings, gold bracelets, gold earrings with feathers, gold bands across the wrist kind of like Wonder Woman wore, and of course all of those necklaces and chains and charms.

Mr T was perhaps the source of some gold trends
Mr.T Played B.A. Baracus On The Television Show “The A Team”.

How could Mr. T not be considered one of the recent gold trends? Perhaps Mr. T can be credited with furthering gold trends, since many rap and hip hop artists of today still wear a lot of gold chains as a symbol of wealth and success.

Mr. T as B.A. Baracus used to hide small objects in his gold chains if and when he was captured. He could use his gold medallions as tools to escape imprisonment and build contraptions. As a kid I always waited for the episode to happen where Mr.T gets shot in the gold , and the gold stops the bullet. Then Mr. T grabs the guy that shot him, says “I pity the fool that shoots my gold!”, and then grabs the guy by the shirt and throws him over the A Team Van. But alas that episode never happened. Mr. T is still around today, and he still owns gold. Mr. T can be considered among the living gold trends.

Recent Gold Trends – Gold Packages For Your Automobile

Gold Packages Were Available On Luxury Cars, Then They Seemed To Be On Every Car.
Gold Packages Were Available On Luxury Cars, Then They Seemed To Be On Every Car. Some Gold Trends Catch On Quickly.

Do you remember this trend that easily qualifies to be counted among recent gold trends? For decades and decades, the idea that a consumer would want to change the manufacturers badging was simply a non idea. Why would you want to change the badging, and what would you change it to? Why gold of course. Gold is a sign of wealth and success, so why not gold packages as an option on your automobile? Hence the emergence, and for a time dominance, of another of the gold trends to work it’s way into American automobile culture.

A Gold Package For A Cadillac Escalade. Some Gold Trends Continue On.
A Gold Package For A Cadillac Escalade. Some Gold Trends Continue On Today.

Cadillac was perhaps the biggest perpetrator of these gold trends, and might even be guilty of creating it’s own gold trends in the industry. In addition to plating all of the badging in gold, gold grills, gold door handles, gold rivets in the Landau top, gold spoked wheels, gold grills, and even tires with a gold stripe embedded in them were available to be fitted to your Cadillac at the Cadillac Dealership.

You could even have gold pieces of trim fitted over the wheel wells to accent the gold stripes in your tires and the gold spokes in your wheel. Automobile trends come and go, but gold trends in the industry are quite obvious when they show up.

The Snoop Deville Was A Cadillac Concept That Never Quite Happened. Some Gold Trends Never Quite Happen.
The Snoop Deville Was A Cadillac Concept That Never Quite Happened. Some Gold Trends Never Quite Happen.

Of all gold trends, this particular gold trend transcended many cultures and socioeconomic strati in the United States. Retirees bought gold rivets and their Landau tops, and Snoop Dogg was rolling Vogues on Daytons. In fact, for a while, there was talk between Snoop Dogg and General Motors to produce a special line of Cadillac called the “Snoop Deville”, a play on the Coupe Deville model they have sold for generations, but the deal,which would have furthered even more gold trends, was never brought to the production lines.

A little gold can go a long way on a Cadillac, but when gold trends take off, gold trends take off. You could put gold emblems and gold pin striping on your Chrysler Minivan to enhance the plastic sticker that was supposed to simulate real wood paneling of yesteryear. Gold trends come and gold trends go, and though nowadays gold accents in an expensive cars are somewhat commonplace, perhaps plating miscellaneous parts of your auto for attention is among the gold trends that have peaked.

Yes, Gold Trends Extended Even To The Humble Chrysler Minivan.
Yes, Gold Trends Extended Even To The Humble Chrysler Minivan.

Gold trends in the automotive and pop culture worlds seem to come and go, but as gold trends go, the fact is gold trends perpetuate because gold is physical wealth and has been recognized as physical tangible wealth around the world for thousands of years.

In fact, as a testament of gold’s staying power, the gold 24 karat gold badges on these old cars are still shining in the junk yard, and Mr. T’s gold necklaces are still tangible portable wealth.

Mr. T Can Make Gold Look Good.
Mr. T Can Make Gold Look Good.

While ITM Trading cannot sell you gold wrist bands or gold striped Vogue tires for your ride, ITM Trading can ship gold coins and gold bars, as well as rare American gold coins right to your door.