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The Color Gold

  • Interesting Facts and information about the Meaning of Color Gold
  • Who was allowed to wear the color Gold?
  • The Symbolic meaning
  • The Biblical meaning of the color Gold
  • How the color was produced

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The Color Gold

 

The Meaning of the color Gold
The color and material used in Elizabethan Clothing was extremely important. People who could wear the color Gold was dictated by English Law! These were called the Sumptuary Laws. The colors of Elizabethan clothes, including the color Gold, provided information about the status of the man or woman wearing them. This was not just dictated by the wealth of the person, it also reflected their social standing. The meaning of colors during the Elizabethan era represented many aspects of their life - the social, religious, biblical and Christian symbolism was reflected in the color Gold!

 
 
 

The Symbolic and Religious Meaning of the color Gold
Some interesting facts and information about the
symbolic, religious, Christian and Biblical meaning of the color Gold

  • Gold is associated with Royalty and Nobles
  • The symbolic meaning of the color gold was for divinity, majesty and wealth
  • Gold also has a Christian / Biblical meaning and is the color for divinity and God's Glory. It is most often used with white for high Holy Days and festival days - the seasons of Christmas and Easter
 
  • People who were allowed to wear the color gold during the Elizabethan era, as decreed by the English Sumptuary Laws, were Duchesses, Marquises, and Countesses. Dukes, Marquises, and Earls
 

More details, facts and information about other colors may be accessed via the Elizabethan Clothing link at the top of the page.

The Color Gold

  • Interesting Facts and information about the Meaning of Color Gold
  • Who was allowed to wear the color Gold?
  • The Symbolic meaning
  • The Biblical meaning
  • How the color Gold was produced
  • The effect of the English Sumptuary Laws
 
 

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The Color Gold

 

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