In Chinese culture, gold has always been considered a colour of luck. Reserved only for emperors in ancient times, gold continues to symbolise wealth and nobility in this day and age. In fact, it is tradition to buy and gift gold to bestow blessings of luck and wealth.

With the Year of the Rat signifying new beginnings and new opportunities, we think it’s the perfect time to spread some good fortune by gifting your loved ones with gold.

Here are some reasons why we think gold trumps the red packet.

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