Times are hard and money is scarce. The market is still volatile so everyone must heed and take extra caution in investing and spending their hard-earned money.
There are other investors who still take their money to the gold and other precious stones industry. I noticed that here in the Middle East. Despite the recession, people are still packing inside the jewelry shop to buy gold and other precious stones. Others are going to the Buy and Sell Gold business to keep the money going especially those who have a big collection of gold jewelries.
I think it is a good investment to have gold and other precious stones in one's jewelry collection because you can sell or pawn them in case of dire financial need.