Title: PAMP | About PAMP Descriptive info: back.. About PAMP.. TRUST IS PRECIOUS.. Business Overview.. PAMP is the world’s leading bullion brand, with dominant positions in the world’s major precious metals markets.. Established in 1977 and based in Ticino, Switzerland, PAMP operates a state-of-the-art precious metals refinery and fabrication facility.. Physical production and logistics capabilities include:.. A complete range of precious metals bars, of all shapes, weights, purities and sizes (Gold, Silver and Platinum Group Metals (PGM)).. Semi-finished precious metals products such as wire, plate, strip, and rods for the watch and jewellery industries.. Customised precious metals coins, blanks and bullion bars for banks, financial institutions, governments and state mints worldwide.. Development and production of proprietary, syndicated and customised commemorative coin and medal programs.. Refining of both primary and secondary precious metals-bearing material to the highest purity standards.. Allocated and Unallocated storage facilities for major customers.. Bullion Module: Implementation and support of a full IT solution for the automated retailing of PAMP’s complete product range, in particular, bullion.. PAMP is an integral part of the MKS Group and, as such, operates closely with.. MKS (Switzerland) S.. A.. , a leading, global precious metals and financial services company based in Geneva.. With more than 50-years of trading expertise to support it,.. covers all financial and trading aspects of precious metals primarily for institutional investors.. The MKS Group’s global reach, vertical integration and market specialisation enable it to service its clients with unparalleled market-flow information.. Services include:.. 24/24 Precious Metals Pricing.. Physical Trading.. Unallocated Margin Trading.. Location and Purity Swaps.. Options and Hedging Strategies.. Web-Based Trading Application (WTA).. Web-Based Tracking and Reporting Systems.. Detailed Daily Market Reports.. The MKS Group has a diverse client base that spans the full spectrum of precious metals markets:.. Central Banks.. Retail Commercial Banks.. Government Mints.. Mining Companies.. Jewellery Watch Manufacturers.. Jewellery Wholesalers.. Asset Management Trading Companies.. CTAs and Private Investors.. Bullion Retailers.. Direct Marketers.. National Postal Authorities.. Thus, the MKS Group enjoys a unique position within precious metals markets via its broad array of services and expertise:.. Creates value with unique turnkey solutions.. A strong and stable partner through the most challenging market conditions.. Possesses a unique market intelligence deriving from its global network.. Highly specialised with a long term commitment to the precious metals industry.. PAMP Innovations.. Throughout its history, PAMP has led the industry forward by introducing many breakthrough products and services.. Indeed, many PAMP innovations have become industry best practices.. As a result of those efforts PAMP has maintained a market share ... nothing less is acceptable.. PAMP products are accredited as.. ‘Good Delivery’.. by:.. London Bullion Market Association (LBMA).. London Platinum and Palladium Market (LPPM).. Swiss National Bank (SNB).. The leading futures markets: TOCOM, COMEX/NYMEX.. Chicago Metals Exchange (CME).. Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC).. PAMP is one of only.. three.. refineries worldwide designated as.. ‘Referee’.. by.. both.. the LBMA and the LPPM.. Official MKS Group market memberships:.. LBMA: Associate member.. LPPM: Associate member.. TOCOM: Associate member.. COMEX/NYMEX CME: Non-clearing member.. PAMP is the only refinery in Switzerland to simultaneously hold ISO 9001, ISO 14001 ,ISO 17025 and OHSAS 18001 accreditations.. PAMP S.. is supervised by the.. FINMA.. for compliance with Swiss Money Laundering Legislation.. PAMP Sustainability.. PAMP, from its inception, has strived to maintain harmonious relationships with its surrounding environment, regional communities and with the world-at-large.. PAMP honours this commitment by not only meeting regulatory requirements, but also by routinely exceeding them.. Disciplined and responsibly managed, all factory processes perform to the exacting standards of Swiss environmental regulations, among the most stringent in the world.. PAMP actively supports and leads the industry’s ethical advancement.. The.. Responsible Jewellery Council.. (RJC) has certified PAMP as meeting the ethical, human rights, social and environmental standards as established by the RJC’s Certification System.. For full details of PAMP’s sustainability performance please download the most recent.. Social and Environmental Responsibility Report.. Gold Sourcing & Responsible Supply Chain.. As a vital company within the MKS Group, PAMP plays a leading role in the formulation and implementation of responsible precious metals supply chain practices in the industry.. In this context, PAMP is highly involved in the implementation program activities of the.. OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Area.. and PAMP has worked closely with the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) to create the.. LBMA Responsible Gold Guidance.. In turn, the MKS Group has issued its.. Responsible Precious Metals Group Policy.. , which sets our commitments for responsible supply chain ethics.. Along with many principal international.. accreditations.. , PAMP’s prestigious status as an Ordinary Member of the LBMA is further evidence of its long-term commitment to full compliance with ethics regulations and guidelines required within the industry worldwide.. Both the PAMP Independent Reasonable Assurance Report and the PAMP LBMA compliance Report, 2012, are available for download by clicking on the following links:.. PAMP Independent Reasonable Assurance Report, 2012.. PAMP LBMA Compliance Report, 2012.. Download Catalogue.. Download Reports.. Print this page.. Email to a friend..
Title: PAMP | THE ART & CULTURE OF GOLD Descriptive info: THE ART & CULTURE OF GOLD.. KNOWLEDGE IS PRECIOUS.. Gold in Architecture.. What is the common link between the biblical Temple of Solomon, the dome over the tomb of Napoleon at Les Invalides in Paris and the Royal Bank of Canada's modern headquarters in Toronto? In all, gold has been used by the architects in one way or another.. In the Temple of Solomon, the bible tells us, "Solomon overlaid the house within with pure gold: and he made a partition by the chains of gold before the oracle; and he overlaid it with gold" (Kings, book I, chapter 6, verse 21).. The great dome over Napoleon's tomb is covered with gold leaf, which does not tarnish, even with the atmospheric pollution of modern Paris, and only needs to be renewed once in a generation.. The Royal Bank of Canada has gold reflective glass in its windows, cutting cooling and heating costs.. Thus, gold was applied from antiquity, not just for its beauty and splendour, but for its unique versatility in other applications.. Even Shakespeare remarked on "The singing masons building roofs of gold" (Henry V, act I, chorus, line 198).. The role of gold was not in the structure of the building, but in its adornment and enhancement.. In ancient Egypt the massive sandstone walled temples built to their gods were embellished with gold.. The great monument to Ammon that Amenhotep III built at Thebes was described by a contemporary inscription as:.. "An august temple.. of fine white sandstone, wrought with gold throughout; its floor is adorned with silver, all its portals with electrum (a pale yellow gold/silver alloy).. it is supplied with a 'station of the King', wrought with gold and many costly stones.. Flagstaffs are set up before it, wrought with electrum".. The Parthenon, that sacred shrine and symbol of authority, in Athens, completed in 432 BC by the architect Ictinus and the 'master of works' Callicrates, with decorations by the sculptor Phidias, equally employed gold.. Standing inside its sanctuary was a monumental statue of the goddess Athena almost 12 metres (40 feet) high sculpted by Phidias from wood and covered in gold and ivory - gold for Athena's clothing, ivory for her flesh.. The empires of Rome and Byzantium introduced more subtle applications for gold within the increasing number of Christian churches and basilicas after 400 AD.. This was the great age of early Christian art, which has survived primarily in the mosaics enhancing the interior of churches.. The mosaics were composed of small cubes, or tesserae, made of stone, tile or glass laid in a bed of mortar; golden tesserae were made by affixing gold leaf to the cubes and often formed the background for the designs.. "These mosaics owe their compelling power to the brilliancy of the gold grounds," notes the French art historian André Grabar.. The church of Santa Maria Maggiore, built in Rome by Pope Sixtus III around 440 AD, remains as one of the finest early examples.. The church has a splendid nave with majestic colonnades and between them panels of multicoloured mosaics.. The mosaics covering the central triumphal arch are "scintillating against a gold ground", wrote André Grabar.. In Ravenna the church of Sant' Apollinare in Classe, completed in 549, has similar brilliant gold backgrounds for wall paintings.. Two other churches in Ravenna, Sant' Apollinaro Nuovo and San Vitale, built when it was the Italian stronghold of the Byzantine empire, contain equally compelling gold-backed mosaics.. In these churches it is almost as if the architects were seeking to create an environment for mosaics and wall paintings; they are an integral part of the building.. In Constantinople itself, the capital of the Byzantine Empire for over one thousand years, the famous church of Hagia Sophia, with its great central dome held up by soaring piers, arches and vaults, originally had gold leaf on its pillars and a multitude of mosaics and wall paintings, so that its interior glowed warmly according to contemporaries; unfortunately many of these glories were destroyed in the 8th century.. However, in later centuries of Byzantine power a revival came with gold-backed icons - the wooden panels covered with gold leaf painted on the screens separating the sanctuary from the nave of Byzantine churches.. They can still be seen in such Istanbul churches as St Saviour in Chora.. The enhancement of buildings with gold has been global.. To the Inca people of Peru, who regarded gold as the 'sweat of the sun', it was natural to adorn the walls of their Temple of the Sun at Cuzco with 700 paels of pure gold (though tragically they were ripped down by Francisco Pizarro's conquistadors).. The golden spirals of Burma's celebrated temple, the Shwe Dagon Pagoda, which dominates the Rangoon skyline, demonstrates the Buddhist religion's widespread use of gold in its temples and statues of Buddha, to which faithful worshippers often stick even more little specks of gold leaf.. In Japan, the Moa Art Museum has a tea ceremony room completely decorated in gold, with gold leaf on the walls and 24 carat teapots and cups for the ceremony itself.. In a rather different attempt to improve the environment, Charles I of England once ordered that all London goldsmiths should work in Cheapside and Lombard Street so that the area should be "an ornament.. and lustre to the City".. A sentiment that might seem worthy of modern urban planners.. And indeed, the love of dressing up buildings, religious and secular, in gold has not diminished.. The ceiling of the Metropolitan Opera House in New York is dressed with gold leaf, as is the Helmsley Building astride Park Avenue.. Politicians, too, seem to enjoy debating under an aura of gold.. The state capitol buildings in Denver, Colorado, and Canada's Houses of Parliament in Ottawa have touched up their domes with gold leaf.. Prestige is not the only reason.. "If you paint a capital dome you're lucky if it lasts more than four or five years; but gold leaf will stay on for twenty-five or thirty years," says Mathew Swift, president of Swift Sons, whose family firm has been beating out gold leaf for nearly 150 years.. Modern technology has found new uses for gold in buildings, both to reflect heat and to retain it.. Glass coated with a thin film of gold not only reflects the sun in summer, but in winter bounces internal heat back into rooms, thus retaining warmth within the building.. At the Royal Bank of Canada building in Toronto the 77.. 7 kilo (2,500 ounces) of gold used in its 27,000 windows was chosen primarily for energy conservation.. In another Canadian building with gold glass not only were cooling and heating costs cut by 40 per cent, but the capital cost was also less because a smaller air conditioning plant was required.. Aside from economy, the subdued greenish light within a building can create a particular mood, especially in such places as the Garden Court of Coutts' banking house in London, which is roofed entirely with golden glass.. From ancient Egypt to modern banks, it seems architects find a use for gold.. History of Gold in Fashion - An Overview.. "But gold shines like fire blazing in the night, supreme of ... reports through the centuries.. The geographer Strabo in the 5th century BC was explicit.. "It is said in their country (Colchis) gold is carried down the mountain torrents and that the barbarians obtain it by means of perforated troughs and fleecy skins and that this is the origin of the myth of the Golden Fleece.. " The Roman historian Appian was more specific, noting that, "many streams issue from the Caucasus bearing gold dust so fine as to be invisible.. The inhabitants put sheepskin with soggy fleece into the stream and this collects the floating particles".. The story was always the same.. In the 19th century gold was being taken by skins from the Rioni and Tskhemnis-tsgadi rivers.. And a report for the Georgian Academy of Sciences in 1946 said geologists were finding 5.. 3 grams (0.. 17 troy oz) of gold per one tonne (32,150 troy oz) of sand in the rivers.. The description of recovery could have been written three thousand years ago.. "Gold is obtained by means of sheepskins.. A sheepskin, stretched over a board or flattened in some way, was placed in the river, fixing it so as not to be carried away by the stream, with the fleece on the upper side.. The soaked fleece trapped the gold particles.. After some time the skin was withdrawn and spread on the ground to dry; the dried skin was beaten to shake out the grains of gold.. The technique that gave birth to the myth of the Golden Fleece has survived at least three thousand years unchanged.. Jason and his Argonauts were ancient gold prospectors.. Gold in Interiors.. Gold attracts.. Its incomparable, rich colour is visually alluring and focuses the eye.. It has long been used in the interior as ornamentation and decoration but historically, it was used to convey status, wealth and luxury.. In many cultures, accustomed to hours of sunshine, gold is a favourite theme in fashion, interior decoration, tableware and vessels because it is burnished by, and reflects the sun, bringing a wonderful, visual voluptuousness.. However, in Western cultures, possibly because of our climate or temperament, its traditional use is quieter and more subtle.. Its unique decorative role in every important interior and stately home in Britain is plain to see.. It is used to create mood, richness, to accent and highlight and it comes into its own at night when candles are lit.. It brings richness to heavy velvet or damask curtains by the addition of rich, golden passementerie and lavish gold thread tiebacks.. Gilded ornate or plain gold picture frames illuminate the colours in a painting and draw the eye to the subject - and it is frequently employed by interior decorators for the same purpose ¬ to create atmosphere and draw attention to particular aspects of a room or its furnishings.. George Renwick, a well-known London Interior Designer, says the golden rule in decorating is to "start with the door handles ¬ and if they are of a golden colour - then everything else must follow the theme through ¬ from light fixtures, drawer handles, picture frames and bathroom and kitchen taps and accessories.. " He also adds, that if you choose gold, then you should thoroughly enjoy it and use it lavishly.. He suggests that "one wall decorated completely in gold leaf would create a stunning contrast to its surroundings".. Gold has remained a constant feature through a plurality of periods, tastes and styles, such as the fashion for ormulu and French Empire.. Gold has also seen fashions and methods change in textiles and wallpapers.. Centuries ago, pure gold leaf was applied directly on to a surface paper.. Early wallpapers featuring gold motifs, were painstakingly made by Perry's of Islington, London, and took hours of labour.. The template for the gold pattern was placed on the paper, and glue and gold leaf were applied by hand.. The paper was subsequently hung on a type of "clothes line".. When it eventually dried, gold adhered to the pattern and the extra gold which clung to the paper, had to be knocked off, which created quite a mess on the factory floor! Many wallpapers, made by Perry¹s - particularly 'Gothic Lily', with its fine gold outline designed by Pugin (1812-52), still decorate interior chambers of the Houses of Parliament.. Textile designer Cressida Bell has strong roots in design and is constantly experimenting with pattern.. Cressida uses gold because it adds glamour.. "I love it because it twinkles.. I can only use a little in fabrics because it is a metallic thread and can become heavy ¬ but it gives just enough sparkle.. I also like gold on lampshades because they then look just as good on as off".. Paloma Picasso has also used patterns of gold mosaic in her bathroom as an extremely effective way to contrast with sea green.. Gold decoration on china and porcelain is one of the most traditional uses of gold in the interior but it is still extremely fashionable and a best seller in many London stores.. According to the Josiah Wedgwood museum, the British were using gold on their china as early as 1765.. Queen Charlotte, wife of George III, ordered a tea and coffee service "with a gold background and flowers raised in green".. However, in the mid 1750s, gilding was an unstable process.. Honey was used to stick gold leaf to china.. It was therefore very vulnerable as the pattern could easily slip.. No potter was prepared to take on the commission in case they incurred royal displeasure.. However, Wedgwood wanted Royal patronage and made the service.. The Queen was so delighted that Wedgwood were able to call the set "Queensware".. This set is on display at the Wedgwood Museum and faint traces of gilding can still be detected.. Wedgwood still make a dinner service which is called "Black Astbury", of raised gold with a black border.. A single 10 inch dinner plate costs approximately £600 and consists of 1200 individually applied strokes.. Another established English company, Thomas Goode, which has three Royal warrants ¬ to the Queen, Queen Mother and HRH Prince of Wales ¬ still find their china with gold decoration (22 carat) is very popular.. They also display innovative ideas for contemporary settings using large gold underplates or chargers to dress up a table, combined with glasses with a gold rim or gold decoration on the stem and napkins with subtle golden embroidery which all makes for a lavish and opulent presentation.. Architecture.. Gold Civilisation.. Gold in Literature.. Gold in Mythology.. Gold on the Silver Screen.. Gold in Watchmaking.. Museums.. Australia.. Austria.. Colombia.. Costa Rica.. Egypt.. France.. Germany.. Greece.. Ireland.. Italy.. Portugal.. Russia.. Spain.. Sweden.. Switzerland.. UK.. USA.. History of Gold in Civilisation.. Overview.. Sumer 2800 - 2370 BC.. Egypt 2133 - 1085 BC.. Minoans 2000 - 1450 BC.. Mycenæ 1600 - 1100 BC.. Etruscans 700 - 300 BC.. Romans 300 BC - 400 AD.. Byzantine Empire 330 - 1453.. Medieval World 500 - 1400.. Renaissance 1400 - 1600.. Renaissance Goldsmiths 1500 - 1600.. Pre-Columbian 1200 BC - 1450 AD.. Asante PRE 1500 - 1900 AD.. Gold Rushes.. Introduction.. Australian Gold Rush: 1850.. Klondike Gold Rush: 1896.. California Gold Rush: 1848.. South African Gold Rush: 1885..
Title: PAMP | Minted Ingots Descriptive info: BRAND DISTINCTION.. TRUSTED VALUE.. Browse By Metal.. Gold.. Silver.. Platinum.. Palladium.. Browse By Design.. Fortuna.. Rosa.. Liberty.. Browse By Weight.. From 0.. 3g to 20g.. From 50g to 1Kg.. Ounces.. Tolas.. Browse By Type.. Ingot.. Pendant.. Browse By Shape.. Rectangular.. Oval.. Round.. AUTHENTIC BY DESIGN.. PAMP offers an extraordinary range of shapes and designs from which to choose, as well as elegant options for pendant-wear.. Foremost is PAMP's world-famous 'Lady Fortuna,' the first artistic design ever to decorate precious metals bars.. Learn more.. selections.. There are no Minted Ingots product that matched your filter selection.. AU.. 1 Kg - Fortuna.. 500 g - Fortuna.. 250 g - Fortuna.. 100 g - Fortuna.. 50 g - Fortuna.. 10 oz - Fortuna.. 5 oz - Fortuna.. 1 oz - Fortuna.. 1/2 oz - Fortuna.. 1/4 oz - Fortuna.. 20 g - Fortuna.. 10 g - Fortuna.. 8 g - Fortuna.. 5 g - Fortuna.. 2.. 5 ... Rosa.. 5 g - Rosa.. 1 g - Rosa.. 100 g - Liberty.. 50 g - Liberty.. 1 oz - Liberty.. 10 g - Liberty.. 5 g - Liberty.. 5 g - Liberty.. 1 g - Liberty.. Accredited by the Swiss Federal Bureau.. PAMP quality is verified by independent sworn assayers accredited by the Swiss Federal Bureau for the Control of Precious Metals (Assayer Fondeur).. Exacting Quality Standards.. Bars are produced using the highest Swiss engineering skills at a modern, state-of-the-art refinery – the best assurance of consistent quality excellence.. Fine Details.. An exceptionally high quality finish is an internationally recognised PAMP signature.. Handsome designs add value to the fine precious metal content, making PAMP bars coveted and collectible.. Authenticity and Identification.. Each bar is individually registered and sealed in signed, protective CertiPAMP™ packaging that guarantees the assayed fine precious metals content, weight and quality.. Product Filter.. Metal.. Design.. Weight.. Type.. Shape.. Back to Top..
Title: PAMP | Cast Bars Descriptive info: GOOD DELIVERY.. GREAT EXPECTATIONS.. Grams.. Taels.. Large Bars.. Value and Prestige.. PAMP offers a comprehensive range of cast bullion bars in gold, silver, platinum and palladium.. Sizes and purities are matched to the special requirements of regional markets, industries and end-users.. There are no Cast Bar product that matched your filter selection.. 400 oz.. 1 kg.. 500 g.. 250 g.. 10 Tolas.. 100 g.. 50 g.. 1 Tael.. 1000 oz.. 1 Kg.. 1 Kg to 6 Kg.. Hallmarks.. Standard hallmarks include country of production (Switzerland), weight, fineness, PAMP’s proprietary hallmark and ‘Assayer Fondeur’..
Title: PAMP | Collectibles Descriptive info: INNOVATIVE CONCEPTS.. A GIFT FOR DESIGN.. Exceptional and memorable gifts, or collected just for oneself, PAMP's extraordinary range of innovative, keepsake designs allows virtually any personality to shine.. Coveted ingot-pendant collections.. Collectible, legal tender coin and medal series.. Distinctive bullion gift sets.. Exclusive, brand-licensed editions.. The choices are as limitless as the imaginations that inspire them.. Ingot Pendants.. Legal Tender Coins.. Premium Ingots.. Jewelry.. Browse By Occasion.. Chinese New Year.. New Year.. Christmas.. Valentine's Day.. Corporate Gift.. Faith.. There are no Collectibles that matched your filter selection.. Occasion.. More Occasions..
Title: PAMP | Refinery Descriptive info: REFINED TO PERFECTION.. In combination with assaying services, PAMP's world-renowned refining capabilities have been a leading proficiency since their inception, almost 30 years ago.. PAMP processes all materials bearing gold, silver and/or platinum group metals.. Current gold and silver refining capacities exceed 450-metric tons and 600-metric tons per year respectively, which ensures superior flexibility, fast turnaround and competitive pricing.. Current platinum group metals (PGM) refining capacity exceeds 30-metric tons per year.. Methods include electrolysis, wet chemical chlorination (aqua ... '999.. 99' (five-nines) purity, to meet specific industrial needs such as electronics and fine jewelry manufacture.. After refining, gold, silver, platinum or palladium may be delivered as fine metal ingots, grain, alloys, sponge (powder) or salts (crystal or solution) according to the client’s specifications.. Prior to any refining process, PAMP undertakes stringent verification of a supplier’s legitimacy, ethics, responsible business conduct and practices, as well as the origin of material and integrity of the transportation chain.. Watch Video..
Title: PAMP | Assaying Descriptive info: PERFECT PRECISION.. EXCEPTIONALLY SWISS.. PAMP’s independent, sworn assayers of precious metals work in accordance with the Swiss Precious Metals Control Law (LCMP) and strictly follow the legislation and directives issued by the Central Office for Precious Metals Control in Bern (BCMP).. Truly state-of-the-art, the PAMP assay laboratory provides its clientele with a comprehensive range of services that includes fire, spectrometric, ICP, X-ray, and chemical assays.. All material arriving at the refinery, whether doré or ... requirements to carry out tests and/or calibrations, including sampling, of the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO / IEC '17025 : 2005' Accredited).. An external affirmation of our high standards, PAMP is one of only three 'Approved Good Delivery Referees' of both the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA) and London Platinum and Palladium Market (LPPM), responsible for the testing of samples, the provision of reference samples and other functions in support of the Good Delivery system..
Title: PAMP | Gold Refining Descriptive info: PAMP refines gold-based materials from diverse industries, and primarily include mining and the jewelry and watch industries.. After the fine metal content has been determined, the material is converted into anodes that are then positioned in electrolytic cells where the gold is separated from other elements.. The electrolytic treatment results in the deposit of gold sponge in purities ranging between 99,99% and 99,999%.. Once the gold's degree of purity has been accurately determined, the sponge is washed, dried and then transformed into a variety of products, including grain, bars strips, rods, wire or other forms that our clients may request..
Title: PAMP | Silver Refining Descriptive info: PAMP refines silver-based materials from mines, the silverware industry and various other industrial sectors, as well as silver recovered during the refining of gold-based materials.. After the fine metal content has been determined, the material is converted into anodes that are then positioned in electrolytic cells where the silver ... the deposit of silver crystals in purities ranging between 99,99% and 99,999%.. Once the silver's degree of purity has been accurately determined, the sponge is washed, dried and then transformed into a variety of products, including grain, bars strips, rods, wire or other forms that our clients may request..