New Delhi: Climbing for the second straight day, gold prices advanced by Rs 50 to Rs 31,250 per 10 grams Wednesday on increased buying by jewellers at the domestic spot market amid positive global cues.
However, silver retreated Rs 325 to Rs 45,075 per kg because of reduced off-take by industrial units and coin makers.
Traders said that apart from a firming trend overseas, pick-up in buying by jewellers in domestic markets to meet festive season demand kept gold prices elevated.
Globally, gold rose 0.15 percent to USD 1,338.90 an ounce in London today.
In the national capital, gold of 99.9 percent and 99.5 percent purity rose further by Rs 50 each to Rs 31,250 and Rs 31,100 per 10 grams, respectively. It had gained Rs 150 yesterday.
Sovereign, however, remained unchanged at Rs 24,300 per piece of eight grams in limited deals.
On the other hand, silver ready dropped Rs 325 to Rs 45,075 per kg and weekly-based delivery Rs 290 to Rs 44,490 per kg.
Silver coins, however, held steady at Rs 75,000 for buying and Rs 76,000 for selling of 100 pieces.