In the national capital, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 percent purity zoomed by Rs 660 each, its biggest rise this year, to trade at Rs 26,810 and Rs 26,660 per ten grams respectively. It had gained Rs 600 previously on August 12.
Continuing its rising streak for the third straight day, gold on Friday reclaimed Rs 27,000-mark by zooming Rs 400 to hit 1-month high of Rs 27,250 per 10 grams at the bullion market, tracking a firming trend overseas amid pick-up in jewellers' buying to meet rising wedding demand.
Rising for the third straight day, gold regained the Rs 27,000-mark by gaining Rs 200 at the bullion market on Tuesday in line with a firm global trend amid pick up in wedding season buying by jewellers.
Gold rallied to its highest since mid-July last week after Beijing`s mini-devaluation of the yuan, as analysts speculated that a weakening Chinese currency could prompt the Federal Reserve to postpone an expected rise in US interest rates.
Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,092.80 an ounce by 0019 GMT. The metal fell as low as $1,079.50 on Friday before recovering at the close. That was near last month`s trough of $1,077, its weakest since February 2010.