Gold prices extended gains for the second day on Monday adding Rs. 25 to Rs. 32, 200 per ten grams in New Delhi on increased buying amid the ongoing wedding season and firming global trends.
Silver also recovered by Rs. 300 to Rs. 61, 400 per kg on increased off-take by industrial units.
Buying activity in gold picked up on account of ongoing wedding season, traders said.
They said firming global trend amid concerns over unrest in the Middle East increased demand for the metal as an alternative investment.
Gold in global markets, which normally set price trend on the domestic front, gained 0.5 per cent to 1,722.54 dollar an ounce and silver by 0.9 per cent to 32.61 dollar an ounce in London.
On the domestic front, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity advanced by Rs. 25 each to Rs. 32,200 and Rs. 32,000 per ten grams respectively. The metal had gained 175 each on Saturday. Sovereign remained steady at Rs. 25,500 per piece of eight grams in scattered deals.
Silver ready recovered by Rs. 300 to Rs. 61,400 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs. 180 to Rs. 61,080 per kg.
On the other hand, silver coins continued to be asked around previous level of Rs. 78,000 for buying and Rs. 79,000 for selling of 100 pieces.