Silver continued its upward streak for the third straight session on Tuesday and rose Rs 100 to Rs 55,200 per kg on sustained buying by stockists, supported by a firm global trend. However, gold held steady at Rs 22,810 per 10 grams in restricted local buying at prevailing high levels.
Trading sentiments remained firm as gold gained on concerns about Europe's debt crisis and signs that the US economy is slowing, boosting demand for the yellow metal as an alternative investment.
Gold in global markets, which normally sets a price trend on the domestic front, gained 75 cents to $1,545.40 an ounce in London. Silver also rose by 0.3 per cent to $36.90 an ounce.
On the domestic front, silver ready rose Rs 100 to Rs 55,200 per kg. It had gained Rs 1,100 in the previous two sessions. Silver weekly-based delivery followed suit and moved up Rs 190 to Rs 55,190 per kg, after gaining Rs 1,350 in the last two sessions.
However, silver coins remained steady at Rs 61,000 for buying and Rs 62,000 for selling of 100 pieces.
On the other hand, the gold of 99.9 and 99.5 per cent purity ended flat at Rs 22,810 and Rs 22,690 per 10 grams, respectively. Sovereigns held steady at Rs 18,700 per piece of eight grams.