On the other hand, silver shot up on increased buying by stockists and industrial units.

Traders said absence of any worthwhile activity as buying interest has declined at prevailing levels amid off-marriage season mainly kept gold prices steady.

They said, however, increased buying by industrial units and stockists pushed up silver prices.

In Delhi, gold of 99.9 and 99.5 percent purity were unaltered at Rs 28,400 and Rs 28,200 per ten gram respectively. Sovereign in a similar fashion ended flat at Rs 24,900 per piece of eight gram.

Silver ready rose by Rs 400 to Rs 45,300 per kg and weekly-based delivery by Rs 325 to Rs 44,645 per kg. The white metal had gained Rs 100 on Thursday.

Meanwhile, silver coins continued to be traded at previous level of Rs 79,000 for buying and Rs 80,000 for selling of 100 pieces.


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