Gold prices rebounded smartly at the bullion market in Mumbai on Friday following good buying by stockists as well as local consumers amid bullish global cues.
Silver too witnessed higher speculative and industrial offtake after its overnight fall.
Standard gold (99.5 purity) climbed by Rs 250 to close at Rs 24,890 per 10 grams from Friday's closing level of Rs 24,640.
Pure gold (99.9 purity) rose by a similar margin at Rs 25,040 per 10 grams as compared to Rs 24,790 previously.
Silver (.999 fineness) shot-up by Rs 275 to settle at Rs 34,625 per kg as against Rs 34,350 on Friday.
At the global level, gold reversed earlier losses on Friday as the dollar fell after weaker-than-expected US data, but prices remained on course for their biggest monthly decline in more than two years on expectations the Federal Reserve will soon raise interest rates.
Gold August delivery rose by $6.50 at 1,094.90 an ounce on the comex division of the NYMEX late on Friday and silver also moved up to $14.745 an ounce.