$200K IN GOLD ALONE FOR THIS INDIAN WEDDING - 60 MINUTES
In India, there's a saying: "No gold, no wedding." That's because the ancient and sacred marriage tradition of gold jewelry is followed by nearly all couples, rich or poor. There is gold jewelry for the bride, for the groom and even gold favors for the guests at high-end events like the one in the clip embedded below. There are an estimated 10 million weddings a year in India, making the fast-growing country the major buyer of gold, responsible for 32 percent of the world market. Correspondent Byron Pitts reports from a country where even people who will not earn $200,000 in their entire lifetimes still buy gold with what little they do make. "India's Gold" will be broadcast on 60 MINUTES, Sunday, Feb. 12 (7:00-8:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. Watch the excerpt.