"The North Korean missile launches are becoming second nature and the market look through them, but some jitters remain on escalation," said Stephen Innes, head of trading APAC, OANDA in Singapore.
"(Though) not necessarily a strong buy gold signal, it has stopped the fall," he added.
Spot gold rose 0.2 percent to $1,223.08 per ounce at 0417 GMT. On Monday, it fell 1.7 percent, its biggest one-day percentage loss since November, to touch a low of $1,218.31 an ounce, its weakest since May 11.
U.S. gold futures for August delivery rose 0.3 percent to $1,222.30 an ounce.
Potential for any sort of disagreement on trade, investment,and security between U.S. President Donald Trump and other European leaders is also providing some geo-political support for gold, NAB analyst John Sharma said.
Trump discussed hot-button issues like climate change, trade and migration in calls with German and Italian leaders on Monday, before a summit this week of the G20 leading economies that could expose sharp policy differences.
Expectations of higher bond yields are also weighing on non-yielding bullion keeping it range-bound, Sharma added.
U.S. Treasury yields rose on Monday after U.S. manufacturing data boosted expectations that the Federal Reserve would raise interest rates again this year as other central banks shift toward tighter monetary policy.