Traditionally, gold has been seen as a symbol of rank. And, in most of the ancient societies the use of gold and its possession was restricted to only high class society members. From Sumerian graves to Egyptian civilization gold was the symbol of royal class people. Royalty were buried along with imperial gold jewelries and ornaments in Sumerian graves whereas the Pharaohs of the Egypt owned all the gold. Likewise, gold was the means for reinforcing the institution of leadership during the Bronze Age in Western Europe.
There were severe restrictions on wearing imperial gold jewelry in the early Roman era. In those times, even high ranking officials and families were allowed to own only a limited quantity of gold. Likewise, the use of gold was restricted only to Church relics in the early Christian era. People were not allowed to own these imperial gold jewelries at those times. Clement of Alexandria in the late second century AD, however, explains that these rules were exceptional to women who had to adorn themselves in order to please their chaste husbands.
The restriction of use of imperial gold jewelry to wealthier and noble ones in Europe was made possible in the 14th century sumptuary laws. There was provision of rewarding gold chains to those people who have been providing loyal service to royal courts during the Middle Age to till 18th century.
In the Inca Civilization gold was often related to the solar deity ‘Inti’. The supply of gold among the Incas was controlled by their ruler. At those times, the widespread trade of gold was forbidden. However, gold was often distributed by the imperial ruler to those nobles who had demonstrated bravery during the battle or had been loyal to the service. Gold ear flares were worn by wives of distinguished people among the Incas to show their rank. The Asante in Africa controlled the gold resources in Africa from 1700 to 1900. The gold jewelry was only made available to royal families and senior officials. At that time, gold dust was used as currency. Similarly, the Asante king collected tax on gold items and ornaments that were recast each year.
Everybody has romance in his or her heart. Often we strive forward to ostentatiously show our romance by presenting expensive valentine’s gifts. On special occasions like Valentine’s Day or holidays, we are extending our hearts not only to our beloved but also to our little pets.
This year Jim Trippon, CPA and one of America’s foremost authorities on the money habits of self-made millionaires, has created and incredible list of expensive and ostentatious gifts. This list will be of little use to those who have been thoughtfully looking for small but quality gifts.
If you want to find something to enjoy this Valentine’s Day, stop worrying about money and see what you want from Trippon’s Ultimate Valentine’s Day gift for February 14th this year. Here is the list:
1. Casa Rancho Mirage –
Price: $ 16,700,000.
Features: Extended over 18000 sq feet, large bedroom, marble stair case, large party hall, exquisite guest house
2. Island in Angra –
Price: $ 5,800,000
Features: Spectacular Island with virgin Atlantic forests, near to Gipoia Island, secluded yet near to Rio de Janerio
3. Tiffany Legacy Ring –
Price: $ 710,000
Features: cushion-shaped brilliant diamond rings, platinum setting, color grade D, clarity grade VS1, carat total weight 6.24
4. Jean Schumberger Diamond Jardinet Bracelet –
Price: $ 320,000
Features: bracelet with round brilliant diamonds in platinum with 18k gold
5. Clive Christian Imperial Majesty Perfume –
Price: $ 251,000
Features: No. 1 Pure Perfume in hand made Baccarat Crystal Bottle with solid gold neck and 5 carat diamond, delivered individually by Rolls Royce
6. Diamond Cut Mother of Pearl Gemstone Globe –
Price: $ 200,000
Features: Most exquisite 40’’ gemstone floor globes, handcrafted
7. Fendi Selleria Bag –
Price: $ 38,000
Features: Italian fashion brand, classic good looking and clever stylish design
8. Stuart Hughes iPhone 3GS – 22 ct Solid Gold and Diamond –
Price: $ 37,915
Features: Crafted by proficient craftsmen including Stuart Hughes, Solid gold body, 53 VVS1 diamonds housed in 22ct Apple logo, inclusive of luxurious handmade slim designed wallet
9. Harry Winston Three Row Diamond Cufflinks –
Price: $ 33,000
Features: 36 Lozenge-cut diamonds, 18k white gold setting
10. Diamond and Gold Heart Paw Dog Tag –
Price: $ 2,650
Features: Hand crafted, 14k gold and diamonds
If you have enough money to purchase these items then express your intense love and devotion by presenting these items as gift. But if you are sort of money, then don’t let yourself down start looking for small gifts that remains as a token of love for ever. Why don’t you look for imperial gold bracelet this valentine’s day?