The metal known as gold has symbolized power and wealth since the beginning of time. Even today, most governments endeavor to have the gold equivalent of the paper currency in their state reserves. Over the millennia the great monetary value attached to gold has been reflected in jewelry, amulets, masks, figurines, facing, coating of glass and porcelain, even threads in fabrics.
Today, gold continues to be the symbol of wealth and success to many people. Gold jewelry is worn as if to pronounce “I am successful!” Few folk today seem be know or understand it’s ancient magical properties or the legend and lore that follows gold.