Gold jewellery is universally known as the ultimate sign of portable wealth.
Gold jewellery is universally known as the ultimate sign of portable wealth. The more gold items that you can be seen wearing, the wealthier you are portrayed to be. For many centuries, extremely wealthy and influential figures would not stop at gold jewellery and they would have many of their everyday items crafted from gold.
Lot 537 in the upcoming jewellery sale on the 6 April includes a nine carat gold propelling toothpick.
As records show, toothpicks have been used since the dawn of time and by the 17th century and although the majority of people settled for standard wooden picks that we often see in cowboy movies, the wealthy could afford to have these commissioned in gold.
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