Jewelry has always been a part of the ancient world. It has stretched across the globe, and although they may have looked different in style their meaning and importance stayed the same to each nation. It was a way for common people to distinguish their personal style, but even more so was the importance of jewelry in high society. Made out of the most precious metals and stones, jewelry expressed the wearers wealth, rank, and political standing even in death. Size and the materials in which they were made were some the ways in which one could distinguish themselves. Often these materials were obtained by the wealthy men and women through their connections in trade routes and ranged from stones, shells, quartz, gold and silver. This exhibition allows you to explore in themes rather than chronologically how technique and size became a show of power. How jewelry was as important in death as in life and how jewelry distinguished your political standing.