Since ancient times, gold has been revered all over the world for its beauty and permanence. Ancient peoples all over the world honoured their gods, their ancestors, and themselves with it.
Asante gold rings, made using lost wax method.
Asante gold pectoral disk.
All the gold ever mined would fit into a cube 18 m on a side. Gold has always been a store of value due to its liquidity and ease of transport. It is indestructible and cannot be manufactured. Such has been the demand for gold that it has always been a currency of last resort.