The images you'll see as you scroll down to the current text are all part of the story telling in my novel, Realms of Gold:Ritual to Romance.

Bianca Caldwell, pen name, Bianca Fiore, is a writer for an art magazine. In each of her monthly stories she describes an object used in ancient ritual.

Etruscan Gold: Gold and amber necklace, from Cerveteri (Lazio)

The Etruscans were regarded by the ancients as addicted to luxury.  If we consider the period from the ninth to the seventh century BC with the tombs " princely " found in Cerveteri , Palestrina ( Praeneste ) , Pontecagnano Vetulonia and we actually believe that the flaunting of wealth was a widespread practice in the rich Etruscan nobility who obviously could not afford a large class employee and as a result a significant economic surplus that was hoarded with objects of personal adornment 

Gold and amber necklace, from Cerveteri (Lazio) Etruscan Civilization, 7th Century BC. Artwork-location: Città Del Vaticano, Vatican Museums, Etruscan Museum