There's a reason why goldsmiths have been around since even before the Egyptian, Greek, Roman or Mayan cultures (Google the Hermitage's Scythian Gold Collection sometime). It has no relevance to food and shelter, or procreation and safety. It deals with the human spirit.
For thousands of years there has been this relationship between the preciousness of human life and celebration of that life with objects of adornment made of the most precious metals. Throughout human history; birth, death, marriage, commitment, victory, rank, longevity, or simply the pleasure and meaningfulness of the present moment, have all been marked by the uniqueness of the goldsmith's hand. Let's have a chat.