Jewelry played a prominent role in ancient Greek life, ritual, and death. Artistic representations of daily activities reveal how affluent Greeks used jewelry to display wealth and prestige. Earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and rings were among the jewelry types most frequently worn by women. On important occasions, jewelry was offered to the gods, and it also accompanied people in death. Classical Greek jewelry tended to exclude gemstones and placed a premium on the elaborate, often very delicate, working of the gold.