Ancient Egypt is often described as a relatively stratified society. However, one element available to every Egyptian - from the youngest child to oldest priest, from the poorest farmer to pharaoh - was jewelry. Small, sometimes valuable and often intricate, jewelry presents intimate and important ways to study Egyptian culture. The materials chosen and the quality of workmanship often marked the status of the owner or wearer. Egyptians were deep believers in jewelry’s spiritual significance. It was worn to ward off evil spirits, protect their health, as well as bring good luck.