Gold jewelry and gold coins are given as gifts in various ritualistic and special occasions. In Turkey, it is customary to give gold jewelry or coins as gifts to women getting engaged or married, to newborn babies, and to boys who get circumcised. Gold also has long lasting or even eternal quality. When gold jewelry or coins are given as gifts, they maintain their physical existence eternally. gold items are also symbolically enduring gifts as they represent the eternal character of the relationship between the receiver and the giver.