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A woman's "capital" is the gold that she owns. She can be given small pieces when she is a girl, but usually a serious collection of gold jewellery starts when she gets married.
She receives gold from her husband as a "settlement" and often gold from her family as well. This is given at the betrothal ceremony and more is offered at the wedding.
A reasonably prosperous man will offer his daughter a gold necklace or sometimes even a collection of gold jewellery: a necklace or even two, a bracelet or several and probably ear rings and rings as well. All this she will wear at the wedding, as well as the jewellery the bridegroom gave her at the betrothal ceremony. A popular girl from a reasonably well off family will go to her bridegroom fairly dripping with all the gold she owns. This is a mark of their status.
She will almost certainly receive more from her new husband and his family. This gold and the money she receives are her personal property and it has been held a cause of divorce if a husband should take any of it without his wife's agreement.
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