Once gold working technologies reached the Diquís Delta, the region began to form its own styles. Many pieces from this area possess great similarities in "thickness, gilding, and the use of balls and repoussé in border patterns. Gold headbands, or “diadems,” were fashioned out of sheet gold and could vary in height. The taller the headband, the more impressive. These pieces tended to be quite simple, occasionally with a few decorative marks. This particular headband has no such decorative marks, instead is roughly hammered out and punched along the edge to allow for closure. The simplicity of these objects makes variation slight and historical placement challenging. Though the Diquís region was home to some of the best goldsmith techniques, it also appears to be home to some of the crudest workmanship. Why this range exists is unknown but could explain the surprisingly rough edges and imperfections in this piece in comparison with other pieces from the region. Additionally, the creation of this headband is unusual for the region, for which gold work was almost entirely limited to the formation of breastplates, cast bells, figurine pectorals, and pendants.