Yep I'm talking about you Surpin. Maybe you should try to actually
read the post for what it was intended and not make the post what
ever you decide it should be about.
I always read very carefully. The implication of your expression, (I
am paraphrasing) about been an oaf because of working with gold and
platinum, is quite clear. For my part, I am staying away from name
calling, so I just pointed out the flaws in your thesis, which are
As far as Tiffany and Bulgari go, i forgot that they are the only
places the not so super rich shop, oh wait i just remembered the
not so super rich shop at mom and pops, and little boutique's in
strip malls and historic sections like down on main street,every
town has an old main street, but alas and unfortunitaly the not so
super rich people may shop at a mall store. Point being for us
middle to lower income people the price of gold and plat. does
impact the sale of jewelery and that's why a lot of stores are
stocking the cases with silver. Open up a industry magazine and you
will see advertising that says "silver the new gold".
I am glad that you brought it up. Here is the uncomfortable truth.
it does not matter how much disdain you will inject into discussion,
it is only those who shop at Tiffany, and Bulgary, and other
establishments of similar stature, who can afford and appreciate the
level of skills and years of training that are required of goldsmith.
It does not even matter, if price of gold with triple from current
level, it will still represent an insignificant part of the total
bill. That is what you, and other industry types are missing.
Goldsmith does not sell metal, he/she sells craftsmanship. Metal
represents only a background for a display of goldsmith’s skills,
and it must be expensive.
One does not serve refined cuisine on cheap porcelain. If we would be
talking about an orchestra - a goldsmith is a conductor,
craftsmanship is the first violin, and metal and stones are simply
So Leonid if you want i would be more than happy to make you a
beautiful copper spoon to dig your head out of the sand.
In consideration of everything said above, I hope that you would not
feel to badly, if I decline you offer.