I was just perusing the Sunday newspaper and the ads for Valentine’s
The big retailers seem to be focusing on silver jewelry with
Now, I know that a long time ago (Victorian era or so), diamonds
were commonly set in silver - a white metal. As long as the metal
remained white, everything was copacetic. Then platinum became the
metal of choice for setting diamonds, followed by white gold.
Soooo. It’s back to silver mountings - no doubt to keep the price
low enough for most folks to afford the jewelry.
What do Orchidians think of this? Are any of you now setting
diamonds in silver? Is it just a cost thing, or are there other
influences at play?
I look forward to responses and comments, Judy in Kansas, where a
wind advisory is in effect, but we feel nothing in comparison to
folks on the East Coast of the USA. I hope those of you affected by
the winter storm are safe and warm.