Pardon my butting in, but Rick has what is known as “location,
location, location”. The best way to attract high end customers
is to set up shop in or near a high end neighborhood.
Well sort of… Many of my best clients buy smaller items, and I
really never geared myself for high end. I also moved out of a
well trafficked store and into a studio to be away from the
constant interruptions of retail land. Martha’s Vineyard may be a
dream to some, but the reality is that despite its notoriety and
wealthy summer residents, it is one of the poorest counties in
MA. The locals like to shop “off island” or buy from catalogs. It
just happens to be a really beautiful place to live.
Richard D. Hamilton
Fabricated 14k, 18k, and platinum Jewelry
wax carving, modelmaking, jewelry photography