is it the norm to buy silver jewelry (without stones), based on a
per gram value ...?
peter, yes it is the economical way to buy finished jewelry with or
without stones - at tucson most dealers sell findings and finished
pieces by the gram, you will find the gram price with stones is not
that much more than without. quantity is what determines the price
so ask up front about the quantities for discount prices (there can
be more than one break & the prospect of repeat business can cut
some prices). as far as a ‘general’ price for asian silver pieces,
competition is what seems to fuel prices more than demographics.
when i last shopped thai silver was running a bit more than other
asian finished silver, in my opinion thai workmanship is better.
all this is based on closely observing my partner’s
transactions with chinese and subcontinent dealers for years - first
as a hobby & lately more seriously. (the transactions, not my
ive who knows that “life is a journey, not a destination”… and love
is the best road map.