Andrew, I’m sure you have thought it through, quality-wise, but do
you realise you are moving from a $15 per ounce casting material to a
$200+ per ounce casting material? Are your customers willing to
absorb a 1,300% increase in materials price for what will look not
much different than what you are using now?
Your manufacturing cost for a 5 gram (the weight of an American
5-cent piece) casting will increase by about $30 at today’s precious
metals prices. I guess if you are doing high-end art pieces
wholesaling for $20 per gram or more, you would do just fine;
otherwise, it would be like Wendy’s adding white truffle and beluga
caviar to it’s burgers to differentiate them from McDonald’s.