when trying to sell to the 0.1%, outsourcing (to India?) to save a
few pennies is not wise.
(You get what you pay for in this trade.) Especially when many of the
elite are Chinese, who have a history of conflict with Indians.
Especially since the Indians in WW2 sold out to the Japanese in
Malaya and Singapore. The guards at Changi jail in WW2 were Indians.
So if they knew that the pieces were set on the cheap and by whom,
would not touch them.
This is a history lesson not my opinion, I am not racist I am colour
blind and have friends of all races.
As my Russian friend Marsha said at coffee at Uni. “I like the multi
cultural atmosphere. At our table we have Asians, Africans,
Europeans, Australians. We even have a white American!” Who did not
get the joke about Americans.
I would have thought that the president of Gemz Diamond Setting
would have trained his own setters to do the work.
So what is a 0.1% person? A billionaire. What is the difference
between them and a 1% person apart from many millions? Attitude. To
illustrate a story about Kerry Packer, probably an urban myth.
In Las Vegas a man was complaining about the service saying he was
worth $10 million.
Kerry somewhat annoyed at the boring person, turned and said “Toss
you for it!” That is toss a coin heads or tails. One silent Texan left
So the lesson is that quality needs to be overseen at every point.
And dealing with the “carriage trade” is subtle and mysterious.