I recently was approached by a perfume company about making caps for
their bottles. Without going into too much useless detail, they want
me to price the job in both sterling and fine silver. Most of the
artisan detail will come in the finishing process, the casting, i
just need to “get done”. I went to my usual caster and he tells me
that in sterling it will cost me $30 and in fine silver it will cost
$102. ?!?!?! My eyes almost popped out of my head. I’m obviously
planning on getting another quote before I give my client a quote,
but can anyone shed some light on this? Is this just basically my
caster saying he doesn’t want to do it? Is there some mythological
fine silver that actually has gold in it? I feel like an idiot!
Thanks very much for your insights!