Hi all -
I have noticed that it’s “expected” that a pair of earrings should
cost less than a pendant, even if based on the same design. Why is
that? A pendant based on a particular design works out to about 120%
(or more, depending on auxiliary decoration) of a single earring
of the same design. So why should a pair of handmade earrings sell
for less than a pendant?
I’m not talking about mass production or casting. Hand fabrication
is the scope of work. One-off work.
FWIW, if I make an enamel to be set as a pendant, it doesn’t cost me
less per unit to make two of them, or three of them. Should I
prevent the dilution of value (of earrings vs pendant) by producing a
matched set, as opposed to a pendant and separately, earrings? In
other words, not sell the earrings separate from the pendant?