Well, its not really dishonest unless you are misrepresenting the gold content. Its more about customer preference and marketing. Personally, I think really red golds work better for accents … some folks like pink … I forget who it was, someone used to make a “peach” gold that was nice. I made some items out of really red gold years ago … and customers kept asking if it was copper. Not exactly the image I was going for. My perception is very few folks like a really red gold in a solid piece. Marketing is important, the black hills folks did a great job of marketing colored golds. I’m a color freak, so its about the whole piece for me. I like high karat yellow with a light blue stone and some red accents. I don’t care much for green or white golds. If you are going to do colored golds … might want to try to be consistent in your market. Establish a “look” and go with it and market it. Its fun to play with alloys, but if you are trying to put some bread on the table stick with a solid plan. I have been out of the trade for many, many years … so I may be out of touch. I love to make stock … but I’m not trying to feed a family. For the most part … you can buy stock cheaper than you can make it when you consider the time. Just my opinion.