I hate to say ‘me too’, but Richard’s comment echoes something I’ve
been wondering about this paragon of marketing made real.
Namely “why 7.5K?” It’s got enough gold in it to have reasonable,
and irreducible production costs, but not enough gold in it to
allow them to market it as gold. Seems like the worst of both
worlds. Proportionally, it wouldn’t have cost that much more to
bump it up to 10K, so they could market it as a fancy gold alloy.
(ala ‘chocolate’ diamonds.)
The fact that they didn’t means something. Just what, exactly, I’m
not sure, but something. Either they really are solid, 24K idiots,
or there’s something in their philosophy that I haven’t yet dreamed
of. (Or C, there’s some metallurgical reason, but that seems like a
distant 27th sort of bet, given the Au/Ag/Cu system’s general
At the moment, the cost inputs don’t make sense compared to the
selling point of the final products, and the decision to go with any
gold at all in an alloy that can’t be sold as gold is just plain
weird. Most puzzling.