But using your examples, once those items have gone, that's it, no
amount of money could buy them. The clients would have to settle
for an alternative. Not really. They would go an look for the next
That’s an alternative.
Luxury items are not necessities. One can live whole life without
ever coming in contact with a luxury item. But, human nature been
what it is, luxury is a means to distinguish oneself from the all
others, and there is no amount of money that people will not pay
to accomplish this.
I agree with this.
Very common mistake that jewelers make is thinking that jewellery
is not a necessity, so we cannot charge a lot for it. Wrong! Give
them something special, something unique, something that separates
them from the all the others and they will pay, pay, and pay. That
is what the whole luxury industry is based on.
Well it’s not a necessity, as we can live without jewellery, however
I agree that luxury items massage the ego, and make you feel special.
That’s what jewellery should do, regardless of the material (imo).
THe item doesn’t necessarily have to be unique to make you feel
special. My wife likes pearls, they make her feel special, pearls can
be very uniform.
I have no problem with unique, I make unique knives, no two are the
same… ever. The blade profiles may look the same, but that’s as
far as it goes. Due to the construction methods employed and the
material selection, none of the knives (swords also), will ever look,
or be the same. I don’t think I’d ever want them to.
Regards Charles A.
P.S. Yes people pay wads of cash for knives