Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Posted by iamglamourpuss at 9:14 PM
Wow, this is really amazing.
I just saw this on the front page of Etsy:
The price tag on the above necklace is $1350. Below is a watermelon tourmaline and sterling silver necklace I have had in my shop for $50. I know there are some differences. The watermelon tourmalines seen above are thicker, but they have tons of fissures (cracks), not just flecks, full on cracks across the stones. My necklace only has 6 stones, hers has 7. She has also set them in 14K gold and the chain is gold. But $1300 more?? Watermelon tourmalines are expensive stones and I'm sure that bezel-setting each one in gold was time consuming. Although it will also be harder to repair should one of the rings on the bezel break. Anyway, my mind is just boggling over this and I'm thinking out loud.