Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Splurge Vs. Steal

Posted by iamglamourpuss at 9:14 PM
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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.


6 comments:

dslrbbt on March 30, 2011 at 9:31 PM said...

What an awesome comparison!! Yours totally wins my vote!

♥betsy on March 31, 2011 at 3:06 PM said...

i totally ♥ your style of jewelry! i make some myself, but your pretties are awesome!
i wanted to let you know i tagged you for a blog award, too!
http://noemptyyesterdays.blogspot.com/2011/03/blog-award.html

iamglamourpuss on March 31, 2011 at 3:09 PM said...

Thanks so much girls! Betsy, I appreciate the tag!

oregonjewelry on April 4, 2011 at 5:02 PM said...

I love your photography, what kind of stone is that in the background? Beautiful necklace too.

Courtney on April 4, 2011 at 5:11 PM said...

Thank you, it's just a paving stone. One side of it is gray and sparkly, the other side is what you see here. I'm not sure what kind of stone it is.

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