For that special someone

Discussion in 'Coin Chat' started by Dynoking, Dec 8, 2021.

  1. Dynoking

    Dynoking Well-Known Member

    Ten buck pendant for (only) $11,500. And we complain about Etsy and bidiots on eBay. Shame it’s not just completely over priced, I think it’s ugly and gaudy. Not to mention a crime against the coin. I wonder how many people who see this when worn would even know what they are looking at. Get ‘em while there’re hot!

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  3. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Good Lord! I know what the eagle is worth. I don't have a clue on the diamonds, but somehow I don't believe that .33 ct. of diamonds is worth 10k!
     
  4. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    Well, what it was worth, before it got vandalized...
     
  5. Silverpop

    Silverpop Well-Known Member

    pass

    i can think of better things to spend that much cash on
     
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  6. Insider

    Insider Talent on loan from...

    AFAIK, diamonds that size wholesale for much less than $10 each. Lately, they are putting these tiny INEXPENSIVE diamonds all over rings. The workmanship and labor jacks up the price of the piece and not the diamonds.
     
  7. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    I'll give this piece the benefit of the doubt and assume that it required significant workmanship and labor; I'm not in the business. But I'll still bet that more than half of that price, if they get it, would be profit.
     
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  8. fretboard

    fretboard Defender of Old Coinage!

    I agree, years ago such items were worn by the snooty ladies who could afford them, not so much anymore! :D Love my wife, but she's not getting it, not now and not ever! 112.gif
     
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  9. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter Dealer

    My objection is that it's crappy jewelery. The large clasps overlap the date and devices, and although the placement of the diamonds is obviously meant to be assymetric, it just doesn't look properly artsy. The whole thing is clumsy.
     
  10. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    I won't. I am betting $1000 for the coin, (hopefully less because it was already damaged), $500 for holder, $300 for necklace, $300 for diamonds and $400 labor. I would see $2500 cost in the thing. Set price at $11,500 and still be able to sell it at 50% off for a 100% profit.
     
  11. Publius2

    Publius2 Well-Known Member

    Guys, that ad ran in the Wall Street Journal today. It's a high-end 5th Avenue jeweler. Probably next door to the Prada or Louis Vuitton store. These things are luxury goods sold to people who eschew price considerations. Anybody here going to be buying a $10,000 Rolex or a $250,000 Bentley? BTW, I was having breakfast at my little town's diner the other day and this guy and his lady park their convertible Bentley with the V16 engine right in front of me. I'll give him this - he knew how to parallel park. We see the occasional cheap Maserati but never a Bentley. That is truly a quarter-mil car.

    But I agree the jewelry is bugly.
     
  12. Collecting Nut

    Collecting Nut Borderline Hoarder

    I didn’t think it was possible but jewelry is getting uglier.
     
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  13. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Um, $10k is pretty cheap for a Rolex. Most decent ones are $20k or so.

    There are a few of us with a couple of proverbial nickels to run together, (since its a coin board I assume we all have 2 literal nickels to rub together). :)
     
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  14. John Anthony

    John Anthony Ultracrepidarian Supporter Dealer

    I actually have only one literal nickel.
     
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  15. Randy Abercrombie

    Randy Abercrombie Supporter! Supporter

    Do three cent nickels count?
     
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  16. Mammothtooth

    Mammothtooth Stand up Philosopher, Vodka Taster

    On the other hand this piece of Scythian Jewelry is truly outstanding and 400 to 500 bce 3D5561CB-3D39-40C6-93E3-34FDBFF11DF6.jpeg
     
  17. Kentucky

    Kentucky Supporter! Supporter

    I bet that's more than 10K
     
  18. medoraman

    medoraman Supporter! Supporter

    Of course, as do the first nickels, the 1856-1863 small cents, (gotta love coin humor, .00001% of the population would get that joke).
     
  19. potty dollar 1878

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  20. Robidoux Pass

    Robidoux Pass Well-Known Member

    Wow! This "Ten Buck Pendant" is very unattractive -- at least to my eyes. But the higher the price is, the more attractive it will be to someone, as some people will purchase it just because it's expensive. I was scanning the Heritage site today and they had a Hermes purse for sale today for $125,000. Buy that and this pendant is just chump change.

    I'm trying to figure out what it would be worn with.
     
  21. -jeffB

    -jeffB Greshams LEO Supporter

    A complete lack of taste?
     
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