It happens all the time with a substantial purchase. That nagging question in the back of your head asking, 'Is this a good investment?' It’s something I hear a lot with my engagement ring hat on. People tend to spend a lot of money on an engagement ring. Yes, it’s all relative, but generally it’s one of two or possibly three big ticket items that will be purchased (behind a home and a car).
Next in line is the luxury watch market, in particular Rolex. It’s fair to say that Rolex has seen a hug...Read More »
Last week I was lamenting the disposable nature of Christmas and the fact that the gifts we seem to be coerced by clever advertising to buy tend to have a very short shelf life before they go out of fashion.
I made the point that in giving the gift of diamonds – whether as a ring, a timepiece or earrings – you were buying something completely unique that would always be in vogue. And, of course, it would also have the added benefit of being a solid investment as diamonds tend to increase in valu...Read More »
It occurred to me recently that we live in an almost completely disposable society.
From razors to contact lenses, Big Macs to nappies and cupcake wrappers to the latest iPhone or iPad which will be virtually obsolete the moment it’s out of the box, we live in a world where the things we buy are designed to be thrown away almost immediately.
Christmas is a shining example of temporary fulfilment. Every year we buy presents for our nearest and dearest – perhaps from a list, perhaps not – and I’m ...Read More »
After months and months of hard work and determination, I can finally reveal my latest project. Here is a snippet of today's (Feb 2nd 2017) press release.
Two jewellery professionals have launched a new app for the industry today which enables members of the trade to showcase and source jewellery, watches and antiques and if they so wish, advertise items for sale to consumers.
The app, called Jewellery Trader, has been created by members of the industry, for the industry, and has been designed t...Read More »
There’s a tendency for people to refer to expensive purchases as investments.
“I’m going to invest in a new car,” someone might say. Yet new cars hold their value about as well as a chocolate teapot. Cars are not investments. Neither is a phone or a television, unless it’s a rare vintage car that will be kept in a garage and never touched.
Clearly, pretty much anything with a technological expiration date is a bad financial investment. This is why many skeptics have voiced concerns about the pr...Read More »