- Oct 27, 2017
Recently got into watches. Definitely not deep into it as some of the people over in the Hangout Community. I've kept all my purchases under 500 so far.
I think inheriting jewelry is a whole other thing, especially with the importance they hold to some older generations. I think some people keep these in a safety deposit box, since they are sentimental and 'priceless' in a sense.My grandmother is dying soon and is trying to make sure her grandchildren understand how much some of this jewelry (both her and her husband's) meant to them.
It's tough because none of us care about jewelery and think it's largely a waste of money, but she clearly has a lot of sentimental and monetary value attached to them.
I don't know what to do with this stuff. I'm never going to wear it. I don't want to sell it. Is it just going to sit in a drawer?
Yeah but they're worthless in a box and I don't think that's what she would want us to do with them either.
Well, it's all up to your own decision. Thinking myself, I guess making some kind of art display or framing it in one of those popping-out picture frames could be another option on honoring the wishes without wearing them?
Its pretty and requires a lot of craftsmanship. A lot of jewelry is gaudy and looks mass produced and cheap. But if you can go to a master jeweler and get a piece done the exact way you want it, it's a nice object to have
That's the part i don't get.
Maslow pyramid of needs, I guess. I have everything I need to survive, I have all the tools that I need, I can afford every toy I want and I have a loving partner that I love more than anything. What is left? Art and pretty things. I have bought a couple of pieces at side-walk kiosks in Italy but most of the stuff I've got is custom made.That's the part i don't get.
Jewelry at it's core is "useless", it's not a tool, it's not a toy, it can't be consumed, it doesn't necessarily represent anything.
I get that shiny things are appealing, but most jewelry just doesn't look good either. unless it has some unique design or something.
The rarity thing is super odd too, it's just minerals. why is a higher carat of gold better than a lower carat? gold is malleable, so you're actually paying more for a less stable product. and along this line of thinking, i'd consider artificial diamonds way more interesting than natural diamonds due to the technological advances actually required to get to that state.
humans are weird.
But that’s my point: why would something need to be a social status thing to be justifiable as a purchase in people’s eyes?Computers generally aren't social status symbols. Certain types of people just have this primal compulsion to buy things with projected social meaning as a way to flaunt their wealth (or give the illusion of it).
I've heard stories of people buying iPods early on without even putting any mp3s on them because it was just seen as a way of saying "hey look at me, I'm upper middle class!"