Cary and Skinny ... that's not quite what I meant and I'll admit the analogy is not entirely cogent, but I suspect that throughout their history Tiffany's has procured diamonds for years and sat on them just like DeBeers and more recently Alrosa and Firestone... and I think we all know the labor employed to attain them could be analogized sufficiently to my examples.
Really all I'm saying is that I don't think Tiffany adds THAT much inherent
from the marketing whereas from the materials and craftsmanship I would say that Lobbs are closer to being worth the price whereas a $650 pair of Guccis is a joke.
and no I'm not cheap. I have a ring I dropped about $7.5K... I don't have all the stats and shit off the top of my head but it's something like a round brilliant G, VS1 something something... central rock is like 1.07 w/ about 46 points around it and that's not including the band. and yes I have bought things at Tiffany's... just not diamonds. that's all. NO