Severian Receiving stolen goods is a growth industry.
Caminante Nocturno Do you think they'll ask questions if someone sends in blood-covered jewelery?
dueserpenti Do people think jewelry is worth more when you FUCKING MELT IT DOWN? Humanity continues to surprise me.
halon Actually, artisan costs generally don't add much to the cost of gold jewelry. If you ever got to an area with a large gold market, most everything will be priced based on weight (and the stores will generally have signs out front displaying the daily value/oz of gold), not how intricate the particular designs are.