Q: Do you think Tibetan jewelry is over priced?
I love silver Tibetan jewelry especially the kind with turquoise or moonstones. But my gosh it's so expensive!
I can't afford anything. I went to Tibetan jewelry shop the other day and the pendants cost 800 RMB each not even including a silver chain. I honestly think you can buy similar jewelry for much cheaper in the states or Europe.
Of course it is overpriced. First of all, like bike-gypsy said, any nice jewelry is going to be overpriced. Second, you're in China. Part of that is getting whatever money they can out of the deal, part is the idea that something expensive must be of value.
Tibetan jewelry here is even more expansive than back in europe. Is just ridiculous how they exploit this hippie trend, because to Hanner (aka Chinese) this is just the mysterious, fascinating West to travel when you are COOL and to use to rip off laowai
I would never ever buy tibetan stuff in a city like beijing or shanghai, only in Tibet
It's extremely overpriced!! Have you gone to the Tibetan store they have at the Hutong? I asked how much for the elephant statue and they told me 1000 dollars or relatively 7000 kuai. I then saw a bracelet and asked the jeweler/ store clerk how much and he said: 500 dollars or equivalently 3000 rmb. He he, I said: "bracelet"~ (!