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This is what separates a jeweler from a lab tech. Setting stones is no easy task..
yes it is a status symbol, but it no longer is a symbol used with the same connotations as you have laid out; gold teeth and other assorted bling items among the black community signify a rise out of ghetto and slum life. a rise out of the neighborhoods created by segregation. a rise above the life of poverty.Well, the earliest know 'grillz' were I believe the Mayans drilling their teeth and sticking in jewels. The Filipinos liked to clad their teeth in gold to look like what their deity was believed to have. As far as 'blacks'...During slavery, the strongest, best males were sometimes given some care so they could function well and not die of abscess infections. The cheap copper teeth showed their 'value' among the others to the slave owners.
So I guess youre right. It a status symbol among the blacks.
Aint nobody gonna be matin with me. My life style is for my own indulgence.
Multi tone anodizing looks really nifty and for the ectra it brings is very easyI would do them in titanium and do a really intricate anodization on them and you could blow up. Rainbow zebra stripes? Gold is so 700bc.
that doesnt pass my sniff test.People who believe they are tolerant are some of the quickest to attempt to have others silenced.