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A million dollar watch does not have anything a 300 dollar watch lacks. Same with a 50 dollar pen versus a 50,000 dollar pen. The whole point is the visible expense.
Platinum 198 is stable, yet only represents 7% of natural platinum. A rolex made of pure heavy platinum would be 1% heavier than a watch
made of normal platinum, nonradioactive, and financially out of reach for those not accustomed to purchasing nuclear air craft carriers.
Buy Platinum 198 (95.83% pure)
[ldischler, Apr 06 2007]
shine colors without wasting light. [MercuryNotMars, Apr 08 2007]
||Platinum 198? Pah! Common as lead. Go
up-market - Platinum 192 is ten times
rarer (0.8% of natural platimum), and is
also stable. Being 1.5% lighter than
regular platinum, it would be ideal for
||Or live dangerously, and go for platinum
190 - only 0.016% of natural platinum and
lighter still. But not suited for heirlooms -
half life is only six hundred billion years.
||I say go for the halfnium isotope. It's an occasional byprouct of certain supercollider tests, currently running about $1B per gram. Perfect for plating the spinners on your Hummer.
||//We laugh and joke now// you have an
optimistic view of the life the masses.
||I reckon the future of jewellery is paper
jewellery - increasingly rarer in today's
new media society, where "print is dead"*
and today's entirely paperless office, where
everything takes place electronically -
paper might become the quaint artifact of
||I have always liked the look of CDs with that opalecence. I think this stuff is the greatest thing since prismatic jewelery cuts with all the pretty rainbows. See link.
||Do you remember laser-etched vinyl records? Around about circa 1980ish or thereabouts, there was one I remember not buying due to it costing money and not having any - a Split Enz record.
||Tube amps are in now, big time (and big money), for that warm fuzzy sound. You'll also need a phonograph and mint collection of vinyl to be really cool.