Dear fellow Jewelers,
I assume that you discovered this site through Google image search. While checking how your items rank, you saw some pictures and ended up here. You quickly went through the portfolio and pricing and already found 1001 reasons why your work is better than mine. While boiling on the inside, you decided to contact me pretending to be a customer. Time is the only commodity that we all have in equal quantities. Why waste it? We both know that nothing will come out of a dishonest communication. People who do creative work can never be real competition. Let’s all find a way to stand out the best way we can and let the customers decide whose style better suits their needs.
The cost of my work is transparent, I even explained how I did some pieces, so I don’t really see the need to go through this game.
Over the years, there have been multiple fake customer requests. I am posting only the businesses that I was able to track down with 100% certainty.
The person on the other side said: “Hi yes, I would like to order one of those rings (he described it). How much do you sell them for if I wanted to order many?” I looked at the called ID and it read: “Beasley Jewelry, Pensacola Florida”. I said “Are you a jeweler sir?” “Yes I am.” He replied. “I see that you are calling from a jewelry store in Florida. I know who ordered this ring from you so why don’t you do your best without getting me involved into this?” We wished each other a good night and that was it. It was not bad, just didn’t feel right.
I replied that they were done well as someone invested in metal mold for mass production. I did not tell him that I knew that the original manufacturer for those rings was a company in Texas. After we finished on the phone, I did some research and easily found that the person calling me was David Ingrassia, the owner of that website. I prefer not to reveal the method I used for tracking him down as I would like to use it in the future for other potential “customers”.
If you are a jeweler and interested in collaboration, we can talk . If not, there is no need to go through this charade. Life will bring us enough challenges. No need to create more.