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Title: Rich hoarding banknotes, gold and art works in Swiss banks
Post by: Psalm 51:17 on July 02, 2012, 01:25:21 pm

http://www.business-standard.com/generalnews/news/rich-hoarding-banknotes-goldart-works-in-swiss-banks/26933/

7/1/12

Amid a global crackdown against alleged black money in secret accounts of Swiss banks, their bankers are selling a new safe-haven idea to their rich clients from India and other countries -- the high-value 1,000 franc notes to be stored in safe deposit boxes.
 
These boxes -- kept inside the premises of Swiss banks -- are also said to be being used to stash gold, diamond, paintings and art works among other valuables -- apparently because of limited risk of catching the preying eyes of foreign governments having signed banking information exchange treaties with Switzerland.
 
According to industry sources, bankers are telling their rich clients that Switzerland's tax and information exchange treaties with India and other countries are mostly limited to funds in customers' savings, deposit and investment accounts, and do not apply to the safe deposit boxes.
 
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Title: Re: Rich hoarding banknotes, gold and art works in Swiss banks
Post by: Believer on July 03, 2012, 06:28:26 am
This brings up something I thought about lately.  On those tv commercials for jewelry companies I've noticed that even with the biggest diamonds they may be advertising, they do not show any with gold.  When they flash a display of many, there are never any gold jewelry; it's always that platinum or white gold, but never the yellow stuff.  It's like they are trying to take it from our minds to even fathom buying any or that is somehow just doesn't exist anymore; they want to keep it all for themselves.


Title: Re: Rich hoarding banknotes, gold and art works in Swiss banks
Post by: Kilika on July 03, 2012, 12:54:58 pm
This brings up something I thought about lately.  On those tv commercials for jewelry companies I've noticed that even with the biggest diamonds they may be advertising, they do not show any with gold.  When they flash a display of many, there are never any gold jewelry; it's always that platinum or white gold, but never the yellow stuff.  It's like they are trying to take it from our minds to even fathom buying any or that is somehow just doesn't exist anymore; they want to keep it all for themselves.


It's not quite so sinitser in reality. It's a design reason. And it's called white gold or platinum.

The point in that type jewelry is to focus the person's attention on the diamonds, not what holds them in place. So, they use white metals that reflect light like a mirror to enhance the sparkle of the diamonds. Yellow gold is a contrasting color to the white stones, so it takes away visually from all items in the design. You have the yellow gold trying to be the focal point as much as the sparkle of the diamonds. It's visual chaos really. It's a play on how we perceive colors. High-end jewelry is usually white metals.

It's still temporal and vain, whatever the design.


Title: Re: Rich hoarding banknotes, gold and art works in Swiss banks
Post by: Believer on July 03, 2012, 04:59:12 pm
It's not quite so sinitser in reality. It's a design reason. And it's called white gold or platinum.

The point in that type jewelry is to focus the person's attention on the diamonds, not what holds them in place. So, they use white metals that reflect light like a mirror to enhance the sparkle of the diamonds. Yellow gold is a contrasting color to the white stones, so it takes away visually from all items in the design. You have the yellow gold trying to be the focal point as much as the sparkle of the diamonds. It's visual chaos really. It's a play on how we perceive colors. High-end jewelry is usually white metals.

It's still temporal and vain, whatever the design.

That makes sense, K.  It's just I've seen many of their commercials and there is a very stark difference in what they used to show and what they now show.  But, yes, I could just be suspicious.  ;)


Title: Re: Rich hoarding banknotes, gold and art works in Swiss banks
Post by: Kilika on July 03, 2012, 05:27:55 pm
"Put not your trust in princes, [nor] in the son of man, in whom [there is] no help." Psalm 146:3 (KJB)