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Spugsy Sep 9th 2012 11:28 am

Getting gold things made
 
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Ok so Mrs Spugsy wants a nice birthday present, she wants something like this:

http://www.tiffany.com/shopping/item...rm=&omcid=SGE1



But as you can see it's $2k. Now obviously Tiffany is expensive and she's not that arsed and suggested getting it made over here from one of the Gold Souks.

Has anyone had anything like this done and can anyone give me some advice of where to go and how much I would pay?

Cheers all...

Millhouse Sep 9th 2012 11:30 am

Re: Getting gold things made
 

Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 10271342)
Ok so Mrs Spugsy wants a nice birthday present, she wants something like this:

http://www.tiffany.com/shopping/item...rm=&omcid=SGE1

But as you can see it's $2k. Now obviously Tiffany is expensive and she's not that arsed and suggested getting it made over here from one of the Gold Souks.

Has anyone had anything like this done and can anyone give me some advice of where to go and how much I would pay?

Cheers all...

go to Cara in the G&D park. Workmanship costs will be peanuts - and you can watch them work away in their rabbit warrens if you are really bored.

Meow Sep 9th 2012 11:31 am

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Yep, Cara is the place to go. They'll charge you the going rate for gold and not much more. They have a deserved great reputation and I've used them for years.

Take in a photo of what you want, although they may have something similar in stock.

Spugsy Sep 9th 2012 11:33 am

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Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 10271346)
go to Cara in the G&D park. Workmanship costs will be peanuts - and you can watch them work away in their rabbit warrens if you are really bored.

Is that the place near MOE?

I'll drop in, it's next to my fitness place.

Millhouse Sep 9th 2012 11:35 am

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Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 10271350)
Is that the place near MOE?

I'll drop in, it's next to my fitness place.

yes, next to the RTA centre on the other side of the road.

Go to Cara, not Carla which is a shop next door (which I can't help thinking are a rip off). I was there last week - prices are only every-so-slightly negotiable but they are fair. Unlike the rest of the crooks in that place.

Spugsy Sep 9th 2012 11:37 am

Re: Getting gold things made
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 10271356)
yes, next to the RTA centre on the other side of the road.

Go to Cara, not Carla which is a shop next door (which I can't help thinking are a rip off). I was there last week - prices are only every-so-slightly negotiable but they are fair. Unlike the rest of the crooks in that place.

Sounds great, cheers mate.

Blue Cat Sep 9th 2012 1:18 pm

Re: Getting gold things made
 

Originally Posted by Millhouse (Post 10271356)
yes, next to the RTA centre on the other side of the road.

Go to Cara, not Carla which is a shop next door (which I can't help thinking are a rip off). I was there last week - prices are only every-so-slightly negotiable but they are fair. Unlike the rest of the crooks in that place.

I think they are owned by the same guy to be honest with you, he owns a load of stuff in there.

Meow Sep 9th 2012 1:26 pm

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Kiran, the owner of Cara, also owns Urban Tails 'pet resort'.

Blue Cat Sep 9th 2012 2:30 pm

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Originally Posted by Meow (Post 10271491)
Kiran, the owner of Cara, also owns Urban Tails 'pet resort'.

does he? he also owns the Lovelinks Shop and the Pandora one in Gold and Diamond

Meow Sep 9th 2012 2:31 pm

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Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 10271590)
does he? he also owns the Lovelinks Shop and the Pandora one in Gold and Diamond

I think they are all owned by him and his brother. He's a very switched on chap.

Blue Cat Sep 9th 2012 2:42 pm

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Originally Posted by Meow (Post 10271591)
I think they are all owned by him and his brother. He's a very switched on chap.

very and you know he can't read?

Meow Sep 9th 2012 3:02 pm

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Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 10271604)
very and you know he can't read?

Really? He can manage number all right. I am sure I've seen him write stuff down, so I wonder if we're talking about the same man? Either way, they have good businesses. :)

Spugsy Sep 9th 2012 7:38 pm

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Originally Posted by Meow (Post 10271491)
Kiran, the owner of Cara, also owns Urban Tails 'pet resort'.

No way? I'd better get a good deal then as that's where Santi goes.

Boomhauer Sep 9th 2012 7:40 pm

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Originally Posted by Spugsy (Post 10271362)
Sounds great, cheers mate.

Think you could take video or lots of pics of the craftmanship? I love to watch craftsman, especially old world craftsmanship.

Bob Sep 9th 2012 8:04 pm

Re: Getting gold things made
 

Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 10271590)
does he? he also owns the Lovelinks Shop...

That sounds all very Ann Summers....so dare I ask? :D

kittycat1 Sep 9th 2012 8:49 pm

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bob your thinking lovebeads hun!

commander Sep 10th 2012 3:20 am

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Cara's is the only place I would use. We bought our wedding bands there. Also I bought my mrs engagement ring and another ring from there. Anytime I'm passing, I pop in and they will polish my ring for free..fnar. Seriously, the give me a tin of coke while I wait and 15mins later...job done.

On our wedding day, they let my wife borrow over £10K's worth of diamond jewellery. No signing for anything, nothing. 'Yea, just return it before next weekend'..

That kind of service is the reason we go back and we tell our family and visiting friends to go there.

Kiran can't write? Strange, he wrote a draft contract in front of my wife when they wanted her to come and work in cara's...(It was an ongoing joke between them that they would like a scottish girl to work in the shop as half the customers seem to be Scottish)...unless that wasn't him of course. Maybe a writing body double

Scamp Sep 10th 2012 5:05 am

Re: Getting gold things made
 

Originally Posted by commander (Post 10272478)

Kiran can't write? Strange, he wrote a draft contract in front of my wife when they wanted her to come and work in cara's...(It was an ongoing joke between them that they would like a scottish girl to work in the shop as half the customers seem to be Scottish)...unless that wasn't him of course. Maybe a writing body double

It's because you're all tight and won't go to a full price shop.

:rofl:

UKCityGent Sep 10th 2012 5:42 am

Re: Getting gold things made
 

Originally Posted by Scamp (Post 10272595)
It's because you're all tight and won't go to a full price shop.

:rofl:

I only know of 2 (Marina Mall or down south at Al Kout Mall - the one with the noisy water fountains and the mall is of a souk style)

Meow Sep 10th 2012 8:22 am

Re: Getting gold things made
 

Originally Posted by commander (Post 10272478)
Cara's is the only place I would use. We bought our wedding bands there. Also I bought my mrs engagement ring and another ring from there. Anytime I'm passing, I pop in and they will polish my ring for free..fnar. Seriously, the give me a tin of coke while I wait and 15mins later...job done.

On our wedding day, they let my wife borrow over £10K's worth of diamond jewellery. No signing for anything, nothing. 'Yea, just return it before next weekend'..

That kind of service is the reason we go back and we tell our family and visiting friends to go there.

Kiran can't write? Strange, he wrote a draft contract in front of my wife when they wanted her to come and work in cara's...(It was an ongoing joke between them that they would like a scottish girl to work in the shop as half the customers seem to be Scottish)...unless that wasn't him of course. Maybe a writing body double


The after service is superb. There are many reasons why it's always the busiest shop in there.

flares Sep 10th 2012 9:53 am

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Originally Posted by Blue Cat (Post 10271590)
does he? he also owns the Lovelinks Shop

I got my nads plated there in 2008. The shine is wearing off now and there's a younger lad at work with brighter ones. Pfft

bananantoast Sep 10th 2012 6:22 pm

Re: Getting gold things made
 

Originally Posted by saudiflares (Post 10272846)
I got my nads plated there in 2008. The shine is wearing off now and there's a younger lad at work with brighter ones. Pfft

Haven't a clue what all that means! :confused:


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