Invidious consumption refers to consumption deliberately intended to cause envy, while conspicuous spending deals with lavish spending on goods and services acquired mainly for the purpose of showing off income, wealth, or bling. Some kids call it flexing. The trend for "new money" individuals in newly developed countries skews towards conspicuous consumption of the biggest, global, brand name luxury goods. What we mean by this is that "new money" have only recently (within one generation) accumulated large amounts of disposable income and, previously, may not have been exposed to the "best of the best" of the finer material things in life.
Our younger generation have never seen a car made of stronger metals or a pair of sneakers made of genuine leather. They see a world of plastic, where cost effective measures are applied down to every nut and bolt. The "luxury education" that they receive comes through marketing via the media, press, advertisements, etc. The new yuppies see a celebrity or affluent, high-profile person wearing a certain watch, carrying a certain bag, or driving a specific race car and they will accept it as a real luxury brand. (You can experience this first hand among new wealth in China and Taiwan).
Gold is very suitable for investing. It is actually more valuable than your paper money, which depreciates on a daily basis. In Mr Skull N Roses' previous career, he attended training classes at the Federal Reserve Bank on subjects such as Interest Rate Risk as well as other banking related topics. When he was at the San Francisco FED, there was a pamphlet there about why U.S. money was no longer backed by gold.
Henry Ford once said, “It is well that the people of the nation do not understand our banking and monetary system, for if they did, I believe there would be a revolution before tomorrow morning.” Your money is no longer good. Gold should be your money, so don't wear it all on your body.
A reputable designer will use high quality silver that has never been recycled and an expensive alloy with anti-tarnishing properties. In a good silver jewelry piece, your silver will be non-allergenic and nickel free. The designer's creativity and ideas are not limited by the price or weight of the jewelry piece that he or she is designing for you. Gold is denser than silver, so the exact same silver ring made in gold would also be much heavier and costlier.