The amulet’s uniqueness refer either to amulet’s differentiation, elegance, and popularity, or it might signify the indivisibility of a specific amulet, like an special materials, monk’s hair, & few serial numbers. And for instance, amulets listed at https://thaiamulets888.com/lp-toh-wat-pradoochimplee/phra-sivali/ is bought after its distinction, elegance, and popularity.
Value of this Thai amulet is directly related to Thai economy, with prices fluctuating depending on their contraction or expansion. The price of amulets has risen as the economy grows. This is partially because more individuals have the financial resources to buy more costly amulets, driving up costs. Thai amulets are partially an alternate type of investment which can also be speculated on or collected for selling it in the future. In this aspect, the effect would have been experienced by our old clients. The cost of their acquisition 20 years back is just a 5% of what we need to pay today for the same amulet.
With technological innovation and growth, especially with regard to digital advertising & promotions so that they reach the buyers out of Thai border, the cost of these amulets is 3 times greater than figures published in entire industry.
Personal importance and contentment
Given the above, it is tough to tell whether or not Thai amulet is costly. Obviously, there are no specific criteria for its comparison. We all will be able to claim is this depends greatly on the personal meaning and happiness of an individual. For example, high budgets car such as Mercedes Benz and BMW, unlike other china-made cars, may give same value & satisfaction, although it doesn’t give the same impact for another person in the same way. With these Thai amulets, the things are more critical because the cost range is very large for same form of amulet.
Factory Amulets vs Temple Amulets
The pricing of these sacred objects started from temples and it has even gave kick start for huge market called in Thailand as “phrakherungkhorngrongngan,” which actually means that “factory amulets.” These are limited to imitation copies of authentic temple amulets in the past. Business sector people are making more money, however, has also introduced new life-line to the market for factory amulets. A bunch of businessmen have come up with an ingenious idea & have entered partnership with different lesser-known temples & monks, those businessmen makes the amulets in temple names & monks name & sell them at very cheap prices that are below x value when measured via above formula to particularly unsuspecting foreigners. So this is called “limited edition” and “special edition” amulets stating that only nine to nineteen parts have been made are sold at between 1,000 and 2,000, overall price doesn’t even cover its price of molding alone.