Quantum, perhaps you should price an equivelant piecr of marble then go try to buy a Michealangelo or Rubins. The value added is not just the work done but the beauty add fare outweighs the original value for stone. Beauty alone add termendous value to any stone such as a diamond or ruby,emerald or saphire. They too are "just stones."
I can't agree with your response at all. Sorry.