Will Women Choose Botox Or Boob Jobs Over Gold?

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...Meanwhile, gold jewelry demand experienced its worst year in 2006 since records were set in 1997...

Prudential Equities suggested this week that Botox and breast augmentation may be competing for consumer dollars against gold jewelry.

Prudential Medical Device Analyst Larry Biegelsen recently suggested to his colleagues that “technological advances in beauty products offer new competition within discretionary income for gold jewelry, much like consumer electronics, prescription drugs and other healthcare.”...

Meanwhile, gold jewelry demand experienced its worst year in 2006 since records were set in 1997. Both Indian and Middle East demand fell with losses of 18% and 22%, respectively...

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