Southwestern Bolo Ties, Chicken Or Egg?
What came first, the high quality of southwestern bolo ties or the demand for high quality silver and turquoise jewelry? I don’t know if there is an accurate answer to that question, but I suspect there is a bit of a symbiotic relationship between the two.
It appears that both the market (demand) and the jewelry have evolved over the last 80 to 100 years. I have more expertise in the area of a similar market/product relationship, that being very powerful, inexpensive personal computers and the demand for even more powerful and inexpensive computers. That’s just how the marketplace works. We get a taste of good stuff, and we demand more of it.