ABX2011 wrote:You're going to have a tough time quantifying that one.
Why would this be difficult, if you would make a decision not to purchase a knife because of how it looks then it is in your eyes jewelry as that is why you are carrying it. How many carpenters have you ever seen pick up a hammer to evaluate it and then put it down because it was not pretty enough, even though it was more functional as a hammer than the one next to it. It it a trivial classification.
That being said, jewelry isn't a pejorative. I have a very nice looking carbon fibre pen which was given to me as a gift specifically because of how it looks, it clearly is more jewelry than pen, that is why I don't carry it very often as it does not actually write very well. However if you don't do a lot of writing, and you like carbon fibre then it might be the pen for you to carry.
Yes you can have an opinion that it does not make as nice a piece of jewelry now as it did to you before the mod, however if you make those kinds of statements about tools then people who actually buy tools to use are likely to respond to it that they don't care about jewelry, they just want the hammer to hammer and the knife to cut well, being pretty isn't part of the decision making process.
But again, its your money, if you would rather it be pretty than function, then buy the things you like which are pretty.