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Diamonds are De Beers best friends
09-18-2014, 07:20 PM #46
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(09-18-2014, 05:05 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(09-18-2014, 04:42 PM)j browsing Wrote:  we did what we could to keep the wolf from the door I sold some of my jewlery ..but not my wedding ring

*sigh* I hear you, jewelry, precious guitars that were like friends, even plasma... bored.gif You gotta' do what you gotta' do. You can't take it with you, and nobody gets out of here alive. chuckle.gif

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09-18-2014, 07:57 PM #47
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lol.gif Flat indeed.

wonder.gif
09-18-2014, 08:02 PM #48
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(09-18-2014, 07:57 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  lol.gif Flat indeed.

...and blow.
09-18-2014, 11:52 PM #49
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(09-18-2014, 04:28 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(09-18-2014, 04:12 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(09-17-2014, 11:55 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(09-17-2014, 11:45 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  13.gif It was something I heard one of the big boys at the pool hall say. When I was little.
I'd never do anything that damn dumb. bored.gif


rofl.gif

Considering diamonds represent an emotional union (marriage or whatever), a lifetime bond, etc. any man that can't handle that should run away as fast as he can so as to do the person requiring that sentiment a favor. If, however, he meant a person as a gold (in this case, diamond) digger, I don't think a person would be looking for it from a pool hall guy.

Nice for DeBeers that actually means something to someone.
I guess.
The pool hall thing was total BS, a joke, much like diamonds, only not quite as pretentious.
Real love over material bling - the rest is commentary.

Diamond engagement rings don't have to cost a fortune - my hubby found a lovely antique two-piece set that didn't cost much and I didn't coax him to buy it, it was all his idea because of the sentiment that he and most people seem to have embraced. Although I did lose the stone a few years back and I had it replaced with a much finer quality diamond.

The sticky part of the wicket is twofold for me.

DeBeer's created the notion of diamonds being forever and for lovers while at the same time they have created a perpetual artificial shortage for the stones.

It's a completely cynical, diabolical play where they have reaped a large fortune through decades of duplicity. The miners also get screwed to the max as well.

Pray for me. hug.gif
09-19-2014, 02:03 PM #50
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(09-18-2014, 11:52 PM)Below Average Genius Wrote:  
(09-18-2014, 04:28 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(09-18-2014, 04:12 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  
(09-17-2014, 11:55 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  
(09-17-2014, 11:45 PM)JayRodney Wrote:  13.gif It was something I heard one of the big boys at the pool hall say. When I was little.
I'd never do anything that damn dumb. bored.gif


rofl.gif

Considering diamonds represent an emotional union (marriage or whatever), a lifetime bond, etc. any man that can't handle that should run away as fast as he can so as to do the person requiring that sentiment a favor. If, however, he meant a person as a gold (in this case, diamond) digger, I don't think a person would be looking for it from a pool hall guy.

Nice for DeBeers that actually means something to someone.
I guess.
The pool hall thing was total BS, a joke, much like diamonds, only not quite as pretentious.
Real love over material bling - the rest is commentary.

Diamond engagement rings don't have to cost a fortune - my hubby found a lovely antique two-piece set that didn't cost much and I didn't coax him to buy it, it was all his idea because of the sentiment that he and most people seem to have embraced. Although I did lose the stone a few years back and I had it replaced with a much finer quality diamond.

The sticky part of the wicket is twofold for me.

DeBeer's created the notion of diamonds being forever and for lovers while at the same time they have created a perpetual artificial shortage for the stones.

It's a completely cynical, diabolical play where they have reaped a large fortune through decades of duplicity. The miners also get screwed to the max as well.

DeBeer didn't create that sentiment, as I posted previously, it was created in the 14th century and has remained to this day. DeBeer didn't recreate the wheel.

They also didn't create a shortage, because as I posted previously, the demand in China and India is increasing substantially, whereas estimated diamond production will not be able to keep up with demand.
09-19-2014, 02:17 PM #51
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Diamonds and precious stones been used by the church and royalty since the middle ages, but among us mere mortals it's a fairly new concept. And I'm convinced it's due to aggressive marketing.
09-19-2014, 03:01 PM #52
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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I agree Octo, as well as conditioning that what a diamond signifies - strong, forever - is a desirable symbol for a couple's union all over the world it seems, when in reality, forever and strong is only achieved by both people working damn hard at the relationship. At any rate, it's ingrained in society as a tradition, and it is expected.

http://www.debeers.com/the-art-of-diamon...d/ethical/



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