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(io9)   List of cursed real-life jewelry pieces that could destroy you. Subby's wedding ring surprisingly missing   (io9.com) divider line 18
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2013-10-21 04:29:25 PM
so we are posting blank lists now?
curses are not real, therefore ...
 
2013-10-21 04:53:57 PM
Do they come with a free frogurt?
 
2013-10-21 05:01:33 PM
The Hope diamond stories were invented out of whole cloth by Harry Winston.
 
2013-10-21 05:04:53 PM
Reminds me of the supposed curse of Tutankhamun. People were still dying of that curse decades later. Slow acting curse. Something that has had 6-7 owners over the last 200 years has seen all but one of them die? Yeah, I'm sure that's a curse, and not aging.
 
2013-10-21 05:14:56 PM
ooo...I want the Ring.
 
2013-10-21 05:15:02 PM
If you don't want em, I'll take em.
 
2013-10-21 05:24:34 PM

rogue49: ooo...I want the Ring.


is it ... precious?

/we wants to knows
 
2013-10-21 05:43:26 PM
The Delhi Purple Sapphire is "technically not a sapphire"?
No, since it's a f**king rather ordinary amethyst, it wouldn't be - much in the sense that my Subaru is "technically" not a Bentley.
 
2013-10-21 05:44:19 PM
Old rich people eventually died or had other bad things happen to them, often times over a period of decades.  What a shocker; it must be a curse.
 
2013-10-21 05:48:16 PM

namatad: so we are posting blank lists now?
curses are not real, therefore ...


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2013-10-21 05:55:07 PM

ArkAngel: Do they come with a free frogurt?


Yes. But the sprinkles contain potassium benzoate.
 
2013-10-21 06:03:17 PM

Marcus Aurelius: The Hope diamond stories were invented out of whole cloth by Harry Winston.


[citation needed] I always assumed the stories came from the McLeans, though I was also under the impression that it was Mrs McLean who mailed the stone to the Smithsonian.  Harry Winston likely donated it because he realized he couldn't sell it.

Looking at the Wiki page for it, I was surprised to learn that they've confirmed it's actually one of the French crown jewels, recut.
 
2013-10-21 06:15:40 PM
some of those ancient pagans *really* knew how to cast a curse!
 
2013-10-21 06:32:24 PM
Bullshiat stories. Like the "myth" that opals are unlucky.
This ancient, traditional myth started in the mid-19th century, with the publication of Sir Walter Scott's "Anne of Geierstein", a crappy romantic novel in which the heroin possesses an opal that somehow reflects her moods or does something or other  - I don't know, and find the book unreadable. But his marketing flunkies, booksellers and willing critics and reviewers passed along the bogus romance as a legitimate folk myth - an early example of viral marketing. Before that, nobody thought opals were unlucky.
Birthstones? Totally bogus and made-up. There is no such legitimate cultural tradition - it's just the jewelry trade trying to sell you things.
 
2013-10-21 09:33:06 PM
Between the Star of India, and the Hope Diamond... Theres the Plotnick Diamond.

It comes with a curse. A Terrible curse. The Plotnick Curse.

/Mr Plotnick.
 
2013-10-21 09:41:22 PM

Dwight_Yeast: Marcus Aurelius: The Hope diamond stories were invented out of whole cloth by Harry Winston.

[citation needed] I always assumed the stories came from the McLeans, though I was also under the impression that it was Mrs McLean who mailed the stone to the Smithsonian.  Harry Winston likely donated it because he realized he couldn't sell it.

Looking at the Wiki page for it, I was surprised to learn that they've confirmed it's actually one of the French crown jewels, recut.


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A cracking good read.
 
2013-10-21 10:27:48 PM

Marcus Aurelius: Try this on for size.

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A cracking good read.


Thanks.  The Flashman series has been on my list for years.  I should probably start them sooner than later.
 
2013-10-21 11:09:26 PM

fusillade762: ArkAngel: Do they come with a free frogurt?

Yes. But the sprinkles contain potassium benzoate.


Sigh...
The correct response is that the frogurt is also cursed
 
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