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(RealClear)   Extremely rare blue diamond found in South Africa is just another overpriced carbon atom lattice randomly made by nature   (realclear.com) divider line 112
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2014-01-22 01:17:36 PM
wouldn't be 'over-priced' if we all had one
 
2014-01-22 01:19:13 PM
It's pretty, anyway
 
2014-01-22 02:03:51 PM
If you think diamonds are valuable, try selling one.
 
2014-01-22 02:20:17 PM
It's not even pure carbon, but carbon with blue crap in it.
 
2014-01-22 02:26:50 PM

Marcus Aurelius: If you think diamonds are valuable, try selling one.


QFT
 
2014-01-22 02:46:01 PM
My family jewels are blue.
 
2014-01-22 02:46:15 PM
Cousin avi!


(Too lazy to Google an image)
 
2014-01-22 02:47:25 PM
How did they get past the white gorillas?
 
2014-01-22 02:49:17 PM
Blew is the only way she is going to get it.
 
2014-01-22 02:50:32 PM

EvilEgg: Marcus Aurelius: If you think diamonds are valuable, try selling one.

QFT


DQFDT
 
2014-01-22 02:51:57 PM
Whatever, they make excellent pickaxes!
 
2014-01-22 02:53:07 PM

Marcus Aurelius: If you think diamonds are valuable, try selling one.


Yeah, expect to get  10-20% of the purchase value when trying to resell a diamond ring. Fark diamonds, and fark jewelers.
 
2014-01-22 02:55:15 PM
Someone get Throckmorton's air hammer.
 
2014-01-22 02:55:52 PM
 
2014-01-22 02:56:03 PM

deanis: Marcus Aurelius: If you think diamonds are valuable, try selling one.

Yeah, expect to get  10-20% of the purchase value when trying to resell a diamond ring. Fark diamonds, and fark jewelers.


Did you try selling the diamond loose? To a private party?

Some people shy away from used jewelry.
 
2014-01-22 02:56:23 PM
Subby sounds poor...

/me too...
 
2014-01-22 02:58:01 PM
It's a sapphire!
 
2014-01-22 02:58:59 PM
This thread went to bittertown at mach speed
 
2014-01-22 03:00:21 PM
Is this the thread where I pop in and say I bought my wife an amethyst engagement ring because her favorite color is purple?
 
2014-01-22 03:01:22 PM

deanis: Marcus Aurelius: If you think diamonds are valuable, try selling one.

Yeah, expect to get  10-20% of the purchase value when trying to resell a diamond ring. Fark diamonds, and fark jewelers.


This is why I give loved ones cash and guns for presents.
 
2014-01-22 03:01:54 PM
So if it's extremely rare does that make it a... bloody diamond?
 
2014-01-22 03:02:05 PM
Meh, blue glass looks just as good.
 
2014-01-22 03:02:42 PM

uber humper: It's a sapphire!


Nope.
 
2014-01-22 03:03:17 PM
It's only overpriced if fewer than two children were killed during it's mining.
 
2014-01-22 03:03:19 PM
If I had unlimited cash, I would actually think of getting it in the raw form. Then kick my posterior daily for wasting that much money, but appreciating it.
 
2014-01-22 03:03:35 PM
You're gonna get dragons.
 
2014-01-22 03:05:22 PM
The "exceptional" vivid blue stone was found in the Cullinan mine, near Pretoria

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The frost, it sometimes makes the blade stick.
 
2014-01-22 03:05:34 PM

Deathfrogg: uber humper: It's a sapphire!

Nope.


Dumbass can't tell the difference between corundum and diamond.
 
2014-01-22 03:06:05 PM
Finally the mine workers can enjoy the fruits of their labor!
 
2014-01-22 03:06:06 PM
i remember joe rogan podcast recently, where he went to some top secret lab in Russia where they perfected artificial diamonds.  i guess real diamonds have microscopic flaws or chipped edges, etc., but this lab makes fake diamonds with zero flaws.

of course, bieng fake, no one wants them.  people would rather pay the DeBeers cartel X amount of money for a product inferior to a man-made diamond.  weird.


when we got engaged my wife insisted on a diamond, but we / she didn't go nuts.  i think .6 carat.  not sure.  not very big.  ran me about a $1000. no small amount mind you, but, not a 3 carat boulder.  now of course she's like, "diamonds are stupid, we should have just saved the money".  and she doesn't even wear it.  well, every now and then, on special ocasions but not much in day to day life.
 
2014-01-22 03:06:35 PM
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2014-01-22 03:09:03 PM
So it's not the jewel of the Nile?
 
2014-01-22 03:10:35 PM
I prefer the wasabi and soy sauce ones.
 
2014-01-22 03:11:05 PM

tripleseven: deanis: Marcus Aurelius: If you think diamonds are valuable, try selling one.

Yeah, expect to get  10-20% of the purchase value when trying to resell a diamond ring. Fark diamonds, and fark jewelers.

Did you try selling the diamond loose? To a private party?

Some people shy away from used jewelry.


I've tried craiglist and had a couple bites, but tons of scammers.
 
2014-01-22 03:11:12 PM
On a related note, does anyone know big can they make artificial diamonds?
 
2014-01-22 03:11:58 PM
That would pretty gaudy in a ring.
 
2014-01-22 03:12:16 PM
Extremely rare blue diamond found?

Keep it away from this lady or it will never be found again:

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2014-01-22 03:12:42 PM
rickythepenguin
As memory serves, there is a lab in Tampa that produces gem quality diamonds, but very small. The cartel has spent millions developing a scanner to determine "mined" vs. Synthetic diamonds, as if anybody (outside of potential wives)
cares.
 
2014-01-22 03:13:17 PM

miniflea: Is this the thread where I pop in and say I bought my wife an amethyst engagement ring because her favorite color is purple?


Would you believe that most amethyst mined these days gets heat treated into citrine?  Abomination!
 
2014-01-22 03:15:40 PM

To The Escape Zeppelin!: On a related note, does anyone know big can they make artificial diamonds?


Know big or know home....
 
2014-01-22 03:17:12 PM

miniflea: Is this the thread where I pop in and say I bought my wife an amethyst engagement ring because her favorite color is purple?


Something wrong with a nice alexandrite?
 
2014-01-22 03:18:53 PM

exvaxman: rickythepenguin
As memory serves, there is a lab in Tampa that produces gem quality diamonds, but very small. The cartel has spent millions developing a scanner to determine "mined" vs. Synthetic diamonds, as if anybody (outside of potential wives)
cares.


What they've really developed is a "farking biatch" detector.  We should thank them.
 
2014-01-22 03:22:00 PM
I told my girlfriend back in '89 not to expect any diamonds, since they're an overpriced scam.  She did insist on a reasonable and acceptable-quality one for the engagement ring, but damaged it twice and then got it stolen.

We took the insurance money and paid some bills, bought a nice metal-only band, and called it a day.

Still married, still have all my money, and she still appreciates not having to be super-careful with that metal band.
 
2014-01-22 03:25:42 PM

exvaxman: there is a lab in Tampa that produces gem quality diamonds, but very small.



yeah, i kinda remember rogan saying that;  artificial diamonds are nothing new, but the lab in Russia can make them gem size, versus the smaller indistrial size.  i don't know the science but Ol' Ivan can make some freaking boulders, apparently.

and it was so "top secret", they wouldn't let him bring his iPhone, for fear of location tracking.  actually, i'm not sure if it was rogan or a guest, but whomever it was on his podcast, said they had to get metal-detected to esnure they weren't using a GPS to get tot he facility, and then they had blackout curtains on the limo or bus.  super top secret shiat.  and for what?  big ass gem quality diamonds, literally "even better than the real thing" that no one wants to buy.
 
2014-01-22 03:27:07 PM

fickenchucker: I told my girlfriend back in '89 not to expect any diamonds, since they're an overpriced scam.  She did insist on a reasonable and acceptable-quality one for the engagement ring, but damaged it twice and then got it stolen.

We took the insurance money and paid some bills, bought a nice metal-only band, and called it a day.

Still married, still have all my money, and she still appreciates not having to be super-careful with that metal band.


Does she fall down the stairs a lot, too?
 
2014-01-22 03:28:26 PM
Diamonds are indeed over-priced. One must know something about gem stones to appreciate just how unique diamonds really are. Most people know them by the crap stones sold in the average mall jewelry store and have never seen an internally flawless, pure white stone. When you look into them with a loupe, you see a kaleidoscope of color and perfect geometry. But they aren't the most expensive of stones. Pigeon blood rubies form Sri Lanka are far more expensive carat-for-carat than diamonds.
 
2014-01-22 03:32:24 PM
There is a facility that local funeral parlors use to make diamonds from ashes.
Should my "better two-thirds" precede me, you better believe I am going to do that and smile every morning as I see that speck of diamond in my teeth.
(Joking, nope, knowing where her ashes are going to be spread)
 
2014-01-22 03:32:35 PM

Shadow Blasko: miniflea: Is this the thread where I pop in and say I bought my wife an amethyst engagement ring because her favorite color is purple?

Something wrong with a nice alexandrite?


That's what I got my wife. She loves it.
 
2014-01-22 03:34:00 PM
Last seen on their way into the area:

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2014-01-22 03:35:40 PM
I am extremely disappointed in this thread.  I expected to see some references to Arthur Conan Doyle's "The Blue Carbuncle" and perhaps a few comebacks using the medical meaning of carbuncle.
 
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