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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
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2014-01-22 02:46:01 PM  
8 votes:
My family jewels are blue.
2014-01-22 03:12:16 PM  
5 votes:
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 02:51:57 PM  
3 votes:
Whatever, they make excellent pickaxes!
2014-01-22 04:00:41 PM  
2 votes:

Monkeyhouse Zendo: trappedspirit: This thread went to bittertown at mach speed

Recognizing that the diamond market is a scam built on human suffering is now considered bitter?

Well if it isn't the captain of the glee club.  There's other lines of discussion going on here besides the blood diamond angle.  Ones I believe have been born out of

A) Never having been given a diamond
B) Giving a diamond and having it walk out of your life
C) Getting a diamond that is now sitting in a pawn shop
2014-01-22 03:38:27 PM  
2 votes:
And the miner who found it immediately then fell into lava.

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2014-01-22 03:17:12 PM  
2 votes:

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 02:49:17 PM  
2 votes:
Blew is the only way she is going to get it.
2014-01-22 02:47:25 PM  
2 votes:
How did they get past the white gorillas?
2014-01-22 02:20:17 PM  
2 votes:
It's not even pure carbon, but carbon with blue crap in it.
2014-01-22 07:04:58 PM  
1 vote:

Eerily Familiar: 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.

Well, I came to this thread to ask if it was found inside a goose's crop.  Sorry I'm late.
2014-01-22 04:03:21 PM  
1 vote:

Buttknuckle: I would really like to learn the history of how diamonds came to be a "thing".  Sure, I can understand it if you are interested in stones or geology, but not for the average person.  Whoever was able to create this market and turn it into what it is today is a genius and one of the best businessmen the world has seen so far.

De Beers!

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2014-01-22 03:34:00 PM  
1 vote:
Last seen on their way into the area:

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2014-01-22 03:18:53 PM  
1 vote:

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)

What they've really developed is a "farking biatch" detector.  We should thank them.
2014-01-22 03:09:03 PM  
1 vote:
So it's not the jewel of the Nile?
2014-01-22 03:03:35 PM  
1 vote:
You're gonna get dragons.
2014-01-22 03:03:17 PM  
1 vote:
It's only overpriced if fewer than two children were killed during it's mining.
2014-01-22 03:01:54 PM  
1 vote:
So if it's extremely rare does that make it a... bloody diamond?
2014-01-22 03:00:21 PM  
1 vote:
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 02:55:52 PM  
1 vote:
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