Monkeyhouse Zendo: trappedspirit: This thread went to bittertown at mach speedRecognizing that the diamond market is a scam built on human suffering is now considered bitter?
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?
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.
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.
exvaxman: rickythepenguinAs 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.
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