Now THIS is a pretty stone…

posted 3 years ago in Rings
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Gorgeous! I love the shade of blue!

Post # 4
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2014

It is gorgeous 

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Gorgeous!! I’ll take it! LOL

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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

Come to mama!!!

On another note: I was showing my mom some photos of pretty pale pink and lavender diamonds, and she said, “Why wouldn’t you just buy a sapphire in that colour?” I had never considered that as a possibility…..doink. Are these super rare stones an investment? Or are people buying them to mount into pretty jewellery and sit around their villas draped in jewels? 

Post # 7
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

I say all bees go in on this one. Anyone with me?

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee

@ZebraPrintMe:  I don’t think I’d ever buy a colored diamond when I could just get a sapphire or gemstone with similar qualities for less…but DAMN that’s pretty

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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Dallas, TX

@Aquaria:  LOL I’m in

Post # 11
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Bee Keeper

Why thank you, I’d love it!

…geez, it’s gorgeous, but the price it’s expected to fetch is just incredible. The amount is so high that thinking about the kind of person who would be paying tens of millions for this single diamond, a lot of weighty issues come to mind. The limits of capitalism as an economic model, the discrepancy between the elite .001% and the rest of the world, basic human nature when in privileged positions as shown over the course of history, the tendency for most humans to accept hierarchical societal structures without asking much about their legitimacy or protesting much about their known illegitimacy, the possible limits of human capacity for a fair and equal society at any point in the future ever…

I’m thinking that the best thing we humans can do with things that are as rare as this blue diamond are to give them “to the public,” that is, do not allow individual ownership. It should be in a museum. Which museum? It should probably be displayed temporarily in the national museum of the country in which the rough diamond was found, while we are busy building a “world museum” in a region of the world that we will denote a “non-country.” Sort of like a “United Nations” country but better. Antarctica is really too cold for this purpose, so a government that owns a huge, largely undeveloped landmass like Brazil, Russia or China could donate/sell to rest of the world a region of their physical property about the size of a US state, and this area would permanently become a “non-country” in which all human inhabitants of earth are free to enter at any time (but there would be no permanent residences or industry built there, only hotels and employee accomodations, with maximum time limits per resident. Citizenship of babies born there would have to be determined prior – I’d suggest it would be the country which the mother was in most recently, or however citizenship is determined for babies born outside national borders – like in international airspace, international waters or, eventually, space).

This non-country would, among other things, such as protected wildlife, house our “world treasures” such as this blue diamond. Security would be as high as the Louvre, etc., but on top of that, anyone that stole a world treasure would be globally reviled by humanity, for showing incredible personal greed at the cost of the rest of the world’s benefit.

…yeah…as I said, the diamond’s price really got me thinking. LOL!

I also have to wonder who got to cut this diamond. Talk about pressure to do a good job!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper

Extending my thought, this diamond and other one-of-a-kind gems wouldn’t always have to sit in a case in a museum, like the Hope Diamond does now.

When the world celebrates something together, as we do every so often, we can have ceremonies in this “non-country,” broadcast to the rest of the world. A special person… an international hero, for example… somone like Nelson Mandela, would be invited to speak, and wear one “world treasure” gem (the hero can select which one), for the ceremony. Top designers would bid for the chance to be the one to design the setting that this person would wear this diamond in for the historical ceremony. Sort of like a king and the crown the king wears for special ceremonies, except this person is a real hero, who has done something concrete that the world feels is worth celebrating, and does not keep the gem in his/her coffers, but only wears it for a short time before it goes back to the “world’s museum.” Each “world treasure” gem would eventually have a beautiful and complex internationally-meaningful history around it, making them ever-increasingly more valuable to us all as well.

In this way, the world could enjoy these one-of-a-kind gems again and again, and the maximum amout of people would get the maximum amount joy out of them.

Post # 13
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: June 2011

Oh, that shade of blue♥♥♥  

Diana

Post # 14
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Honey bee

Beautiful stone.

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