(Closed) Article from the Atlantic about the history, marketing and pricing of diamonds.

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
7977 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2013 - UK

I remember reading a sociology book about weddings recently, which contained a lot of this information, so i’m not surprised. It would be interesting to read an update on this article though, as it was written in 1982.

I think the saddest thing is that even though I know so much about weddings is artificially created ******** designed to make us pay for stuff in the name of “sentiment”… I still want it 🙁

Post # 4
334 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Thanks for sharing this insightful article. It would be interesting to read a follow-up article on how things have developed since the 80s.

Post # 5
1842 posts
Buzzing bee

I have often wondered what makes a diamond more ‘forever’ than a sapphire or a ruby… technicly speaking a diamond will still eventually degrade over time (millions of years) in to a chunk of carbon or graphite.

I think that means technically graphite is forever? we should all we walking around with mechanical pencil lead on our rings from now on?

Post # 6
1595 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Makes me glad that my boyfriend bought a preowned ring, orginally purchased for $31,000 (by the original owner) for $18500.

Post # 7
135 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2012

Very interesting. I knew that diamonds were valuable just because people have forced value onto them. I originally wanted a moissanite ring but when I received it..yuck. So I got a diamond from the pawn shop and I LOVE IT. Diamonds are still pretty, even if they are worthless 🙂

@Dell79:  Wow, that’s still quite a purchase! Must be gorgeous.

Post # 8
4369 posts
Honey bee

Such an interesting article!

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