(Closed) Getting ready to watch National Geographic's documentary on diamonds…

posted 4 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
Hostess
12103 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mrspinesol:  I don’t think I’ve seen this one.  I know that when we bought my diamond we were told it’s certified conflict free – no idea if they can actually guarentee that or not.  

I’ve seen the movie Blood Diamond…

Post # 4
Member
2058 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

It got to me. ONE of the reasons I decided against a diamond but not the only. I just tend to be overly compassionate and take things to heart….the little mermaid makes me cry LOL 

Post # 5
Member
1580 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I have not seen it, but it sounds interesting! *goes to see if it is on Netflix*

Post # 6
Member
7272 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2015

@mrspinesol:  Yeah I can’t even watch stuff like that. I cry at EVERYTHING so yeah… I’m one of those who couldn’t be convinced by a “certified conflict free” diamond. I mean, unless I KNEW it was mined in the US or Canada, but still felt like I was just contributing to the notion that you HAVE TO get a diamond. Not the only reason I chose moissy, but definitely a BIG one. I choose to focus on “but it’s so freaking sparkly” when talking to diamond owners, though. I mean, I realize I’m overly emotional and don’t need to put my crazy on other people!

Post # 7
Hostess
8584 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2014

I love documentaries, haven’t watched that one though.

Post # 10
Hostess
12103 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@mrspinesol:  I don’t know if the movie is trustworthy.  It was a good movie though.  It cetainly highlights the bad side of diamonds.

Post # 12
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1580 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@mrspinesol:  Fantastic, thank you! I “LOLed” at your comment about making the Christmas cards, after my husband and I did all our wedding invitations by hand, I said never again for multiples, I will hand make individual cards, but other than that, it won’t be happening again!

I probably wont’ get to watch this until tonight or possibly Tuesday, so let us know what you think/learned after you are done!

Post # 13
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1130 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

I’ve seen it but it didn’t make me turn against diamonds. But it did solidify my desire for a conflict free Canadian diamond even more, and that’s what I got. Canadian diamonds also support the economy here so it’s win/win for me.

Post # 14
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2251 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

I don’t know if I have seen the one you’re watching (or about to watch) but I have seen a few before. They haven’t turned me “against” diamonds, but it is nice to be aware, because it makes me a more responsible consumer. I love documentaries and researching all kinda of things, especially more controversial topics. Knowledge is power! Tongue Out 

Hope you enjoy the documentary!

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