Do Not Buy 'Conflict Diamonds'

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    What are Conflict Diamonds? (Source: UN)
    Nowadays, only about 1% of all traded diamonds are 'conflict diamonds' thanks to the strong and long campaign during the 90s, however, I'd like to ask you to make sure when buying a diamond that it has gone through the Kimberley Process Certification System (finally put in place in 2003).

    More info here: Conflict Diamonds - DiamondFacts.org

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    I'm mentioning this now because I've been discussing engagement, wedding, and all that jazz with my boyfriend ... and this came up as a topic as well.
     
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    You're right, make sure the the big multi-nationals (like DeBeers) and the jews make all the money.

    CONFLICT DIAMONDS ROCK!
     
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    Yeah, or don't buy them at all, which is the path I've chosen. No sparkly rock on my engagement ring.
     
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    In truth, anyone who pays any money at all for a genuine diamond is a fool. They are BAD investments and will bring back on return a fraction of what was paid for them, regardless of their so-called "quality" or the complexity of their cut. They are indistinguishable from CZs by anyone other than jewelers, and the market itself is artificial, since they have been stockpiled in various countries for centuries, and are not in any likelihood of running out, i.e., they're really NOT "precious" stones at all, just shiny ones. If people would wise up, there would be nothing to have a conflict over.
     
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    That's the spirit!

    And here's a tip from an old guy to you young guys.

    When you meet the love of your life and are ready to pop the question, buy the biggest and most expensive diamond you can find (make sure your money is refundable) and present it to her. If she accepts it, DUMP HER IMMEDIATELY! She's nothing more than a self-centered materialistic bitch and not worthy of your time.

    On the other hand, if she says something like "it's beautiful, but maybe we should put the money into something else (like the down payment on a house)", she's the ONE and you should hang onto her like there's no tommorrow.
     
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    I made sure my boyfriend knows how I feel about diamonds. ;)
     
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    My sweetheart bought us a house and paid for it before he bought me a ring.
     
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    I bet he's just cheap. :D
     
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    I agree.

    Buy Canadian diamonds instead. No violence up there except maybe for some hosers brawling on the ice.
     

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