Here in the USA, as well as other countries, the diamond is taken for granted as the ring of choice for most women who are on the path to marriage. There is a lot of tradition concerning diamonds and diamond rings, both good and bad. There was a blurb on TV just the other day of a famous person that received a diamond in the rough as a present. It was an extremely large diamond. It turned out that that diamond was the result of lots of deaths and bad dealings.
As a result of such hardships in the procurement of the diamond it represents bad luck. A typical Eastern superstition is that if one possesses an extremely large diamond is it always brings misfortune.
There is a long history of intrigue, theft, blood and loss of life, loss of empire and other disasters that are associated with virtually all of those most celebrated large diamonds.
Apparently, for the most part the stories appear to have a lot of truth to them. Because of that it tends to make a strong case in the superstitious belief that large diamonds are the cause of great misfortunes to their owners.
Such high-profile large diamonds have shattered the lives of many of those that possessed them. I broke off an engagement when the fellow bought a ring without telling me Suzan Cadogan* And The Diamonds* / Upsetters* - Hurt So Good / Rub A Dub (Vinyl) was planning on it and brought home a diamond. Make a one-time donation. McCain Responsible for Influence Peddling?
Have we all been fooled by a 75 year old marketing campaign? About Doug Mataconis Doug holds a B. He joined the staff of OTB in May Comments John Burgess says:.
Friday, June 7, at Ben says:. Stonetools says:. Diamonds are not rare. DC Loser says:. Try to convince your girlfriend or fiancee that diamonds are a bad investment. Electroman says:. Then I decided to buy her a diamond ring and earrings anyway. That was dumb, Suzan Cadogan* And The Diamonds* / Upsetters* - Hurt So Good / Rub A Dub (Vinyl). Moderate Mom says:. John Burgess says:. Hank says:. If you must buy a stone, get a ruby or emerald. Those are actually worth what you pay for them.
Andre Kenji says:. Stonetools : I will never understand how half of humanity was brainwashed into putting such a value on shiny rocks.
Rafer Janders says:. What the hell? Two months? Stormy Dragon says:. Electroman : Rubies and sapphires are actually significantly more rare than diamonds, which are actually one of the most common gemstones, and only have inflated values because the diamond cartels limit the supply to keep prices up.
Saturday, June 8, at Sapphire engagement ring here. Dave Schuler says:. Argon says:. OzarkHillbilly says:. OzarkHillbilly : The distinction is due to the fact that when crystals form slowly, they tend to push impurities out of their matrix as they grow. Neil Hudelson says:. Ahh, love.
Kari Q says:. Sunday, June 9, at Tony W says:. Monday, June 10, at Suzan Cadogan* And The Diamonds* / Upsetters* - Hurt So Good / Rub A Dub (Vinyl) diamonds become beautiful jewels, they must be cut and polished by hand or machine using steel or diamond blades or laser.
The cut diamond is then polished by a rotating wheel coated with an abrasive diamond Suzan Cadogan* And The Diamonds* / Upsetters* - Hurt So Good / Rub A Dub (Vinyl).
Someone once said that God cannot use us until He has first wounded us. This wild human nature and spirit must be broken in order for God to effectively use us. His desire is that our lives be transparent and flawless.
We must be sincere and true 1 Cor. Like flawless diamonds we must reflect and disperse light because we are the light of the world to disperse the darkness of this evil age Matt. This character is developed, not inherited.
It cannot be bought, it must be earned. It is this process that will shape and refine us from being diamonds in the rough to become sparkling jewels. A verse from the old hymn, How Firm A Foundation puts it very beautifully:. The flames shall Suzan Cadogan* And The Diamonds* / Upsetters* - Hurt So Good / Rub A Dub (Vinyl) hurt thee; I only design.
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