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Would you care if your diamond is man-made v. natural?
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Posted: 25 June 2008 11:26 AM   [ Ignore ]
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So. in light of this article http://www.wired.com/wired/archive/11.09/diamond.html?pg=1&topic;=&topic;_set= . would you care?

i think the elite will eventually find a new stone/thing to market and mark up and still be uppity about.

ps. i know we had a similar thread before. but answer again anyway.

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Posted: 25 June 2008 11:55 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The people who didn’t care about the diamond being man made are men.

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Posted: 25 June 2008 12:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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i voted yes because i don’t like how real diamonds are mined.

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Posted: 25 June 2008 12:11 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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sorry, i meant this question to be ..care is in ....would it upset you if it weren’t natural.

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Posted: 25 June 2008 12:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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tenjay - 25 June 2008 12:06 PM

i voted yes because i don’t like how real diamonds are mined.

What if instead of a diamond, it was something you used everyday?

Like gasoline.  Gasoline supports terrorism, but what if you knew that people are horrible oppressed to get gasoline.

Well, I’m assuming people are horrible oppressed to get gas anyway.

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Posted: 25 June 2008 01:02 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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i don’t really like how we get oil either, or coal for for that matter.  however, despite trying to conserve, i still find that it is difficult to live without energy.  i can’t say the same for diamonds, but to the best of my knowledge, i’ve never lived with diamonds.  maybe they are essential.

that all said, debeers has a great job of marketing diamonds.  i applaud them for their sales pitch.  i wish i had that same kind of snake oil salesman quality.

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Posted: 25 June 2008 01:27 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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i like the idea of using diamond as a semiconductor material, in which case it would have to be grown in large quantities, and at high purity.

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Posted: 25 June 2008 04:06 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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tygress - 25 June 2008 12:11 PM

sorry, i meant this question to be ..care is in ....would it upset you if it weren’t natural.

It wouldn’t upset me if they didn’t exist at all.

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Posted: 25 June 2008 11:26 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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great article

the potential of using diamonds as the
next semiconductor material is super
promising.

i also like the fact that i potentially won’t
have to be completely strapped to buy
my future wife a nice ring (should she
want a diamond on her hand)

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Posted: 26 June 2008 12:10 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Interesting.  I don’t think women are going to like diamond rings as much if they cost less than $100.

In the original thread I mentioned that I know of a few women who have or want an amethyst ring, just a gold band, and sapphire.  Maybe the trend will be to become more personalized.

But is mining for these other gems any better for the environment and societies than diamond mining?

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Posted: 26 June 2008 10:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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imagine how this is going to hurt the diamond industry and african countries.

so wonder if they will start to give ouT certificates for mined diamonds.
“HEY, look ,I have a certificate to prove my diamond is the REAL deal and that I payed $10,000, and yours is just man-made and you only payed $200 for something that is exactly the same quality as mine. HAH HAH HAH”

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Posted: 26 June 2008 11:14 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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^

Materialistic Korean women would do that.

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Posted: 26 June 2008 11:58 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]
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kyoppo, that is why you need to go find you a good korean woman.  you know how confrontational most korean women are—so… fighting!

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Posted: 26 June 2008 01:59 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]
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101 - 26 June 2008 10:45 AM

imagine how this is going to hurt the diamond industry and african countries.

so wonder if they will start to give ouT certificates for mined diamonds.
“HEY, look ,I have a certificate to prove my diamond is the REAL deal and that I payed $10,000, and yours is just man-made and you only payed $200 for something that is exactly the same quality as mine. HAH HAH HAH”

I think they already do that.  That article is 5 years old though?  I remember reading it when it came out.

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Posted: 26 June 2008 04:48 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]
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that is f-ing crazy!

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Posted: 26 June 2008 08:41 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]
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tenjay - 25 June 2008 12:06 PM

i voted yes because i don’t like how real diamonds are mined.

me too

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