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November 17, 2014

“Gasp! You can’t sell Mom’s wedding ring!"

"Mom and Dad’s marriage is physically embodied in that diamond! A diamond is FOREVER!” It’s a pure con. Brilliant, and scary in how effective it has been, but a pure con. On Diamonds, Princes, Foxes and Lutes | Barnhardt

Posted by gerardvanderleun at November 17, 2014 11:33 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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An investigative reporter named Edward Jay Epstein wrote a book about this a few years back:

"An investigation by Edward Jay Epstein into the De Beers cartel and the fantastic machine that created the illusion that diamonds are forever. The story of the men and manipulations that maintained the value of diamonds for over a century."


Posted by: Fat Man [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 17, 2014 1:13 PM

We sold a lot of my mother's jewelry after she died, and got pretty good money for the stuff we sent to auction. The big diamond ring, which was neither a wedding nor engagement ring that mom inherited from my grandmother went to my sister-in-law. Mom's engagement ring, which was set with several small diamonds, went to my second daughter who wears it as her own engagement ring (She has since been married).

Posted by: Fat Man [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 17, 2014 1:21 PM

My wife's wedding ring set cost $100 new, in 1984. I swore I'd get her a better set on our 20th anniversary but when we got there she said not to - it's a waste of money. She was right and that's why I keep her around.

Posted by: ghostsniper [TypeKey Profile Page] at November 17, 2014 1:26 PM

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