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Old 06-25-2019, 09:46 AM   #31 (permalink)
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How about turkeys? Can they at least fall with style?
When I was a kid my older brother routinely wore a shirt that read "With enough thrust pigs fly just fine" with a picture of a pig strapped to an Acme rocket.

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But I'm not sure if the last generation modern artificialÁ diamond are a bit cheaper comparing to the final diamonds price on market, or if it's compared to mining diamonds price, since a relevant portion of the natural diamonds's price are due the marketing surrounding it and not jut due the rarity and mining work be expensive.
My guess is that mined diamonds will undergo a marketing campaign to say something like nothing is as unique and special as a hand selected natural diamond, while synthetic will compete on price and perfection. Synthetic diamonds will eventually drive the price of mined ones down, and the wedding industry will find something else that is the must have symbol of marriage.

If diamonds are forever, and since the human population cannot grow indefinitely, at some point everyone will have their diamond jewelry, and there would be little need to sell more.
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Diamonds,jewelry... all it's about possession of female, fel=male laves of the past (early wifes). The women needed something to show they belonged to a rich man, so they were painted, treated without heavy work and so preserve better hands and skin, and jewelry to show it more explicitly. Women would be proud of something at least, a "compensation" for have no power, so they would feel superior top other women and also give a message to poor man, the message rich women was not for them, like such women had a high value. Even the sensual slyle of arristocracy women, in clothes with jewelry and some cleavage, was to show rich women was not for poor man, in a way to rich people express their power.

With time diamond changed the symbolic a little bit and started to represent "credit card love" or "family".

I think it's ridiculous the small diamonds and people pride of it, such small pieces you can't even see. Just use to say they can handle the price.

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My guess is that mined diamonds will undergo a marketing campaign to say something like nothing is as unique and special as a hand selected natural diamond, while synthetic will compete on price and perfection. Synthetic diamonds will eventually drive the price of mined ones down, and the wedding industry will find something else that is the must have symbol of marriage.

If diamonds are forever, and since the human population cannot grow indefinitely, at some point everyone will have their diamond jewelry, and there would be little need to sell more.
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We're creatures of hierarchy because we're descendants of creatures of hierarchy. It seems to have worked out well at advancing species into the future.

I understood the marketing and social aspects of what a diamond is when I decided to participate in the ritual of purchasing a diamond ring for my wife. She wanted one and it brought her joy, so that's enough justification for me. I paid cash for it; much less than I could "afford" too.

Fortunately we have more than just food, water, and shelter to spend money on. Simply existing isn't fun.
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What I mean is that nobody is satisfied to merely exist. The evidence is that nobody provides the absolute bare minimum to live (water and potatoes) and sits around in a cave all day, thrilled to be living.

We busy ourselves with activities which aren't required to live, and that gives our lives meaning.

My point is that some people derive enjoyment out of jewelry and other unnecessary things (most things are unnecessary) and I'm fine with that.
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Well, I would like to see what uncle Jordan.P would say about it...
Expend such money in a very pricey thing for a woman.

Would he say : What if man would demand such pricey thing as a symbol of love?

About hierarchy... couldn't we have hierarchy about less stupid and more noble things, like winsdom, intelligence, gifts, knowledge?

Use our Homo Sapiuens nature as excuse it's a dangerous things, since things like murder instint, rape instint and even torture, also belongs to human nature.
Must I remamber that human nature it's a sh...t ?
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The evidence is that nobody provides the absolute bare minimum to live (water and potatoes) and sits around in a cave all day, thrilled to be living.
You're describing my life, except it's a mega-rare Airstream instead of a cave.

All of my neighbors are all up in arms about something they saw on TV....

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