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Old 02-08-2013
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Re: DIAMONDS, your diamond, may not be forever

You gotta hand it to De Beers - their control & promotion of diamonds over the years has created a whole societal norm and expectation around diamonds & romance.

The girl I married didn't want one OR a big expensive wedding - she wanted to spend the money on our first condo instead.

We went to the JP with only close family in attendance and I found a VERY nice custom band for her.

I also had a friend who bought his live-in girlfriend a loose diamond as a gift. He thought it was just a nice expensive gift and was quite confused when he found out what it actually signified to her.
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