26 Jan '14, 3am

Blood, conflict, slavery: Why Diamonds Are Bad for People and the Environment

I was going to hotly contest this post, until the last sentence… But still, one sentence is not enough to recover from that assault on diamonds, so I guess I’ll contest it anyway. :O) I happen to be one of those women who loves diamonds, but I have *never* paid full price for one, nor do I ever intend to. Puh-leeze. It’s called a pawn shop… Pawn shops are fantastic places to *buy* jewelry. Just don’t ever make the mistake of selling jewelry to one of them. They are in the business to make money, and that means knowing you’re desperate and therefore knowing that you’ll take their offering of FAR less than the actual value of what your diamonds/gold/whatever is worth. Or even better, go to a jewelers exchange, where you know that something marked at $20,000 will usually cost you around $5,000, and if you need to sell or trade something, you can usually get a more fair deal. ...

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