are diamonds really a girl's bestfriend?

Philippines
August 18, 2007 1:39am CST
i have this research project on diamonds and while going over my materials online, i realized how a lot of people just love diamonds and i feel like the odd one out because i seriously do not get the point in spending all that money for jewelry. and people are quick to associate diamonds with the ladies because they say that it's the perfect gift, and that all ladies would just drool over these exquisite pieces any time. it's like branding all the ladies to be materialistic, and it's like saying that all a person needs to do to make a girl's day or to be forgiven from doing something heinous to her is to give her fancy jewelry. i love fashion and accessorizing but i would not shell out a month's salary for a fancy ring or bracelet or necklace. what are your thoughts on this? are there other girls out there too who feel the same way? i also would like to know a diamond enthusiast's take on this so i would understand better. thanks
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@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
9 Sep 07
I never really like to collect or buy jewelry for my self. The only diamond that I have this time is a gift from my husband for our wedding day.
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• Philippines
18 Oct 07
me neither, i'm not really that fond of collecting diamonds or jewelry for that matter.
• United States
19 Aug 07
I think they're boring, as well. Not that I'd turn one down, though! I prefer opals, myself. They're much prettier IMO.
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
i wouldn't turn one down either. lolz. but i won't buy one for myself. it's too expensive.
@artemis432 (7396)
• United States
19 Aug 07
I'm not fond of them either. A bit boring - and they're my birthstone. I think its shameful all of those Valentine's day commercial that try to convince guys that they really don't love their girl until - as you said they shell out a months salary or more for diamonds. I wouldn't want to wear anything I'd be afraid to lose anyway. Ever seen the movie Blood Diamonds with Leonardo DiCaprio? If not, check it out.
• Philippines
20 Aug 07
and i thought i was the only thinking that way about those valentines day commercials! because almost all diamond websites quickly associate diamonds to girls and love and i think that it's not really true for all. and yes, i also would not want to wear something i'd be afraid to lose. one time i wore this ring that my aunt gave me, i ended up just putting it inside my bag because i was afraid it would catch a thief's attention. i also saw the movie and it's really heartbreaking. i mean there's a lot people don't know about how conflict diamonds ruin other people's lives and nation.
• Philippines
17 Dec 07
if it is given by volition and out of love, yes