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    2 days ago went shopping with a friend of mine, he is shopping bday present for his galfriend, went into a jewellery shop then a question crept into my head Why are Diamonds Girl's best friend? and not gold? silver? jade? precious stone?.....etc.....

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    this statement is make popular by some marketing or advertising company right?

    it mean not be true.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    this statement is make popular by some marketing or advertising company right?

    it mean not be true.
    Song lyrics by Marilyn Monroe in the movie Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

    The French were bred to die for love
    they delight in fighting duels
    but I prefer a man who lives
    and gives expensive jewels.
    A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
    but diamonds are a girl's best friend.
    A kiss may be grand but it won't pay the rental
    on your humble flat, or help you at the automat.
    Men grow cold as girls grow old
    and we all lose our charms in the end.
    But square-cut or pear-shaped
    these rocks don't lose their shape
    Diamonds are a girl's best friend
    ...Tiffany's ... Cartier...
    Talk to me, Harry, Winston,tell me all about it!
    There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer
    but diamonds are a girl's best friend.
    There may come a time when a hard-boiled employer
    thinks you're awful nice
    but get that ice or else no dice.
    He's your guy when stocks are high
    but beware when they start to descend,
    It's then that those louses go back to their spouses
    Diamonds are a girl's best friend.
    I've heard of affairs that are strictly platonic
    but diamonds are a girl's best friend,
    and I think affairs that you must keep liaisonic
    are better bets if little pets get big baggettes.
    Time rolls on and youth is gone
    and you can't straighten up when you bend
    but stiff back or stiff knees
    you stand straight at Tiffany's
    Diamonds... Diamonds...
    - I don't mean rhinestones -
    but Diamonds, Are A Girl's Best Friends
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    Default Re: Why are Diamonds Girl's best friend?

    Oh. Mystery solved.

    Thread close?

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    may be it had been hype by ornament industry as "Diamond is forever"

    But actually graphite is the more stable form of carbon structure than Diamond interms of entropy.
    Diamond is thermodynamically unstable relative to graphite at ambient conditions. Theoretically, the diamond you have is very slowly transforming into it's duller cousin - graphite.
    Though the transformation between diamond and graphite require extreme conditions.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_Yeo View Post
    Oh. Mystery solved.

    Thread close?
    dun break record lei open less then 5mins close!

    How about any views from the ladies?

    Are diamond really your best friend?

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    Y E S
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    Diamonds are girls' best friend.

    And Men's worst enemy.

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    pure gold is more valuable.

    demand for diamond is created by the people who mined for them.

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    it's all marketing. check this out...

    the greatest story ever sold is a fantasy covered in blood

    and from the list of links at the end, here's a fascinating report on the synthetic diamond industry:
    the new diamond age

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    Default Re: Why are Diamonds Girl's best friend?

    Girls best friends put many bad scratches into the glass tops of my camera displays
    Time, is an effortless construction :)

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    Default Re: Why are Diamonds Girl's best friend?

    Girl like it Hard......

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    Quote Originally Posted by soma View Post
    Girl like it Hard......
    And BIG.

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    Diamond cut a man's heart and his pocket too
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    its marketing, like Ipod.

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    It is one of the most catchy, effective and clever marketing slogan made by De Beers, the world's diamond cartel. (Read monopoly, hence they DETERMINE the prices)

    Just like how, Singapore Girl a great Way to Fly was coined and made SIA's kebaya girls an internationally recognised icon.

    Only flawless, rare, coloured and/or large carat diamonds have resale value. Small ones are a dime a dozen, and no shop will pay you back what you paid for it. This is simply because De Beers holds on to a large stockpile of diamonds and holds major monopoly of the market.

    And a documentary I saw once, any layman on the street, even women, could not tell the difference between a diamond ring, and a cubic zirconium ring, and a synthetic diamond ring of the same size. In fact the cubic zirconium was picked more often than the other two. The pollers were embarrassed and surprised.

    And not to mention the conflict diamonds. The movie Blood Diamond really is scary to watch. Makes you think twice about buying a diamond.
    Last edited by blueayz; 14th April 2007 at 06:54 AM.

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