Why are Diamonds Girl's best friend?


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melvin

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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..... :confused:
 

Paul_Yeo

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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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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
 

zcf

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

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.
 

melvin

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Oh. Mystery solved.

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

How about any views from the ladies?

Are diamond really your best friend?
 

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pure gold is more valuable.

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

Pablo

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Girls best friends put many bad scratches into the glass tops of my camera displays :cry:
 

blueayz

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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.
 

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