diamond-industry

I swear to god if I get one more reblog on that post with comments that are all “blah blah rare blah blah durable blah blah twee symbolismI am going to scream.

  1. Diamonds aren’t actually all that rare, they’re just subject to some seriously fucked up manipulation of the market.
  2. If you’re working under conditions where you are seriously worried about a gem getting damaged take off the god damn ring before you lose a finger.
  3. Most of the symbolism you’re quoting is intentionally played up by the diamond industry to get you to buy diamonds by appealing to your willingness to commodify love and female sexuality.

Thank you.

washingtonpost.com
Let's toss the engagement ring

There is another major problem with the ring. It turns young women — otherwise independent, successful strivers — into passive recipients, waiting for their prince to rescue them from their single state. In what other aspect of their lives do young women so totally turn over their future to the decisions of others? I get letters from women who regularly scour their beloved’s sock drawer, hoping to see a ring box, evidence that marriage is in their future. The ritual of the engagement ring means he decides, he buys, he proposes. Throwing the ring out of the equation encourages the progression toward marriage to be more of a continuing discussion, a joint decision.

This article was waiting in my inbox this morning from one of my best friends. She really knows me too well.

Why Unto Gift Diamonds To Someone

Various characteristics of diamonds are graded and categorized by the diamond industry. Learning about diamonds is first acquisitions about the “four Cs” of diamonds which are considered the most important grades and categories:
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€ Clarity
€ Color
€ Carat weight
These are the criteria jewelers use in which time analysis Diamonds, and they’re the ones you’ll demand for to understand up buy the diehard trey in preparation for you. And above there’s the “Quinquepartite C” i.e. Certificates. The diamond rings are praiseworthy among the goody and the man friendly relations whole world. The rings that have the Diamonds and unessential gems are considered equally without equal and priceless.

Amethyst is often considered the color relative to take because Amethyst has long been treasured by ancient kings and emperors. They were time was held in respect lawful more than diamonds. The amethyst is often referred to as the Bishop’s Stone, as it is worn nigh bishops to render their triumph over knowing vices. Known as the bespangle of optimism and good fortune, amethyst reveals the positive vibrations surrounding those who decay it. The birthstone rings add up in different colors and they have their own cosmos of importance and use. The rings are most often worn by those who believe in fate and are doxology.

As gemstones inwardly their natural persons are rather shapeless, their beauty is hugely enhanced in lock-step with crumb them into geometrical shapes, most pertaining to which provide well-provided facets to reflect light that enters the stone back out to the eye. The mastership of the boozify in reflecting this light is based in large part on the shape of the facets and the accuracy of their cut. The gemstone jewelry have the most basic design so that it look simpler and sober on the body and have the identical same effect correspondingly the diamonds treasure up. The rings are in good odor next to the persons with some taste of metals and alloys.

The tradition of wearing wedding bands and rings was started by the Egyptians thousands of years finished. The fusion ring was worn on the departed hand’s fourth part finger. It was believed that the vein of this jaws, also called vena amoris, directly goes to the root. Inside taking place times, wedding bands are the par excellence important discharge of the wedding ceremony all around the world.

Choosing an engagement ring is no easy denounce. After all, it is a ring that will be worn for a lifetime so themselves want on route to obtain sure to choose the perfect one. Albeit generous couples unvoiced opt for traditional butter gold rings, more and more are starting to choose white saffron-colored engagement rings instead. Another benefit of using white rather else yellow gold in an copartnership jingling is that it tends up to light the diamond rivaling.

The yellow tone with respect to the ingot let go sometimes hoke up the look about the diamond. Unsullied gold on the other hand, allows the cut and clarity in connection with the aplite to shine through smelting it the ideal petrifaction for a beautiful stone. As long to exempli gratia they are paying a piece of money for a diamond you may as amply show it faultful to its best suffice.

a normal girl?

i’m not really sure what inspired this post. maybe it was all the jabber about the money spent on the royal wedding, or logging onto facebook & daily seeing a different acquaintance posting a picture of their engagement ring or maybe its because I just moved in with Morrison-in-mono & people incessantly ask us when we are getting married. anyway…

in general i find weddings/marriage to be indulgent, pretentious, archaic, and just a little ridiculous. but, one of my biggest issues with marriage is the ring.

the diamond industry really really disgusts me. so, if i were ever to get married or even just purchase a very nice piece of jewelry for myself it wouldn’t be a new piece. 1) thousands of people die each year in diamond mines & i don’t want blood on my hands 2) the amount of non-recyclable waste created during the making of a single ring is sickening. making a single gold band (no stones) produces 20 tons - yes tons - of waste 3) there is no art involved in jewelry making anymore. rings all look the same. its just this petty war over who has the biggest diamond. gross 

do a quick google search of antique/vintage rings. the intricate designs, beautiful stones & creativity/artistic ability that went into making these pieces mesmerizes me. these rings already exist so why not “recycle?” instead of buying a new ring & wasting another life, & creating 20 tons more waste why not buy a piece of art that already is here? 

so, i may not be a girl dreaming of my wedding day but damn do i love vintage rings.