Because diamonds a worthless rock that is controlled by the DeBiers conglomerate and is a lie created by them, and we are to broke to afford jackshjt.
@Ser Waffle Knight, Adam Conover, is that you?
@gunitg7007, *Looks around real quick* shhhhhhhhhhh
@Ser Waffle Knight, Jesus Christ, Marie! They're not rocks, they're minerals.
@Morthwyl, carbon allotrope*
@Ser Waffle Knight, but they're the second hardest thing known to man, after me during an Anna Kendrick update.
@Ser Waffle Knight, De Beers*
@Ser Waffle Knight, and also i watched blood diamond. So fvck that trade. I no longer want a diamond.
@Ser Waffle Knight, ADAM! Stop ruining everything!
@Dr Simon Acula, Actually it's the hardest NATURAL material, there are a lot of things harder than diamond.
@Ser Waffle Knight, It's also one of the safest currency in a capitalist world.
@Quantum Mechanic, True but it is a mineral as well, the classifications are not mutually exclusive.
@Ser Waffle Knight, as someone who grew up in a very large family owned jewelry store, I concur. Side note I'm an idiot for refusing to inherent the family business. I could have been a millionaire *cries.
@Quantum Mechanic, ^^^this guy knows
@Ser Waffle Knight, this is why synthetic diamonds are growing popular. And now are scientifically indistinguishable from real ones.
@Quantum Mechanic, *breaking bad humor*
@Ser Waffle Knight, Diamonds and crystals are not as rare as they want people to think, they are actually very common, or used to if it wasn't for all the land they've been found under wasn't bought by DeBiers
@EpicBanana91, I know, those fvcked have a shjt ton of it. It's more common than quartz and yet it's Uber valuable because they bottle neck the release of it. It upsets me the way some things are. Wouldn't it be hilarious if a ton of thieves hit the DeBiers stock pile though? Diamonds would become nearly worthless in a day.
I prefer investing in mutual funds
@Sexy Homunculus, you can invest in mutual funds with almost any amount of money, though, and they make a lot of sense
@Quantum Mechanic, I know, I work for a mutual funds company. And a week and a half ago when the UK decided to leave the EU I invested a few hundred dollars in my own acct since I knew the share prices would drop drastically that day. And now that the market has mostly recovered I'll be getting even more dividends and capital gains since I was able to purchase more shares at a cheaper rate
@Sexy Homunculus, I had no idea what you did for a living
@Sexy Homunculus, What?
Because college costs more than diamonds.
Because I can buy drugs instead
@Mr Sarcastic, I buy crystals...
I can't eat diamonds that's why
@shhh let it happen, have you tried?
@Finndogs, can't afford it
@shhh let it happen, if you could would you. Diamond is a delicacy in some countries.
@shhh let it happen, ahahahahah
If I had a dollar for every time I heard a baby boomer say Milennials have too much retirement, I would have enough money to buy a nice diamond ring for my girlfriend.
Diamonds are worthless and buying engagement rings is a scam. https://youtu.be/N5kWu1ifBGU
Everyone is single and broke? Lol no, car parts for me!
@theboatandcarman, I feel your pain.
That about sums it up. Not to mention emeralds and sapphires are more pretty and cheaper.
Because they have no practical use for anyone outside of the mining or saw business (no jewelry doesn't count) and are actually fairly common it's just that the supply is artificially restricted seriously what are most people going to do with a shiny rock Focus on function not how pretty the crystallized lump of carbon looks
That's one big crack rock
Spending a ton on a wedding is also a huge stupid waste of money. Its a one day party. Take that money and invest into something like your first house.
@bootyquake, yeah my wife and I spent 2900 dollars on a 40 person wedding. It was small and cheap but extremely fun
@Univofga01, thats a good way to do it
Because I saw Blood Diamond
I can relate to that, when I used to work at a store my cheap ass boss wouldn't pay overtime
@Alpha Warrior, I don't k ow about your laws where you are but pretty sure it's illegal where I am.
Get gud scrub
Because diamonds are a lie