Because the diamond market is a shame to put things frankly. Not only are they horribly monopolized, but the actual value of diamond is nothing close to what they are being sold for. There are warehouses filled with diamonds for no other reason than keeping them out of the market to artificially inflate value of these little shlts. But hey, "they're pretty, and you're culturally expected to buy one if you want to get married" so tough luck society
@Cabbage Salesman, my buddy just got married and he got an engagement puppy because she wanted a dog, he was in the army, stationed in africa, and refuses to buy precious metals or jewels because of what he's learned
@Cabbage Salesman, I'd read about how the diamond industry intentionally inflates the price of diamonds so I decided to visit a blood mine to discover just how difficult it was to retrieve these seemingly priceless stones. I'm sure you know by now that while I was at the mine I found a diamond of my own and as I pulled it out of the dirt a 1000 foot sea monster emerged asking me for goddamn tree fidy. I whip kicked that sumbitch and yelled "no, goddamn lochness monster, you can't have tree fidy"
@Cabbage Salesman, as a geologist that just went to a quartz mine, if you created the market for expensive bullshjt, then do whatever you want.
@PickUpDaSope, my ring has a lab grown diamond.. better than a blood diamond
@ TouchMyCatEars, I think lab grown diamonds should become the norm because people are so unwilling to break from tradition so they'll continue to use diamonds. No shame or harm in lab diamonds, and the more popular it becomes then the more competitive the market and the less we take advantage of 3rd world countries so everyone wins
@Cabbage Salesman, but then again, what value of gold have other than its intrinsic human value? (In monetary terms, not engineering or manufacturing)
@PickUpDaSope, my wife loves penguins so instead of a ring she got the smoothest pebble I could find. I had to fight off a copperhead snake to get it and she thinks it's the best gift I've ever given her. Thoughtful gifts really are better than expensive ones.
@Prince super Vegeta , well good is a really good conductor of electricity if i recall correctly so it might have value in that regard
@Cabbage Salesman, and guess who created the cultural expectation of a ring needing diamonds yo be a wedding ring? The diamond industry. They created and enforced the idea through ads. Before that, rings used for marriage were simple and plain.
@PandaPoots, yeah, it's used for making transistors and logic gate circuits
@PickUpDaSope, I literally just asked my girlfriend if this was a possibility...she demanded a litter of puppies.
@Cabbage Salesman, God bless capitalism. Creating your own demand so you can sell them at grossly exorbitant rates. 🇺🇸🇺🇸
@Cabbage Salesman, or you could just ask her to marry you. Then buy gold bands for the actual marriage because you don't need a ring to make a fvcking promise.
@PickUpDaSope, my neighbour bought hid now wife an engagement hot tub. I kinda wish I thought of that!
@Cabbage Salesman, you watched Adam ruins everything too
@BubblegumFive83, awwwwww that's so cute 😭
Did you just assume my income?
@copdeeznutz, ... maybe. What? Do u have mountains of money instead of student loan debt? Can i borrow some? Not much.. just like... $50,000. I'll pay u back - i double pink swear!
@PunnyBaker, @copdeeznutz, "Well then Mr. millionaire, how about some help for your old pal Zoidberg?"
@copdeeznutz, Yeah can I get like a small loan of a million dollars or something? I'm not asking for much really...
Cause Adam ruined everything and i love it.
@RedRussia4, Adam, the only one who gets away whit ruining someone's life
Video games shiny rock
Video games shiny rock
I don't fall for Jewish trickery.
Because we steal diamonds
Because we're all broke.
Hey guys, "millenial" here.
1) the generalization of generations is absolutely f*cking pointless and quite frankly insulting because I hardly identify with any of the stereotypes attributed to my generation. However, that's another subject.
2) I don't understand why a rock costs so much or why it's so highly coveted by people as a gesture for marriage... however, this is the world we live in so I guess I will play on with it, which leads me to #3
3) Even though I do not like how the cost of these little rocks are artificially inflated, I, a money-smart millenial (yes, they DO exist!!!) Just bought my beautiful girlfriend of 5 years a ring she will cherish for the rest of her life. Not because of the amount I spent on it, but because she, also a millenial, is extremely sweet and values any gift from me that I put thought into.
Gotta say, even though it's a pricy barrier to marriage, the look on her face will be priceless when the special day comes.
Almost forgot! Suck it economist.
@McBroha, should've gotten her an engagement puppy
Besides the diamond companies, who cares? I can't think of anyone it negatively effects
Economist you dumbfûck