How Diamonds Are Mined
How are diamonds -
small rocks - able to command such high prices? Are diamonds really that
rare, or does it have to do with how diamonds are mined?
It does have to do with how diamonds are mined because in reality, diamond
s aren't as rare as many think;
there are a lot more diamonds in the world than we have been told.
For example, one piece of land in Africa alone is estimated to hold far more diamond
than all of the diamonds on rings today. The trouble is, we can't get to them.
It's because that land is mined, but it isn't the
s that are mined. The land is booby trapped with land mines,
razor wires and guarded by armed guards.
It's due to that land, as well as the majority of the global diamond
supply belonging to De Beers,
the South Africa's mining company that controls the world's diamond supply and that wants to
maintain high prices and
When you buy diamond
s, it is pointless to pay for color
ratings below "J" and clarity ratings below "SI2" since lower
ratings are much more expensive but the differences are totally invisible to the
human eye and can only be seen under the 10x magnification of a jeweler's
Unless you and your friends carry gem scopes around, it's an idiotic waste
of money to pay more, let alone much more, for imperceptible differences.
When jewelers hint promote the "perfect
" that reflects the purity of your love,
they are really reflecting the purity of their greed.
So, if they recommend a VVSI1 D diamond for $20,000, buy a same sized SI2 J
diamond for $5,000 instead. You will save $15,000 and end up with the same-sized diamond that looks just as clear and colorless.
What should you do with the rest of the money?
Give it to frontline
that can print and smuggle a Bible
into a country where they are banned for $2, and for every Bible brought in,
3 people on average come to believe in Jesus. $5,000 means 2,500 Bibles
and 7,500 souls won, while $15,000 means 7,500 Bibles and 22,500 saved souls.
You can spend less on a piece of stone and more on the living Word of God
that will lead to thousands of souls won for Christ, Who, unlike diamond
truly forever, as you agreed
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