Always they saw something underhand. Though the diamonds were a bit on the smallish side, De Beers still had to swoop in and buy all of them from the Soviets, lest they risk the supply being unleashed on the world market.
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It helps if you think of it as an attitude. Most jewelers would prefer not to make a customer an offer that might be deemed insulting and also might undercut the widely-held notion that diamonds go up in value. They created this convention -- that unless a man purchases an intrinsically useless diamond, his life is a failure -- while sitting in a room, racking their brains on how to sell diamonds that no one wanted.
Lauck needed to sell a product that people either did not want or could not afford. Even the royal family was in on the hoax! It might even be a reaction to current circumstances.
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Speaking of flat-lining stakes, the mistakes should have consequences. There is an obvious irony in people charging for a process that is not proved to be effective, but that is how much the scientific community values its faith in peer review.
While all this was going on, the local defenders were not passive. Countless American dudes will attest that the societal obligation to furnish a diamond engagement ring is both stressful and expensive. A diamond is a depreciating asset masquerading as an investment.
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