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double negative
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"whats a black person to do if you dont want blood diamonds?"


  

          

part of a discussion that I was having

if you are thinking about wanting to have a nice stone/rock/gem AND you don't want to contribute to the bullshit ass suffering

wtf can you do?


go with some other stone?

go "Ethical"?

go lab grown?

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buy them big gold Fulani earrings instead
May 24th 2016
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yo....
May 24th 2016
3
      srsly. read up on it. they are a form of dowry
May 24th 2016
8
Not black but I'm here for this post. Considering popping the ?
May 24th 2016
2
essentially...yes, its on the table.
May 24th 2016
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      Oh I meant that I was considering popping the question
May 24th 2016
5
           well shit. told on myself.
May 24th 2016
6
           the jeweler will tell
May 24th 2016
7
                I worry about the level of service I'll get with a $50 stone
May 24th 2016
12
                     true
May 24th 2016
13
dig them up and polish them yourself.
May 24th 2016
9
synthetic or other stones
May 24th 2016
10
moissanite.
May 24th 2016
11
Learn to value something other than rocks...
May 24th 2016
14
Please buy antique or vintage...
May 25th 2016
15
you came through and smashed the buildings!
May 25th 2016
18
      Here's one more...
May 25th 2016
      Here's one more...
May 25th 2016
19
Buy what you can afford.
May 25th 2016
16
Don't diamonds come from other parts of the world as well?
May 25th 2016
17
this company seems interesting...
May 26th 2016
20
RE: whats a black person to do if you dont want blood diamonds?
Jun 04th 2016
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deejboram
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Tue May-24-16 11:30 AM

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1. "buy them big gold Fulani earrings instead"
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Those earrings were a sign of prominence in old African Ghanaian times

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double negative
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Tue May-24-16 11:40 AM

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3. "yo...."
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this is dope on several levels. thanks

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deejboram
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8. "srsly. read up on it. they are a form of dowry"
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veritas
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Tue May-24-16 11:37 AM

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2. "Not black but I'm here for this post. Considering popping the ?"
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And I've made it clear there will under no circumstances be a diamond and she agrees.

She likes Australian opals and they're ethically mined and they're something of an homage to her heritage. So I'm shopping those.

I have no idea what I'm doing in terms of getting the right cut, getting it mounted to a ring, etc. tho.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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Tue May-24-16 11:41 AM

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4. "essentially...yes, its on the table. "
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so far all i have is a number I'm shooting for, outside of that I am lost AF.

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veritas
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5. "Oh I meant that I was considering popping the question "
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But I guess that puts us in the same boat.

Australian opals are pretty damn cheap relatively so I just gotta find the perfect one (and determine for sure I wanna marry this chick)

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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double negative
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6. "well shit. told on myself. "
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tariqhu
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7. "the jeweler will tell"
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you all the stuff about cuts, clarity, etc.

you can also look at bluenile.com for some info. its mostly diamonds tho. not sure about other stones.

Y'all buy those labels, I was born supreme

  

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veritas
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12. "I worry about the level of service I'll get with a $50 stone"
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When the jeweler finds out I have no interest in an exorbitantly priced diamond.

i still blame hip-hop.

  

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tariqhu
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13. "true"
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Y'all buy those labels, I was born supreme

  

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justin_scott
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Tue May-24-16 11:53 AM

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9. "dig them up and polish them yourself."
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Innocent Criminal
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Tue May-24-16 11:56 AM

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10. "synthetic or other stones"
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There are dozens of us! Dozens!

  

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unity
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11. "moissanite."
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affordable. beautiful. durable. ethical.

http://www.brilliantearth.com/news/moissanite-vs-diamond/
http://www.doamore.com/diamonds-vs-moissanite/

i recommend working with a jeweler who will custom create a piece for you as well. my jeweler:
https://skylightjewelers.com/

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Boogie Stimuli
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Tue May-24-16 01:36 PM

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14. "Learn to value something other than rocks..."
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such as the bonds they symbolize,
and learn to symbolize those bonds
with other things if you must
symbolize them.

I know people ain't gonna do that... but it's
what I did, so I shared.
*shrugs*

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"Until you get outta my way, I don't wanna hear what you say aye aye"

  

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Sarah_Bellum
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15. "Please buy antique or vintage..."
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Wed May-25-16 03:07 AM by Sarah_Bellum

  

          

Why take any "new" diamonds out of the ground when there are millions of "old" diamonds already mined that will be better color and clarity wise than a newly mined diamond of the same price. Vintage gets you no new blood shed, no new ecological damage and no guilt. Their unique and have a history.
I know so many people who've plunked down a good chunk of their savings for something that is essentially a large snotty looking yellowish/brown I3 rock that some kid born in 2005 probably lost a limb to retrieve.

My ring is almost a hundred years old and I love it! Women stop me on the street all the time because it's like a freaking disco ball.

Here are some sites I liked... $2000 to $12000+ price range. Warning, make sure your girl is into this stuff before buying.

http://www.langantiques.com/vintage-engagement-rings.html#limit=48&mode=grid&order=news_from_date&dir=desc&p=1&pid=32337

http://www.trumpetandhorn.com/vintage-engagement-rings.html

http://erstwhilejewelry.com/collections/vintage-engagement-rings

http://antiqueengagementrings.com/shopping/

If you're looking for less than $2000 try etsy or some local spots.
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18. "you came through and smashed the buildings! "
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just gotta check the aesthetics first.

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"Here's one more..."


  

          

http://eragem.com/vintage-engagement-rings

  

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19. "Here's one more..."
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http://eragem.com/vintage-engagement-rings

  

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TheAlbionist
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16. "Buy what you can afford."
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If you can only afford diamonds that were smuggled out of a warzone and used to fund the deaths of other humans then you can't afford a diamond.

Buy second hand.

Buy other types of stone.

Covet lifeless stones a little less and living people a little more.

You're the beholder, it's your eye you're pleasing - don't assume diamonds are the most beautiful stone or some sort of physical equivalent to love just because everyone told you so. It's just a hunk of rock.

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Wed May-25-16 06:13 AM

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17. "Don't diamonds come from other parts of the world as well?"
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Everything looks like Oprah kissing Harvey Weinstein these days

  

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20. "this company seems interesting..."
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http://www.miadonna.com/

they have nice rings...

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raool
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21. "RE: whats a black person to do if you dont want blood diamonds?"
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emeralds from colombia, or a stone the colour of her favourite one... go semi-precious, rock will make more of a statement....

  

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