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Old 01-06-2011, 11:23 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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Diamonds are a item of wealth tht the girl can cash in if the marriage does not work. Sort of a reverse dowery.
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:56 AM
 
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Diamonds are a item of wealth tht the girl can cash in if the marriage does not work. Sort of a reverse dowery.

I thought the taking of half + the house, car and kid was what they got.
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Old 01-06-2011, 12:55 PM
 
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Google "DeBeers"

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+1 to this...fairly common knowledge that DeBeers controls the supply of diamonds, inflating their price.

As far as a raw material goes; they are pretty common.
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