Sunday, May 14, 2006

TRUE DAT

2 comments:

RockitQueen said...

Oh, man, I HATE those commercials. "Is two months salary too much to give for a lifetime?" YES!

David said...

Diamonds are a scam... not really rare, nothing special... People who buy them are stoopid. Unless you actually like buying common rocks mined by children... Continue forward Wal Mart shoppers....

The diamond supply chain is controlled by a limited number of powerful businesses, and is also highly concentrated in a small number of locations around the world. In fact, the amount of power which De Beers has consolidated historically prevented it from direct trade with the United States, as its trade practices led to an indictment for violating antitrust regulations (the case was settled in 2004). The concentration of power only loosens at the retail level, where diamonds are sold by a limited number of distributors, known as sightholders, to jewelers around the world.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diamonds#Diamond_supply_chain