I share David’s view that all that lab-created stuff is garbage, principally among colored stones. Diamonds, however, real or fake, are entirely repulsive to me. I know that the colored stone legacy is ugly – but nothing beats diamonds, not even close. This is because of the ruthless, big dollar lying and brainwashing that has been going on for decades which pales any historical PsyOps by governments. How much more sick and greedy can business get than to brainwash and exploit millions of young people with crap like “diamonds are a girl’s best friend” - to this day?! Subsequently, this carbon mineral has been romanticized by most girls while growing up as the only appropriate engagement ring. In turn, guys have been programmed to waste as much money as possible, often more than they can afford, on this carbon junk for “the big day”, 'cuz that diamond is going to “win her heart” and “diamonds are forever”. Duh!
Thousands of jewelers, ruthless De Beers soldiers, have helped carve that BS into the public’s psyche. Much of the diamond industry’s historical foundation has spelled filth, corruption, child abuse, poverty, and death for millions of humans. Some here in the forum who might object to my diamond-portrayal could, for starters, consider reading ”The Heartless Stone” (Zoellner, 2006).
The real “fun” starts when people later try to get rid of their diamond junk.
Get a real good look at the guy in this youtube video with his “good sense”.