Colored Diamonds

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Cropped screenshot of Marilyn Monroe from the ...

Cropped screenshot of Marilyn Monroe from the trailer for the film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Photo credit: Wikipedia) – What if they were purple?

Someone really needs to explain to me the allure of colored diamonds.  I was watching a commercial last night for these little beauties and found myself thinking how beautiful the new purple diamonds are — and then I got to thinking — if I have a purple diamond, how will anyone know that it IS a diamond?  Why spend the money on a colored diamond when there are gemstones of similar color which cost a lot less?  And isn’t the point of having diamonds is so people KNOW you have a lot of diamonds?

I know there are people who will say that isn’t true.  Do you think Marilyn Monroe‘s Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend would have had the same impact if she had been wearing chocolate, purple and pink diamonds?  I think NOT!  What if the Hope Diamond was a big chocolate-colored diamond – it would it be quite as impressive?  I don’t think SO!

Don’t get me wrong — I LOVE colored stones.  I actually like them better than diamonds because they seem to have more life and passion than a clear stone.  I love the reds of rubies, the blue of sapphires, the green of emeralds and the purple of amethyst — and I want a diamond to look like a diamond.

So – I repeat – someone REALLY needs to explain to me why these diamonds are so popular — and if we need to change Marilyn’s iconic song to Purple Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.

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