A foolish man spends his money on an expensive yet worthless glittering rock to offer a proposal. Traditionally, the family of the bride paid the man a dowry. It was only a recent twisted feminist ideal for the man to pay the woman for marriage.
First of all, according to the Bible, Christian women should not be wearing fancy jewelry or costly apparel (1 Timothy 2:9). And men are called to be good stewards of their money. Spending months or even a year’s salary on a rock which will sit in a drawer is a foolish way to start a marrage and family.
Wasting money on worthless trinkets is not being a good steward of what God has given you. And a superficial woman who is willing to let her husband buy such an expensive jewel (even if it was actually valuable), is an ungodly woman who has been drawn away by the lusts of the world. Let her repent.
Conversely, I have seen young girls get married who demanded nothing but love. Yet the poor men who worked in retail or in fast food making dollars per hour and unable to afford rent, still felt the urge to get into debt to buy an expensive ring to “show their love”, despite the girl saying very clearly she does not care about it. How unwise! This foolishness is caused only by pride. And God hates the prideful. How could God bless such a prideful gift? They bring upon themselves suffering for nothing but to fuel their own pride.
The diamond ring marketing scam of the century
All diamonds are blood diamonds.
The idea of a diamond ring as a symbol of love is a scam that was started about 100 years ago in order to sell more of these worthless rocks. De Beers and company created an artificial shortage in the supply of diamonds, which are the most common gemstone on Earth. Technically, it is not even a gemstone.
By mass murder, theft, and slavery, De Beers seized control of all the diamond mines, and killed anyone who tried to bring diamonds to market outside of their permission. They then used the media, television, movies, music, and advertisements, to create a new culture where the man spends months’ worth of salary to buy one of these worthless rocks to “declare his love”.
The diamond campaign in the early 1900s was the most successful marketing campaign in history, and they have brainwashed all westerners, and are even starting to convince some asians, that the bigger the diamond, the bigger your love. There is never a marriage shown in western media where the man does not give a big diamond rock, and this is not accidental. In fact it is all part of the diamond mafia marketing scam.
A diamond is not: rare, valuable, or resellable; it is not a precious gem; it does not have the most clarity, brilliance, “fire”, or dispersion; and it is not forever, as it is easily breakable. It is the hardest rock on the Mohs scale, but not by much. And the scale is meaningless to everyone except industrial cutters, because it is commonly grinded up for industrial purposes, its only real use.
It is not magnetic, not conductive (unlike gold), and has no other industrial or practical purpose. It isn’t the shiniest, isn’t the most sparkly, isn’t rare, and isn’t actually valuable. You’ve been tricked, like millions of others in the last century since the marketing campaign for diamonds started.
Here’s a great video which discusses the diamond myth.
In recent years, the De Beers mafia has cracked, and they have lost some of their monopoly. But the new players are still likely part of the global cabal anyway; and if there are any who are not, they have no reason to stray from the century-long price hikes to collapse the value of diamonds to their real value: worthless.
The point remains that many of the much-believes myths about diamonds are still believed, until everyone learns the truth, that everything you know and feel about diamonds is a monolithic scam. Let’s look at some of the diamond myths:
1. Diamonds are rare
False Diamonds, being made of carbon, are one of the most comomon rocks on Earth. Due to recent technologies, satellite imagery has found even more places for diamonds. There are so many diamonds in the diamond mines of South Africa that they literally cover the floor. But you don’t see these because anyone caught smuggling them is murdered by the De Beers mafia.
2. Diamonds are valuable
False The De Beers Corporation artificially restricted the supply of diamonds and participated in monopoly and antitrust practices to prevent anyone else from entering the diamond market. By artificially limiting the supply of this common rock, they were able to fix the price. Many times they have been prosecuted for antitrust practices and price fixing, even as recently as 2012.
3. Diamond industry is lucrative
False Since it is a monopoly and anyone who doesn’t have their say is executed by their mafia, you cannot sell them, and if you try, you and your family may end up in the grave.
Since the diamond jewelers are all part of the same mafia, all of them are who set the price and determine whether a particular “cut” is to their liking. For example, if you as a master forged one, they could tell under a microscope. Largely because what is lesser known is that their serial number is inscribed microscopically so they can keep track of all their diamonds. So, every diamond officially sold is tracked with a serial number in their database.
4. Diamonds are a precious gem
False The word “precious” means “valuable”. The phrase “precious stone” began by a french jeweler in the 18th century who began referring to gemstones as “precious” or “semiprecious stones”. But yet, today’s gemologists do not use the term, because it holds no meaning. And some lesser or “semiprecious” stones sell for over $10,000 per carat. Diamonds on the other hand only sell at higher prices due to fancy cuts. They are worthless in their natural state. You can even buy “low-quality” diamonds for $1 on ebay.
5. Diamonds have the most clarity
False The refractive index,(RI) determine its clarity of brilliance. Diamonds are pretty high at 2.41 when cut magnificantly. However, 8 or more other minerals have a far higher clarity, so diamonds are not the most brilliant gemstone. It’s just parketing.
6. Diamonds have the most “fire” (dispersion)
False Dispersion is the ability to filter white light into the spectrum of the rainbow. Diamonds are pretty high, at 0.044 dispersion, but this is nothing compared to others like rutile which has a dispersion of 0.280. Even synthetic diamonds can have a higher dispersion than real ones. So even an “imitation” synthetic diamond could have a higher “fire” than the real diamond, further proving the worthlessness or diamonds.
7. Diamonds are forever
False Diamonds cut, chip, and break. Imagine paying $100,000 for a diamond ring, which when dropped once onto the sidewalk cracks in half. It can happen easily. Diamonds have a low tensile strength, so they are in some ways fragile. They are vulnerable to cracking or chipping like any other rock.
“A diamond is forever” is false, for a diamond can be smashed like any other rock, it is only barely harder than cubic zirconium, and no more valuable as a rock.
A diamond is good for one thing: cutting. And it is a very, very common, and cheap, and easy to get stone for industrial purposes. They take the big diamond rocks and grind them up into smaller ones for use in industrial cutting machines.
Large diamonds have no value and absolutely no use. Oh, so it’s glittery? So is cubic zirconium. Diamond is 10 on the Mohs scale, and cubic zirconium is 8.5, which is also as hard as a masonry drill bit. And the fact that you need a microscope to tell the difference between a cusbic zirconium and a diamond is proof that a diamond has no visual value over cubic zirconium either. It only costs more – but the expense is only due to mass murder and fraud.
A diamond is not an investment
And if you think it’s an investment, you have another thing coming to you if you try to sell it! Since the diamond industry is a monopoly, all those who work in it and deal diamonds have strict contracts. They will never buy back your diamond, or if they do get permission, it will only be for a tiny fraction of what you paid – but they are unlikely to get permission unless you are a celebrity. And if you try to sell it on the open market, you might have success, at a fraction of the cost (maybe 10% of what you paid, if that). So no, your diamond is completely worthless.
The only use of a large diamond is if you are in a movie and someone fills up your telephone booth with water then you can get out – except that telephone booths are made of plexiglass, and even if it was glass then you would drown before your diamond would help you break a window. In fact, even a car window is impenetrable by a diamond when you are submerged. So that utility is also a myth.
Diamonds are worthless rocks, and to get in debt just to get married is a fools errand. And a woman who cares about the size of a worthless rock on her finger, so that she can brag to her shallow friends about how rich her man-slave is, is evil and wicked.
A diamond is not an investment
In fact, the Bible says that a woman is not to adorn herself with diamonds and jewels and fancy clothing. “women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety; not with broided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array” (1 Timothy 2:9).
Moreover, the Bible says not to go into debt. “Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law” (Roman’s 13:8).
Does a godly man even need a ring for marriage?
You want to know what is forever? A circle. If a man insists on having an object to show his affection (which he should not), he can simply take a basic metalworking class and design a basic gold or silver ring with no gems and make it himself. It doesn’t even really need to be gold or fancy, because contrary to what you think, a good woman does not really care, if you have made committment and family the focus of the marriage, not money or material possessions.
A ring is valuable because it tells others that the woman is married. I would recommend you make or buy a gold or silver ring, with no gemstones. Your wedding ring can be the same as your “engagement
” ring. There doesn’t need to be a special “engagement” ring that sits in a drawer for the rest of your lives.
As for material, gold or silver are useful as a ring because unlike metal, it will not rust, or turn green like plated metal. She will value your sentiment more than an expensive yet useless diamond. If a woman is so shallow to demand an expensive ring, she is shallow and materialistic and cares too much about money and worldly posessions and vanities; and you should therefore reconsider the marriage. A marriage that lasts is not one that requires large worthless purchases in order to begin on the journey together.
But many people have been married to poor men who used a paper ring, or a toy ring, and the woman actually didn’t care because the sentiment mattered more. And I have seen men dig up an actual gem and design a ring out of it. Cool. Unnecessary, but cool. And that he spent almost no money on it is a wise man, and that is the point. He is thoughtful and wise. But a woman should value only the man, not the ring. If the ring gets lost, it shouldn’t mean anything. It is the marriage that matters, not some material object.
A man who spends a month’s income or more on a worthless rock shows he is materialistic, vain, and foolish. Not a good start to a marriage that is supposed to last a lifetime! And with money being the number one cause of divorce and contention in a marriage, it is foolish to get in debt for it.
If you are an actual king, ok, fine, you have a thousand gems, you could give her one, it’s nothing to you. But should you? Not according to the Bible, for women are not be arrayed with costly apparel and jewelry. Not even earrings. A woman’s value should be in her heart and mind, not on the outside.
A ring is only a symbol, but has no meaning beyond that. You should not spend more than a day’s wage on a ring – if that. Any more and you should begin to question why you value material posessions and ungodly superficiality more than the stewardship of the money that God has entrusted you with.
Thus continues the deconstruction off all the western evils that have been brainwashed into the minds of the public.