DIAMOND IN THE ROUGH

Ari ate an entire bag of SweetTarts to find this one...


When Ari proposed he had many rings for me and all of my personalities (FunFun, PrettyBomb, Haddas ...) . Some he found, some he made, and one had a big rough diamond in it.  It's funny how such a little piece of jewelry changes things forever.




Some of my favorite Famous Ladies have very strong opinions about Diamonds


“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.”
-Mae West 




"A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, but Diamonds are a girl's best friend."
-Leo Robin 
(performed by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes)



"I don't exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor."
-Joan Rivers




"I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back."
 -Zsa Zsa Gabor



"Big girls need big Diamonds."
-Elizabeth Taylor


 and some more tidbits about diamonds

“Kissing your hand may make you feel very good, but a diamond lasts forever.”
-Anita Loos, author of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

This book was the basis of the well known musical Gentleman Prefer Blondes in which a character declares in so many words that love is fickle, uncertain, disappointing and temporary. A diamond on the other hand lasts forever! Is this true? Diamonds certainly are great survivors-the newest diamonds discovered by scientists are thought to be 100 million years old. The oldest diamonds are billions of years old. A diamond may not be indestructible, but short of deliberate destruction, it will outlast your entire generation and an entire civilization of human technology. Now that’s a great way to say “I will love you forever!”

“A Diamond is Forever”
-NW Ayer Agency

One particular diamond producer got all the credit for this sentence that forever changed an industry, but the actual statement was delivered by an advertising agency. Before this impressive marketing campaign, diamonds were not necessary identified with romance, marriage or engagement. They were considered decorative jewelry and used for a variety of purposes. In fact, before this campaign launched, there was a big question as to whether a diamond market in America truly existed. Then came the brilliant strategy of linking diamonds to the most sacred and beloved of American institutions: the wedding ceremony. However, one’s can’t truly say that prior to the 20th century, no lover had ever thought of diamonds as a romantic gift–in fact, one of the most famous diamond gifts in history was a diamond necklace given by Napoleon Bonaparte to Marie Louise.

Quotes from: Brainyquotes.com and Abazias.com