I am no economist, nor accountant. I can’t claim business experience. However, as a social entrepreneur and thinker in my time, I dare to submit an opinion.
What’s in a diamond? Everyone seems to want one. A really big one, if possible. They don’t want to eat it, they may not even want to wear it, but they must have it! What is so valuable in a diamond? Who determines the value?
I actually think the whole thing is a sham. A diamond to me is just a piece of glass. A rare and strong piece, but glass nonetheless. I believe the necessities and luxuries diamonds can afford those who have them, according to market economics, are far more valuable than the ‘treasure’ itself.
A diamond isn’t worth anything until it is being used to sustain or bless a life. The same as money. If it’s hanging on your neck, or making your clothes shiny or decorating your house, it’s a shiny piece of glass. When it is converted to a resource that supports a child’s education, feeds a family or heals a patient, it is invaluable!
So I don’t get why people trip over diamonds they want to collect…
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