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Pandora ditches mined diamonds for lab-made gems at a third the price; Montreal jewellers balk

 
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Pandora ditches mined diamonds for lab-made gems at a third the price; Montreal jewellers balk
MONTREAL -- Jewelry brand Pandora wants to make diamonds everyone’s best friend, including the climate-conscious, as they pledge to only use lab-created gems in their new products.

But not everyone is happy about the idea, including some traditional jewellers in Montreal.

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Isn't that better for the exploited workers?
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Prices should come WAYYYY down then. Right? Right? oh I didnt think so. Fuck these people.
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Would a woman be angry if their boyfriend gave them a lab-made diamond?
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Isn't that better for the exploited workers?
 Quoting: Daozen


Makes sense. Only Russian whores wear that garbage, and they don't care where it comes from.

Will upset the long noses, though.
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Prices should come WAYYYY down then. Right? Right? oh I didnt think so. Fuck these people.
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Apparently it's cheaper and you can't tell the difference.
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Isn't that better for the exploited workers?
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Yah now the workers can lose their work and starve.
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Isn't that better for the exploited workers?
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Yah now the workers can lose their work and starve.
 Quoting: Fred Allen


They get 5 dollars a day or something.

We could get them work building solar panels, schools made of trees, genuinely green cities, or a million other jobs.
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Isn't that better for the exploited workers?
 Quoting: Daozen


Yah now the workers can lose their work and starve.
 Quoting: Fred Allen


They get 5 dollars a day or something.

We could get them work building solar panels, schools made of trees, genuinely green cities, or a million other jobs.
 Quoting: Daozen


Yeah im sure all those liberal utopian jobs are in whatever shit hole country they are living.
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Yeah im sure all those liberal utopian jobs are in whatever shit hole country they are living.
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Those jobs don't exist, but they can be created.

Always a pleasure to talk to an American Economic Expert.

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I'm not a typical female, all that crap looks ugly and gaudy as hell.

Told my hubby, don't ever buy me diamonds. If you must get me something shiny, I prefer PMs

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Yeah im sure all those liberal utopian jobs are in whatever shit hole country they are living.
 Quoting: Fred Allen


Those jobs don't exist, but they can be created.

Always a pleasure to talk to an American Economic Expert.

Bye!
 Quoting: Daozen


Why dont some billionaire liberal like Bill Gates set up the jobs for those people? They have more than enough money. BUT wait I forgot hes busy trying to "vaccinate" these people to sterilize them and kill them.
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Re: Pandora ditches mined diamonds for lab-made gems at a third the price; Montreal jewellers balk
Forget diamonds, Moissanite is visually superior to all but the best diamonds.
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Its the right time now to market a DYI Diamond making kit that will disrupt the diamond industry even more.

The DYI kit would contain 1 lump of coal, and a tube of lube.

..in 10,000 years, your ancestors can extract the diamond from your remains.

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Would a woman be angry if their boyfriend gave them a lab-made diamond?
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Yes, because they didn't work hard enough to get into their coochi.
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Thanks for the pin.
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Material science is pretty cool, but also eventually things like Gold and Silver and Diamonds and whatever.. anyone will be able to "print" them at home, and they won't have much value at all except for electronics and drills and such uses.
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Tinys will be freaking out
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Prices should come WAYYYY down then. Right? Right? oh I didnt think so. Fuck these people.
 Quoting: Fred Allen


They are tiny, shiny rocks. Any idiot paying anything for them, is well, an idiot. But most people are.
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Re: Pandora ditches mined diamonds for lab-made gems at a third the price; Montreal jewellers balk
Isn't that better for the exploited workers?
 Quoting: Daozen


Yah now the workers can lose their work and starve.
 Quoting: Fred Allen


They get 5 dollars a day or something.

We could get them work building solar panels, schools made of trees, genuinely green cities, or a million other jobs.
 Quoting: Daozen


we need jobs first..?
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Diamond's are overpriced pieces of carbon. One of the biggest rip offs in history.
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i thought pandora was internet radio?
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Did you know you can have your deceased loved ones ashes made into a diamond?

Makes me wonder.
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[link to lifegem.com]

Just call these guys.
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we need jobs first..?
 Quoting: Anonymous Coward 76244178


What do you mean? Is that a question or a statement?

There are tons of industries that could be created to put people back to work. But no one is listening, so no way am I bullhorning anyone right now. Resting for a while.
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Re: Pandora ditches mined diamonds for lab-made gems at a third the price; Montreal jewellers balk
I recently purchased a cross pendant.

3ct. of man made diamonds. They are actual carbon formed diamonds, not Cubic Zirconia or moissanite .

I cannot tell the difference and supposedly neither can the diamond carbon test wands.

The only tell is that they are all flawless under magnification.

So if you buy a mined rock be sure to get one with laser etching if you plan to sell it.
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Moissanite is the best looking rock there is. Presently lab made from a copy of a really rare stone. Not cheap but the sparkle is spectacular. No human misery involved.
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Lab-grown Gemstones are exactly the same as the natural ones,
except with less inclusions.

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im guessing they want the same money ?
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Re: Pandora ditches mined diamonds for lab-made gems at a third the price; Montreal jewellers balk
Has anyone ever seen people mining diamonds, besides in the movies?
Does anyone know anyone who mines diamonds?

After my mother in law passed away last summer, i started getting ads on my phone about where we can send her ashes to be made into diamonds.

Thats when i started wondering about the diamonds for sale at the jewelers.

How do we know they came from a diamond mine?

How do we know any diamonds ever came from any diamond mines? Because we're told? Because they make movies about the tragic diamond mining industry?

What if they've always been made from people's ashes?

All profit.
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This is actually old tech that I have been following for over 10 years. Gemesis was doing it back in '08.

They use a diamond substrate, but then use chemical vapor deposition techniques to layer it up atom by atom. They actually come out more perfect than mined diamonds.

It's how they can tell they are fake, just like synthetic emeralds. They're "too perfect."
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