Cinema: Viewpoint: So, Should You Buy a Diamond?

Jewelers know the look, the shy mixture of hesitation and happiness, that crosses a man's face when he buys an engagement ring. He wants this piece of clear carbon to embody all the love he feels for his intended and to represent the new life they're embarking on. I felt it five years ago when I became one of the 1.7 million American men who buy a diamond ring each year. But after my engagement unraveled, I began to think again about that ring and about the diamond trade that produced it. I realized there were questions I should have been...

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