As most of you know, my hatred of de Beers is pure.
Diamond engagement rings are the result of a de Beers marketing campaign.Â Diamonds are as expensive as they are because de Beers controls the supply.Â And any diamond you buy is very likely awash in the blood of an entire continent.
I mention this now because of a post Amanda made over at Pandagon concerning some new Leonardo DiCaprio movie about blood diamonds.Â Apparently the diamond industry is worried that this movie might give people a bad impression of the diamond trade.Â The horror.
Many of you may remember the Wired article I linked way back when:
“No, they’re real,” I tell him. “But they were made by a machine in Florida for less than a hundred dollars.”
Weingarten shifts uncomfortably in his chair and stares at the glittering gems on his dining room table. “Unless they can be detected,” he says, “these stones will bankrupt the industry.”
Nothing would bring me more glee.
Now then, have a Kanye West video.