Saturday, February 23, 2008
Diamonds are a Girl's Best Friend????
Truth be told I'm a bit of a tightwad. Even when I have the money for something I still hate to spend more than I have to. On most things.

And I'm a bit cheap. I don't really care much about shoes, or purses or the higher-end clothing lines, or jewelry overall. Maybe it comes from growing up sandwiched between four brothers. I don't care much for all the la-te-da stuff of life overall.

Except diamonds. I don't need a lot of them, they don't have to dangle from my wrists, or ears, or nose, which is good since one of my daughters recently told me I was definitely too old for a nose piercing, and I was quite capable of that 20 years ago, but that window of time has been firmly shut. Nose piercings just don't look so great that close to crow's feet. But I still really like them, for some reason I can't explain to even me, let alone anyone else, although I do wonder what happens when you get a sinus infection, and that alone may have been what kept me from it all those years. But I digress.

So what is it about diamonds? Why do I like them, only a few, but big and bright and shiny? Seriously, I'm not sure. It goes against everything else about me, and since it's so wide-spread today, I'm even relatively comfortable feeling this way. There's something just so girly about it I think. But it has to be more than that. If I like diamonds, why do I like bigger ones better?

Are guys like this with boats and guns and cars? I honestly asked my husband what he thought, and we've been married enough years that he was patient and listened to me, and answered. He came up with something about diamonds being rare treasures; that they signify how much someone treasures someone else by the giving, and he equated it to boy toys like fast, small cars.

But honestly, I'd like to know - what do you girls think? Are we just shallow? Does it have something to do with how God wired us? Is it just part of the consumerism of America seeping into our bones? If you're willing to give me your take on it, I'd sure appreciate it, even if it means telling me I need to clear up my thinking. I'm all ears. Feel free to suck up all the comment space you'd like, I'd love to hear your take on it.


  posted at 5:40 PM

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