There have been many threads about how evil the diamond industry is and many threads about how stupid it is to buy diamonds at all. Neither of these facts matters one iota however when the fiancee’s eyes start sparkling about how excited she is to be getting a diamond ring. Since I like it when her eyes sparkle, is there a better way to buy new (unpreowned) diamonds that doesn’t go through the DeBeers consortium? It’s not the cost that bugs us (we’re looking in the $15-20k range) but rather the fact that I don’t like the way DeBeers does business.
Has anyone found a better way?