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500-carat diamond - What would you do with this?
cbs47 ^ | 9-29-09 | cakid

Posted on 09/29/2009 2:43:07 PM PDT by cakid1

This is one big diamond.

This thing is the size of a chicken egg.

It was discovered in South Africa.

The 507.55-carat gem reportedly has "exceptional color and clarity."

No value has been give yet for the


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What do you do with something like this?
1 posted on 09/29/2009 2:43:07 PM PDT by cakid1
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To: cakid1

I would sell it.
Can eat carbon, at least not in that form.


2 posted on 09/29/2009 2:44:16 PM PDT by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: cakid1

Wear it!


3 posted on 09/29/2009 2:44:37 PM PDT by FeliciaCat (I like my money where I can see it...hanging in my closet.)
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To: cakid1

Am sure there is a Saudi Prince somewhere, with more money than sense, who wants it.


4 posted on 09/29/2009 2:45:22 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: cakid1

I’d sell that sucker, pronto!


5 posted on 09/29/2009 2:45:42 PM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: cakid1
What do you do with something like this?

I'd sell it to the sap who thinks diamonds are rare simply because they're expensive.

6 posted on 09/29/2009 2:46:09 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: SoKatt

E-Bay ? ;-)


7 posted on 09/29/2009 2:46:18 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: cakid1

8 posted on 09/29/2009 2:46:28 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: cakid1

I’d have it cut up. I’d get a lot of girlfriends and even give one to my wife.


9 posted on 09/29/2009 2:47:16 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: cakid1

Cut it into 500 one carat diamonds! I hear one carat diamonds are worth quite a bit. Times 500.

Atually, I’d sell it pretty much immediately. I could carry it around in my pocket to buy stuff, but I doubt anybody could make change.

;)


10 posted on 09/29/2009 2:48:26 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

Your logic is a lot like saying land should have no value as there is so much of it.


11 posted on 09/29/2009 2:48:45 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: cakid1

Wow! That’s even bigger than the one I gave my wife - barely!


12 posted on 09/29/2009 2:49:10 PM PDT by willgolfforfood
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To: Artemis Webb

That reminds me.

Q: How do you know your girlfriend is getting fat?
A: Your wife’s clothes fit her.


13 posted on 09/29/2009 2:49:34 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: cakid1

Get anything I want from my wife for the rest of my life.


14 posted on 09/29/2009 2:49:51 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (Mr. Obama, I will not join your plantation.)
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To: cakid1

>>It was discovered in South Africa. <<

Of all places. Shoot, I didn’t even think of looking there!


15 posted on 09/29/2009 2:50:42 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: cakid1

wonder how big it will be after they cut it. Looks like an odd shape.


16 posted on 09/29/2009 2:51:20 PM PDT by DallasDeb (USAFA '06 Mom)
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To: stephenjohnbanker
Reminds me of a joke...

One lady sitting next to another at the opera says:
"Excuse me, but isn't that The Klopman Diamond on your finger?
"Why yes, it is, as a matter of fact...
"But...doesn't The Klopman Diamond come with a curse?
"Yes it does...Mr. Klopman."

17 posted on 09/29/2009 2:51:40 PM PDT by Pharmboy (The Stone Age did not end because they ran out of stones...)
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To: cakid1

I would keep it in my pocket so I could cut gang symbols into the mirrors in public restrooms.


18 posted on 09/29/2009 2:51:50 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: RobRoy

That is not a good plan. Diamond values rise exponentially with carat weight. You would do better to have few, larger ones.


19 posted on 09/29/2009 2:53:05 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: cakid1
Kobe Bryant could get at least a dozen more rapes out that rock, and still keep his wife!


20 posted on 09/29/2009 2:53:43 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: cakid1
You'd be sure to meet new and interesting people!


21 posted on 09/29/2009 2:53:59 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: Pharmboy

LOL!


22 posted on 09/29/2009 2:56:26 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Pray for, and support our troops(heroes) !! And vote out the RINO's!!)
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To: cakid1

TIA, hey Danny?


23 posted on 09/29/2009 2:57:09 PM PDT by Electric Graffiti (Yonder stands your orphan with his gun)
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To: buccaneer81
Before I realized that those were characters from Diamonds Are Forever I thought the guy in the upper right looked like David Crosby.


24 posted on 09/29/2009 2:57:37 PM PDT by Artemis Webb
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To: buccaneer81

“Curious, how everyone who touches those diamonds seems to... die.”


25 posted on 09/29/2009 2:59:15 PM PDT by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: cakid1

Cut it up into a hundred 5-carat diamonds and sell them off.


26 posted on 09/29/2009 2:59:29 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: La Lydia

I was being intentionally absurd. ;)


27 posted on 09/29/2009 3:00:17 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: cakid1

I’d give it to the imperial federal government to help pay my fair share of the debt and to help those who won’t help themselves..

ok, I lied..I’d sell it, pocket the cash and send y’all postcards from whatever beach I was sittin on at the time..


28 posted on 09/29/2009 3:01:26 PM PDT by GeorgiaDawg32 (I'm a Patriot Guard Rider..www.patriotguard.org for info..)
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To: La Lydia

How many buyers do you think there are for a single 500 carat diamond? It could take 40 years to get your asking price...if ever.

But chop it up, and you can get your asking price much more easily.


29 posted on 09/29/2009 3:02:01 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: cakid1

I’d sell it in a skinny minute.

Imagine how many alpacas I could buy with the proceeds!


30 posted on 09/29/2009 3:02:21 PM PDT by mrs. a (It's a short life but a merry one...)
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To: Artemis Webb
Here is Putter Smith today...


31 posted on 09/29/2009 3:02:21 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: abb

“He was taken ill...bitten by the bug.”


32 posted on 09/29/2009 3:03:28 PM PDT by buccaneer81 (ECOMCON)
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To: RobRoy
Most of the time I am unintentionally absurd. ;)

A kiss on the hand may be quite continental, But diamonds are a girl's best friend...

But square cut or pear shaped, These rocks don't lose their shape, Diamonds are a girl's best friend

33 posted on 09/29/2009 3:03:29 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: cakid1

Wear It!!


34 posted on 09/29/2009 3:05:10 PM PDT by Conservative4Ever (Man the pitchforks and torches.......let the revolution begin)
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To: DallasDeb

Depending on what the engineers & cutters decide to do with it, probably ~300ct.


35 posted on 09/29/2009 3:05:31 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (The time has come for someone to put his foot down. And that foot is me.)
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To: buccaneer81; fieldmarshaldj
..but remember what Ian Fleming wrote in 1955.

"Forever ?....And the eyes of the man who was Blood Group F [Wint] spoke to him and said "Mister. Nothing is Forever, Only death is permanent. Nothing is forever except what you did to me."




36 posted on 09/29/2009 3:05:34 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: cakid1

I would probably lose it.


37 posted on 09/29/2009 3:14:25 PM PDT by frithguild (Can I drill your head now?)
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To: Artemis Webb
AW - Your logic is a lot like saying land should have no value as there is so much of it

Not really. Diamonds are one of the most common minerals on the planet. Diamond prices are artificially high.

38 posted on 09/29/2009 3:15:12 PM PDT by Ready4Freddy (The time has come for someone to put his foot down. And that foot is me.)
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To: Artemis Webb
Your logic is a lot like saying land should have no value as there is so much of it.

The law of supply and demand controls both.

Where land is plentiful and easy to buy, it is cheap. Where access is tightly controlled, it is expensive.

Access to diamonds is tightly controlled so as to purposefully inflate the price. IMO, anyone who pays this artificially inflated price is a sap.

39 posted on 09/29/2009 3:15:52 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: mamelukesabre
No so. There are lots of buyers out there, but they don't want little bitty -- they want huge ones. Ask Mr. Winston or Mr. Cartier. The Arabs are buying them up as fast as they can. They are portable wealth, easier to move around than gold. A couple of times a year I stroll through the Smithsonian Natural History museum and look at the Hope diamond. It is stunning. Take a look at the Queen's diamond chandelier earrings. Note they are shown actual size:

http://www.royalcollection.org.uk/egallery/object.asp?exhibition=RT2&object=200171&row=12

And check out these suckers. They originally belonged to George III.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-470063/Camilla-dazzles-60th--Queens-diamonds.html

40 posted on 09/29/2009 3:17:04 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Billthedrill
I would keep it in my pocket so I could cut gang symbols into the mirrors in public restrooms.

Subway windows, too.

41 posted on 09/29/2009 3:18:07 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand ("Isn't the Golden Mean the secret to something," I parried? "Yes," Blue replied. "Mediocrity.")
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To: Perdogg

I remember hitting big on a quarter slot machine in Vegas once. I’d been alone for a long time and suddenly there were several women swooning all over me. Think of how many would do all sorts of things to me just to be near that rock.


42 posted on 09/29/2009 3:18:45 PM PDT by umgud (Look to gov't to solve your everday problems and they'll control your everday life.)
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To: cakid1

I’d have it cut properly, mounted, and then I would give it to her Higness Queen Michelle I.


43 posted on 09/29/2009 3:20:10 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ("Prosperity is just around the corner." Herbert Hoover, 1932)
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To: RobRoy

“I didn’t even think of looking there!”

Where ya been lookin’, Arkansas?


44 posted on 09/29/2009 3:20:48 PM PDT by GGpaX4DumpedTea
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To: La Lydia

Huge aint 500 carats. Huge is 5-50 carats.


45 posted on 09/29/2009 3:22:10 PM PDT by mamelukesabre (Si Vis Pacem Para Bellum (If you want peace prepare for war))
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To: umgud
including cutting your throat.
46 posted on 09/29/2009 3:24:51 PM PDT by Perdogg (Sarah Palin-Jim DeMint 2012 - Liz Cheney for Sec of State - Duncan Hunter SecDef)
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To: Colvin
DEAR GOD, DON"T THEY KNOW THAT CARBON IS

POISON!?!?!?!


47 posted on 09/29/2009 3:34:27 PM PDT by gura (R-MO)
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To: GGpaX4DumpedTea

Costco.


48 posted on 09/29/2009 3:37:37 PM PDT by RobRoy (The US today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: mamelukesabre

Yeah, I am sure you know all about it.


49 posted on 09/29/2009 3:39:30 PM PDT by La Lydia
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To: Artemis Webb; Ol' Dan Tucker
Your logic is a lot like saying land should have no value as there is so much of it.

No, his logic is that the supply far out strips the demand but the supply is purposely suppressed. Lots of land out there but not much available when compared to the demand, especially land that is desirable, there is no comparison what so ever. The diamond supply is huge, the diamonds allowed on the market are few compared to the demand, which keeps the price artificially high. Dan Tucker is correct, you are not.

50 posted on 09/29/2009 3:47:07 PM PDT by calex59 (FUBO, we want our constitution back and we intend to get it!)
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