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Are Diamonds Really A Woman’s Best Friend?

Posted: June 8, 2015

Are diamonds really a woman’s best friend? Can one find comfort in a diamond? Is a diamond able to console one during one’s low moments?

A diamond no doubt is a precious stone and many women would want to possess one, but in my opinion it is a stone that is hyped up by profit seeking traders and businessmen.

As a young woman, I always dreamt of having one after watching a romantic advertisement – where a handsome man takes the beautiful lady out for dinner and surprises her with a diamond ring. I would replay that advertisement in my mind whilst day dreaming. It is said that life is a journey, not a destination. For me, that diamond dream was my destination.

Now that I have a diamond ring, in my daily routine I neither think about or dream about the sparkling ring my husband gifted me on our wedding day. No doubt, it is precious to me and is kept nicely in the safe. It comes out only once or twice in a year.

In my life’s journey now I have realized is that life is not about possessing that stone. There is a life beyond that, which as a young lady I was not aware of. Getting married and stepping into this relationship is about commitment and sailing the journey together with your partner till the end. But this journey is not smooth. We cannot sail without our friends (and a few relatives) and their helpful advice.

My friends stood by me and helped me with words and support based on their past experiences, at the time I needed them. Without those friends, I couldn’t have faced those gigantic waves, which would have easily swept me away. Instead of investing in diamonds, I would invest quality time (sometimes money) on my sensible friends. They add substance to my life and are forever with me.

Instead of investing in diamonds, I would invest quality time (sometimes money) on my sensible friends. They add substance to my life and are forever with me.

In my view, young girls should not get fooled by the advertisements around them. I don’t say that don’t invest in a diamond. If it is gifted to you then accept it gracefully. I also have one. I suggest looking beyond that sparkling stone and finding an inner and more fulfilling life. Unfortunately, I can see weekend magazine full of celebrities in jewelry advertisements. In one of the advertisements, Amitabh Bachchan suggests to a young boy – to propose marriage to a girl with a diamond ring. A red rose can also do that, if only the man’s feelings are true. Why specifically a diamond ring?

In my personal view, a woman’s best friend is her education. Her education can help her during tough times. Knowledge of any form that forever stays with us is our best friend.

In my personal view, a woman’s best friend is her education. Her education can help her during tough times. Knowledge of any form that forever stays with us is our best friend. Recently, an unfortunate tragedy had hit Nepal, where people lost their belongings and their precious possessions. What is still with them is their knowledge and skills they have learned in the past. Now this will be their building block for the future.

In my list of best friends, a diamond doesn’t even exist. My best friends are my mother, sister, a few school and office friends, my husband and my education. Who are your best friends?

Diamond ring image via Shutterstock

Meenu believes in enjoying little things in life. Very social but at the same time

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  1. Frankly, it IS just a stone. I have never understood the craze for diamonds. Never possessed one and would never spend money on it in the future either.

    • Meenu Goenka -

      Thank You Shail for the lovely comment. I had unfortunately received comments like – “Whats the harm in having one?”

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