This morning a “colourless, pear-shaped diamond weighing 101.73 carats has sold for a record $23.8 million”. When found in Botswana, it was originally 236 carats (more than twice the size). We just decided to shave it down because we have a particular conception of what “a good diamond looks like”. Do you think this sort of arbitrary (random/without reason) decision of what is expensive and what isn’t should be allowed in the world?

Read more: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2013-05-16/colourless-diamond-auctioned/4692744

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