• THE DIAMOND ENGAGEMENT RING

    THE ATLANTIC

    How an Ad Campaign Invented the Diamond Engagement Ring

     

    A 1960 De Beers ad in Reader's Digest (SensaiAlan/Flickr)

    "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend"

    A kiss on the hand may be quite continental
    But diamonds are a girl's best friend
    A kiss may be grand but it won't pay the rental
    On your humble flat or help you at the automat

    Men grow cold as girls grow old
    We all lose our charm in the end
    But square cut or pear shape
    These rocks don't lose their shape

    Diamonds are a girl's best friend
    Yeah diamonds are a girl's best friend
    Let's rock

    There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer
    Diamonds are a girl's best friend
    There may come a time when a hardboiled employer
    Thinks you're awful nice, but get that ice or else no dice

    He's your guy when stocks are high
    But beware when they start to descend
    It's then that those spouses
    And diamonds are a girl's best friend

    Diamonds are a girl's best friend
    Yeah diamonds are a girl's best friend
    Let's rock again

    Diamonds are a girl's best friend
    Diamonds are a girl's best friend
    Diamonds are a girl's best friend
    Diamonds are a girl's best friend
     
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     Which leads me to Breakfast at Tiffany's:
     
    "I don't want to own anything until I know I've found the place where me and things belong together.  I'm not quite sure where that is just yet.  But I know what it's like.... It's like Tiffany's.... Not that I give a hoot about jewelry.  Diamonds, yes.  But it's tacky to wear diamonds before you're forty... "
    ~Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany's, 1958, spoken by the character Holly Golightly
     
    The Scotsman today:
     
     
    LOVE SONG : BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
     
    CHANSON DE DEEP BLUE SOMETHING+ WORKSHEET
     
     
     
    DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
     
     
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