(Content warning for a brief visually implied rape-as-metaphor just before the three minute mark.)
It’s amazing how few people believe me when I tell them diamonds are common, worthless, and a marketing scam. One of the things the video doesn’t mention is that not only are mined diamonds all over the fucking place, but we can now also manufacture diamonds. They’re made out of carbon for fuck’s sake. It’s not like carbon is fucking rare.
People tend to counter that one with, “Yeah but they can’t manufacture gem quality diamonds.” Which, bzzt, wrong.
And, yes, because I know you’re wondering: there are companies that will make you a diamond out of your dead relative. Which I think is actually kinda cool and much better than an engagement ring. You have my permission to make me into one of these when I die. Seriously.