I've been frequently lurking this forum lately and I have noticed that many people have absolutely stunning diamond engagement and wedding rings . This may sound a bit strange, but I never really understood why diamonds are considered to be so precious by so many. There are over 20 countries in the world that have diamond mines. There is a mysteriously closed diamond mine in Arkansas, USA. It's now a diamond park of some sort, that is said to have the world's eighth largest diamond reserves in the world. You can actually google "Arkansas diamond" and find stories of people who go to the park and find huge flawless colored diamonds... I don't understand the appeal that a diamond have to some people. Maybe I'm confused, and I would like to hear people's opinions in why they like or not like diamonds...I'm not trying to start anything, my boyfriend and I are thinking of getting engaged and I would just like to hear some opinions from the lovely ladies of this forum. Thanks :shame: .