Originally Posted by Augusto86
Don't you find it the slightest bit interesting/odd/frustrating that this industry has managed to convince a wide swath of the population to invest large amounts of money in a (relatively) common commodity and spend long hours researching, haggling, and obsessing over it, to the point of being maniacally fixated on prissy, nearly invisible differentiations in a single consumer item?
Were you talking about diamonds? Or were you making an ironic commentary on the clothes that Styleforumites obsess over?
Is it interesting that the diamond thread is a lot shorter than, say, the Alden thread? Or is it more interesting that styleforum members look with disdain/disbelief at the exaggerated styles women obsess about on Pricescope, unless the utterly justifiable obssession here with shoes--shoes not being a common commodity forumites spend long hours researching, haggling and obsessing over, to the point of being maniacally fixated on prissy, nearly invisible differentiations in a single consumer item.
Diamonds, unlike shoes, are millions of years old, the hardest substance on earth, difficult to find, difficult to cut and dramatically different with the introduction of the tiniest differences in trace elements and in facetting. What's there to obsess about? Now shell cordovan variations...I could talk about horse's asses forever.