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When my jeweler had to pull out some kind of special device to tell if a stone was a real diamond or cubic zirconia, I lost all interest in diamonds. If you cannot tell with the naked eye, where is the value?

Unfortunately my wife did not lose interest, at least not until she finally realized how much the diamond depreciated as soon as she bought it.

I've now made a deal with her that I'll agree to any gold purchase she wants to make since gold tends to appreciate over time--but no more diamonds!