OK, this is a pretty lame topic but this morning it seemed the jewelry adverisers on the radio were out in force.
Jewelry is in my opinion the single most idiotic ripoff business there will ever be in the history of the world. Gemstones are assigned values so ridiculous it is insane. Not to mention that the labor used to retreive gemstones still resembles slavery ( especially the diamond industry ) in many cases.
I just cringe evry time I hear a DeBeers's diamond advertisement or any other jewelry marketer.
I do however have an apreciation for gemstones used by ancient civilizations for artistic works. But todays jewelry market is all about displacing you from your money for a fragment of a rock that realistically cost almost nothing to procure and cut and mount into a setting compared to what you will pay.
Second biggest ripoff industry has gotta be automobiles.