Diamonds are plentiful, in many places on earth, but De Beers and the diamond industry try to ensure these abundant jewels are kept under tight supply, to keep the price high.

Women are wooed with a contrived glamour.  Of course that is nothing but clever advertising.  No marriage is made better for abundance, or lack of diamonds, and the Niagara Gorge has seen a fair number of rings flung down there by broken-hearted lovers.

But knowing that such superficial symbols of ‘forever’ love come at the cost of savage, horrific cruelty,…………I would hope that all thinking and truly loving women would inform their suitors that they prefer a man whose love needs no such external symbol.