Hip Hop Affirmations of the Day#219
“THROW YOUR DIAMONDS IN THE SKY IF YOU FEEL THE VIBE” ~Kanye West (Diamonds From Sierra Leone -Remix)
Affirmation of the Day: I have clarity
Just brilliant I thought. I was in Amsterdam so I would go to the diamond museum and surprise my wife with a gift. She was about due for an upgrade on her engagement ring that I bought when I was in grad. school. I had been considering buying her one of these moissanite engagement rings, as I knew she would appreciate the ethical background of it, but considering I was in Amsterdam I decided I should give the diamond museum a try.
I was at the diamond museum across the street from the Van Gogh museum (just in case you want to visit) with my host and friend Lady Karen. We went in there and got someone to give us a tour and as we looked around I stopped the lady and asked her about the process of buying a diamond– just the stone. I told her how many euros I was looking to spend and she took us to a private room where she placed an order for a few diamonds that fit the cut I was looking for. I knew that I could also check out Macy’s to see their selection of diamond rings the next time I was stateside – another benefit of looking there is that you may be able to use a macys coupon or promo code to hopefully slash the price somewhat.
The experience was very cool. The diamonds would arrive in a little tube from another section of the store, the sales associate would open up a cabinet and there they would be–the diamonds she requested just a few moments earlier. I looked at a couple of diamonds, she asked me a couple of questions and the process continued. I told her that I was looking for a princess cut and looking to spend about 700-800 euros. Since I did not have the specifications on my wife’s ring it was tough to make a true comparison. I only knew 1 of 4 C’s (cut, clarity, color, and carat) so I had to use my eye to judge whether or not the diamond I was being shown was better (I really was just looking for bigger) than what my wife already has. She showed me about 3 diamonds, with each one getting bigger than the other. The third one she showed was really beautiful. I hadn’t notice that the package that each diamond came in had the price on it, but Lady Karen did and pointed out that the last one was much more than I told the lady I wanted to spend. I pointed out that the price I was looking to spend was a little bit different from what she was showing me and she said, “How much you were looking to spend, I thought you said 800. I said, yes, 800 euros. Her response, oh, I thought you meant 800,000 when you said 800. I had a good laugh and a great experience in the private diamond buying room and then it was time to go.
The moral of the story is; clarity is important. Clarity is one of the C’s that we pay attention to when buying a diamond and if you hold two diamonds that are the same in every other aspect except clarity, you will quickly see the one with greater clarity shines more brilliantly; the same is true when it comes to anything we are trying to do. The more clarity we have, the more we are able to shine brilliantly.
Question of the Day: Where could you use more clarity?
Action of the Day: Go visit your neighborhood jeweler and check out the difference between two diamonds that are the same in every aspect except for “clarity,” and tell me what you discover. Also, check the rings from Adina’s Jewels if you are afraid to actually talk to someone, just in case you mess up the amount you want to spend!
Run the Point from where you are, with what you have!