Monday, December 22, 2008

"Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend"

Since I heard this "Kay Jewelers" commercials "Every kiss begins with Kay."
I did this cool mind search, just to share:

Marilyn Monroe sings "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" in the movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953)

The name diamond is derived from the ancient Greek ἀδάμας (adámas), "unbreakable, untamed", from ἀ- (a-), "un-" + δαμάω (damáō), "to overpower, to tame"(that's why I like Leo diamonds)

Diamonds are specifically renowned as a material with superlative physical qualities; they make excellent abrasives because they can be scratched only by other diamonds (or another woman)

They are commonly judged by “four Cs”: carat, clarity, color, and cut (and also fifth "C": cash)

Buy this premium quality 'Diamonds are a Girl's best friend' T-shirt. Select from various styles, colors and sizes or create your own(for dumb and losers!)

Finally this,Dr. Helen writes: I never understood the whole concept of a woman wanting jewelry from a man, especially diamonds, until I read the book Why Beautiful People Have More Daughters. In the book, two evolutionary psychologists explain why people do what they do. Why are diamonds a girl's best friend? The authors conclude that women have to discriminate between "dads" and "cads" among male suitors. In order to find the guy that will stay with her and help her with children, she looks for two qualities: "the ability to acquire and accumulate resources, and the willingness to invest them in her and her children." A good way to screen for men who are both willing and able to invest is to demand an expensive gift--known as a courtship gift or nuptial gift in evolutionary biology. Not just any expensive gift will do. A Mercedes or house does not usually fill the bill--for these might have intrinsic value to the man if he likes European cars or is interested in real estate. A courtship gift, according to the book, must be costly and lack intrinsic value and be useless.Diamonds and flowers are beautiful and their beauty lies in their inherent uselessness; "this is why Volvos and potatoes are not beautiful." So guys, apparently, gifts that are "costly but worthless"--facilitate courtship, according to a recent study mentioned in the book."The researchers note that such extravagant gifts have the added benefit for men of deterring 'gold diggers,' women who promise to mate in exchange for a gift but then desert without mating after receiving it." So, it seems that diamonds serve as a litmus test for how a woman feels about you!

I may say that I like diamonds with five "Cs" and I know that the "First cut is the deepest"!

But the real question is that if "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend" then who are we (guys) ?


Anonymous. said...

Nice research, so why not research for the other way round, means what re guys for girls :P Might be ur successful in finding another research article.
Most of the women find materialistic things worthy, most don't. Its just about tastes.

siras said...

Well, if that's the question, then they say a dog is a man's best friend! In that way we can ask the same thing what are we then (as in girls) :P

As Anon said, it's all about choices you might end up with a girl for whom you're the best friend or you might end up with a girl for whom a diamond is her best friend1 :)

Anonymous said...

who are guys? or just a guy in a woman's life?
you really wanna know?
When a woman wants to belong to something or someone... she may not need a home or a rich ass, she ll settle for the guy gives her that sense of belonging!

YH said...

A dog is a man's best friend. Seriously, so much better than a diamond. Atleast we get affection from a dog.

The Luscious one! said...

Good show!!

I recently started a blog of mine. I would love it if you would add me to your blog roll and vice verse.

Daanish said...

siras,you raised a very strong point,lets keep it to choices we make:diamond first or dog first!

seher,your point is "When a woman wants to belong to something or someone... she may not need a home or a rich ass, she ll settle for the guy gives her that sense of belonging!"

In the beginning yes,but later its complicated.You know it will ONLY happen if the parties involve take sense of belonging as a spiritual journey for this life and afterwards ! I do!

YH,sorry for your experience(s)but I disagree,I think there is No substitute for a loving Man or Woman friendship!

Lucious,thank you!

Anonymous said...

we are the guys who make sure that the girls do meet their best friends, diamonds :P

Anonymous said...

hail guys hail!

Anonymous said...

This is weird.
But I remember clealy commenting on this post of yours.
Have you deleted it?

Daanish said...

No,not weird,you are just reading a different day blog.Your comments are located on


ahsan said...

so i have to buy diamond for my girl friend.