Illustrating a Diamond

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“…When I was about 7 or 8 I asked my mother this question of why we cover, and to my surprise she responded with, “Let’s go shopping.” So we headed out to the mall and passed by a few stores; we went into Claire’s and saw all the beaded jewelry and the fake crystals all lying around in piles in the store. Some people touched them, some people picked them up then put them back down, some people tried them on, and most of them were not even noticed. Then we went to a diamond store. There, we saw only a few select pieces of jewelry. Rare stones, hidden under glass containers. Sealed with the highest security systems. Kept protected from the hands of those who couldn’t pay the price of handling them. My mother looked at me and said, “Which would you rather be?”

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