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Stop Throwing Out Your Diamonds

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Upcycling: it doesn’t mean trying to ride your bike uphill.

Upcycling is the process of converting waste materials or useless products into new materials or products of better quality or for better environmental value.” – according to the esteemed folks at Wikipedia.

You’ve always known that you could recycle your cans and bottles, for a small profit even.  Your local coffee shop has receptacles for plastics, paper and compostable trash.  Your automotive store accepts used car batteries for proper disposal and eventually reuse.  So why stop there?

The probability of someone referring to a diamond as “waste material” is slim, but you get the idea.

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The Top 10 Famous Diamonds in Movies

Real diamonds have captured people’s imaginations for centuries, so it’s only natural that Hollywood would use fictional diamonds to raise the stakes and inject a bit of drama into their movies. At Diamond Lighthouse, we’re fascinated by diamonds, and we’re always interested in how they’re portrayed in film. Here are 10 of the most well-known uses of diamonds in major Hollywood movies.

10. Snatch

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Guy Ritchie’s second feature film centers on a gambling addict trying to fence a stolen 84-carat diamond. Predictably, dealing with criminal diamond dealers doesn’t go well and the massive rock ends up getting swallowed by a dog. Don’t ask. By the end, there’s been a confusing series of twists and turns involving British gangsters, bare-knuckle boxers and a visit to the veterinarian. Don’t worry, the dog lives.

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