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A kiss on the hand may be so Continental, but diamonds aren’t forever anymore

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/singles/article/a_kiss_on_the_hand_may_be_so_continental_but_diamonds_arent_forever_anymore

When I turned 18 years old, my parents gave me a pair of diamond earrings. Later that same night at a comedy club, when a comedian on stage asked me what I got for my birthday, I showed him the diamonds. "You must be Jewish, right?" he said. I was -- still am, as a matter of fact. But I didn't know yet about Jews and diamonds. I'm not talking about the diamond industry, in which Israeli and Diaspora Jews are heavily involved, but in the purchase and wearing of diamonds.

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