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- infinite /IN-fuh-nit/
- drive /drahyv/
- ethical /ETH-i-kuhl/
- reassure /ree-uh-SHOOR/
- embrace /em-BREYS/
[adjective] – without limits; extremely large or great
Her patience was infinite all throughout the training period.
[verb] – to force someone or something to go somewhere or do something
Traffic congestion in the city is driving people to move to the countryside.
[adjective] – relating to beliefs about what is morally right and wrong
Companies must address ethical issues.
[verb] – to comfort someone and stop them from worrying
The bus driver reassured passengers that they will arrive in town on time.
[verb] – to accept something enthusiastically
Elle wanted me to embrace my talents and skills.
The growing interest in factory-grown diamonds is likely due to their cost. The average retail price of the most popular one-carat round, man-made diamond for an engagement ring in March was $2,318, which is 73% cheaper than a natural diamond of the same size, cut, and clarity,” said Golan. “Natural diamonds were formed over 800 million to three billion years and there isn’t an infinite supply of them.” The world’s largest jewelry company, Pandora (PANDY), announced that it would stop using mined diamonds and would shift to lab-created diamonds. The move is part of the company’s effort to sell sustainable jewelry and meet rising consumer demand. Ethical concerns are driving millennials and Gen Z to reassess their purchases and switch to non-traditional engagement rings, based on a report from the wedding planning website The Knot. [Consumers] want to know the origins of their stones and be reassured they’re conflict-free. They’re embracing the choice to purchase a piece of fine jewelry that aligns with their values,” said Don O’Connell, President and CEO of jewelry company Charles & Colvard.
- What are some popular jewelry brands in your country? Please tell me something about them.
- Would you be interested to work as a jeweler? Why or why not?
- If you could invent an object that could help the environment, what would it be?
- Do you think lab-grown diamonds are better than natural diamonds?
- In your opinion, what would the future of the jewelry industry look like?