Diamonds Are A Girls Best Friend

Media Type: Music Topic: Behavioral Economics

Marilyn Monroe

Click here to listen to this song.

From the movie "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," Marilyn Monroe sings about diamonds being a girl's best friend. Interpret the lyrics "Men Grow Cold/As Girls Grow Old/) in light of "Rings and Promises" by Margaret Brinig (Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization 1990). Why might diamond wedding rings persist given that increased career opportunities for women have eliminated much of the need for a 'wedding bond'? Do you see the diamond engagement ring disappearing over time? Why or why not?

Available on iTunes Available on
Your Thoughts
Was this helpful to you?
(1 votes)
Related Content

What People are saying...

Who's Dirk?
More on the man, himself. Meet Dirk
Econ Media Library
Check out multimedia tools, videos and more in our Media Library