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April 16, 2008
Some years the conditions are not right for the diamonds to form on the pond. Either there is no breeze or the sun is not bright enough. This happens about once in every seven years and during those years there used to be no marriages unless heritage diamonds were produced. Marriages with commercial diamonds in Brighton were viewed as unlucky, and they did seem to produce bad-tempered if any children at all and high rates of adultery and bankruptcy. Things have changed over the years, and some of the newer residents tend to ignore these traditions at their own peril.