When Marilyn Monroe sang “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend,” she did not only speak for American but for Irish women as well. An historic gem of an article was uncovered by IrishCental showing a women’s weekly gossip column regarding diamonds. The article from 1896 warns Irish women of being overly flashy with their diamonds, for some may mistake them for being an American (oh my!). But it didn’t take long for the writer to get to giving advice to wives on how to convince their husbands that the shimmering rock was an excellent investment. Read the full story below.