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Because a friendship has multiple aspects and you've determined the friendship taken as a whole is a net benefit to you.

For example, maybe they have a great sense of humour, or give good advice, or they invite you to things you like the sound of, or you share a great many interests with them.




> For example, maybe they have a great sense of humour, or give good advice

If they think failure to purchase a diamond makes you a lesser person in any way, I sincerely doubt either of those might still be true...




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