A Collection of Jewelry Quotes

November 14, 2019 – Posted in: Jewelry Blog

Jewelry is one of the highest forms of art, and due to its elusive nature, it generates a lot of thought and expression. Many of the famous voices have weighed in on jewelry. Here is a collection of our favorite quotes that relate to jewelry.

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“Big Girls Need Big Diamonds” – Elizabeth Taylor

“All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.” – Federico Fellini

“Big girls need big Diamonds.” — Elizabeth Taylor. Click here to learn about Elizabeth Taylor and her amazing engagement ring collection.

“I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself.” – Mae West

“A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” – Coco Chanel

“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.” – Mae West

“I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.” – Rita Rudner

“If you don’t know jewelry, know the jeweler.” – Warren Buffet. This is one of our favorite quotes about jewelry. It’s so so true!

“It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all.” – Mark Twain. Obviously – as those who follow our company knows – we prefer second-hand vintage diamonds to new diamonds. But we understand what Mark Twain is trying to say.

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I favor Pearls on Screen and in my private life – Grace Kelly

“I favor pearls on screen and in my private life.” – Grace kelly

“I’ve never thought of my jewelry as trophies. I’m here to take care of it and to love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty.” – Elizabeth Taylor

“Not on one strand are all life’s jewels strung.” – William Morris

“Pearls are always appropriate” – Jackie Kennedy

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People Will Stare. Make it Worth Their While. Harry Winston.

“People will stare. Make it worth their while. ” – Harry Winston

“This diamond has so many carats it’s almost a turnip.” – Richard Burton

“Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry. ” – John Lennon

“The first splurge that I did, I bought, like, an $80,000 watch, but that’s because I’m a rapper. I need jewelry.” – Cardi B

“Jewelry takes people’s mind off your wrinkles.” – Sonia Henie

Movie Quotes

Countless movies and film feature diamonds and jewelry as a core plot motivator and many more have jewelry as a critical prop. Here are a few movies that showcase jewelry in a very memorable way.

“The French are glad to die for love. They delight in fighting duels. But I prefer a man who lives… and gives expensive jewels.” – Satine, Moulin Rouge

“Mr. Warbucks, when my folks left me at the orphanage ten years ago, they left a note saying they’d come back to get me as soon as they could, and they kept the other half of this old locket so I’d know them when they came.” – Annie, Annie

“JE: But, she had sparks coming out of her ears.

RB: That’s the first sign.

JE: Of what?

RB: Cheap jewelry.” – Joanna Eberhard and Roger Bannister, Stepford Wives

“CB: So really, we’re, we’re getting married?

MB: We’re getting married. Should we get you a diamond?

CB: No. No. Just get me a really big closet.” – Carrie Bradshaw and Mr Big, Sex and the City

“How is it that the ultimate prize in the most macho sport ever invented is a piece of jewelry?” – Ali, Draft Day

“Jewels are wonderful things. They have a life of their own.” – Gregory Anton, Gaslight

“It’s all right! She just swallowed a little jewelry, enjoy your dinners.” – Holden Spence, Everyone Says I love You

“You’re just not man enough to wear jewelry.” – Woody Blake, Mission to Mars

“Sometimes, the only way to catch an uncatchable woman is to offer her a wedding ring.” – Ed Bloom Snr., Big Fish

“Real diamonds! They must be worth their weight in gold!” – Sugar Kane Kowalczyk, Some Like It Hot

Song Lyrics

There are countless songs that talk about jewelry and diamonds. Listing them all would be impossible. Here are a few examples of some of the more notable mentions.

“Tiffany’s, Cartier, Blackstar, Frost, Ghoram

Talk to me, Harry, Winston, tell me all about it,

There may come a time when a lass needs a lawyer,

But diamonds are a girl’s best friend.” – Lorelei Lee, Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend

“Diamonds never lie to me

For when love’s gone, they’ll luster on

Diamonds are forever, forever, forever” – Shirley Bassey, Diamonds Are Forever

“If I gave you diamonds and pearls

Would you be a happy boy or a girl?” – Prince, Diamonds and Pearls

“Shining bright like a diamond

We’re beautiful like diamonds in the sky” – Rihanna, Diamonds

“Oh I, I might not be flawless

But you know

I got a diamond heart” – Lady Gaga, Diamond Heart

“If you like it, then you shoulda put a ring on it” – Beyoncé, Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)

“That some day I may buy her a ring, ringa-linga

I’ve heard that’s where it leads

Wearin’ baubles, bangles, and beads” – Frank Sinatra, Baubles Bangles and Beads

“Brandy wears a braided chain

Made of finest silver from the North of Spain

A locket that bears the name

Of the man that Brandy loves” – Looking Glass, Brandy (You’re A Fine Girl)

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