Jewelry is a form of body decoration. That’s true. But wearing jewelry is much more than just that. It allows people to express themselves. It’s also a way to signal social status. Moreover, wearing certain gems and stones is also intimately tied to femininity.
To can learn more, here are some of the most famous quotes about jewelry.
Jewelry and Memories
“All my jewelry has stories” – Eva Green.
Jewelry holds personal history, relevance, and significance. A piece worn may have been passed down through generations. Family heirlooms are good examples. Jewelry carries unique memories that are often difficult to part with.
“Jewelry is a treasure that lasts from one generation to another” – Dana Cheng.
You can always pass on jewelry to ensure the memories and significance of the piece lasts forever. The memories don’t have to end with you.
“What can I say about my jewelry? It speaks for itself” – Elsa Peretti.
Jewelry speaks without saying anything. Those objects might have a few or thousands of stories. The significance won’t be apparent to those seeing the jewelry but will remain evident to the wearers.
“I have a very sentimental relationship with jewelry. I wear a few pieces, and I wear them all the time” — Poppy Delevingne.
For some, receiving jewelry frequently or having a lot of it may not matter. It’s the meaning behind the pieces that is significant.
“Jewels are wonderful things. They have a life of their own” — Gregory Anton.
We don’t know the story behind some jewels. But they have their own meaning and value. Take Princess Diana’s engagement ring, which was given to Prince William and is now worn by Kate, the new Princess of Wales. All those memories of his mother are carried on the hand of his beautiful wife, assuming a life uniquely and wonderfully its own.
“A woman wears both jewelry and fragrance, and both recall happy moments of her life” – Alain Boucheron.
Jewelry, like smells, evoke past events. Think of how looking through your jewelry box elicits specific memories and feelings of excitement, happiness, and sometimes a twinge of sadness.
Jewelry and Materialism
“I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back”- Zsa Zsa Gabor.
But then again, the memories associated with the jewelry may not matter at all. Jewelry isn’t always emotional. It’s also merely material.
“I never understood girls who give away jewelry just because it came from an ex. I consider it compensation” – Georgina Bloomberg.
Jewelry shouldn’t be given away. You can still enjoy your jewelry even though the person who gave it to you might not be with you anymore. Georgina asks us to look at it as a payment. After all, they received your love, patience, devotion, and time. Why throw it out or give it away?
“Diamonds are a girl’s best friend” – Carol Channing (performed by Marilyn Monroe).
Marilyn conveys how material items (in this case jewelry) are more valuable to a woman than non-material things like love. Men may come and go, but diamonds are forever.
“A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls” – Coco Chanel.
“People Will Stare. Make it Worth Their While” – Harry Winston.
Coco Chanel expresses how women should be showered with lavish, sophisticated, luxurious pearls. She feel this way as pearls reflect the elegance and sophistication of womanhood. However, it’s also likely that she thinks women deserve to be appreciated and loved in this way.
“If a girl says not to get her a birthday present, that means get me a birthday present and make sure it’s jewelry” – Kami Garcia.
Jewelry signals love and affection. Women want to be shown that. Often, giving your special someone jewelry is a way to express your appreciation for them.
Jewelry as a Reflection of the Self
“I favor pearls on screen and in my private life” – Grace Kelly.
The meaning of jewelry reflects a woman’s perception of herself. Think of how a woman decorates her home. It’s often a display of her inner being. Jewelry also has a personal narrative. Pearls historically represent a symbol of refinement and good taste. Thus, Grace Kelly wore pearls to express how she viewed herself and, importantly, how she wanted others to see her. Refined, beautiful, and classy. Jackie Kennedy, known for being classy herself, would nod in agreement. She famously said, “Pearls are always appropriate”.
“Don’t find you need to wear jewelry for others but for your own pleasure. It feels wonderful” — Carolina Herrera.
Putting on your favorite earrings can be something that you enjoy. It’s about something other than showing off what you have. Sometimes, you wear things to make yourself feel good.
“Jewelry is like the perfect spice – it always complements what’s already there” – Diane Von Furstenberg.
You may feel like you shine like a diamond or sparkle like an emerald. If a loved one treats you to a piece of jewelry, it can represent your shining personality.
“I feel undressed if I don’t have my pearls on. My pearls are my security blanket” – Lady Sarah Churchill.
For Sarah, the pearls have become a part of her. It reflects who she is, and she takes comfort in wearing them.
“Wearing jewels is a way to express the woman you are. Without saying a word” – Chopard
Wearing jewelry is a personal choice. You can express who you are by wearing certain pieces.
“I like jewelry. Big rings, big necklaces. Shoes, belts, luggage” – Janel Parrish.
Sometimes, you might decide to go for ‘big’ pieces to express your character or personality. It might reflect how you feel about your larger-than-life self.
“Jewelry has the power to be this little thing that can make you feel unique.” – Jennie Kwon.
Every person has a personal connection to the jewelry they wear. It might be something it symbolizes that makes it powerful, magical, and unique.
“Beauty is who you are… Jewelry is simply the icing on the cake” – Misty Burgess.
Jewelry doesn’t make you beautiful. But like icing, it can help you shine and make something good even better.
Jewelry and Womanhood
“I love jewelry—gold and diamonds. I’m a woman” – Monica Bellucci.
This quote shows the connection between jewelry and being a woman. Possessing, wearing, and valuing jewelry are passed down through various rituals. When little girls play with their mom’s jewelry and later receive, purchase, or inherit their own, they uphold a tradition. There are many occasions and socially significant milestones when this happens: Mother’s Day, birthdays, Christmas, anniversaries, engagements, graduation, work-related rituals, and more.
“I obviously have a great love and appreciation of jewelry, thanks to my mother, much to the dismay of both my father and my boyfriends” – Ivanka Trump.
As Ivanaka explains, the love of jewelry was learned, cultivated, and passed down by Ivanaka’s mother. Like many women, Ivanka expects her love of jewelry to be nurtured by the ones who care for her.
“Into every girl’s life, a little diamond should fall” – Elizabeth Taylor.
Taylor felt that jewelry, particularly diamonds, was something natural and necessary for every girl to possess. Women, she felt, were inherently deserving of such beautiful objects.
“You can always tell the kind of person a man really thinks you are by the earrings he gives you” – Audrey Hepburn.
Many feel that the gifted jewelry signals what the other person feels about you, as a woman and as a person. If it’s expensive, fancy, or gold, it shows the worth they associate with you. Jewelry is a personal and expressive gift.
Performing Femininity Through Jewelry
“If I had my way, I’d wear jewelry, a great pair of heels, and nothing else – Jada Pinkett Smith.
Jada is speaking of jewelry as empowerment for women. But also, about how jewelry complements a woman’s beauty. Gems, gold, and diamonds are a part of a feminine aesthetic and allure.
“Wear a fabulous smile and great jewelry, and know that you are totally and utterly in control” – Donatella Versace.
For women, wearing and possessing jewelry is a way to support and promote womanhood and femininity. By putting on jewelry, a woman feels more powerful, in control, and assertive.
Jewelry and Social Status
“Your jewelry introduces you before you speak”– Unknown.
Wearing jewelry is a sign of social status. Wearing large diamonds or emeralds shows you’ve accomplished success in life. Some may want to demonstrate wealth, power, and status by wearing fabulous jewelry pieces.
“Big girls need big diamonds” ? Elizabeth Taylor.
Possessions have symbolic value. Jewelry may be worn to display status and wealth. Elizabeth Taylor felt an important girl (i.e., a big girl) needed a big diamond to display her wealth and character.
Jewelry and Emotion
“Jewelry is something that has to do with emotion. That aspect of jewelry really interests me” – Ann Demeulemeester.
This quote conveys how jewelry may be given as a gift to express emotion. Often, a piece may represent intimacy, passion, or commitment. Jewelry is often gifted to a lover or partner on special occasions.
“Above all, jewels are symbols of love” — Judith Miller.
Unique gems and stones can signal different things to a lover or partner. Choosing the right one when you’re picking something out is essential to symbolize your special bond.
“These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of” — George Elliot.
The sparkling colors of certain gemstones can captivate and take our breath away. We can’t always say what we feel when we look at exceptional jewelry, but the emotions are strong.
“A piece of jewelry is often a piece of art. But it only becomes valuable when emotions are added to it ” – Unknown.
This quote defies the materialism often associated with gems and stones. It acknowledges that the value derives from the emotions added to it by the wearer or the giver.
“Jewelry is a very personal thing… it should tell a story about the person who’s wearing it” – Garance Daré.
jewelry is an emotional, personal, and memory vessel. The piece may elicit positive energy because it was given during a happy event or past emotion related to when it was given or purchased.
“If I’m not feeling good, I load on jewelry. It gives me energy and makes me feel happy” – Kate Hudson.
The owner of a piece of jewelry may feel an emotion when wearing it. Suppose a ring was passed down by a mother to her daughter. In that case, it might represent the depth of the relationship: trust, commitment over problems, and happiness.
Jewelry and Fashion
“I think jewelry can change an outfit more than anything else” – Iris Apfel.
Jewelry can change how your outfit ‘speaks.’ Whether you decide to accessorize with a ring or bulky bracelets, your choice of jewelry can elevate your look to a whole new level. That’s why fashion designers and jewelers sometimes work together to create different styles.
“I like for jewelry to tell a story and to be able to talk about what I’m wearing. That’s more important to me than a name, brand, or label” – Nikki Reed.
Jewelry isn’t about the brand. It’s about being able to convey something personal. What matters is what that story means to the person wearing it, not anyone else.
“Trends come and go, and style evolves. It’s important to have pieces of jewelry that are timeless and look chic despite ever-changing fashions” – Karen Elson.
Sometimes, you want chose an item that will stand the test of time. In this case, you’d like to have something vintage, something classic that can go with an outfit you can wear anytime.
“A timeless piece of jewelry, like pearls or stud earrings, has lasting value. I bought a vintage ring for $600 with my first paycheck; I plan to pass it down to my daughter” — Ivanka Trump.
As Ivanka observes, vintage pieces are inherently valuable because they can be worn all the time. But vintage jewelry can also be passed down without ever going out of style.
“I think part of the beauty of our relationship with jewelry is that it can change and evolve as we do ourselves” – Erika Christensen.
The jewelry we pick out when we’re 14 differs from when we’re 38. Jewelry gives us room to express ourselves and shows our growth as a person.
Jewelry and Glamor
“I dream in jewelry” – Rachel Zoe.
This quote represents how essential accessories are to make a woman feel glamorous. You can experiment with different things: hats, necklaces, and shoes, and trade them around until you get the look you want.
“I love to be casual and comfortable, but I also love the easy glamour of wearing jewelry all the time” – Elizabeth Taylor.
Anyone can feel glamorous by accessorizing with jewelry. Whether it’s a bracelet, earrings, or belt, jewelry can make an outfit pop and add a bit of glamor to your life.
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What the Top 40 Quotes Tell Us About Jewelry
Jewelry is a form of personal expression and display of social status. It is also a form of art, a means to display someone’s sense of style while simultaneously affirming feminine beauty. Jewelry has a wide range of expressions for people in different circumstances.
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