Jewelry Quotes

The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens. - Author Unknown

Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles. - Sonja Henie

These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of. - George Eliot

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

There is in them a softer fire than the ruby, there is the brilliant purple of the amethyst, and the sea green of the emerald - all shining together in incredible union. Some by their splendor rival the colors of the painters, others the flame of burning sulphur or of fire quickened by oil. - Pliny, about the opal

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

There are worlds in an opal. - Astrid Alauda

Perhaps time's definition of coal is the diamond. - Kahlil Gibran

As though pure white snow flashed and sparkled with the color of bright ruddy wine, and was overcome by this radiance. - Author unknown, about opal

Don't ever wear artistic jewelry; it wrecks a woman's reputation. - Colette, Gigi, 1944, translated

No gold-digging for me; I take diamonds! We may be off the gold standard someday. - Mae West

This diamond has so many carats it's almost a turnip. - Richard Burton

I really think that American gentlemen are the best after all, because kissing your hand may make you feel very very good but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever. - Anita Loos

Gold! gold! gold! gold!
Bright and yellow, hard and cold!
- Thomas Hood

The jeweler allows me to wear the sapphire blue lake on my finger, the emerald green leaves around my neck, and take the citrine sunset with me wherever I go. Jewelry has become my daytime link to nature in an office with no windows. And if I have to work late, there's nothing like diamond stars and a pearl full moon against an onyx night sky. - Astrid Alauda, "Office With No Windows"

My husband gave me a necklace. It's fake. I requested fake. Maybe I'm paranoid, but in this day and age, I don't want something around my neck that's worth more than my head. - Rita Rudner

Opal is the multi-gem. - Astrid Alauda

Diamonds are only chunks of coal,
That stuck to their jobs, you see.
- Minnie Richard Smith, "Stick to Your Job"

The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen if the eye is too near. - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Rich and rare were the gems she wore,
And a bright gold ring on her hand she bore.
- Thomas Moore

Let us not be too particular. It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all. - Mark Twain

October's child is born for woe,
And life's vicissitudes must know;
But lay an Opal on her breast,
And hope will lull those woes to rest.
- Author Unknown

Now the melancholy God protect thee, and the tailor make thy garments of changeable taffeta, for thy mind is opal. - William Shakespeare, The Twelfth Night

With melted opals for my milk,
Pearl-leaf for my cracker.
- Gwendolyn Brooks

Posy and pearls
Amethyst and gold
Forever you and I
Our precious love to hold.
- Astrid Alauda

The three rings of marriage are the engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering. - Author Unknown

But not gold in commercial quantities,
Just enough gold to make the engagement rings
And marriage rings of those who owned the farm.
What gold more innocent could one have asked for?
- Robert Frost

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry. - Rita Rudner

For years it has done its job. It has led me not into temptation. It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it's time to go home. It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion. It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward. - Erma Bombeck, about her wedding ring

A woman wears her tears like jewelry. - Author Unknown

Flowers that are so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their coloring as gorgeous as the heavens, had through thousands of years been the heritage of children - honored as the jewelry of God.... - Thomas De Quincey

emerald as heavy
as a golf course, ruby as dark
as an afterbirth,
diamond as white as sun
on the sea...
- Anne Sexton

Mysterious opals contain the wonders of the skies - sparkling rainbows, fireworks, and lightning, shifting and moving in their depths. - Author Unknown

The difference between false memories and true ones is the same as for jewels: it is always the false ones that look the most real, the most brilliant. - Salvador Dalí

Among Life's precious jewels,
Genuine and rare,
The one that we call friendship
Has worth beyond compare.
- Author Unknown

For me the diamond dawns are set
In rings of beauty...
- John Townsend Trowbridge

If my love to you can't be said in a posy, it can't be said in a library. - Grey Livingston

The questions are diamonds you hold in the light. Study a lifetime and you see different colors from the same jewel. The same questions, asked again, bring you just the answers you need just the minute you need them. - Richard Bach, Running From Safety

Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with. - Thomas Carlyle

Our love is a posy
Encircling our lives.
- Grey Livingston

The story of Harold Ross, the New Yorker and me is a mere footnote to the story of our time, and we might as well face the truth that to researchers of the future, poking about among the ruins of time, we shall all be tiny glitters. But then, so are diamonds. - James Thurber

Some asked me where the rubies grew,
And nothing I did say;
But with my finger pointed to
The lips of Julia.
- Robert Herrick

The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment, are diamonds and pearls. - Jean de la Bruyere, translated from French

The earth is like a beautiful bride who needs no manmade jewels to heighten her loveliness. - Kahlil Gibran

Poesy engraved on the ring
Love engraved on my heart.
- Astrid Alauda

It was as though he had cut up the sky, melted down a flower garden, tossed in some jewels and made it into glass. - Hugh McKean, this is not referring to jewelry but to Tiffany's glass

Some men's memory is like a box where a man should mingle his jewels with his old shoes. - George Savile

Hamlet: Is this a prologue, or the posy of a ring?
Ophelia: 'Tis brief, my lord.
Hamlet: As woman's love.
- William Shakespeare, Hamlet

Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect. - Chinese Proverb

I would rather be adorned by beauty of character than jewels. Jewels are the gift of fortune, while character comes from within. - Titus Maccius Plautus

Not on one strand are all life's jewels strung. - William Morris

If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom. - Lemuel K. Washburn, Is The Bible Worth Reading And Other Essays, 1911

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. - Chinese Proverb

Brief as the posy
Briefer yet my time
on earth with you.
Marry me.
- Grey Livingston


At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first.-Ethel Merman


But I do mean to say, I have heard her declare, When at the same moment she had on a dress Which cost five hundred dollars, and not a cent less, And jewelry worth ten times more, I should guess, That she had not a thing in the wide world to wear!-William Allen Butler


But the Milanese have made bad choices, bad fashion, and bad jewelry.-Christian Lacroix


I am happy to receive any items of jewelry.-Katie Price


I have tons of jewelry. I like to wear a lot of it.-Amber Tamblyn


I majored in fashion design in school, and I have always wanted to design my own line of clothing, jewelry, and stuff like that; so this was just a step for me in that direction.-Diana Ross


I remember opening my dad's closet and there were, like, 40 suits, every color of the rainbow, plaid and winter and summer. He had two jewelry boxes full of watches and lighters and cuff links. And just... he was that guy. He was probably unfulfilled in his life in many ways.-Jon Hamm


I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They've experienced pain and bought jewelry.-Rita Rudner


In both business and personal life, I've always found that travel inspires me more than anything else I do. Evidence of the languages, cultures, scenery, food, and design sensibilities that I discover all over the world can be found in every piece of my jewelry.-Ivanka Trump


Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles.-Sonja Henie


Jewelry, to me, is a pain in the derriere, because you have to be watching it all the time.-Eartha Kitt


Men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage - they've experienced pain and bought jewelry.-Rita Rudner


There were no jewelry hidden. Walt wanted this atmosphere: They were supposed to live here, they've been outside somewhere, but they could come back at any minute and catch us.-John Hench


Well, I never studied design and I went to art school to study art, you know, sculpture and things like that, and ended up making things like sculpture and started making chairs and jewelry together and that's how I started.-Marc Newson


Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you'll just rattle your jewelry.-John Lennon

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