I have tons of jewelry. I like to wear a lot of it.
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.
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.
There are worlds in an opal.
Opal is the multi-gem.
I always wear the same thing at home. I can’t be bothered with jewelry. My pants have elastic waists. I like to be comfortable. There are so many more important things to worry about.
There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.
I hope that women everywhere will wear this jewelry and feel the passion and love that is, to me, the real spirit of True Harmony.
Gold cannot be pure, and people cannot be perfect.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.
The Milanese have made bad choices, bad fashion, and bad jewelry.
Don’t ever wear artistic jewelry; it wrecks a woman’s reputation.
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.
Jewelry, to me, is a pain in the derriere, because you have to be watching it all the time.
Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy. The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.
Edwin Hubbel Chapin
I’d rather have roses on my table than diamonds on my neck.
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.
I’ve been on a constant diet for the last two decades. I’ve lost a total of 789 pounds. By all accounts, I should be hanging from a charm bracelet.
At a flea market I always head for the junk jewelry table first.
All art is autobiographical; the pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.
These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of.
Some men’s memory is like a box where a man should mingle his jewels with his old shoes.
I had very good dentures once. Some magnificent gold work. It’s the only form of jewelry a man can wear that women fully appreciate.
If my love to you can’t be said in a posy, it can’t be said in a library.
The jewelry business is a very, very tough business – tougher than the computer business. You truly have to understand how to take care of your customers.
With melted opals for my milk. Pearl-leaf for my cracker.
In the age of acorns, before the times of Ceres, a single barley-corn had been of more value to mankind than all the diamonds of the mines of India.
In diving to the bottom of pleasure we bring up more gravel than pearls.
Honore de Balzac
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.
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.
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.
The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment, are diamonds and pearls.
Jean de la Bruyere
For me, hair is an accoutrement. Hair is jewelry. It’s an accessory.
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.
Will the people in the cheaper seats clap your hands? And the rest of you, if you’ll just rattle your jewelry.
A man’s got two shots for jewelry: a wedding ring and a watch. The watch is a lot easier to get on and off than a wedding ring.
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.
Many individuals have, like uncut diamonds, shining qualities beneath a rough exterior.
The earth is like a beautiful bride who needs no manmade jewels to heighten her loveliness.
Perhaps time’s definition of coal is the diamond.
I am happy to receive any items of jewelry.
If wisdom and diamonds grew on the same tree we could soon tell how much men loved wisdom.
Lemuel K. Washburn
Manners must adorn knowledge and smooth its way in the world, without them it is like a great rough diamond, very well in a closet by way of curiosity, and also for its intrinsic value; but most prized when polished.
In the future, I’d like to make jewelry and sell it under my own name. But right now, I’ve got enough on my plate!
Why is it that men can be bastards and women must wear pearls and smile?
Lynn Hecht Schafren
Jewelry and pins have been worn throughout history as symbols of power, sending messages. Interestingly enough, it was mostly men who wore the jewelry in various times, and obviously crowns were part of signals that were being sent throughout history by people of rank.
I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself.
I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.
No gold-digging for me. I take diamonds! We may be off the gold standard someday.
It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.
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.
Let us not be too particular. It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all.
It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all.
I prefer liberty to chains of diamonds.
Mary Wortley Montagu
I’m going to get up every morning at 6:30 to work out. Then, when I’ve kept with it all week, I give myself something I really want, like a new handbag or a piece of jewelry I’m coveting.
I feel naked without jewelry. If I’m having a bad hair day, I pick something from my huge collection of hats.
Jewelry should not upstage you. I pick one hot point on my body that I’m going to highlight. Let one area do the singing – you don’t want to hear three songs at once.
Whether I’m making a recipe or a piece of jewelry or a white-rose-and-jasmine tea or the perfume, I like to think of myself as a happy little sorceress, and if I could just have a little general store with all that stuff and give people a sense of my taste, that would be lovely.
You don’t want your jewelry to make you look fat. A lot of what’s out there now does – you just wind up looking like a Christmas tree.
I don’t buy fur coats or jewelry. I have old cars.
When we long for life without difficulties, remind us that oaks grow strong in contrary winds and diamonds are made under pressure.
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.
The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen if the eye is too near.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Guard well your spare moments. They are like uncut diamonds. Discard them and their value will never be known. Improve them and they will become the brightest gems in a useful life.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
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.
This diamond has so many carats it’s almost a turnip.
I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage. They’ve experienced pain and bought jewelry.
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.
The most precious jewels are not made of stone, but of flesh.
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.
My years of living the jet-set life were fun, but they weren’t fulfilling. The perks and benefits were lovely, but all of the fabulous furs, fancy jewelry and fun fetes simply weren’t enough to fill my soul.
I love jewelry – rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, you name it.
Jewelry takes people’s minds off your wrinkles.
A lot of the jewelry that I wear are fan gifts because they’re so awesome and they give me great presents.
There are worlds in an opal.
Adversity is the diamond dust Heaven polishes its jewels with.
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
Gold! gold! gold! gold! Bright and yellow, hard and cold!
Rich and rare were the gems she wore, And a bright gold ring on her hand she bore.
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
The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.
As though pure white snow flashed and sparkled with the color of bright ruddy wine, and was overcome by this radiance.
The three rings of marriage are the engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.
A woman wears her tears like jewelry.
Mysterious opals contain the wonders of the skies – sparkling rainbows, fireworks, and lightning, shifting and moving in their depths.
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and a man’s worst enemy.
A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a witty person, but a pebble in the hands of a fool.
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
There are many sham diamonds in this life which pass for real, and vice versa.
William Makepeace Thackeray
Not on one strand are all life’s jewels strung.
Proverbs are mental gems gathered in the diamond districts of the mind.
William R. Alger
Now the melancholy God protect thee, and the tailor make thy garments of changeable taffeta, for thy mind is opal.