5 famous quotes about jewelry you should know


Jewelry is always a conversation starter and it’s the subject of some of history’s most famous quotes. You’ll have heard many of them, but do you know who said them? We’ll fill you in.

Iconic quotes about jewelry:

  1. Diamonds are girl’s best friend”: One of the most famous quotes about jewelry and one of Marilyn Monroe’s most memorable lines. The great actress popularized it worldwide in the musical Gentlemen Prefer Blondes.


  1. You can’t cry on a diamond’s shoulder, and diamonds don’t keep you warm at night, but they’re sure fun, when the sun shines”: a memorable line from the one and only Elizabeth Taylor. Throughout her life, the violet-eyed actress managed to accumulate an incredible jewelry collection that was sold after her death.
  2. “I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself.” The brilliant Mae West was the brains behind this quote. The actress, singer, and playwright was known for her irony and cheek.


  1. A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” Coco Chanel, who uttered this famous phrase, was a great fan of pearls as jewelry and fashion statement. She applied pearls in different ways to many of her designs and the multi-strand necklace was one of the basics of her style.
  2. It is hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world,” Dolly Parton said of herself. In addition to being a legendary American singer, she is famous for her wit and humor.

These quotes have become legendary, but there are many more on the subject of jewelry. What’s your favorite?