Given society’s fascination with gemstones and with pearls in particular, it’s no surprise that pearls have become the centerpieces for a variety of conversation topics. Here are a number of our favorite quotes about our favorite gems:
Pearls are always appropriate.
– Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.
– Jean de la Bruyere
A women needs ropes and ropes of pearls.
– Coco Chanel
All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.
– Federico Fellini
With melted opals for my milk. Pearl-leaf for my cracker.
– Gwendolyn Brooks
Why is it that men can be bastards and women must wear pearls and smile?
-Lynn Hecht Schafren
I feel undressed if I don’t have my pearls on. My pearls are my security blanket.
– Lady Sarah Churchill
There is just one piece of jewelry that is equally becoming to everybody, lovely with almost every ensemble, appropriate for almost any occasion, and indispensable in every woman’s wardrobe…long live the pearl necklace, true or false, from our first date until our last breath!
– Genevieve Antoine Dariaux
I favor pearls on screen and in my private life.
– Grace Kelly
Dive into the sea of thought, and find there pearls beyond price.
– Moses ibn Ezra
You can’t ever go wrong with pearls. Perhaps pearls are a girl’s best friend after all.
– Ki Hackney
In diving to the bottom of pleasure, we bring up more gravel than pearls.
– Honore de Balzac
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