100 Quotes About the Timeless Beauty of a Jewelry

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Jewelry has always been a part of human history, dating back 25,000 years ago. It’s worn for its aesthetic appeal, but also as a form of self-expression. Sometimes, jewelry is worn simply for cultural or superstitious reasons. But regardless of the reason that you choose to wear jewelry, it always says something about you.

This collection of jewelry quotes highlights just how much jewelry (or the lack of it) impacts a person’s appearance, the reasons why jewelry has always been valued, and how to wear jewelry with confidence and style.  

“Your jewelry introduces you before you speak.”

Madison Gem 

“You wear your jewelry, don’t let it wear you.”

Masaba Gupta 

“You can’t cry on a diamond’s shoulder, and diamonds won’t keep you warm at night, but they are sure fun when the sun shines.”

Elizabeth Taylor 

“Women should not go without earrings. Passing on them is an opportunity missed.”

Jennifer Lopez 

“Wear a fabulous smile, and great jewelry, and know that you are totally and utterly in control.”

Donatella Versace 

“We must buy jewelry; it identifies us with our tribe, just as body piercing identifies those of a different tribe.”

Paulo Coelho 

“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 

“Transformation, punch, individuality: One or all of the above is why you should wear jewelry.”

Iris Apfel 

“The secret of my success? You just paint women smaller and their jewelry bigger.”

Kees Van Dongen 

“The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment, are diamonds and pearls.”  

Jean de la Bruyere

“You’re never fully dressed without jewelry.”


“Keep stars with you in the form of a diamond.”


“Jewels are like a tribute to being a woman.”


“Jewelry takes people’s minds off your wrinkles.”

Sarah Phillips 

“Women don’t care if it’s paper or scissors. Rock always wins.”


“Surround yourself with diamonds, not negativity.”

Gem Hunt 

“These gems have life in them: their colors speak, say what words fail of.”

George Eliot 

“If I were a woman, I would wear the same dress for a month and only change my hat and gloves. Maybe the shoes too. Although in reality are the jewels that modify an outfit.”

Manolo Blahnik 

“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 

“I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit.”

Michael Kors 

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

Mae West 

“I love to be casual and comfortable, but I also love the easy glamour of wearing jewelry all the time.”

Elizabeth Taylor 

“If there was a choice of spending a lot of money on accessories or dresses, I always chose accessories. I think jewelry can change an outfit more than anything else.”

Iris Apfel 

“I adore wearing gems, but not because they are mine. You can’t possess radiance; you can only admire it.”

Elizabeth Taylor 

“All my jewelry has stories.”

Eva Green 

“I treat clothing or a piece of jewelry like it was a piece of art.”

Daphne Guinness 

“The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.”

Grace Kelly 

“A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.” 

Grace Kelly 

“No gold-digging for me: I take diamonds! We may be off the gold standard someday.”

Mae West 

“Jewelry is like the perfect spice; it always complements what’s already there.”

Diane Von Furstenberg 

“I see bold accessories as a woman’s armor.”

Rachel Zoe 

“An outfit without jewelry is like a cupcake without frosting.”


“Classy girls wear pearls.”


“Jewelry has the power to be this one little thing that can make you feel unique.”

Jennie Kwon 

“I am fond of beauty, be it clothes, jewelry, or just life. It has to be the best.”

Amrita Rao 

“Don’t leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend.”

Amy Sedaris 

“For those of you in the cheap seats I’d like ya to clap your hands to this one; the rest of you can just rattle your jewelry!”

John Lennon 

“True friends are like diamonds: Bright, beautiful, valuable, and always in style.”

Nicole Richie 

“Big girls need big diamonds.”

Elizabeth Taylor 

“The girl wore her scars the way some women wore their finest jewelry.”

Sarah J. Maas 

“Cheap jewelry, however, is worse than no jewelry at all, and there are very few things in life that are worse than no jewelry at all.”

Jill Conner Browne 

“If women are diamonds or gold, then men got to be jewelry designers.”

Lebo Grand 

“Jewelry is an Art and manufacturer is an Artist.”

SMGL Gemstone and Jewelry 

“Wearing jewelry is a way to express the woman you are without saying a word.”


“I think part of the beauty of our relationship with jewelry is that it can change and evolve as we do ourselves.”

Erika Christensen 

“A piece of jewelry is often a piece of art. But it only becomes valuable when emotions are added to it.”


“Jewelry is a very personal thing. It should tell a story about the person who’s wearing it.”  

Garance Daré

“Jewelry is a treasure that lasts from one generation to another.”

Dana Cheng 

“I dress for other people, but my jewelry is for me.”

Anna Solowij 

“I just think white jewelry to me looks the richest. It’s clean and rich.”

Yo Gotti 

“Jewelry, to me, is a pain in the derriere, because you have to be watching it all the time.”  

Eartha Kitt

“My favorite thing in my wardrobe is my jewelry.”

Kate Reardon 

“I’m crazy about jewelry; swimwear and jewelry.”

Candice Swanepoel 

“Jewelry is incredibly feminine and reflects the grace and beauty of a women’s style like nothing else.”

Ivanka Trump 

“Accessories are important and becoming more and more important every day. They can completely change the look of an outfit, and women like the idea of having a wardrobe that’s versatile. For instance, a strong piece of jewelry can make a simple outfit look elegant.”  

Giorgio Armani

“If I’m not feeling good, I load on jewelry. It gives me energy and makes me feel happy.”  

Kate Hudson

“Costume jewelry is not made to give women an aura of wealth, but to make them beautiful.”

Coco Chanel 

“Dive into the sea of thought and find their pearls beyond price.”

Moses ibn Ezra 

“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 

“I love how significant jewelry is throughout the world and throughout time. People have been adorning themselves with jewelry for years and it’s one of the oldest forms of art and design. This is something that has and will always inspire me.”  

Pamela Love

“I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself.”

Mae West 

“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.”

Guy Kawasaki 

“Death, jewelry, or magic; it sounded like Valentine’s Day.”

Laurell K. Hamilton 

“People who wear jewelry, only accept good vibes.”


Pearls are always appropriate.”

Jackie Kennedy 

“No pressure, no diamonds.”

Thomas Carlyle 

“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 

“Good things come in small packages, especially when it’s jewelry.”


“Happiness comes in the box of jewelry.”


“Food. Water. Diamonds. You know, the essentials.”


“Fine jewelry is worth more than an accessory, it’s an expression of the extraordinary in life.” 


“All you need is love. But a little jewelry never hurt anybody.”


“Clothes and jewelry should be startling, individual.”

Alexander McQueen 

“Chocolate is good, but jewelry is carb-free.”


“Beauty is who you are. Jewelry is simply the icing on the cake.”

Misty Burgess 

“Make jewelry contact before eye contact.”


“Layering is the best way to express yourself through jewelry; each piece makes a statement, each piece has its story and if curated and layered well, it can enhance your look and make sure you stand out.”

Masaba Gupta 

“Elegance is not being noticed, it’s about being remembered.”


“I carry a little collection of jewelry I love with me; in case I need diamonds.”

Liv Tyler 

“Jewelry first, clothes second.”

Gem Hunt 

“You wear your jewelry, don’t let it wear you.”

Masaba Gupta 

“I love jewelry—gold and diamonds. I’m a woman.”

Monica Bellucci 

“At a flea market, I always head for the junk jewelry table first.”

Ethel Merman 

“I never understood girls who give away jewelry just because it came from an ex. I consider it compensation.”

Georgina Bloomberg 

“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 

“I treat clothing or a piece of jewelry like it was a piece of art, even though people who collect clothes get a bad rap because they’re told it’s all vanity.”

Daphne Guinness 

“The kinds of things I like with crystals are the really beautiful costume jewelry, vintage pieces, and they usually have that diamond shape.”

Zoe Kravitz 

“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.”

Barbra Streisand 

“I don’t exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor.”

Joan Rivers 

“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.”

John Mayer 

“Jewelry is something that has to do with emotion. That aspect of jewelry really interests me.”

Ann Demeulemeester 

“When I give my jewelry as a present, I feel like I’m giving protection to someone I care about. I’ve given pieces to my mom, my aunts, and my friends. I’ve even made bracelets for my dad and my uncle.”

Sofia Boutella 

“I have a very sentimental relationship with jewelry. I wear few pieces, but I wear them all the time.”

Poppy Delevingne 

“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 

“If someone tells you that you have enough jewelry and you do not need anymore, stop talking to them. You do not need that kind of negativity in your life.”


“You must not be afraid to sparkle a little brighter, Darling.”


“Jewelry always fits.”


“Jewelry has the power to be the one little thing that makes you feel unique.”


“Jewelry is like ice cream. There’s always room for more!”


“Chocolates get eaten and flowers die. But Jewelry is forever.”


Wrapping Up 

And there you have it – our 100 quotes celebrating the beauty of jewelry. Hopefully, this collection has inspired you to pick out your favorite pieces and wear them with pride and style to express yourself and show off your personality. 

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