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  • Gems, in fact, are a species of mineral flowers; they are the blossoms of the dark, hard mine; and what they want in perfume, they make up in durability.

  • Men would wither and custom stale them, but diamonds! Ah, they were crystallized immortality!

  • Diamonds talk, and I can stand listenin' to 'em often.

  • Do you think amethysts can be the souls of good violets?

  • Pearls ... have a way of dying when separated from their owner.

  • The longer you wear pearls, the realer they become.

  • Never wear second-rate jewels, wait till the really good ones come to you. ... Rather than a wretched little diamond full of flaws, wear a simple, plainly inexpensive ring. In that case you can say, 'It's a memento. I never part with it, day or night.'

  • Diamonds are the tears of the poor.

  • Ah, the feeling you get holding a diamond in your hand! It seems to bore into your skin, to burn, to breathe. It's like holding a bit of the moon in your hand.

  • ... jewels have played a colorful part in the evolution of world affairs. Because precious stones tend to inspire both admiration and greed, leaders have found convenient excuses for seeking them and have used them to impress crowds, reward friends, deprive foes, forge alliances, and justify war. Jewels may find their highest expression in the decorative arts, but they have also earned a place in the art of the possible.

  • Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles.

    • Sonja Henie,
    • in John Robert Colombo, Popcorn in Paradise ()