You’ve heard it about 100 times before: Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. But ladies, hear this: Forget that.
From the office, to the boardroom, to power lunches, pearls have become the new power symbol for women everywhere. Rightfully so – pearls exude confidence, style, professionalism, and so much more. Hillary Clinton knows it. Michelle Obama is well aware. Barbara Bush was known for her long strands. Hot shot Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg rocks pearls regularly. Pearls are back, and in a very big way.
So, if you’re looking for a little inspiration and guidance – and jewelry is kind of your thing – check out the 10 most famous quotes about pearls. We’ve got them all right here.
Why wear one string when you can wear two?
– Coco Chanel
Coco Chanel, arguably the queen of the little black dress and pearl necklace, was nothing short of fabulous. When it came to layering, she had it perfected.
A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.
– Tilly Losch
An Austrian-born dancer, actress, and artist, she was also a huge fan of the little black dress paired with pearl necklaces and studs. We’re very OK with her choices!
True beauty is measured by the number of pearls within you and not around your neck.
– Suzy Kassem
It’s hard to argue with that one. The Egyptian-American poet and writer saw true beauty on the inside.
I had just received La Peregrina from New York on a delicate little chain and I was wearing it like a talisman.
– Elizabeth Taylor
A woman who needs no introduction. Taylor may have been best known for her love of diamonds, but pearls certainly came in at a close second. She was gifted the 50.6-carat ‘La Peregrina’ pearl by Richard Burton as a Valentine’s Day gift. As one of the most famous pearls in the world, La Peregrinais valued at more than $11 million bucks.
Pearls are always appropriate.
– Jackie Kennedy
The wife of the 35th American President John F. Kennedy, Jackie rarely left home without a strand of pearls around her neck or studs in her ears.Classic, elegant, sophisticated. We agree: Pearls are great for any occasion.
Collect as precious pearls the words of the wise and virtuous.
We may not have attribution for this famous quote, but it doesn’t take away from its truthfulness.
What is important with pearls, is the woman who is wearing them.
The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.
– Grace Kelly
Hollywood actress turned Princess of Monaco. Grace loved accessorizing, and many of her A-line dresses were paired with, yep, you guess it – pearls.
Pearls don’t lie on the seashore; if you want one, you must dive for it.
– Chinese Proverb
I am thoroughly sick of pearls. They make one look so plain, so good, and so intellectual.
– Oscar Wilde
Oscar Wilde was one of the most influential writers of his time. The famous playwright was also well known for his sense of style and fashion.His home featured images of dragons on the walls and ceilings, and it was known for being adorned with peacock feathers.