Most Famous Jewelry Quotes by Hollywood Celebrities, Over the Years

Famous Jewelry Quotes by Hollywood Celebrities

All that glitters… is probably dawning from Hollywood! The jaw-dropping jewelry designs worn by Hollywood’s glitterati often send their fans and paparazzi into a frantic tizzy. The relationship between Hollywood’s stalwarts and luxury jewelry has been a rock-solid one for over a century now, with leading ladies setting trends and serving us unrivaled iconic looks over the years. Who can forget the Taylor-Burton diamond? Or Gloria Swanson’s famous art deco bracelets? Or Celine Dion’s recreation of the famous ‘Heart of the Ocean’ necklace from blockbuster hit – Titanic, which she wore to the 1998 Oscars? Not just their fine jewelry, their splendidly beautiful engagement rings, costing their respective partners gargantuan currency, also grab headlines and ubiquitous digital coverage. Cherry on the cake – in addition to their jewelry looks, Hollywood’s most glamorous are also known for their punchy quotes on jewelry and how deeply they love it! Let’s draw some inspiration from these whimsical quotes and deconstruct them a bit along the way.

“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.           

– MAE WEST

Mae West, one of the highest-paid women in America by 1935, later wrote in her autobiography, “With this kind of income, I was even paying for my own jewels – sometimes.” Her stunning collection included art deco jewelry of the era and recreations of The Gilded Age. But what really set West apart from everyone else was her gesture during World War II. She sold a large part of her collection to donate the proceeds to the war cause.

If you want to channel West’s art deco style, look no further than this dazzling ring, its round setting framed by an octagonal halo full of round and baguette diamonds.

I never hated a man long enough to give his diamonds back.

– ZSA ZSA GABOR

Time to take notes, ladies! A rather fresh perspective on love (or hate), if we may say! Despite her long TV and film career, the Hungary-born actress is synonymous with a jewelry collection rivaled by very few others. Among her favored pieces was a diamond necklace that featured 45 diamonds weighing a total of 66 carats. She also had her own inimitable style, often pairing a fine luxury bracelet with a pair of costume jewelry earrings and getting away with it!”

This necklace is crafted from 14k yellow gold and diamonds weighing over 2.10 carats. The links give it a fresh, contemporary look – ideal for the modern fashionista.

The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of Queens.”
“A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.”
“I favor pearls on screen and in my private life.  

– GRACE KELLY

If it isn’t already evident enough, Grace Kelly, later the Princess of Monaco, was a huge fan of pearl jewelry. In fact, when Prince Rainer took her shopping for a wedding present, she picked out a triple-strand pearl necklace with a diamond swirl motif, a triple-strand pearl bracelet with a diamond blossom motif, pearl earrings accented with a baguette and marquise-shaped diamond swirl and a diamond blossom ring with a pearl center! Impressive. The lady really did love her pearls!

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

– MONICA BELLUCCI

Truer words were never spoken. Few can carry off this Bond girl’s panache while being dressed up in diamonds. And it doesn’t end there. She wears rubies, emeralds, pearls, and sapphires with equal elan. Who can forget her fringe-trim diamond choker necklace at the 2000 Cannes Festival? Or her adventurous crocodile necklaces at the 2006 and 2019 Cannes outings? The looks still capture attention, revering the actress as being ahead of her times for her tastes.  

I’m not so much a shoe or a bag person as jewelry, and I think it’s because jewelry is like candy.

– SOFIA VERGARA

Sofia Vergara’s love for jewelry clearly started young, since she’s admitted to hoarding every piece that was gifted to her or bought since she was a teenager. Among her favorites is a pair of earrings from the time she was 16. Well, we can see why she thinks jewelry is like candy!

Make a statement with these textured huggie earrings, dotted with diamonds, that are sure to make your day-to-evening transitions seamless.

If I had my way, I’d wear jewelry, a great pair of heels, and nothing else.

– JADA PINKETT SMITH

Right from the time, Will Smith proposed her with a 12-carat emerald-cut diamond ring that cost $250,000 way back in November 1997, Pinkett-Smith’s jewelry game has always been on point. She isn’t afraid to experiment, and her jewelry choices are bold, edgy, and individualistic – just like her. At the Critics Choice Awards this year, she made heads turn with a diamond headpiece crafted from 53 diamonds with different cuts.

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

– KATE HUDSON

When we first think of Kate Hudson and jewelry, we can’t help but go back to the 80-carat yellow diamond necklace her character donned in ‘How to Lose A Guy In 10 Days’. But Hudson’s individual jewelry style is quite different from that, favoring affordable, approachable pieces that are versatile and don’t intimidate. She also loves vintage-inspired jewelry.

Channel a vintage-meets-experimental vibe with this unique wrap ring. It features teardrop diamonds on either end, and a beaded yellow gold shank that effortlessly drapes your finger.

I like for jewelry to tell a story and be able to talk about what I’m wearing. That’s more important to me than a name, brand or label. 

– NIKKI REED

If there’s one advocate of the affordable jewelry movement, it’s the Twilight actress, who believes that millennials and Gen-zers are looking for pieces that go beyond cost, design, or brand. Reed believes it is the values and purpose behind the jewelry that matters more.

I carry a little collection of jewelry I love with me, in case I need diamonds.

– LIV TYLER

The ‘90s were defined by style icons like Liv Tyler, who made heads turn with her statement pieces. She especially favored diamond earrings and choker neckpieces, both of which accentuated her facial features. In fact, her love for jewelry is so strong that she supposedly begged, not-borrowed, and somewhat stole one of her favorite pieces from her friend Stella McCartney. Talk about going that extra mile!

If you’d like to borrow from Liv Tyler’s luxurious and opulent diamond style, try out this 14k white gold ring, in the Art Deco style. A 1.5 carat oval center stone is framed by a halo of round, pear-shaped and baguette diamonds. To offset the splash of glittering sparklers, the shank is straight and minimalistic.

This is embarrassing and personal, but once a month, since I was twelve years old, I go to my favorite jewelry store and try on my dream ring.

– JENNIFER LOVE HEWITT

This ‘90s heartthrob was also a teenage-style icon, but her sartorial sensibilities have kept changing over the years. At the 2008 Emmy Awards, she made a splash with a 48-carat diamond necklace, diamond ring, and diamond earrings that cost a staggering $1,974,000. Three years later, she wore a bejeweled belt over her gown at the Golden Globes, three glitzy rings, and a diamond bangle. Experimental, to say the least!

This funky bypass ring combines the magic of textured yellow gold with a 0.25 carats worth of diamonds dotted across the shank. Contemporary and chic, for the woman who is unapologetically herself and owns up her unique style.

“I don’t tend to go with things that are ornate – just beautifully-made pieces and some classic jewelry.”

– MEGHAN MARKLE

“Less is more”, has always been the Duchess of Sussex’s style mantra, and the same extends to jewelry. While she is experimental within the boundaries of minimalism, she also tends to choose pieces that hold special significance to her. She usually chooses one statement piece – either labyrinth or chandelier earrings, an eye-catching pendant, or a stack of bracelets. At the Invictus Games reception in 2020, for instance, she wore the same earrings from her wedding.

You can’t go wrong with this classic piece that offers a twist. Crafted in 14k white gold, it fits a 1.5 carat diamond center stone and has a hidden halo.

“Be careful with the man jewelry. A little goes a long way.”

– ASHTON KUTCHER

While we’re on the subject of jewelry, how can we forget Hollywood’s leading men? Ashton Kutcher puts his money where his mouth is. He is known to be quite unassuming and non-rigid in his approach to jewelry – nonchalantly throwing on a modest, thin necklace, for instance, not digging the pockets too deep. In fact, his wedding ring from Mila Kunis was purchased from Etsy for under $100.

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

“I’ve never thought of my jewelry as trophies. I’m here to take care of it and love it, for we are only temporary custodians of beauty.”

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

– ELIZABETH TAYLOR

We’ve saved the best for the last. As far as Hollywood jewelry goes, Elizabeth Taylor rules the roost. She is believed to have owned the best jewelry collection in America, even writing a book titled ‘Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry’. Not only are her pieces extravagant and finely crafted, but Taylor also always looked at them as an extension of her personality. Lesser known fact, she loved charm bracelets. Emerald and diamond ear pendants were a gift from Richard Burton, and other stunning ear pendants were gifted by Mike Todd. Necklaces, brooches, rings, and bracelets studded with pearls and precious stones of superlative quality were handpicked for her by admirers and crafted by the finest jewelers. In 2011, the collection’s sales garnered almost $157 million.

There’s no competing with the Taylor-Burton diamond, but this sleek oval diamond engagement ring in an east-west setting, sits neatly between a 14k yellow gold bypass shank.

Whichever Hollywood celebrity you relate to or consider your style inspiration, we’ve got a whole range of exquisite rings, earrings, neckpieces, and bracelets to choose from. Discover your favorite jewelry pieces at Gabriel & Co. to feel like the glamorous, glittering diva you are always to be.

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