Clasp my love around your neck wear

Clasp my love around your neck,
Wear my heart on your finger.
My soul will be your pendant:
I live to adorn you –
You’re the precious one.
~Grey Livingston, "Genuine Adoration"

Do not judge from mere appearances for

Do not judge from mere appearances; for the lift laughter that bubbles on the lip often mantles over the depths of sadness, and the serious look may be the sober veil that covers a divine peace and joy.  The bosom can ache beneath diamond brooches; and many a blithe heart dances under coarse wool.  ~Edwin Hubbel Chapin

The story of harold ross the new

The story of Harold Ross, the New Yorker and me is a mere footnote to the story of our time, and we might as well face the truth that to researchers of the future, poking about among the ruins of time, we shall all be tiny glitters.  But then, so are diamonds.  ~James Thurber

The rarest things in the world next

The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment, are diamonds and pearls.  ~Jean de la Bruyere, translated from French, Les Caracteres

But i do mean to say have

But I do mean to say, I have heard her declare,
When at the same moment she had on a dress
Which cost five hundred dollars, and not a cent less,
And jewelry worth tem times more, I should guess,
That he had not a thing in the wide world to wear!
~William Allen Butler, "Nothing to Wear"

Now the melancholy god protect thee and

Now the melancholy God protect thee, and the tailor make thy garments of changeable taffeta, for thy mind is opal.  ~William Shakespeare, The Twelfth Night

I had very good dentures once some

I had very good dentures once.  Some magnificent gold work.  It’s the only form of jewelry a man can wear that women fully appreciate.  ~Graham Greene, Travels With My Aunt, Pt 2, Ch 7, 1969

The countless gold of a merry heart

The countless gold of a merry heart,
The rubies and pearls of a loving eye,
The indolent never can bring to the mart,
Nor the secret hoard up in his treasury.
~William Blake

I dont want to own anything until

I don’t want to own anything until I know I’ve found the place where me and things belong together.  I’m not quite sure where that is just yet.  But I know what it’s like…. It’s like Tiffany’s…. Not that I give a hoot about jewelry.  Diamonds, yes.  But it’s tacky to wear diamonds before you’re forty…  ~Truman Capote, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1958, spoken by the character Holly Golightly

But not gold in commercial quantities just

But not gold in commercial quantities,
Just enough gold to make the engagement rings
And marriage rings of those who owned the farm.
What gold more innocent could one have asked for?
~Robert Frost, New Hampshire

In the age of acorns before times

In the age of acorns, before the times of Ceres, a single barley-corn had been of more value to mankind than all the diamonds of the mines of India.  ~Henry Brooke

My husband gave me a necklace its

My husband gave me a necklace.  It’s fake.  I requested fake.  Maybe I’m paranoid, but in this day and age, I don’t want something around my neck that’s worth more than my head.  ~Rita Rudner

Flowers that are so pathetic in their

Flowers that are so pathetic in their beauty, frail as the clouds, and in their coloring as gorgeous as the heavens, had through thousands of years been the heritage of children – honored as the jewelry of God….  ~Thomas De Quincey