Six great jewellery quotes from Elizabeth Taylor

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We look back at some memorable jewellery quips from the Hollywood star

 As Channel 4 prepares to unveil a feature-length documentary about Elizabeth Taylor’s love of jewellery, we dig out some famous quotes from the actress on her obsession with jewels.

"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."

“Big girls need big diamonds.”

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

“My mother says I didn’t open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked.”

“I mean, how many young women get a set of rubies just for doing something wholesome like swimming laps? Or win a diamond ring at ping pong with their husband? Well, I did, and for all of these memories and the people in my life I feel blessed.”

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

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