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.”
“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.”