''Jewelry and pins have been worn throughout history as symbols of power, sending messages. Interestingly enough, it was mostly men who wore the jewelry in various times, and obviously, crowns were part of signals that were being sent throughout history by people of ran''

- Madeleine Albright

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

- Nikki Read

''Some say the economy means that you have to persuade people to invest in clothes, to buy fewer things but more expensive things. I disagree! Invest in jewelry, or a house, maybe, but not in fashion''

- Donatella Versace

"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."

- Elizabeth Taylor

''The modern designers are quite showy, and a lot of young people really like it. Costume jewelry has always been about being noticed and not discreet''

- Judith Miller

" There is just one piece of jewelry that is equally becoming to everybody, lovely with almost every ensemble, appropriate for almost any occasion, and indispensable in every woman's wardrobe... long live the pearl necklace, true or false, from our first date until our last breath! "

- Genevieve Antoine Dariaux

"I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself."

- Mae West 

"The hues of the opal, the light of the diamond, are not to be seen if the eye is too near."

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

"Jewelry should not upstage you. I pick one hot point on my body that I'm going to highlight. Let one area do the singing - you don't want to hear three songs at once."

- Padma Lakshmi

“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.” 

- Elizabeth Taylor

“If I were a woman, I would wear the same dress for a month and only change my hat and gloves. Maybe the shoes too. Although in reality are the jewels that modifies an outfit”

 – Manolo Blahnik

"It is hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world "

- Dolly Parton

“ Costume jewelry is not made to give women an aura of wealth, but to make them beautiful”

 – Coco Chanel

"I’ve always thought of accessories as the exclamation point of a woman’s outfit."

- Michael Kors