Pearl Quotes: Regent Pearls presents 25 of our favourite

“The Pearl is the Queen of the gems and the gems of the Queens”

– Grace Kelly

“Pearls are always appropriate”

– Jackie Kennedy

“You can’t ever go wrong with pearls. Perhaps pearls are a girl’s best friend after all.”

– Ki Hackney

“Pearls mean tears.”

– Doris Lessing

“Why wear one string when you can wear two?”

– Coco Chanel

“Coco Chanel used to talk about wearing more than one string of pearls. Why wear one if you can wear two, or something to that effect. I think that one string of pearls is just fine. But that’s because my pearls are black, hers were white.”

― C. JoyBell C.

“As a pearl is formed and its layers grow, a rich iridescence begins to glow. The oyster has taken what was at first an irritation and intrusion and uses it to enrich its value.”

― Susan C. Young

“Pearls are at the heart of an oyster.”

― Anthony T. Hincks

“All the tears which we creatures shed for Him are not tears as many think but pearls….”

― Jalaluddin Rumi

“Pearls were accidents, and the finding of one was luck, a little pat on the back by God or the gods or both.”

― John Steinbeck

“Life is like a precious pearl.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita

“In life collect friends; like precious pearls. They are only ones who believed in you when no one else did. They are worthy to be by your side.”

― Alan Maiccon

“Each pearl is a jewel of wisdom, wrestled from struggle and strung in sequence to create infinite insight and compassion for the mermaid who wears them.”

― Margot Datz

“A timeless piece of jewellery, like pearls or stud earrings, has lasting value. I bought a vintage ring for $600 with my first paycheck; I plan to pass it down to my daughter.”

– Ivanka Trump

“Next to sound judgment, diamonds and pearls are the rarest things in the world.”

– Jean de la Bruyere

“Cancer is a great wake-up call. A call to take the tag off the new lingerie and wear that black lacy slip. To open the box of pearls and put them on.”

– Regina Brett

“I am wondering when – if – I have to cut my hair. I think it looks terrible if you have really long hair and it’s gone gray. So I am experimenting with wearing it up. Up, with pearls. I think that’s quite a good look.”

– Jerry Hall

“The world is your oyster. It’s up to you to find the Pearls.”

– Chris Gardner

“It is the hour of pearl—the interval between day and night when time stops and examines itself.”

– John Steinbeck

“The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.”

– Federico Fellini

“One pearl is better than a whole necklace of potatoes.”

– Etienne Decroux

“Those who look for seashells will find seashells; those who open them will find pearls.”

– Al-Ghazali

“There is just one piece of jewellery 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

“When I’m cold I just put another rope of pearls on.”

– Dorothy Parker

“If you wish for pearls, pray always.”

― Lailah Gifty Akita

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