“I never worry about diets,” Zsa Zsa Gabor once quipped. “The only carrots that interest me are the carats in a diamond.”
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“I was never the little girl who dreampt about some rich guy buying her jewelry.” —Ellen Barkin wearing JAR earrings of topaz, diamand and ruby before auctioning them, along with the rest of her jewels from ex-husband Ron Perelman, for $20 million
“I think you’re the only girl in the world that can stand on a stage with a spotlight in her eye and still see a diamond inside a man’s pocket.” —Jane Russell to Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953
“If you have to get married, you should at least get a nice piece of jewelry out of it.” —Samantha in Sex & the City (after convincing Carrie Bradshaw’s boyfriend Aidan to spring for a Harry Winston emerald-cut diamond ring – which Carrie proceeded to wear around her neck)
“When you hold me, I’m alive. We’re like diamonds in the sky.” – Rihanna (from the song Diamonds, wearing hers punk-style with Jean Paul Gaultier Couture at the 2013 American Music Awards)
“I used to get so excited, I would jump on top of him and practically make love to him in Bulgari,” —Elizabeth Taylor (on receiving Bulgari jewels from Richard Burton, wearing hers at a 1967 masked ball in Venice)
“Do you think it would be too much to wear these all in the same day?” —Sharon Stone to Robert de Niro, in bed with several trays of Bulgari in Martin Scorsese’s Casino