Thoughts on gems

Published: Jul 22, 2018 12:48:10 PM IST
Updated: Jul 22, 2018 01:57:28 PM IST

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The most precious jewels are not made of stone, but of flesh.
—Robert Ludlum

There are little gems all around us that can hold glimmers of inspiration.
—Richelle Mead

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Goodness, what beautiful diamonds! Goodness had nothing to do with it.
—Mae West

It’s obvious that women are smarter than men. Think about it—diamonds are a girl’s best friend; man’s best friend is a dog.
—Joan Rivers

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Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.
—Malcolm Forbes

A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials.
—Lucius Annaeus Seneca

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

Don’t be a hard rock when you really are a gem!
—Lauryn Hill

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This diamond has so many carats, it’s almost a turnip.  
—Richard Burton

Jewellery takes people’s minds off your wrinkles.  
—Sonja Henie

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Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.

Diamonds are a key component in the campaign to make poverty history.
—Nicky Oppenheimer

(This story appears in the 03 August, 2018 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

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