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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
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
Diamonds are nothing more than chunks of coal that stuck to their jobs.
A gem cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials. —Lucius Annaeus Seneca
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.
Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.—Confucius
Diamonds are a key component in the campaign to make poverty history.
(This story appears in the 03 August, 2018 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)