We all know diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but Ms Monroe isn’t the only celebrity to wax lyrical about her favourite gems. Here are some of history’s most famous jewellery declarations – which one is your favourite?
“I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself” – Mae West
Gorgeous Hollywood actress Mae West was rocking diamonds way before Marilyn – but only when they were presented to her by a generous acquaintance! Gift diamonds are certainly a beautiful gesture, but we think a diamond you bought yourself would shine just as bright.
“Let us not be too particular. It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all” – Mark Twain
Author Mark Twain is right on this count – in fact, second hand or antique jewellery often ends up being the most beautiful piece in a collection.
“I had very good dentures once. Some magnificent goldwork. It’s the only form of jewellery a man can wear that women fully appreciate” – Graham Greene
Writer Graham Greene may have jumped the gun on this one – gold is one thing, but men can also look great in cufflinks, designer watches, rings, and a whole host of other jewels.
“Jewellery takes people’s minds off your wrinkles” – Sonja Henie
Figure skater and film star Sonja, on the other hand, had the right idea – a stunning piece of jewellery can make you feel beautiful regardless of your age!