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Famous Pearl Quotes

Pearls have inspired people for ages with their timeless appeal. These treasures from the sea have also invited some unusual and profound comments from people who have been captivated by their rarity and beauty. The following quotes are for you to enjoy! As pearls of wisdom go, these thoughts and quips are pearl-worthy indeed!

Coco Chanel
“A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls.”
 Coco Chanel

Oscar Wilde
“Marco Polo had seen the inhabitants of Zipangu place rose-colored pearls in the mouths of the dead. A sea-monster had been enamored of the pearl that the diver brought to King Perozes, and had slain the thief, and mourned for seven moons over its loss.”
 Oscar Wilde

Federico Fellini
“All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.”
Federico Fellini quote

Lady Sarah Churchill
“I feel undressed if I don't have my pearls on. My pearls are my security blanket.”
Lady Sarah Churchill quote

Elizabeth Taylor
“I had just received La Peregrina from New York on a delicate little chain and I was touching it like a talisman.”
 Elizabeth Taylor

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

Genevieve Antoine Dariaux
“There is just one piece of jewelry 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 quote

Jean de la Bruyere
“The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment, are diamonds and pearls.”

“The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.”

Grace Kelly
"I favor pearls on screen and in my private life.”
Grace Kelly Pearl Quote

“Full fathom five thy father lies; Of his bones are coral made; Those are pearls that were his eyes: Nothing of him that doth fade, But doth suffer a sea-change Into something rich and strange.”
Shakespeare pearl quote

Chinese Proverb
“Pearls lie not on the seashore. If thou desirest one thou must dive for it.”

Jackie Kennedy
“Pearls are always appropriate.”
jackie kennedy pearl quote

Pearls are, indeed always appropriate—though not just for queens and celebrities. Every woman deserves to wear pearls! If you have a favorite quote about pearls, send it to us! We’d love to post it to our collection!

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