Jewels Quotes

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John Donne
“Up then, fair phoenix bride, frustrate the sun;
Thyself from thine affection
Takest warmth enough, and from thine eye
All lesser birds will take their jollity.
Up, up, fair bride, and call
Thy stars from out their several boxes, take
Thy rubies, pearls, and diamonds forth, and make
Thyself a constellation of them all;
And by their blazing signify
That a great princess falls, but doth not die.
Be thou a new star, that to us portends
Ends of much wonder; and be thou those ends.”
John Donne, The Complete English Poems

Michael Bassey Johnson
“It is not until you rhyme with a person that makes you their perfect match, it is when you are satisfied with each others peculiarities, and find jewels in their loopholes.”
Michael Bassey Johnson

“Birds were created to record everything. They were not designed just to be beautiful jewels in the sky, but to serve as the eyes of heaven.”
Suzy Kassem, Rise Up and Salute the Sun: The Writings of Suzy Kassem

Arthur Conan Doyle
“Holmes took up the stone and held it against the light. "It's a bonny thing," said he. "Just see how it glints and sparkles. Of course it is a nucleus and focus of crime. Every good stone is. They are the devil's pet baits. In the larger and older jewels every facet may stand for a bloody deed. This stone is not yet twenty years old. It was found in the banks of the Amoy River in soutern China and is remarkable in having every characteristic of the carbuncle, save that it is blue in shade instead of ruby red. In spite of its youth, it has already a sinister history. There have been two murders, a vitriol-throwing, a suicide, and several robberies brought about for the sake of this forty-grain weight of crystallised charcoal. Who would think that so pretty a toy would be a purveyor to the gallows and the prison?”
Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle - a Sherlock Holmes Short Story

Ray Bradbury
“There were only the great diamonds and sapphires and emerald mists and velvet inks of space, with God's voice mingling among the crystal fires.”
Ray Bradbury, The Illustrated Man

Anita Diamant
“One of his tears fell in my mouth, where it became a blue sapphire, source of strength, source of strength and eternal hope.”
Anita Diamant, The Red Tent

Jennifer Donnelly
“Funny, 'ow you can 'old a jewel in your 'and, and toss it away, and not even know what you 'ad until it's gone.”
Jennifer Donnelly, The Tea Rose

Sara Teasdale
“If I should see your eyes again,
I know how far their look would go --
Back to a morning in the park
With sapphire shadows on the snow.

Or back to oak trees in the spring
When you unloosed my hair and kissed
The head that lay against your knees
In the leaf shadow's amethyst.

And still another shining place
We would remember -- how the dun
Wild mountain held us on its crest
One diamond morning white with sun.

But I will turn my eyes from you
As women turn to put away
The jewels they have worn at night
And cannot wear in sober day.”
Sara Teasdale

Gautama Buddha
“analyzing through special insight and realizing the lack of inherent existence constitute understanding of the signless.”
Siddhārtha Gautama

Victor Robert Lee
“If it’s not one god it’s another. Allah or oil. Jesus or Jewels. Lenin or lust.”
Victor Robert Lee, Performance Anomalies

Dita Von Teese
“Would you believe I devise my entire show based upon a single one of these jewels? It's true I choose a color from my collection (...) and with it I can imagine a whole world.”
Dita Von Teese, Burlesque and the Art of the Teese / Fetish and the Art of the Teese

Norhafsah Hamid
“You need to decide for yourself whether you want to be a rare jewel or a common flower”
Norhafsah Hamid, Back to Basics

Roshani Chokshi
“Aru never thought she’d think this way, but she’d had her fill of gold and jewels. She’d seen enough of both to last several lifetimes, and in the end, neither compared to the rare treasure in her hand. A golden army might be precious, but a second chance with someone she loved?
That was priceless.”
Roshani Chokshi, Aru Shah and the City of Gold

Oscar Wilde
“He discovered wonderful stories, also, about jewels. In Alphonso's Clericalis Disciplina a serpent was mentioned with eyes of real jacinth, and in the romantic history of Alexander, the Conqueror of Emathia was said to have found in the vale of Jordan snakes 'with collars of real emeralds growing on their backs.' There was a gem in the brain of the dragon, Philostratus told us, and 'by the exhibition of golden letters and a scarlet robe' the monster could be thrown into a magical sleep and slain. According to the great alchemist, Pierre de Boniface, the diamond rendered a man invisible, and the agate of India made him eloquent. The cornelian appeased anger, and the hyacinth provoked sleep, and the amethyst drove away the fumes of wine. The garnet cast out demons, and the hydropicus deprived the moon of her color. The selenite waxed and waned with the moon, and the meloceus, that discovers thieves, could be affected only by the blood of kids. Leonardus Camillus had seen a white stone taken from the brain of a newly killed toad, that was a certain antidote against poison. The bezoar, that was found in the heart of the Arabian deer, was a charm that could cure the plague. In the nests of Arabian birds was the aspirates, that, according to Democritus, kept the wearer from any danger by fire.”
Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

“He had held out a handkerchief brimming with jewels, but she wouldn’t take them.”
Jean Nathan, The Secret Life of the Lonely Doll: The Search for Dare Wright
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“All your jewels are mine to plunder.”
Raubin Chaudhary

David Eddings
“Sparhawk slowly lowered his eyes to look at the jewel he held in his fist. Though it appeared delicate, even fragile, he sensed that the Sapphire rose was all but indestructible. From deep within its azure heart there came a kind of pulsating glow, deep blue at the tips of the petals and darkening down at the gem's center to a lambent midnight. Its power made his hand ache, and something deep in his mind shrieked warnings at him as he gaze to its depths. He shuddered and tore his eyes from its seductive glow.”
David Eddings, The Sapphire Rose

Curtis Tyrone Jones
“Cloaked in the most valuable invisibilities, she’s a seamstress wearing knitted concepts of genius fitted like the elegant dress of a dazzling princess. Yet, no matter how lofty, the messages of her precious lips always land softly with her ability to keep kissing me with the sweetest simplicities.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

“To my mind there is nothing like the quest for jewels at their sources, which will throw a man into the whirlpool of adventure, and if he has eyes to see it, into the arms of romance itself. Adventure and romance usually prove to be uncommonly uncomfortable at first-hand, but they are the stuff of memories. Memories studded with gems, memories literally bejeweled, are to me memories worth having indeed.”
Louis Kornitzer

Liz Braswell
“She opened the satchel.
And honestly, fate couldn't have provided a better prize at the end of a scavenger hunt.
She pulled out a beautiful, sparkling crown.
Her large green eyes grew even larger. Despite the hour and lack of sunlight, its jewels still managed to shimmer and twinkle in a magical, expensive way. Rapunzel might not have had much experience with royal gems or any kind of precious stone, but it was very clear that these were those. The thing was straight out of a fairy tale, what a princess would be wearing when she was turned back from a swan. The giant diamonds were even shaped like swans' eggs. Under each was a round pink ruby, and threading between them was a strand of perfectly round pearls.
She turned it over in her hands, tracing the tiny, intricately wound gold wire that held it all together.
And there, in a small flat patch of smooth metal, was the artist's mark-- and a multi-rayed sun symbol.
The same one on her bracelet clasp.
The same one that she constantly painted and dreamed of. The one that meant life and happiness and energy in the personal vocabulary of Rapunzel's soul.”
Liz Braswell, What Once Was Mine

Leatrice Eiseman
“Symbolically, emerald brings a sense of clarity, renewal, and rejuvenation, which is so important in today's complex world.”
Leatrice Eiseman, Color - Messages Meanings: A PANTONE Color Resource

Anna Campbell
“She'd piled her hair high, leaving silky tendrils to tease bare shoulders. How he longed to festoon that slender neck with cascades of rubies. Rubies, diamonds, pearls, emeralds. Never sapphires. Not even the finest sapphires could rival the beauty of her eyes.
He had no jewels to offer, only his longing, loving heart.”
Anna Campbell, Untouched

“Edwin Carson is the greatest living authority on precious stones in the world. The only reason why he isn't acclaimed as such in public and in the Press is that his methods of collecting his jewels--he's got an amazing collection, I believe--is not supposed to be all that it might be.”
Alan Melville, Weekend at Thrackley

Tina Sequeira
“Her scars were her jewels she sported with pride.”
Tina Sequeira, Bhumi: A Collection of Short Stories

“Jewels are an adornment to women, but a blemish to men. They bespeak either effeminacy or a love of display. The hand of a man is honored in working for labor is his mission and the hands that wears its riches on its fingers has rarely worked honestly to win them. (1869)”

Neil MacGregor
“It is impossible to exaggerate how powerfully this object would affect any believer kneeling in front of it. The blood drawn by this worthless thorn will save immortal souls, and so nothing earthly can be too precious for it, neither the sapphire it stands on, nor the rock crystal that protects it, nor the ruby and pearls that frame it. This is a sermon in gold and jewels, an aid to contemplation and a source of the deepest comfort.”
Neil MacGregor, A History of the World in 100 Objects

Anthony T. Hincks
“Sand shall melt when glass beads are in the jeweler's box ready for the necklace.”
Anthony T. Hincks

Elizabeth Bear
“Whatever confidence came to her when she gripped a knife didn’t serve her here.”
Elizabeth Bear, Whiskey and Water
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