” I’ve felt that ever since Richard started giving me jewelry, there was some meaning in it for him, too. He would do it with such a twinkle and with such glee. he’d say, ‘I know I could give you a $10 ornament for your hair or a $10,000 Van Cleef & Arpels necklace to wear around your neck, and in your eyes I’d see the same appreciation. I just love to watch your response, and that’s why I love giving you jewelry.'”
“…having jewelry is a temporary gift. In truth, we ‘owners’ are just the caretakers. Nobody owns beautiful paintings. Nobody ever owns anything this beautiful. We are only the guardians.”
“My ring gives me the strangest feeling for beauty. With its sparks of red and white and blue and purple, and on and on, really its sort of hums with its own beatific life. To me, the Krupp [diamond] says, ‘I want to share my chemistry-my magic- with you.'”
How apropos that Elizabeth Taylor loved jewels: they reflected her radiance just as much as she reflected theirs. Rest in peace, Ms. Taylor.
Many of the quotes are taken from My Love Affair With Jewelry by Elizabeth Taylor