55 Pearl Quotes For Precious Ladies

Writvik Gupta
Dec 12, 2023 By Writvik Gupta
Originally Published on Mar 13, 2021
Edited by Isobel Murphy
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A pearl is a hard, glistening gemstone, made with a living shelled mollusk.

Pearls are found in many shapes, but the ideal shape of a pearl is round and smooth. A natural pearl is a gemstone, and the pearl has been an object of desire for women spanning many centuries.

Pearls are unique and beautiful gemstones, special because they arise from the sea. They don't need any special cutting or polishing to reach their final beauty.

A natural pearl is precious as they occur spontaneously in the wild and are extremely rare to find (even around the seashore). Imitation pearls are imitations of this natural beauty, that are designed and sold widely in inexpensive jewelry stores at an affordable price.

The quality of these can often be poor quality, and they are easily distinguished from genuine natural pearls.

Although pearls were originally discovered and crafted for jewelry, they have also been used to adorn luxurious clothing over the years. The ancient Greeks even described pearls as the tears of gods.

Here you can find 55 of the best pearl quotes that we've collected for you. If you like these quotes from Coco Chanel, Sarah Churchill, and more, do also read these diamond quotes and gold quotes for more words of wisdom about precious gems.

Pearl Necklace Quotes

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Here are some pearl necklace and pearl jewelry quotes from Sarah Churchill, Coco Chanel and more, for any woman who loves to wear a pearl necklace. This list includes perhaps the most famous saying about Pearls from Coco Chanel: "Why wear one string when you can wear two?".

1. "A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls."

- Coco Chanel.

2. "I feel undressed if I don’t have my pearls on. My pearls are my security blanket."

- Lady Sarah Churchill.

3. "I had just received La Peregrina from New York on a delicate little chain and I was wearing it like a talisman."

- Elizabeth Taylor.

4. "It is the hour of pearl—the interval between day and night when time stops and examines itself."

- John Steinbeck.

5. "The Pearl Principle – no inner irritation, no pearl."

- Surya Das.

6. "Why wear one string when you can wear two?"

- Coco Chanel.

7. "Always have a good little black dress, pearls and stay in the best hotel, even if you can only have the worse room."

- Tilly Losch.

8. "True beauty is measured by the number of pearls within you and not around your neck."

- Suzy Kassem.

9. "Life is like a precious pearl."

- Lailah Gifty Akita.

10. "Those who dive in the sea of perfection, bring up rare pearls."

- Charles H. Spurgeon.

Exquisite Jewelry Sayings

Here are some precious quotes on exquisite pearls and other jewelry. These quotes paint the pearl as a piece of art, fit for a queen.

11. "All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography."

- Federico Fellini.

12. "You can't ever go wrong with pearls. Perhaps pearls are a girl's best friend after all."

- Ki Hackney.

13. "The rarest things in the world, next to a spirit of discernment, are diamonds and pearls."

- Jean de la Bruyere.

14. "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."

- William Shakespeare.

15. "Pearls are always appropriate."

- Jackie Kennedy.

16. "Pearls lie not on the seashore. If you want one thou must dive for it."

- Chinese proverb.

17. "Give all your pearls, and the swine will make a pearl necklace, then runoff. Don't show all your glory."

- Anthony Liccione.

18. "Love. It felt like a falling raindrop scatter on a trembling leaf then roll of its tip in a cascade of pearls."

- Prabhukrishna M.

19. "I'm pretty lost in becoming all this frost. Bitter, like winter. Strung out like a string of pearls."

- Ashly Lorenzana.

20. "Value them; they are pearls of great price."

- Kristin Cast.

Grace Kelly Quotes On Pearls

Here are some Grace Kelly sayings on pearls. She believed that a pearl "is the queen of gems and the gem of queens."

21. "The pearl is the queen of gems and the gem of queens.

- Grace Kelly.

22. "I favor pearls on screen and in my private life."

- Grace Kelly.

Precious Quotes About Gems

Here are some precious gems quote for our readers.

23. "Jewelry takes people's minds off your wrinkles."

- Sonja Henie.

24. "I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself."

- Mae West.

25. "I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond."

- Mae West.

26. "Rich and rare were the gems she wore,

And a bright gold ring on her hand she bore."

- Thomas Moore.

27. "With melted opals for my milk, Pearl-leaf for my cracker."

- Gwendolyn Brooks.

28. "The heart of man is very much like the sea, it has its storms, it has its tides and in its depths, it has its pearls too."

- Vincent Van Gogh.

29. "Real friendship, like real poetry, is extremely rare - and precious as a pearl."

- Tahar Ben Jelloun.

30. "Whatever pearl you seek, look for the pearl within the pearl!"

- Rumi.

Brilliant Oyster Pearl Quotes

Here are some brilliant Oyster Pearl sayings and Oyster Pearl quotes, as well as some fun diver quotes, from those who search for pearls.

31. "The world is your oyster. It's up to you to find the pearls.

- Chris Gardner.

32. "In the sea of my emotions, his presence is like a pearl in the oyster. Very hard to locate, yet very precious and still beautiful."

- Mehek Bassi.

33. "Poetry is not—except in a very limited sense—a form of self-expression. Who on earth supposes that the pearl expresses the oyster?"

- Cecil Day-Lewis.

34. "You can make an oyster surrender its pearl, all you need is persistence and a sharp enough knife."

- John Langan.

35. "It was odd to see her stepping out of that gloomy place, like a pearl coming out of an oyster."

- Sarah Waters.

36. "Pearls. Take, like an oyster, your irritations, your pain. Use these to create your masterpiece.”

- Jessica de la Davies.

37. "Indeed, I cannot think why the whole bed of the ocean is not one solid mass of oysters, so prolific the creatures seem."

- Arthur Conan Doyle.

38. "The pearl on my beloved's neck;

Afflicted sore the oyster!"

- Bhartrhari.

39. "Within the oyster's shell uncouth

The purest pearl may hide,

Trust me you'll find a heart of truth

Within that rough outside."

- Frances Sargent Osgood.

40. "The world is your oyster. Yes, but in that oyster is the pearl, and to get to the pearl one has to first discard the shell and the flesh."

- Ian Gardner.

41. "The pearls weren't really white, they were a warm oyster beige, with little knots in between so if they broke, you only lost one. I wished my life could be like that, knotted up so that even if something broke, the whole thing wouldn't come apart."

- Janet Fitch.

42. "What strikes the oyster shell doesn't damage the pearl."

- Rumi.

43. "It is, after all, the dab of grit that seeps into an oyster’s shell that makes the pearl, not pearl-making seminars with other oysters."

- Stephen King.

Black Pearl Quotes

Here are some quotes on the beautiful black pearls, and more quotes about why the pearl is beautiful.

44. "Black is a pearl in a woman's eye."

- George Chapman.

45. "At the edge of madness, you howl diamonds and pearls."

- Aberjhani.

46. "As coal pressured into pearls by our weighty existence. Beauty that arose out of pain."

- Suzanne Collins.

47. "Coco Chanel used to talk about wearing more than one string of pearls. Why wear one if you can wear two, or something to that effect. I think that one string of pearls is just fine. But that's because my pearls are black, hers were white."

- C. JoyBell C.

48. "What are mere pearls when you’ll become the ocean, And that bright sun with its revolving motion!"

- Rumi.

49. "Pearls were accidents, and the finding of one was luck, a little pat on the back by God or the gods or both."

- John Steinbeck.

50. "He who would search for pearls must dive below."

- John Dryden.

51. "I love how easy pearls are to wear with anything and everything."

- Louise Linton.

52. "Even pearls are dark black before the whiteness of his teeth."

- William R. Alger.

53. "A word of kindness is seldom spoken in vain, while witty sayings are as easily lost as the pearls slipping from a broken string."

- George Dennison Prentice.

54. "As a pearl is formed and its layers grow, a rich iridescence begins to glow. The oyster has taken what was at first an irritation and intrusion and uses it to enrich its value. How can you coat or frame the changes in your life to harvest beauty, brilliance, and wisdom?"

- Susan C. Young.

55. "The pearl is an indicator of the health of the planet. Upon its lustrous surface, every typhoon, every change in water temperature, every current caused by a dynamite blast, and every nuance in the cleanliness of the water is recorded. It falls on the highly skilled pearl farmer to act as a steward of creation."

- Joyce Hifler.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 55+ pearl quotes, why not look at these [mirror quotes] or lipstick quotes for more quotes about beauty and art?

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Written by Writvik Gupta

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Writvik Gupta

A professional content writer hailing from Kolkata, India, with extensive experience in the corporate sector, Writvik Gupta has worked with several reputed companies, including ITC WelcomHotel Jodhpur, Bharti AXA Life Insurance, Aryan Imaging, and Eduquity. He also serves as a consultant for a startup based in Bangalore. With a passion for the outdoors, Writvik enjoys trekking and traveling to remote destinations. He also has a keen interest in exploring various cuisines and regularly volunteers for social causes.

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