Diamond rings have been the subject of many quotes and references for a few decades. Although we famously remember Marilyn Monroe singing about diamonds and describing them as her best friends, she was just the first in a string of famous people expressing warm feelings about jewelry.
It was the famous writer Marc Twain that was quoted saying: “Let’s not be too particular, it’s better having second hand diamonds than not having diamonds at all”.
Shirley Bassey has even taken it a step further as she was quoted comparing between men and diamonds, saying “men leave you, diamonds never do!”
Apparently, we are much more respectful to the diamond rings that we receive than to the men that gift us with them. This matter can be explained quite easily: diamonds are known as the most solid foundation in the world, as for marriages- we all know that every third marriage ends up in court so perhaps the sympathy towards diamonds in this situation is understandable.
Diamonds are also used as a reference for the benefits of hard work, as George S. Patton explained: “Pressure makes diamonds”.
Ron White however used diamonds for a more chauvinistic purpose when he was quoted saying: “Diamonds – that’ll shut her up… for a minute!”- How inappropriate!
It seems as if diamonds are an important part of our culture for many years now, as they appear in movies, in songs, in metaphors and in famous quotations. Diamonds are no longer just a sign of affection but a simple that represents status and wealth.
Joan Rivers was referring to diamonds in her next quote: “I don’t exercise. If God had wanted me to bend over, he would have put diamonds on the floor”. This quote might explain the special relationship women are having with diamonds.
Although it appears that diamonds are also growing popular over the years with the male population, women are undoubtedly their main targeted audience.
Diamonds have a significant role in our pop culture and it would be hard imagining our lives without jewelry and diamonds.
One thing is certain- if this amazing rock wasn’t discovered, we would never have heard all these lovely quotes, for example: “I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back.”- What a lovely saying by the legendary Zsa Zsa Gabor.
It appears that all the fair ladies that represent old Hollywood had a true fascination with diamonds that led to our interest with these rocks even today.
“Last year my boyfriend gave me a painting – a very personal one. I really prefer personal gifts or ones made by someone for me. Except diamonds. That’s the exception to the rule.” – this quote by modern star Minnie Driver proves how much women are still drown to diamonds and how much they love jewelry.
To conclude this matter we might add that diamonds have an affect not only on the jewelry that decorates our neck but on our entire culture as well.
How would the face of our society looked without its unique relationship with diamonds in uncertain, however- as long as diamonds exist we shall continue to enjoy them.