Say what: Jewellery and watches


You already know everything there is to know about the bidorbuy Jewellery & Watches category. You know that it is one of the most popular categories on the site. You know that you can get sparkling deals there. Here is something that you may not have perused up to now: wise sayings about jewellery and about watches.

ring1I didn’t open my eyes for eight days after I was born, but when I did, the first thing I saw was an engagement ring. I was hooked. (Elizabeth Taylor)

I never worry about diets.  The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.  (Mae West)

Big girls need big diamonds (Elizabeth Taylor)

Diamonds are forever, sparkling round my little finger. Unlike men, the diamonds linger. (Shirley Bassey, “Diamonds are Forever”)

Kissing your hand may make you feel very good, but a diamond and a sapphire bracelet lasts forever.  (Anita Loos)

The jeweller allows me to wear the sapphire blue lake on my finger, the emerald green leaves around my neck, and take the citrine sunset with me wherever I go.  Jewellery has become my daytime link to nature in an office with no windows.  (Astrid Alauda, “Office with No Windows”)

Jewellery takes people’s minds off your wrinkles.  (Sonja Henie)

Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and a man’s worst enemy. (Unknown)

My wedding ring has done its job.  It has led me not into temptation.  It has reminded my husband numerous times at parties that it’s time to go home.  It has been a source of relief to a dinner companion.  It has been a status symbol in the maternity ward. (Erma Bombeck)

The three rings of marriage are the engagement ring, the wedding ring, and the suffering.  (Woody Alan)

I think men who have a pierced ear are better prepared for marriage.  They’ve experienced pain and bought jewellery.  (Rita Rudner)

Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without. (Chinese proverb)

Let us not be too particular.  It is better to have old second-hand diamonds than none at all.  (Mark Twain)

watch1A man with one watch knows what time it is; a man with two watches is never quite sure. (Lee Segall)

Oh, do not attack me with your watch. A watch is always too fast or too slow. I cannot be dictated to by a watch. (Jane Austen)

Even a broken watch is right twice a day. (Unknown)

Either he’s dead or my watch has stopped. (Groucho Marx)

I’m very proud of my gold pocket watch. My grandfather, on his deathbed, sold me this watch. (Woody Allen)

And finally, we conclude with this piece of wisdom:

A fine quotation is a diamond on the finger of a witty person, but a pebble in the hands of a fool. (Joseph Roux)