Throughout history, mankind (and womankind!) has loved jewelry. The allure of its shine and sparkle bewitches us. Legends grow up around particularly famous or beautiful pieces of jewelry—we can’t help but talk about our favorite gems and jewels. So, if you’re curious about what famous people throughout history have had to say about diamonds (other than them being a girl’s best friend), read on. Maybe you’ll find the perfect quote to accompany whatever you’re buying your lucky lady this Valentine’s Day!

 Did your lady-love have a rough 2016, just like the rest of us? If you get her a pair of diamond earrings, you could certainly pair it with this quote by Benjamin Franklin:

 There are three things extremely hard: steel, a diamond, and to know one’s self.Benjamin Franklin

Naturally, there are many quotes about diamonds out there. Here’s another timeless quote from one of the funniest ladies of all time that goes with any gift of diamond jewelry, be it a pair of earrings, a necklace, or a ring:

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

 If you’re getting someone something more colorful for an occasion, be it Valentine’s Day, a birthday, or an anniversary, this quote would look lovely in a nice script on the inside of the accompanying card:

 The jeweler 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. Jewelry has become my daytime link to nature in an office with no windows. And if I have to work late, there’s nothing like diamond stars and a pearl full moon against an onyx night sky.Astrid Alauda

 A pearl necklace is a timeless gift, and we think every woman should have one in her jewelry box. That way she’ll never have to fret over what to wear for an evening out. Here’s a perfect quote to go with that coveted long black box of pearls:

 There is just one piece of jewelry that is equally becoming to everybody, lovely with almost every ensemble, appropriate for almost any occasion, and indispensable in every woman’s wardrobe… long live the pearl necklace, true or false, from our first date until our last breath!Genevieve Antoine Dariaux

 Sometimes it’s nice to get someone a gift for no particular reason—just to perk up their day, or as a way to show them you’re always thinking about them. For those gifts, might we suggest this quote?

 Each day is a gem, different in kind, size, and color and yours to polish!Carolanne Reynolds

 If you’re thinking of buying some lucky lady a piece of jewelry to celebrate your affection for her, stop by Noe’s. We have the best selection of fine jewelry in Kansas City, and would love to help you pick out the perfect piece for that special someone.

 While it may not be a timeless quote, we’ll say it again right here: When you need a great selection of the best designers and gemstones, visit Noe’s online or in person at our Raymore, Missouri jewelry store.