Saturday, January 23, 2010

Quote Me - Mae West

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

They say a girl falls in to one of either two categories – diamonds or pearls?
Which one are you?

I'm definitely a pearl girl. I simply adore the timeless-ness of pearls. Don't get me wrong. Diamonds are timeless as well, but there is a living quality to pearls. They come from a living creature.

It can take many, many years for a natural pearl to grow. In the 1920's-1940's a pearl could be cultivating for up to 5 years. Imagine the nacre on them - they would glow gloriously.

Did you know that you shouldn't store your pearls in plastic for that very reason. That they still "breathe" and should be store in fabric.

And now for a little bit of trivia... Mae West was well known for her bawdy double entendres?

You may have heard some of them -

"When I'm good, I'm very good. When I'm bad I'm better."

"Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?"

and my favourite..

"I used to Snow White, but I drifted."

And that she was sentenced to 10 days in jail for "corrupting the morals of youth".

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angie said...

Pearls are beautiful - so warm, and so many gorgeous colors! Thanks for the great Mae West quotes. She was a one-of-a-kind item!

Cat said...

I have to admit I go with Marilyn - diamonds are a girl's best friend ;-)

BeadSire said...

These are gorgeous and I love the Mae West quotes - I'm a pearl girl and my favourite quote is "Diamonds may be a girls best friend but pearls are her soul!"

mcstoneworks said...

My birthstone is diamond but I've never had that much of a fascination with diamonds. I think there are too many other stones that are much prettier. If I had to choose between diamonds and pearls, I'd go for pearls.

Leilani said...

I never cared for pearls until I started making jewelry! Now I prefer them over diamonds any day, too!