Memorable diamond quotes

“This is for an unforgettable connection in your life. Someone who deserves fireworks, a million floating lanterns, and their name written in the stars. When these people leave us physically, we need a positive way to keep them close to us. At Eterneva, we help you celebrate your remarkable loved one by turning their ashes into a Diamond.”

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These words sum up perfectly how we at Eterneva think about the diamonds we create. These remarkable stones have a depth, brilliance, and shine that is both captivating and inspiring, and it’s been that way since they were first discovered, shaped, and worn as the precious gems we know today. And we aren’t the only ones that feel this way.

Diamonds are one of the most precious and sought-after gems in the world. They symbolize beauty, strength, resilience, and love. Beyond simply their material value, diamonds also hold a deep emotional significance for many people. They remind us of the people we cherish and commit to, the memories we treasure, and the legacies we want to leave behind.

In this article, we will explore some of the most inspiring and memorable quotes about diamonds that have been said over the years by visionary figures and examine what it is about diamonds that has infatuated humans since their discovery.

"Diamonds are a girl's best friend." -Marilyn Monroe

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This famous quote, taken from a song performed by Marilyn Monroe in the movie “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” in 1953, captures the glamorous and playful side of diamonds. For Lorelei Lee, Monroe’s character in the movie, diamonds represent rare elegance and luxury.  The idea that diamonds are not just a piece of jewelry but a statement of style and confidence would be echoed later by icons such as Mae West, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Dolly Parto, and Joan Rivers. This quote speaks to the radiance and empowerment many people feel when they wear a diamond ring, necklace, bracelet, or pendant. 

"A diamond is a piece of charcoal that handled stress well." -Unknown

This quote reminds us that diamonds are not just bright and pretty stones, but complex minerals born out of intense pressure and heat. To form a diamond, carbon atoms must undergo immense heat and compression until their bonds are hardened and crystalized, creating glimmering stones out of the raw materials. Similarly, in our own lives, we face many challenges, hardships, and experiences that forge our character. This is one reason why diamonds are such a perfect representation of the special people we’ve lost in our lives. Like diamonds, the journey of life can be complex and difficult, but each step of the process makes us stronger, shapes our resilience, and produces those special, unique characteristics that spark joy and love among the people close to us.


"All is beautiful and unceasing, all is music and reason, and all, like a diamond, is carbon first, then light.“  -José Martí

This inspirational diamond quote from the poem “Versos Sencillos” by Cuban poet José Martí uses diamonds as a metaphor for his native country’s struggle for independence and identity. Though the country had undergone a rough period of turmoil and struggle, its people were strengthened by the hardships they endured. Carbon, one of the universal building blocks of life, is merely the template. Beauty and complexity shine through the formative processes we all experience that shape our rough potential into something beautiful and unique.


“Big girls deserve big diamonds.” -Elizabeth Taylor

Few people are as synonymous with diamonds and diamond quotes as Elizabeth Taylor, whose affection for the gems led to her amassing an unrivaled jewelry collection in her lifetime. Elizabeth Taylor's love of rare diamonds and bright, expensive jewelry was legendary even by Hollywood standards, and her collection over the years contained some of the finest diamond pieces ever created. When she died in 2011, Taylor’s jewelry collection was put up for auction, and several notable gems sold for incredible prices. The Taj Mahal diamond, a heart-shaped diamond that was a gift from a Mughal Emperor to his wife and later a gift given by Richard Burton to Taylor for her 40th birthday, sold for $8,818,500. Another famous piece, the 33-carat square-cut diamond and gold ring known as the Krupp diamond, sold for the same amount.


What makes diamonds so special?

Diamonds have fascinated humans for thousands of years. In ancient times, the scintillating jewels were believed to have magical and God-like powers and were incorporated into amulets, jewelry, or talismans. In the Middle Ages, diamonds and other precious jewels became symbols of power and wealth, often set in crowns and swords. In modern times, diamonds have become representations of love and commitment, often exchanged as engagement rings, wedding rings, or anniversary gifts.

Diamond on the ring finger

But beyond these historical and cultural contexts, diamonds also have unique physical and chemical properties that make them captivating and special. Diamonds are made of carbon, the same element that forms chunks of graphite and coal. However, unlike these materials, diamonds are extremely hard, durable, and refractive. Rough diamonds can be cut, shaped, and polished to reveal their internal beauty and brilliance, giving them a mystical quality when set in jewelry.

Diamonds represent purity, clarity, and strength and evoke emotions of awe and wonder. They remind us of the beauty of nature and the preciousness of our own lives, inviting us to appreciate the time we have and the relationships we form.


Want to be a diamond someday? 

Diamonds are not just beautiful gems, but also sources of inspiration and reflection. They can remind us of our strength, our resilience, and our connections to our loved ones. At Eterneva, we understand the power a diamond can have and how special it can be to hold or wear a diamond that encompasses and represents the remarkable life of someone close to us.

When we pass away, we can leave a lasting legacy by turning our ashes into diamonds so that our loved ones can keep us close to their hearts forever. If that is something you’re interested in, Eterneva has created a blueprint that enables you to pre-plan, design, and lock in pricing on a future Diamond for yourself or a loved one who has not yet passed.

Like diamonds, we come in different shapes, sizes, and colors, and those unique characteristics are something to appreciate and celebrate. When we pass, we can continue to shine and spread light to others, both in memory and through this physical keepsake given to someone close to cherish and carry on. As executive coach and international speaker Sope Agbelusi once said, "Remember, diamonds are created under pressure, so hold on, it will be your time to shine soon."