Pearls of Wisdom: Beautiful Quotes on Style

By Sotheby's

From provocative to inspiring, here are five memorable quotes from the world's most iconic jewelry designers of all time.

Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.
— Coco Chanel, “Chanel” by Jean Leymarie

A girl should be two things: classy and fabulous. — Coco Chanel, “The Gospel According to Coco Chanel: Life Lessons from the World's Most Elegant Woman” by Karen Karbo

I try to make everything look as if it were growing, uneven, at random, organic, in motion.
— Jean Schlumberger, The New York Times

Color is to the eye what music is to the ear.
– Louis Tiffany, “The Art Work of Louis C. Tiffany” by Doubleday

To be lucky, you must believe in luck.
– Jacques Arpels, Van Cleef & Arpels

I would like to adorn the necks of all the women of the world with pearls.
– Kokichi Mikimoto

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