Glamour Icon Zsa Zsa Gabor's Best Quotes About Diamonds

The late actress turned socialite never met a solitaire she didn't like

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Zsa Zsa Gabor was a woman who never met a diamond she didn’t like. Though the quintessential silver screen siren passed away this weekend at the age of 99, she leaves behind her an eccentric legacy that is pretty much the definition of Old Hollywood glamour and razor-sharp wit. From her over-the-top couture, her wrists forever dripping in enough carats to put Mariah Carey to shame, and her revolving door of husbands that would make Elizabeth Taylor‘s head spin, Zsa Zsa’s life was all about more is more is more fabulous, “dahlink.”

So of course, we can think of no person more fitting to address the finer points of diamonds (both the art of attaining and keeping them) than the late solitaire-encrusted starlet. All aspiring ladies of leisure out there take note.

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She once reportedly said, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend and dogs are a man’s best friend. Now you know which sex has more sense.”

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“I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back,” she told The Observer in 1957.

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One of the most famous lines attributed to her came after one of her divorces when Zsa Zsa was asked whether a lady should give back the ring. Her answer? “Of course dahlink, but first, you take out all the diamonds.”

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She wrote in her book, How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, How to Get Rid of a Man, “Diamonds are a better investment for a married woman than anything else because if it should ever happen that some day you wind up getting a divorce and all the property is being divided up, your husband will probably say, if he is a gentleman, ‘We will share all of the other property, but you go ahead and keep all your diamonds. After all, I can’t wear them.’ (I hope you are married to that type of man, because some men I know, they’ll wear them).”

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She was reported to have said, “I love to put on diamonds and beautiful evening gowns and make my girlfriends upset.”

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“I have learned that not diamonds but divorce lawyers are a girl’s best friend,” she told the American Bar Association during a speech in 1987.

What do you think of Zsa Zsa’s advice? Will you be following it? Sound off below.

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