Friday, January 11, 2013


“My husband, Carl, is a very lucky man: Diamond necklaces don’t appeal to me at all. I prefer fun jewelry with big stones—so large they would be untouchable if they were real. Now, don’t get me wrong. I do appreciate Daddy Warbucks–size stones, like a big, flawed emerald. I love stones that are inherently flawed: rock crystal, turquoise with big veins. It’s like Rodin once said, ‘More beautiful than a beautiful thing is the ruin of a beautiful thing.’ I think that’s a great observation, and most of the time so very true.”
-Interview with fashion icon and accessory queen Iris Apfel, Architectural Digest, June 2011