Dolly Parton Shares Why She Doesn’t Wear Real Diamonds Anymore


Dolly Parton is known for her impressive and often sparkly outfits. You may think that a woman who clearly loves fashion and glitter who is very wealthy would wear tons of diamonds. Apparently not! Dolly has said that she doesn’t wear real diamonds anymore, especially while on stage performing.

Dolly shared that the jewelry that she wears while performing at and at events is generally not real. She used to wear real diamonds but has switched to fakes in recent years. Why? She loves to give away her jewelry to fans! Turns out her creative director, Steve Summers, started giving Dolly fake jewelry to wear after she gave away quite a few expensive pieces.

The reason Dolly Parton has to wear fake jewelry
JOYFUL NOISE, Dolly Parton, 2012. ph: Van Redin/©Warner Bros. Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

He said, “She used to wear real stuff. But if someone told Dolly they liked her earrings, she’d take them off and hand them to that person! I’d say, ‘Those were real diamonds!’ And Dolly would shrug. So now we always go for fakes.” While he laughed about the situation, he may have gotten in trouble if the diamonds were on loan from a company!
JOYFUL NOISE, Dolly Parton, 2012. ph: Van Redin/©Warner Bros. Pictures/Courtesy Everett Collection

Dolly herself also revealed that she doesn’t really like wearing the real stuff out and about because it’s so valuable. During a photo shoot, she shook her wrist and a diamond bracelet fell off on the floor. Everyone ran to save the diamonds and Dolly joked, “See what happens when I wear the real stuff?!”
Dolly Parton performs ‘Travelin’ Thru,’ from the film ‘Transamerica’ nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Song, during the 78th Annual Academy Awards at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, CA on Sunday, March 5, 2006. ©AMPAS/Courtesy Everett Collection.

Did you know that Dolly often wears fake jewelry?

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Wow such a problematic decision some people have to make. In all seriousness this lady gives so much to the poor that is not discussed in the media she deserves a medal.


So, she gives the jewelry to anyone that compliments her for it. Next time a see her I will complement her bosom! 🤗

M Jarman

Most people who have pricy real jewelry have a fake copy made to wear out. Thieves are everywhere.


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