"Poor girl seems to be losing her mind. She’s always losing that necklace it seems. Makes me wonder why she takes it off at all." - Concerned Mother in regards to how absent minded her daughter has become
In this culture it is not wise to talk too much good things about anything - especially children,lest some evil spirit steals it. So it is customary to say it is ugly and weak and will surely not survive. Also:
"The man who boasts of his young woman is a fool,
The man who boasts of his wares will get rich."