Thursday, March 15, 2012

Famous Jewelry Worn by Marilyn Monroe

Marilyn Monroe was the blonde bombshell that starred in many hit films like Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, Some Like it Hot, The Misfits, The Love Nest and many more. She was one of the most photographed women in history and is still in the hearts and minds of many even today.

It is well known that Marilyn love expensive jewelry and was very fond of glistening diamonds and sapphire jewelry, worn either separately or combined together. She was a trendsetter for everything from fashion to accessories. Men and women alike just adored Marilyn and would copy just about everything she would do.

When it came to her jewelry choices she was all about the glitz, sparkle and glam. One of Marilyn's most famous pieces of jewelry happened to be a gorgeous platinum and diamond wedding band that was given to her by Joe DiMaggio, the famous baseball player, on their wedding in 1954.

The wedding ring had 35 baguette-cut diamonds set into an eternity style band ring. The beautifully cut diamonds in this ring go around the entire circumference of the band and was prized by Marilyn for many years. Later, after her passing, the ring was sold at auction for 772,500 to an anonymous bidder.

Marilyn was also given a beautiful pearl necklace by DiMaggio during their honeymoon to Japan. This was a stunning 16 inch strand of pearls containing 44 matched pearls by the famous jewelry Mikimoto. It is said that Marilyn gave the necklace to friend Paula Strasberg. Paula's daughter Susan Strasberg, the actress, returned it to Mikimoto in 1988.

Marylin's style and grace made her a perfect model for many beautiful pieces of jewelry which can be seen in her movies.

by Kaye Lefier, Contributing Editor at, online store specializing in wooden jewelry boxes and leather jewelry cases. Kaye is an avid Jewelry Collector and writes about Jewelry and Jewelry Trends.

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