She was also famous for wearing her own gorgeous jewelry in most of the films that she made. In addition, she wore mostly her own jewelry in professional photographs. Her jewelry collection was massive and had some of the best quality gemstones and diamonds in the world. She is considered to be one of the most photographed women in the world during her infamous career. She was known to make quite a fashion statement on screen and off screen and stage as well.
The bracelet was made by the famous jewelry designers Van Cleef & Arpels around 1937 and was sold by Sotherby's Auction House in New York in October 1992 after her death for around $990,000 (reportedly). The bracelet was estimated to sell for around $300,000 and was purchased by an unidentified bidder. The rest of Marlene's jewelry collections were sold in auction in 1997.
by Kaye Lefier, Contributing Editor at ChasingTreasure.com, online store specializing in wooden jewelry boxes and leather jewelry cases. Kaye is an avid Jewelry Collector and writes about Jewelry and Jewelry Trends.