5 Jewelry Pieces to Embrace Your Inner Old Hollywood Silver Screen Star
If there is any place to find jewelry inspiration, it’s from Old Hollywood fashion icons such as Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Elizabeth Taylor. Whether on the silver screen or attending Hollywood events, these actresses always managed to sparkle wherever they went, which is why we still draw inspiration from their style.
Here are some fabulous, glamorous jewels worn by classic Hollywood actresses — and some tips on how to replicate the look.
- Elizabeth Taylor’s Emerald and Diamond Ear Pendants
A gift from Richard Burton, Taylor was regularly seen wearing these Cartier stunners at all kinds of events, including the Paris premiere of Lawrence in Arabia in 1962, and her meeting with Queen Elizabeth in 1976. She even wore them as part of her costume in The V.I.P.s.
Elizabeth Taylor owned a ton of stunning jewels, many of which were gifts, but these are by far one of my favorites.
Shop the look: Cartier Destinée Earrings
- Marilyn Monroe’s Layered Diamond Necklace
Forever iconic, Marilyn Monroe continues to inspire women today with her gorgeous make-up, outfits, and jewelry selections.
In the 1953 film, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Marilyn Monroe was drenched in diamond jewelry – bracelets, earrings, and of course the iconic layered diamond necklace that we all know and love.
This dazzling Harry Winston diamond necklace will help you unleash your inner Marilyn.
Shop the look: Harry Winston’s Secret Wonder Reversible Diamond Necklace
- Audrey Hepburn’s Tiffany & Co. Necklace
To promote the 1961 movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn wore Tiffany’s Ribbon Rosette necklace which consisted of 128.54 carats of yellow diamonds.
To see the iconic necklace for yourself, head down to Tiffany’s on Fifth Avenue in New York City. It’s on display, and it’s truly sensational.
Shop the look: Tiffany & Co.’s Yellow Diamond Pendant
- Grace Kelly’s Engagement Ring
Grace Kelly’s diamond engagement ring in High Society is considered one of her most iconic jewelry moments. Interestingly, the sparkler wasn’t a prop, but her real-life Cartier 8-carat emerald cut diamond engagement ring.
Since Kelly was already engaged during filming, High Society was her final film before her wedding to the Prince of Monaco.
Shop the look: Cartier’s Solitaire 1895
- Sophia Loren’s Pearls
Elegant and glamorous, pearls add a touch of sophistication to any look. Clearly, Sophia Loren knew this — she boasted a stunning jewelry collection, and one of her favorite pieces was a pearl necklace.
This fabulous piece from Tiffany & Co. is perfect if you want to replicate the iconic Italian actress’ look.
Shop the look: Tiffany and Co.’s Pearl Necklace
About The Author
Debbie Azar is the Co-Founder and President of Gemological Science International (GSI), one of the largest gemological organizations in the world, and a distinguished leader in the global diamond and jewelry industry. As an executive with extensive knowledge of the jewelry and gem lab industries, her entrepreneurial skills and vision have helped GSI achieve rapid and continuous growth worldwide, establishing 13 leading-edge gemological facilities on four continents. She currently serves on the boards of the Jewelers Vigilance Committee, Responsible Jewellery Council, and Jewelers for Children, and is a member of the 24 Karat Club of New York. She has been featured in Forbes, Daily Mail, Good Morning America, Bloomberg, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fox Business, Fox5, CBS2, BOLDTV, Varney&Co, The Street, and NASDAQ, among others.