Loretta Young jewellery
An actress known within the film industry as ‘Hollywood’s Beautiful Hack’ because she starred in so many mediocre movies. In a career that began in earnest in 1927, Young appeared in more than 90 films, yet she was personally memorable due to her big doe eyes and high cheekbones; she was truly one of Hollywood’s most striking beauties. She was one of the first actresses to win an Oscar and an Emmy award and to command a six-figure salary. A true jewellery lover, Loretta Young could afford a large collection of expensive high, as well as costume jewellery. Looking through her photographs, one can hardly find Loretta not wearing clips, a necklace, a brooch or a bracelet. Loretta Young was synonymous with the glamour, that was Hollywood in the 1930s and 40s. In the above photo Loretta Young wears a cabochon emerald and diamond brooch/ear-clip combination, the brooch by Ruser, circa 1960 (est. $10/15,000) which is designed as a floral spray set with two large pear-shaped cabochon emeralds capped by round diamonds, surmounted by a diamond-set curling ribbon.