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Jewellery lover Sophia Loren

Jewellery lover Sophia Loren

Jewellery lover Sophia Loren, photo by Jack Garofalo, Paris, 1956

Jewellery lover Sophia Loren
In the above photo of 1956, Italian film actress Sophia Loren is in awe of a Cartier 200 grain pearl ring in a Parisian boutique. She did not buy anything there, the jewellery boutique managers gave her a bronze Eiffel tower. When we hear the phrase “icon of style” in front of our eyes are images of Audrey Hepburn, Sophia Loren, Marilyn Monroe, Catherine Deneuve … These names have conquered the hearts of millions of men. The beauty and talent of the great actresses of the 20th century have earned the status of style icons. Each of these film stars in herself is already trendsetter. Film stars inspired the designers to develop exclusive collections of clothes and accessories. Famous jewellery houses created decorations especially for the roles of legendary actresses.
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Jewellery lover Anna Sten

Jewellery lover Anna Sten

One of the most beautiful and glamorous women of the time, film actress and Jewellery lover Anna Sten (December 3, 1908 – November 12, 1993)

Jewellery lover Anna Sten
When in 1935, French actor, cabaret singer and entertainer Maurice Chevalier (1888 – 1972) was asked to list the 10 most beautiful women in the world, he named Anna Sten, Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, French actress Annabella, Loretta Young, Merle Oberon, Clara Bow, Kay Francis and others. In Hollywood, the mid-1930s Anna became famous for her ability to pick up jewellery and clothes. American film producer and studio executive Darryl Francis Zanuck (1902 – 1979) said that she dresses better than anyone he had ever seen. A female director Dorothy Arzner (1897 – 1979) filmed Anna Stan in drama “Nana”, put her on a par with Garbo, Miriam Hopkins, Katharine Hepburn and Ruth Chatterton in his list of the most glamorous actresses.
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Loretta Young jewellery

Loretta Young jewellery

Loretta Young jewellery – Ear-clips – large pear-shaped cabochon emeralds capped by round diamonds, surmounted by a diamond-set curling ribbon

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.
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Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki

Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki Jan Logan jewellery

Actress Elizabeth Debicki presenting Jan Logan jewellery

Talented and accomplished Australian actress Elizabeth Debicki – the face of the Australian jewellery house Jan Logan. Her predecessors in this role were Rose Byrne and Rachel Taylor. Few actresses can boast of having played their debut role in a large-scale film with a mass of stars and the famous director. A graduate of the Victorian College of the Arts in Australia, 25-year-old Elizabeth Debicki – can. It was her whom Baz Luhrmann chose for the role of Jordan Baker in his adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “The Great Gatsby”. Before The Great Gatsby her movie list consisted of two films – Rake (series, 2010 – 2014) and A Few Best Men (2011). After The Great Gatsby she played and is going to play in several films – Gödel Incomplete (2013), Macbeth (2015), The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015), Everest (2015), The Kettering Incident (2015), The Night Manager (2016), Guardians of the Galaxy (2017), The Tale (2017).
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Frida Kahlo jewellery

Frida Kahlo jewellery

1930s photo of a young Mexican painter, wearing beads. Frida Kahlo jewellery

Frida Kahlo jewellery
Almost every woman has a collection of decorations and jewelry. Someone is interested in vintage and antique patterns, which, in some cases results in a gallery of jewellery. Such jewellery collection had the famous Mexican painter of Spanish, Indian and Jewish origin – Frida Kahlo. Frida lived a few years in the US, where she bought Indian jewelry. The basis of her collection – rings and necklaces of bone, turquoise. The artist searched real antiques from pre-Columbian era, however, often these things cost very cheap. Many photos and self-portraits depict her rings, necklaces and bracelets. Frida wore multiple rings on her left hand, because it was uncomfortable to wear them on the right hand, they interfered with paint. Frida could wear a very little clothing, but there was always a lot of jewelry.
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Inventor and actress Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr

Inventor and actress Hedy Lamarr (born Hedwig Eva Maria Kiesler, 9 November 1914 – 19 January 2000)

Austrian actress of the 1930s and 1940s, Hedy Lamarr was frequently called the most beautiful woman in motion pictures. Not to admire her beauty is simply impossible. Look at the jewelry, she wore – pearl necklaces, earrings, bracelets and brooches. Generally, in those years, for movie and advertising photography actresses wore their own decorations. The taste of the actress is elegant and flawless. She will forever be remembered not only as one of the most beautiful women ever to grace a motion picture screen, but also as a smart woman.
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Exquisite Coco Chanel jewellery decorations

Fashion fades, only style remains the same. Coco Chanel

Fashion fades, only style remains the same. Coco Chanel jewellery

Coco Chanel jewellery
According to Chanel, the role of jewelry was to decorate an ensemble rather than to flaunt wealth. For that reason she challenged convention by wearing heaps of jewelry, and often precious. Besides, during the day – even for sailing, while for evening she sometimes wore no jewelry at all. But wealthy clients who did not wish to display their costly jewellery in public could wear Chanel creations to impress others. “It’s disgusting to walk around with millions around the neck because one happens to be rich. I only like fake jewellery … because it’s provocative”, Chanel stated.
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