Kruse GWS Auctions will showcase costume jewellery from legendary stars of Hollywood’s “Golden Era” in its approaching auction, which includes Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn and Ava Gardner.
“The Artifacts of Hollywood” sale is highlighting the particular collections of some of the era’s most glamorous females, as perfectly as legendary musicians like Elvis Presley, Johnny Hard cash, Janis Joplin and Whitney Houston.
Marilyn Monroe’s Rhinestone Choker Necklace
The 15-inch necklace, seen at the top rated of the article, was owned and worn by Marilyn Monroe. It’s created of silver with spherical- and cushion-shaped rhinestones.
It comes from the assortment of her personalized hairstylist, Sydney Guilaroff, who worked at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer studios for far more than 40 a long time on far more than 1,000 films, explained the auction residence.
Guilaroff was the 1st hairstylist to receive an on-display screen credit rating in a film and was a confidante to lots of of the day’s stars, which include Monroe, Greta Garbo, Joan Crawford, and Hepburn.
A range of superstar-worn jewels from his assortment are heading to the forthcoming auction.
In a provenance letter, the late hairstylist wrote, “Marilyn gave me this costume ‘Weiss’ multi-shaped rhinestone choker necklace close to 1954. No 1 has worn it due to the fact Marilyn.”
Albert Weiss was a noteworthy costume jewellery designer, obtaining his start at costume jewelry manufacturer Coro in the 1930s right before beginning his own company in 1942, which is nevertheless around today.
There are other jewels said to belong to Monroe up for sale, which include one more rhinestone necklace and a pair of rhinestone drop earrings.
Elizabeth Taylor’s Avon “Taj Mahal” Necklace
This necklace was offered to Elizabeth Taylor in the early 1990s by cosmetics business Avon just prior to the corporation introduced they would be partnering on a jewellery collection.
Perfectly acknowledged for her outstanding jewels, Taylor assisted the model create costume replicas of some of her most renowned items.
This necklace is the prototype for the reimagining of her “Taj Mahal” diamond necklace. She wore it for an Avon photoshoot.
The actual “Taj Mahal” necklace, a gold, ruby and diamond Cartier creation Richard Burton gave to Taylor when she turned 40, offered for $8.8 million in 2011 as part of Christie’s document-placing sale of Taylor’s substantial jewellery assortment.
Taylor’s collection turned the most well-liked of all Avon jewelry traces, continuing to offer properly on secondary web-sites at superior markups, stated the auction home.
“The selection took virtually a few several years, as Elizabeth Taylor scrutinized just about every piece to make positive it was of the very best quality,” it explained. “Taylor had a hand in each and every side of the manufacturing procedure and output to generate the replicas of her cherished jewelry pieces.”
Audrey Hepburn’s Earrings
Two pairs of earrings belonging to Hepburn are heading to the auction block, a pair of gold-tone screw-back pinwheel earrings and a pair of fake pearl clip-on drop earrings.
The two pairs ended up given to the aforementioned hairstylist Guilaroff. He was Hepburn’s hairstylist for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” as very well as other films.
Elvis Presley’s Several Jewels
Elvis Presley has a variety of jewels up for sale at the forthcoming auction, which includes a number of rings and a necklace.
A noteworthy highlight is a 14-karat yellow gold “TCB” ring.
The ring will be accompanied by the authentic 7.56-carat VS2 spherical fantastic diamond and a GIA report.
A cubic zirconia was established in the ring even though the diamond was currently being graded and is the stone seen in the image earlier mentioned. The halo of round-slash diamonds and accent diamonds have a whole carat fat of 2.25.
The ring was worn by Elvis, who then gave it to gospel singer J.D. Sumner on phase in 1975 in the course of the 1st night of a live performance in Asheville, North Carolina, according to a assertion of authenticity from Sumner prior to his passing.
Greta Garbo’s 1950s Rolex ‘Precision’ Watch
The star’s 9-karat yellow gold Rolex “Precision” observe, in performing issue, is up for sale.
The again of the scenario is engraved with her initials, “GG.”
The watch’s provenance letter is courtesy of the son of Swedish view collector Hjalmar Mattison.
Translated from Swedish, it reads, “It is hereby qualified that this Rolex watch with ‘GG’ engraving belonged to Greta Garbo. My father Hjalmar Mattison labored as an accountant for a perfectly-recognized director at Dramaten who was a shut buddy with Garbo, and by him managed to acquire Garbo’s observe in the 1980s, which means only a couple years right before Garbo passed away.
Ava Gardner’s Jewels
Guilaroff’s sizable assortment also integrated jewelry belonging to actress Ava Gardner.
This pair of black and white rhinestone and fake pearl clip-on earrings were worn by Gardner in the 1980s, in accordance to his provenance letter.
There is also a matching necklace and earrings established worn by Gardner. The gold-tone jewels are established with amber, brown, and green iridescent rhinestones.