9 Jewelry Inspirations to Have You Channeling Your Inner Marilyn Monroe According to Lisa Robin Jewelry
Written by Lisa Robin of Lisa Robin Jewelry
“But square-cut or pear-shaped
These rocks don't lose their shape
Diamonds are a girl's best friend” -Marilyn Monroe
If you are visualizing a blonde-bombshell-dripping-in-diamonds look for your wedding day certainly Marilyn Monroe’s on-screen persona is one to emulate. Or you could be thinking Monroe’s off-screen minimalist style is more you. You will be on target with classic jewelry with a mix-century vibe. Platinum was the metal of choice in the fifties. You can consider 14K white gold for a durable alternative.
After dating for two years, Joe DiMaggio proposed to Marilyn Monroe spontaneously—in other words, without an engagement ring—and they married at the city hall two days later. It didn't leave much time for planning jewelry.
Let these engagement rings inspire your Marilyn Monroe style.
The Devon with a pear diamond in white gold or platinum is the epitome of elegant fifties style.
This version of the Devon offers an emerald cut center diamond and maintains the same sense of style in white gold or platinum.
The Katharine solitaire engagement ring has a band that tapers, offering a subtle knife edge detail that takes the Katharine solitaire diamond ring to another level. The simple elegance is unparalleled and features the round, always classic diamond prominently in a six-prong setting. The Katharine speaks to the clean lines of the fifties and Monroe's minimalist style.
At some point following the civil ceremony, DiMaggio gifted one of Monroe's most famous jewels—the classic baguette-cut diamond eternity band. As inspiration, look to this updated version of a baguette-cut diamond eternity band or a bold emerald-cut nine-stone ring in platinum or white gold.
The light sparkles off these baguette diamonds as they dance around the Blaine eternity band. This thoroughly modern mid-century-inspired diamond ring makes a stunning and unique wedding band or stacks with other bands to create your look.
Nothing more elegant than a row of emerald cut diamonds meticulously hand-crafted to show off the lab diamond step cuts one after another. The Mercer is a statement-maker and stands alone as a band or complements an engagement ring as part of a wedding set.
Monroe was often seen in chandelier earrings. So to complete your look, diamonds are a girl's best friend, but when sapphires can make such a gorgeous statement, don't hesitate to bring color to your look.
Sparkle and dangle go together in these stunning blue sapphire and diamond earrings. The mix of gemstone shapes creates a waterfall effect for the diamonds to flow over. A statement you won’t find elsewhere.
The elegant elevated diamond huggie earrings with pinhole taper baguette diamonds are suspended from the hoop and flutter as you move.
Marilyn Monroe often wore bold costume jewelry rather than precious gemstones. Today’s bride may want a more petite necklace and this option stays right with the style.
A pear is an ultimate shape for a pendant because it is so flattering to the neckline.
The Diamond Bar Bolo Bracelet is a beautiful bolo bracelet in 14k gold with a double halo center surrounded by round diamonds.
Monroe's minimalist style and her three low-key ceremonies indicate she might go without a headpiece, but she wore a simple veil at her first and third weddings. A modern-day bride might consider repurposing a simple diamond brooch or necklace to bring glamour to an updo.
White metals, rectangular or pear shapes with minimalist lines will be what you will look for to channel the glamour of Marilyn Monroe on your special day.
Photos courtesy of Lisa Robin
Lisa Robin Jewelry also knows a thing or two about colored gemstone engagement and wedding rings.
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