You Can Snag Marilyn Monroe's 'Gentlemen Prefer Blondes' Jewels

by Madison Russell · November 3, 2017

    As Marilyn said in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, diamonds really are a girl's best friend. Well, thanks to the Joseff of Hollywood's "Treasures from the Vault" sale at Julien's Auctions, you can own a piece of Hollywood legendary's gems.

    Starting November 18th, you can bid via online livestream for covetable pieces like a brooch worn by Marlene Dietrich in Shanghai Express (1932), a pair of earrings and ornaments worn by Greta Garbo in Camille (1936), a necklace worn by Vivien Leigh and a cigar case used by Clark Gable in Gone with the Wind (1939), a pair of earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953), and a pair of earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe in Some Like it Hot (1959). 

    Eugene Joseff was the custom designer on over 1000 films before his untimely death in 1948. When he passed, his wife J.C. continued working as a Hollywood costume jeweler on over 450 films until 2006. Their prolific work is estimated to go for over to $60k, so don't let the moniker "costume" fool you into thinking you can snag these gems on the cheap. 

    If you're a classic movie buff, click through their gorgeous catalog of jewels and old Hollywood stars for some glam inspo.

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