What is more appealing than a beautiful woman wearing beautiful jewellery is? In celebration of the London’s Bond Street Culture & Heritage Week, Mikimoto is displaying one of its most famous jewels- a strand of pearls that once belonged to Marilyn Monroe.
The undeniable Queen of the silver screen did not own many jewellery pieces and she favored costume jewellery in place of fine jewels. Yet, there was one thing that she treasured more than anything else – it was her strand of Akoyas that she had received as a wedding gift from her husband, Joe DiMaggio, when they travelled to Japan on their honeymoon in 1954. Even after their divorce, Monroe did not stop wearing the necklace because it reminded her of “happier times”.
Thirty-nine white, lustrous, and perfectly round pearls were used to make this choker. Short and classy, the necklace was a true royal treasure worthy of a Queen.
The necklace will be in display from June 7 to 13 in London.
Source: Professional Jeweller