Gems of Hollywood icons on display in Newbridge Silverware today

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Gems of Hollywood icons on display in Newbridge Silverware today
12:00 Monday 20th of March 2017

Roz Lipsett and Sarah Tansey as Marilyn Monroe and Elizabeth Taylor pictured at Newbridge Silverware wearing jewellery from iconic Hollywood movies.
Roz is wearing jewellery worn by Marilyn Monroe in ‘Some Like It Hot ‘and ‘Gentleman Prefer Blondes’ while Sarah is wearing jewellery worn by Elizabeth Taylor in the movie ‘Cleopatra’.Pictures by Conor Healy / Picture It Photography

Newbridge Silverware, together with Julien’s Auctions will exhibit a rare collection of Hollywood jewellery at the Museum of Style Icons (MOSI).

The exhibition, ‘The Golden Age of Hollywood’ - which opens today - will feature an incredible range of pieces made by the master jeweller to the stars, Eugene Joseff of Joseff of Hollywood who was synonymous with movie glamour.

Joseff made dazzling and unique pieces of jewellery worn by the world’s most famous movie stars during the Golden Age of Hollywood and his pieces were regularly seen on the red carpet, in the movies and at special events.

The collection offers rare and significant Hollywood provenance and includes pieces worn by famous movie greats including: Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Judy Garland, Bette Davis, Maureen O’Hara, Greta Garbo, Marlene Dietrich, Tony Curtis, Rita Hayworth, Katherine Hepburn and Vivien Leigh.

Many of the pieces have featured in some of the greatest movie classics of all time and include some very memorable and important items. Highlights include; the necklace worn by Vivien Leigh and the cigar case used by Clark Gable in ‘Gone With the Wind’ (1939) and earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe in ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ (1953) and ‘Some Like it Hot (1959).

There are also earrings worn by Grace Kelly in ‘High Society’ (1956) among many more.

Julien’s Auctions, the world record breaking auction house to the stars, will bring these rare pieces to auction this November and the exhibition at Newbridge Silverware and the Museum of Style Icons will allow people a rare opportunity to see them before they go on sale.

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