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Marilyn Monroe's Sparkling Legacy

by Charlotte Mostert on June 01, 2024
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Marilyn Monroe would have celebrated her 98th birthday on the 1st of June 2024. To commemorate her legacy we have put together a timeline of some of her most iconic moments as a woman of history.


"I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful."
- Marilyn Monroe's desire for glamour and beauty often extended to her choice of jewellery, reflecting her aspiration for a life filled with luxury and elegance.

Marilyn Monroe was born as Norma Jean Baker in Los Angeles, California, U.S. and passed on August 4th, 1962 in her home. This pop culture icon had an upbringing of note. Her mother was diagnosed with paranoid schizophrenia and institutionalised in 1934. Therefore Monroe’s early childhood was between orphanages and a family friend, Grace Goddard.

Marilyn Monroe wed her high school sweetheart, James Dougherty, on June 19, 1942, in Los Angeles. The couple married just after her 16th birthday, possibly due to Monroe not wanting to go back to the orphanage after her mother was taken away for treatment in a mental hospital.

1942 Marilyn’s First Marriage

1942 Marilyn’s First Marriage

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The American model became a sensation in the 1940s which led to her commercial success in films during the 1950s under the name Marilyn Monroe. Her natural beauty helped her get through the door, but it was her hard work that cemented her rise to superstardom.

After 2 years of dating, Monroe married the greatest baseball star of the time, Joe DiMaggio, and they quickly became the most famous couple in the world. They tied the knot on holiday with a small ceremony at a local City Hall, where Joe presented Marilyn with a platinum diamond eternity ring set with 35 baguette cut diamonds.

Marylin Monroe and Joe DiMaggio after getting married at San Francisco City Hall in January 1954

Monroe and Joe DiMaggio after getting married at San Francisco City Hall in January 1954

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Marilyn Monroe appeared on the Photoplay magazine cover in 1953. Wear a bracelet inspired by the iconic choker necklace that Monroe wore on the cover. Our Tru-Emerald cascade bracelet, inspired by the iconic choker necklace that Monroe wore on the cover, has a unique yet eye-catching look that will make you stand out at any event.

Monroe in a publicity photo for Photoplay magazine in 1953
Monroe in a publicity photo for Photoplay magazine in 1953
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In 1950 was when Monroe first encountered Arthur Miller. At the time she was still trying to find fame, while he was already acclaimed as one of the country's leading playwrights, thanks to his Pulitzer Prize-winning Death of a Salesman. Monroe and Miller didn't meet again in person until 1955 after she'd moved to New York City to study at the Actors' Studio.

Miller and Monroe got married on June 29, 1956, in a judge's office in White Plains, New York; a Jewish ceremony followed on July 1, where Monroe was given away by her acting teacher, Lee Strasberg and converted to Judaism.

American film actress Marilyn Monroe (1926 - 1962) and her husband, American playwright, Arthur Miller - New York Daily News Archive Getty Images

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As with any icon, the brand of Marilyn Monroe far transcends Marilyn Monroe the person. Marilyn Monroe may have died in 1962, but in that same moment a legend was born. And while her life laid the groundwork for legendary status, it is her death that catapulted her into iconic immortality.

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We have created our Legendary Marilyn Cluster Ring around her bold and iconic glamour and charm. It’s something extravagant yet tasteful, bold yet elegant – a piece of jewellery that should be worn with pride while you sing “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”. The Legendary Marilyn Ring is a scintillating cluster of 27 genuine Tru-Diamonds™ gems that give this ring exquisite brilliance.

The Legendary Marilyn Cluster Ring

Though her time with us was tragically short, Marilyn Monroe's legacy endures, a testament to the enduring power of her spirit and the indelible mark she left on the world of entertainment and beyond.