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2021-03-24 00:00:00 Avenue Magazine Gems of the Silver Screen

Gems of the Silver Screen

Star jewelry pieces that are ready for their close-up
Who wore it best? Rudolph Valentino embraces his feminine side in a Verdura diamond, platinum, and 18-karat gold “Lily” bracelet originally designed for Marlene Dietrich. $83,500; verdura.com
Photo by Scherl/Süddeutsche Zeitung Photo/Alamy
Shine bright like a diamond: Lupe Vélez, aka the “Mexican Spitfire,” dazzles in a Tiffany & Co. “Soleste” ring with fancy pink diamonds and a 4.13-carat white diamond. $423,000; tiffany.com
Photo by Mayer/Pictorial Press LTD/Alamy
“My eyes are up here!” Jean Harlow is no dumb blonde in Kwiat’s Colombian-emerald earrings with oval and double-halo platinum pear drops. $30,000; kwiat.com
Photo by MGM Album/Alamy
“If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance…” The cantankerous W.C. Fields puts the “chic” in “chickadee” in Chanel metal, strass, and resin pearl earrings. $800; chanel.com
Photo by Picturelux/The Hollywood Archive/Alamy
Role reversal: Carole Lombard, the queen of screwball comedy, looks seriously chic against a Mauboussin vintage 1950s Mughal-influenced multi-gem necklace set in gold. $68,000; alvr.com
Photo by Wolf Tracer Archive/Photo 12/Alamy
Stars behind bars: The Prisoner of Zenda’s Douglas Fairbanks Jr. is locked tight in a Hermès “Chaîne d’ancre Punk” silver cuff. $3,250; hermes.com
Photo by TCD/Prod DB/Alamy
Director’s cut: Ben-Hur filmmaker William Wyler would have approved of the epic proportions of David Webb’s multi-gem, 18-karat gold and platinum “Grand Girandole” earrings. $585,000; davidwebb.com
Photo by William Wyler/Alamy
Play it again, Sam!” Dooley Wilson’s star turn in Casablanca gets better as time goes by, as does this Van Cleef & Arpels “Bouton d’Or” ring featuring chrysoprase, onyx, and diamonds set in 18-karat yellow gold. $18,100; vancleefarpels.com
Photo by Masheter Movie Archive/Alamy
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