5 Fashion Icons and Their Standout Jewels

Jewelry is perhaps the most transformative part of our closets. You might be clad in a simple black tee but pairing it with an oversized watch immediately does wonders. Nonetheless, you don’t always have to splurge for jewelry pieces except for those considered as investment pieces like watches.

Travelling is one instance where you don’t want to flash exorbitant items for they might be lost or damaged. You can enjoy a fanciful approach to accessorizing by searching for practical yet equally stylish alternatives. Zalora, for example, has a gorgeous selection of jewelry. If you’re a passionate crafter (I envy you), this article can help you,

For inspiration, here are some fashion icons and their standout pieces.

Grace Kelly
Her standout piece: A 10.47 carat Cartier emerald-cut diamond ring

The Princess of Monaco was known for her fascination with Cartier that the latter even recreated exact replicas of her vintage pieces. Apart from Cartier, the movie star-turned-royal’s jewelry box likewise contains several pieces from Van Cleef & Arpels. She often graced fashion pages wearing tiaras, brooches, and necklaces. She also proved that chicken and poodle brooches could look elegant.

Marilyn Monroe
Her standout piece: The necklace she wore in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

She gave Harry Winston a well-deserved recognition when she sang about him in “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend.” Marilyn Monroe brought out the splendor of her pink satin bustier dress with a diamond necklace.

Audrey Hepburn
Her standout piece: Tiffany’s yellow diamond

“I’m just crazy about Tiffany’s!” her character Holly Golightley said in the film. More than five decades after the film was released, many still gush about Audrey’s black Givenchy ensemble.

Jackie KennedyHer standout piece: A Piaget Polo watch

Aside from her signature strands of pearls, the dressy Piaget watch also never left her wrist. More than her riveting style, Jackie O exemplified the art of gracious living.

Coco Chanel
Her standout piece: Strands of pearls

Corsets and petticoats dominated the early 1900s but Coco dared to stand out by introducing menswear-inspired ensembles to women. This visionary was often clad in a little black dress complemented by her strands of pearls.