ICONIC WOMEN & THEIR GEMS AND JEWELS
Industry Leaders|December 2020
“Food, water, the diamonds, you know the essentials”, is how someone described what life was all about.
Christy Gren

“Food, water, the diamonds, you know the essentials”, is how someone described what life was all about.

Women and their jewelry have always had a special relationship. Almost every woman of my acquaintance has a favorite jewel piece that she can never do without it can be a favorite ring that never gets off her finger, a favorite necklace that has been handed down from mother to daughter, a pair of earrings and more. They either never take off their favorites or store it in a special box to be periodically worn or admired. Personal jewelry makes us feel complete, nostalgic, and linked to a legacy.

Jewelry can be expensive or inexpensive, but the associations with it are priceless.

There are some iconic women who have lent their name to famous jewel pieces through the ages or some brand names that have benefited from being attached to them. It is still moot, who adorned whom.

We bring you here some famous women who have worn equally famed pieces well. Creating their own style, we bring to you some of these iconic women and their diamonds. Whether it was an adornment for a role or an everyday accessory pickup – we shine a spotlight on their choices.

Minimalistic and classy, pearls always announce elegance.

Known for her multiple strands of pearls, the lady changed the definition of fashion as we know it.

COCO CHANEL

The fashion designer for the modern woman, who denounced flounces and corsets, always swore by a string of pearls. “A woman needs ropes and ropes of pearls” she believed.

Minimalistic and classy, pearls always announce elegance.

Known for her multiple strands of pearls, the lady changed the definition of fashion as we know it.

PRINCESS DIANA

The people’s princess appeared in public with some favorite pieces that became a familiar sight. ‘Lady Di’ was an avid collector of jewels and her collection included various tiaras, necklaces, pendants among others.

Her blue sapphire engagement ring has been one of the most familiar pieces. It has been passed on to her daughter-in-law Kate Middleton. The ring consists of 14 solitaire diamonds surrounding a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire.

Another jewel seen often enough around her throat was the Queen Mother’s sapphire brooch that she turned into a choker with seven strings of pearls.

“Her blue sapphire engagement ring has been one of the most familiar pieces.”

Again a Queen Mother legacy— the Lover’s Knot tiara was designed for Queen Mary in 1913, and she presented it to Diana prior to the royal wedding day.

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