These Texas-tied glamour queens of the silver screen knew a thing or two about jewelry…how to wear it, how to get it and of course, how to earn it. Women today still look to these gem goddesses of the past for inspiration. Here, we take a look at the today’s very best jewelry choices of what these movie bombshells might adorn today and how you can embrace your own inner movie star wearing them, too.
Joan Crawford: Shopgirl To Socialite
In an extraordinary six decade long career, San Antonio-born Joan Crawford loved her men, cocktails and jewels. “I seem to grow more valuable to you each year,” Crawford said in the 1931 film with Clark Gable, Possessed, about a very productive love relationship rewarded with precious jewels. As a career girl, she bought as many gems for herself from her salaries at MGM and Warner Brothers as were given to her by her five husbands throughout her life. Today we think she’d still like bracelets winding up her arm, the perfect brooch and yes, the inimitable dinner ring.