Marilyn Monroe’s Personal Beaded Necklace
A simple yet stunningly beautiful necklace owned by Marilyn Monroe, consisting of emerald toned beads, measuring 36″ in length with a gold toned clasp. Interestingly, Marilyn Monroe had very little expensive jewelry. The diamond wedding band from Joe DiMaggio and a strand of Mikimoto pearls from the Emperor of Japan account for the only items of real value from Marilyn’s jewelry collection. Nearly all other pieces were costume jewelry and beads.
This necklace sold in 1999 at the now famous Christie’s sale, “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe.”
This green necklace is showcased as part of lot #138 in the 1999 Christie’s auction catalog: “The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe.”
Christie’s New York: The Personal Property of Marilyn Monroe, October 27-28, 1999. Click here to buy your copy of the Christie’s auction catalog for the sale of Marilyn Monroe’s personal items.