Hollywood has had affection for celebrity jewelry for nearly a century. From Mary Pickford, to Liz Taylor people have not only been fascinated by celebrity jewelry and the stars who wear them, but have also been on a journey to wear the same type of jewelry- whether it is custom made or imitation.
In the early 19th century celebrity jewelry was made famous by opera singers and performers of the theater. Sarah Bernhardt was one of Americas leading actresses in silent films. Not only was she gracing the silver screen, but also she did so in incredible celebrity jewelry fashion. Many people were aware of her extensive collection of jewels. George Fouquet was the leading jewelry designer for Sarah Bernhardt's collection and many of the pieces were true originals.
During the early 1900's Gloria Swanson made her debut on the silver screen, and she appeared in outlandishly decorated jeweled costumes. Gloria Swanson developed such an affinity for jewels that she had one of the largest collections. It is said that when she starred in Sunset Boulevard, she wore her own celebrity jewelry from her collection.
Some other famous actresses who were widely admired for their celebrity jewelry include Jean Harlow, Marlene Dietrich, Joan Crawford, Elizabeth Taylor, Marilyn Monroe, Mary Pickford, Lana Turner, Irene Dunn, Joan Fontaine, and Ginger Rogers.
Today, celebrities don't store up expensive jewelry collections as they did in Hollywood's former years. Today, many celebrities choose to rent their jewels for galas and events.
Many jewelers fashion today's styles from the Hollywood celebrity jewelry that has been celebrated for nearly a century. Many modern day celebrities opt to wear these celebrity jewelry replicas.
Celebrity jewelry is not only for the rich and famous. Many people opt to buy replicas of diamond studded celebrity jewelry that has been created with cubic zirconia and other more moderately priced gems.
The "Heart of the Ocean" necklace worn by Kate Winslet in the movie Titanic evidences the recent trend in celebrity inspired jewelry. This necklace created quite a stir among all classes a like, creating not only a cubic zirconia replica but