Who hasn’t admired Marylin’s beauty, her fabulous taste in fashion and her overall aura? She has been the most revered icon of the 50s and early 60s and to this day continues to be known and named throughout the generations. The Marilyn Monroe ring, as it is officially named, is a fabulous eternity ring that was given to the actress in the 50s, here is the full story.
- Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio
- Marilyn Monroe’s ring: a tribute to love
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Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio
Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio were probably the most famous American couple of the 50s. They married on January 14th, 1954. Joe was one of the best baseball players of all times and he chose Marilyn, Hollywood’s most iconic actresses, to be his wife.
The most interesting part of the story is that the ring that Joe gave Marilyn on their wedding day is not the ring that became legendary. Since they decided to get married within a few days, Joe did not have the perfect ring for her. Therefore, some say that Joe gave Marilyn a family heirloom to wear on their wedding day. But to this day, no-one knows the whereabouts of that particular ring as it was soon replaced by the Marilyn Monroe eternity ring.
Marilyn Monroe’s ring: a tribute to love
The definition of eternity is “endless” or “infinite time”. And that is exactly the symbol Joe wished to put forward by choosing this particular design for the woman who became the love of his life.
The Marilyn Monroe ring is the ultimate symbol of companionship and a promising life together, forever.
The eternity ring is made of platinum and is set with 35 baguette-cut diamonds. The ring was sold for an incredible $772,500 in 1999 at a Christie’s auction, although it was estimated between $30,000 and $50,000 as it was even missing one diamond.
Unfortunately the marriage ended after just 8 months, but it seems clear that Joe never stopped loving Marilyn for the rest of his life, and the feeling must have been reciprocated. As it is even thought that shortly before she passed, Marilyn was actually planning to remarry Joe in 1962.
But we shall never know for sure.
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