The Jewelry Insider

August 20, 2014

The jewelry and fashion worlds are mourning the loss of the divine Miss Lauren Bacall. Iconic for her sultry eyes, ash blond wavy hair neatly parted at the side, Lauren Bacall was a Hollywood legend and an innate style savoire flair.

Lauren Bacall in “Dark Passage” 1947

Coveralls,  Marlene trousers, and diaphanous gowns codified her look, but it was her eclectic jewelry collection that made the statement. At the tender age of 16, Bacall was discovered by fashion icon, Diana Vreeland, which then kickstarted her storied film career. Lauren Bacall was an avid jewelry collector, coveting designers like Van Cleef & Arpels, Swarovski, David Webb and Grima.

Bacall wearing a David Webb white enamel Maltese Cross

From bold brooches like a white enamel David Webb Maltese cross to delicate string of Deltah pearls (later Imperial Pearl), Bacall’s collection as testament to American style: bold, effortless and elegant.

Bacall advertising for Deltah Pearls

A true blue style spirit animal of ours, we’ve put together a mash up of Bacall’s most memorable looks featuring an exclusive curated collection at JDC to get the look of Lauren. What’s your favorite look and how would you wear it? Share your thoughts!

Lauren Bacall, 1950

Lauren Bacall, 1944

Lauren Bacall, 1955

Lauren Bacall on the set of “To Have and Have Not”, 1944

Lauren Bacall on the set of Young Man with a Horn”, 1950

Lauren Bacall, Harper’s Bazaar 1943

The Lauren Look Buying Guide… Don any of these divine jewels below, treat your self to a blow out and opt for a lush red lip and channel your inner Bacall. Don’t forget to smoke at least two packs of cigarettes (just kidding) to make your vocal cords sounds as if they’ve been on a sandpaper cleanse. Pick some or all of your favorite pieces and click away!

The Imperial Pearl 10-11 Golden Pearl Ring in Sterling Silver 

The Imperial Pearl 9-10MM Golden Pearl Earrings with White Topaz in Sterling Silver

567ct Apatite Three-Strand Necklace 

                                                      Large Link Bracelet in Silver 

Baby Hoop Earrings over Sterling Silver by Charles Garnier 

Etched Dome Ring in 14K Gold 

Cristina Sabatini Puglia Ring 

Honora 60 Inch Ringed Pearl Necklace 

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