7 famous jewels of Jacqueline Kennedy

Jacqueline Kennedy is the most famous US First Lady andrecognized style icon of early 1960s. Let us recall the ornaments in which she shone, setting the jewelry fashion of her time. See for yourself: their design is still relevant today.

Jacqueline Kennedy was the first lady of the United States in 1961–1963, when her husband, John F. Kennedy, served as president of the country. There are quite a few films about Jacqueline, and on February 23, we will have another premiere - the biopic Jackie with Natalie Portman in the lead role. The drama in three nominations claims the Oscar, while Portman has every chance to get the coveted statuette and become the best actress of 2016

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Engagement Ring

Jacqueline Kennedy in a wedding dress

Van Cleef & Arpels Emerald Engagement Ring

She is Jacqueline Bouvier, whose household was simply called Jackie, a journalist, editor, beauty with a brilliant education from a respectable American family. He is a Senator from Massachusetts John F. Kennedy. They met at a dinner party in May 1952, and on June 25 of the following year, the couple announced their engagement. Token of this eventJackie's finger has a ring of yellow gold with large diamonds (2.88 carats) and an emerald (2.84 carats)cut "baguette", decorative mount in the form of elegant laurel twigs, of course, diamond, and a diamond half way. Historians claim: the engagement ring of a similar design was in Josephine, the future wife of Emperor Napoleon I.

On September 12, 1953, Jackie and John exchanged vows at the altar. And ten years later, Jacqueline wished to make changes to the jewelry, and there were almost three carats more diamonds in it. Now you can see the ring in the Presidential Library-Museum of John F. Kennedy in Boston. 

An engagement bracelet with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels

Jacqueline Kennedy in a diamond bracelet

An engagement bracelet with diamonds by Van Cleef & Arpels

John Kennedy was so inspired by Jackie's consent to marry him, that a few days after the engagement, she presented her with a second gift -white gold diamond hoop bracelet with diamonds. The jewelry was bought in a boutique at the Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry house on Fifth Avenue in New York. Jacqueline loved this jewel so much that she almost never parted with it. The bracelet decorated her wrist and in the days before the wedding, and in the evenings of many secular receptions in the White House.And in July 1953, a rare fashion magazine did not write that the engagement bracelet was a great alternative to the pre-nuptial ring and couples in love should take note of this idea. Now the jewel belongs to Caroline, the daughter of John and Jacqueline Kennedy.

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Pearl Earrings

Jackie Kennedy's style recognized as a reference in the early 60s

Van Cleef & Arpels Diamond Pearl Earrings

On the first wedding anniversary - in 1954 - John Kennedy presented Jackielarge pearl earrings with white diamonds. The pendants — pear-shaped pearls — are removable for this pair, and Jacqueline often wore earrings without a decorative accessory. In 1986, the decoration of the mother put on Caroline Kennedy on her own wedding day.

Diamond Brooch Sunburst Wartski

Jacqueline Kennedy with a brooch in his hair

Diamond Brooch Sunburst Wartski

Jackie Kennedy found this jewel in a London antique shop in 1962.The jewel of gold, silver and diamonds was made in the XIX century by the jeweler of the British crown Wartski. The brooch in the form of the sun cost $ 50,000 (according to other sources, twice as expensive), and to buy it, Mrs. Kennedy, in secret from loved ones, sold diamond brooches, received as a gift for the wedding from Joe and Rose Kennedy. And so that her husband’s parents were not offended, Jackie ordered and “printed” copies of all parts of the headset they donated.She often chose a striking vintage ornament for evening looks, and wore it both as a brooch on a dress and as a hairpin in her hair. Today, the owner of the brooch is the daughter of Jacqueline Caroline.

Schlumberger Tiffany Gold Enamel Bracelet

Stylish Jacqueline Kennedy in a bracelet Schlumberger Tiffany

Enamel gold bracelet Schlumberger Tiffany

In the early 1960s, Tiffany designer Jean Schlumberger came up withA new kind of bracelets - a blown shape and with enamel decoration paillonnee. This is a special technique of making enamel using foil particles (French paillonne means “scale”), which was used by nineteenth-century jewelers. One of the first owners of such jewelry was Jacqueline Kennedy - her husband gave her this gift in 1962, visiting the Tiffany boutique in New York. Jackie later bought the same earrings with white enamel in a pair of bracelets and wore these jewelery separately, then as a set throughout her life.

Necklaces of artificial pearls

Jacqueline and her first husband, John Kennedy

Necklaces of artificial pearls

"Pearls are always appropriate," - considered the most famous first lady of the United States, not referring to the pearl beauty of only natural origin.Her jewelery collection contained several pearl necklaces.different lengths: from chokers to classical threads in two or three additions and evening decorations of the so-called “opera” length.The appearance of the fashion pearl Jacqueline Kennedy, perhaps, influenced no less than at the time Coco Chanel.

Earrings and a ring with rubies and diamonds Van Cleef & Arpels

Ruby earrings and a ring that Jacqueline Kennedy’s second husband gave to his wife

Earrings and a ring with rubies and diamonds Van Cleef & Arpels

In May 2015, at an auction at Christie's in Geneva, an unknown buyer purchased for 302,000 dollars a rare lot - earrings and a ring. They were presented by the second husband of Jacqueline Kennedy - the Greek billionaire Aristotle Onassis - to his newly made wife on their wedding day in 1968.The symbol of love became the top of the ring - a ruby ​​in the shape of a heart, and the upper part of the earrings is made in the form of flowers, inlaid with small diamonds. Ruby pear-shaped pendants are removable earrings, Jacqueline preferred not to wear these pendants.

Jacqueline has always been a trendsetter, and she still remains, 23 years after her death. And in all these decorations there is a special innate style of Jackie Kennedy and the ability to combine clothes and accessories: the style is absolute, not vulgar and incredibly feminine.


Date: 12.10.2018, 02:41 / Views: 95141

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