We Match Our Jewelry to Jewelry Worn by Actress Lana Turner!

There was always mystery surrounding Lana Turner. Born in Wallace Idaho and named Julia Mildred Francis Turner, even her date of birth is a subject of question—was it February 8, 1920? Or, was it February 8, 1921? Another mystery that surrounded Lana included her daughter’s stabbing of boyfriend and mobster Johnny Stompanato in 1958. Lana’s daughter Cheryl was acquitted of the stabbing but some still wonder about the incident today. 
Elizabeth Taylor isn’t the only Hollywood starlet to have many husbands—Lana Turner had seven and married eight times—twice to Joseph Stephen Crane. Her other husbands included, Artie Shaw, Henry J. Topping, Jr., Lex Barker of Tarzan fame, Frederick May, Robert P. Eaton and hypnotist Ronald Pellar.
Everyone has their favorite Lana Turner movie—from The Postman Always Rings Twice to Imitation of Life, to The Bad & the Beautiful to Peyton Place for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, Lana shined on the screen.
Actor Robert Taylor who starred with Lana in  Johnny Eager, said of her, “I couldn’t take my eyes off her,” and “I don’t think she knew how to talk without being sexy,” and “When she said ‘good morning,’ I melted.” In her movies we cheered for her, cried with her and always stood up for her—she was that kind of Movie Star.  
Discovered by Hollywood Reporter Billy Wilkerson when sipping a Coke in a drugstore, Lana Turner was first a pin-up girl and “the Sweater Girl.” Fascinating facts about Lana include that she owned 689 pairs of shoes all stored in a special room with tons of shelves and a ladder to boot, she suffered from the Rh blood factor, and our favorite: When married to Artie Shaw, she had no idea she was his third wife until one day he let something slip about his second wife! Taboo Artie!
As much as Lana Turner shined on the screen, so did some of the jewelry pieces she wore for her roles or for promotional appearances. Here, we match our jewelry to jewelry worn by Lana Turner.

The Honky Tonk Sapphire Diamond Earrings


In 1941, Lana co-starred with Clark Gable in the classic film Honky Tonk. On her ears she wore pear-cut synthetic sapphire and diamond earrings totaling 2.64 carats each—stunning and sparkling as much as the lady who wore them.
Our pick to match these sapphire and diamond earrings? These lovely Victorian natural no-heat 3.50 carat royal blue sapphire platinum diamond earrings!

The Postman Always Rings Twice Bracelet


Sexy and steamy were the words used to describe Lana’s performance in The Postman Always Rings Twice co-starring John Garfield. The pair were T-N-T on the screen! In the film, Lana wore a stunning 23.94 carat diamond bracelet with side baguettes. What the sparkler on such a pretty wrist.
Our match for this popular style of bracelet more commonly known as the tennis bracelet? This gorgeous estate 18k heavy swirl link diamond bracelet—also yellow gold like Lana’s with 28 round diamonds and approximately 3.00 carats!

“Promotional” Diamond Earrings


A favorite quote from Lana was, “A successful man is one who makes more money than his wife can spend. A successful woman is one who can find such a man.” Even with eight marriages, her taste in jewelry always remained high on her list of fashion must-dos—just as these 1.22 carat diamond earrings she often wore to promote her films.
Our match to Lana’s diamond earrings? These circa 1950-1960 14k white gold .45 carat brilliant diamond dangle earrings—we think they match perfectly and in fact, would have been a set Lana may have picked out on her own.
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