Newbridge Silverware, together with Julien’s Auctions is exhibiting a rare collection of Hollywood jewellery at the Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) this month. The exhibition, ‘Hidden Gems’ will run from Monday, 20th of March – 14th of May 2017. It will feature an incredible range of pieces made by the master jeweller to the stars, Eugene Joseff of Joseff of Hollywood who was synonymous with movie glamour. Joseff made dazzling and unique pieces of jewellery worn by the world’s most famous movie stars during the Golden Age of Hollywood and his pieces were regularly seen on the red carpet, in the movies and at special events.
The collection offers rare and significant Hollywood provenance and includes pieces worn by famous movie greats including: Marilyn Monroe, Elizabeth Taylor, Grace Kelly, Judy Garland. Highlights include; the necklace worn by Vivien Leigh and the cigar case used by Clark Gable in ‘Gone With the Wind’ (1939).
Julien’s Auctions, the world record-breaking auction house to the stars, will bring these rare pieces to auction this November and the exhibition at Newbridge Silverware will allow people a rare opportunity to see them before they go on sale.
Eugene Joseff, was a gregarious businessman who settled in Hollywood after moving from Chicago. He believed he could turn his metalworking talents into gold by designing historically accurate jewellery to be worn in films. Joseff developed a special antiqued plating technique specifically designed to soften the glare of the harsh studio lighting.
Both Eugene and his wife Joan Castle (J.C). were masters at designing jewellery and were well known on the social scene in Hollywood. They used their vivacious personalities to work the Hollywood network of designers and studios ensuring that for many years, Joseff’s pieces were in high demand. The collection has remained in the possession of the Joseff family in its entirety for all these years. It has never been offered at auction and has rarely been seen.
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