Newbridge Silverware Unveils Marilyn Monroe’s Earrings


Newbridge Silverware is delighted to announce that it will showcase a pair of earrings, which were worn by Marilyn Monroe when she attended the premiere of The Rose Tattoo with Marlon Brando in 1955. The earrings were recently sold to an anonymous collector for a whopping $170,000 and will be on display at the Museum of Style Icons for a limited time only this summer.

The earrings will appear alongside the permanent collection of Marilyn Monroe garments and artefacts, which belong to Newbridge Silverware and are on display at the Museum of Style Icons in Co Kildare. The collection includes a pink Pucci dress, which was owned by Marilyn and a coat she wore in the 1957 movie, the Prince and the Showgirl. The Museum of Style Icons is open seven days a week and is free to the public. It is now one of the most rare and valuable collections of its kind in the world.


Marilyn’s clip-on earrings are composed of five strands of cascading rhinestones on each earring. The earrings feature in a number of iconic images of Marilyn attending the movie premiere and the Actor’s Studio benefit dinner with Brando. Marilyn wore the statement earrings with a floor length black evening dress, black gloves and a cream fur stole. The earrings are also believed to have been worn by Marilyn to the opening of The Middle of the Night on Broadway in 1956.

Speaking about the visiting items, Marie Brennan from The Museum of Style Icons commented –

“Everyone is fascinated with Marilyn Monroe and it is a testament to her appeal that these rhinestone earrings were sold for so much money. We are thrilled to be able to showcase them at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge for the next few weeks and give our visitors yet another fascinating item to look at.”


Newbridge Silverware is one of the world’s most iconic brands and Ireland’s premier designer of fine cutlery, homewares, jewellery and giftware. The company’s rich heritage and tradition combined with modern techniques and styles make it one of the most sought after lifestyle brands in the world.

The Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre hosts the Museum of Style Icons (MOSI), an extraordinary collection of costumes and personal effects from some of the world’s most popular celebrities. The collection includes garments worn by Marilyn Monroe, Princess Diana, Elizabeth Taylor, Audrey Hepburn, Barbra Streisand, Tippi Hedren, Ingrid Bergman, The Beatles, Michael Jackson and so much more. Visitors to Newbridge are offered the unique opportunity to enjoy an entire day of memorable experiences at Newbridge Silverware with the Showrooms, the Museum of Style Icons and the award winning Silver Restaurant. From its rich heritage firmly placed in Irish history since 1934 to its modern day offering of products and incredible destination experiences, Newbridge Silverware has become one of the world’s most revered brands.

The Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre is located in Co Kildare near R445 and Main Street.Telephone contact is +353 45 431301. Open Monday – Saturday 9am-6pm and Sunday and Holidays 11am – 6pm.


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