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Marilyn Monroe's vintage rhinstone earrings exhibited in Ireland

Anita McSorley

Published 12/06/2014 | 23:58

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Marilyn Monroe in the 1950's. EDITORIAL USAGE ONLY. NO COVER USAGE.  (Photo by API/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Marilyn Monroe pictured in the 1950's.(Photo by API/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
The clip-on earrings consist of five strands of cascading rhinestones on each earring and were recently sold to an anonymous collector for $170,000 (€230,385)

A pair of rhinestone earrings worn by Marilyn Monroe will be on display in Newbridge Silverwear for a limited time this summer.

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The American actress, model and singer wore the statement earrings to the premiere of The Rose Tattoo with Marilyn Brando in 1955 with a floor length black evening dress, black gloves and a cream fur stole.

The clip-on earrings consist of five strands of cascading rhinestones on each earring and were recently sold to an anonymous collector for $170,000 (€230,385).

The earrings will appear alongside the permanent collection of Marilyn Monroe garments and artefacts at The collection at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge Silverware this summer.

A pink Pucci dress owned by Marilyn, and a coat she wore in the 1957 movie, the Prince and the Showgirl, is also included in the collection.

They will be on display at the Museum of Style Icons for a limited time this summer. Entry is free and it will open seven days a week.

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