I recently purchased the Norma Shearer Alexandrite Ring when it was the
weekly special, and I just wanted to tell you, you are so right,
photographs do not do this ring justice. I have seen this ring many
times over the years, on the Home Shopping Network, in your catalogs,
and even on ebay, and I always passed it by, but when I finally got it,
as soon as I opened the box I thought "Wow, I should have bought this
years ago!" It's stunning. ~Beaumont, TX
Rare and Lustrous
True love is as strong, lustrous, and many-faceted as diamonds.
When Norma Shearer stepped onto the Hollywood scene in 1923, many industry execs believed that the actress was given roles because she was married to "boy wonder", Irving Thalberg, VP of MGM. Needless to say, Shearer had a lot to prove.
Norma set her sights on the role of Jerry Martin in The Divorcee (1930), though she was quickly overlooked due to her lack of sex appeal on-screen. Having always played more serious roles, it was tough for anyone to see her in the part. Determined to land the role, Shearer turned to a friend - photographer George Hurrell - to help revamp her image. Hurrell ended up shooting one of the most famous series of his career, one he called, "the height of lavishness".
The studio was overwhelmed with Shearer’ s transformation and gave her the role she deserved. To top it off, Shearer received the Academy Award for Best Actress that year for her performance in The Divorcee (1930).
Gem: 3.61 cz cts. Large emerald-cut alexandrite in a pavé gold over sterling silver setting.
Whole Sizes: 5-10