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Still a Girl's Best Friend

In fashion, the (Marilyn) Monroe Doctrine lives on.

“Men grow cold as girls grow old/And we all lose our charms in the end/But square-cut or pear-shaped/These rocks don’t lose their shape/Diamonds are a girl’s best friend….” So sang Marilyn Monroe in an iconic moment from 1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. More than a half-century later, millions of women are still nodding in agreement.

As the return of Vero Beach’s snowbirds looms, heralding the winter season of fashionable parties and galas all over town, we decided to take Marilyn at her word and preview some of the fanciest “friends” offered by local jewelry stores. Dream on, ladies!

Read the entire article in the September-October 2010 issue