As the most famous Material Girl turns 50, Jewelry.com takes a look back at the jewels, diamonds, necklaces and styles that have transformed Madonna from ‘Madge’ to ‘Her Majesty’.
Brace yourselves jewelry lovers. Madonna turned 50 last weekend. It seems like yesterday her madgesty was rolling around on stage in her wedding dress. Or maybe that’s just the denial talking.
What to give the woman who has everything? Rumor has it that husband, Guy Ritchie, is giving in to Madonna’s wish to adopt another child from Africa and is throwing in a is $470,000 diamond necklace from Bulgari for good measure. A baby and a bauble – what more could a gal ask for?
Some of you may have been in diapers when the Material Girl came on the scene, so to celebrate her half century, Jewelry.com would like to highlight a few of our favorite Madge jewelry moments. You might have to take out a second mortgage for tickets to her Sticky & Sweet tour, but let’s face it – she’ll probably be performing until we all start collecting Social Security, so there’s time.
Bangles entered the jewelry consciousness of teenagers everywhere. Remember dancing the choreography to the Lucky Star video?
The cross necklace takes on new meaning. It’s still a look she rocks today.
Diamonds drip as the Material Girl does her best Marilyn Monroe impression.
The Eva Peron chapter was an elegant change. Dictators never looked so chic.
The spiritual side of Madonna emerges, and soon the red string becomes the latest bracelet fad.
No one does a flapper phase quite like Madge.
Taking things down a notch, the children’s book author dazzled with a classic diamond ensemble.
The “M-dolla” knuckle ring becomes the signature of the Sticky and Sweet chapter. Chopard designed the piece with 258 brilliant cut round rocks.