The power of Marilyn Monroe, y'all!
Decades after her untimely death, the actress' mystique continues to draw people in. It works so well, in fact, that some people are willing to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars on a pair of rhinestone earrings that she once wore.
Rhinestone! NOT diamond! Not even a sapphire or ruby!
At a recent two-day auction of Hollywood memorabilia at Julien's Beverly Hills gallery, a pair of rhinestone drop earrings that Marilyn wore to the premiere of The Rose Tattoo in 1955 sold for a whopping $185,000 to a foreign collector.
Dayum!!! Those have got to be the most expensive rhinestones ever!
Other items that sold included a lighter once used by Humphrey Bogart that went for $19,200, and a Pontiac Firebird owned by David Hasselhoff that went for $152,600.
The car was still cheaper than the earrings! Cray!!!