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Picture It: Inspired Looks From the Golden Girls

The Golden Girls were ahead of their time in every way! From the subject matter to the guest stars to the fashion, Rose, Blanche, Dorothy, & Sophia were the hippest grandmas on the block!

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There are so many reasons why the Golden Girls was both a critical and commercial success. The surprisingly progressive show, which earned 11 Emmys (out of almost 70 nominations), resonated with viewers because it always felt real and relatable.

Whether it was Sophia’s stories that reminded you of your grandmother, Dorothy’s exasperation at always being the responsible one, Blanche’s outlandish outfits and sexual escapades, or Rose’s Midwestern innocence; the Golden Girls were the grandmother, mother, sister, and friend everyone wanted.

Thank You For Being A Friend

The Golden Girls laughed together, cried together, annoyed each other, and most importantly, ate pound after pound of cheesecake. Everyone remembers the ladies gathered around that infamous table in the kitchen, eating late into the night, helping each other through their problems and learning lessons, with the help of each other and, of course, a nice rich cheesecake.

No matter how big the fights, no matter how serious the problem, there was always a cheesecake, and a story, there to guide the women to the right solution. What started as roommates, became deep friendships, and were ultimately, a family.

The golden girls around the table

Jewelry as timeless as Sophia’s stories, as individual as the characters, and that shines as bright as the actors:

“Let me tell you a story. Picture it, Sicily…” — Sophia

14K Rose Gold Cushion Halo Morganite And Diamond Necklace (6x6mm)

“We have Maalox and estrogen. How many junkies have gas and hot flashes?” — Dorothy

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“It’s like we say in St. Olaf: hergenbargenflergenflurfennerfen.” — Rose

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“Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping.” — Blanche

Emmy Worthy

The show won 11 Emmys in its lifetime, in no small part to its progressive subject matter. The show tackled everything from ageism, medical gaslighting, addiction, LGBTQIA issues, and much much more! The show was not afraid to go there, which is why it still resonates with us today.

The actors and the show, rightly earned each Emmy and nomination. Almost 30 years since it went off the air, the Golden Girls continue to make us laugh, make us cry, and show us that no matter what life throws at you, you can get up and thrive.

Sophia showed us coming back stronger and more sarcastic than ever after her stroke, Dorothy finally found happiness after suffering a cheating husband for years, Blanche learned that she is more than just her sexiness, and Rose learned that she is not just a naive Midwestern mouse.

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Shine as bright as Rue, Bea, Betty, and Estelle…and their Emmys, with these fabulous gold necklaces:

14K Yellow Gold Mini Elephant Necklace

“My mother used to say: the older you get, the better you get. Unless you’re a banana.” — Rose

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“People waste their time pondering whether a glass is half empty or half full. Me, I just drink whatever’s in the glass.” — Sophia

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“Nobody ever believes me when I’m telling the truth. I guess it’s the curse of being a devastatingly beautiful woman” — Blanche

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“[To Sophia] You’re a furry little gnome and we feed you too much.” — Dorothy

Who WERE The Golden Girls?

Each of the women was famous in their own right before coming to the groundbreaking program. Betty White, better known as the “First Lady of Television,” had her own show on NBC, appeared on numerous game shows, starred in the Mary Tyler Moore Show, and appeared in numerous movies and TV shows. An avid animal lover, White was married to longtime love Allen Ludden, for almost 20 years before his untimely death.

Bea Arthur won a Tony for her role in the Broadway musical Mame, had her own TV series: Maude, and made multiple appearances in TV shows, movies, roasts, and plays. Arthur embraced her role as an LGBTQIA icon and was long considered an LGBTQIA rights activist.

Rue McClanahan worked with Arthur on Maude; she also appeared on Mama’s Family, alongside White. Prior to her roles on television, McClanahan was a stage actress. McClanahan was also socially conscious and was an activist promoting animal rights and vegetarianism.

Estelle Getty was a stage actress for many years, gaining experience in the Yiddish theater and attempting standup in what was then-known as the borscht belt, before finally achieving success at age 62. Showing younger actors that success is always possible, and to never give up, Getty was a fighter both on and off the stage, working as an activist for LGBTQIA issues, AIDS causes, and senior issues.

Who were the golden girls?

In the picture above, each actor and character’s individual personality shine through.

Sophia’s trademark pearl earrings are a staple at any age:

14K White Gold Akoya Cultured Pearl Earrings (6.5-7.0mm)

“If this sauce was a person, I’d get naked and make love to it.” — Sophia

Dorothy’s emerald ring is strong and classic, just like her:

1.85 Carat Oval Natural Green Emerald Twisted Pavé Engagement Ring

“It’s not easy being a mother. If it were easy, fathers would do it.” — Dorothy

Blanche’s Fuschia top with green jacket shows that having a sense of style is ageless:

14K Rose Gold Double Row Pavé Pink Sapphire Ring
14K Yellow Gold Double Row Pavé Emerald Ring

“Isn’t it amazing how I can feel so bad, and still look so good?” — Blanche

Rose’s gold hoop earrings show that her Midwest innocence never got in the way of having Miami style:

14K Yellow Gold Entwined Hoop Earrings

“I hate to admit it, but he melts my Haagen-Dazs.” — Rose

Timeless Life Lessons from the Golden Girls

The Golden Girls were a group of women whose circumstances led them to be roommates, unlikely friends, and closer than family. They showed us there is nothing that a good cheesecake can’t fix.

The many lessons of the show continue through today; whether it’s Blanche’s confidence, Sophia’s honesty, Rose’s kindness, or Dorothy’s selflessness, the show, like the actors themselves, was ahead of its time. And of course, the women taught us that as you age, you only shine brighter.

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Picture It: Inspired Looks From the Golden Girls

Sarah Chin

Sarah is a stickler for grammar and prefers to use the Oxford comma. She enjoys her career as a writer since being a professional snowboarder/powerlifter/pastry chef didn’t pan out.

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Pearl Jewelry: The Glowing New Arrivals

The world is your super-sophisticated oyster with our new pearl jewelry arrivals!

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This just in: our brand new collection of pearl fine jewelry! Get ready for must-have luster. The new June birthstone jewelry pieces feature freshwater, Akoya, Tahitian, and South Sea cultured pearls. Read on to browse the new designs and head to our site to give the pearls a twirl in 360° HD!

New Pearl Jewelry Earrings

Pearl earrings pair with any personal style, whether you rock blown-out waves or the Markle signature messy bun. Explore pearl, diamond studs, drops, and hoop earrings.

Diamond and Tahitian Cultured Pearl Drop Earrings

14K Black tathitain South Sea Cultured Pearl And Diamond Drop Earrings

These “Girl with a Pearl Earring” lookalikes are a work of art! A combo of unique black pearls and diamonds creates an almost magical air.

Diamond and Freshwater Pearl Stud Earrings

14K Rose Gold Crown Freshwater Pearl And Diamond Earrings

An absolute pearl jewelry staple, accented by edgy and glamorous melee diamonds. These take basic pearl studs to the next level.

Freshwater Seed Pearl Hoop Earrings

14K Yellow Gold Freshwater Cultured Seed Pearl Hoop Earrings

Small freshwater pearls line the inside and the outside of these hoops, creating a soft shine from every angle. P.S. Hoops are one of 2019’s hottest fine jewelry trends.

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New Pearl Jewelry Necklaces

Pearl necklaces lend a chic touch to any jewelry set. Explore single pearl pendants, pearl chain necklaces, strand pearls, and more.

Seed Pearl Open Circle Necklace

14K Yellow Gold Freshwater Cultured Seed Pearl Open Circle Necklace

Smaller seed pearls fit this halo perfectly, combining the timeless style of pearl jewelry with a modern open circle design.

Pink Pearl Station Necklace

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Though we love how this pearl necklace goes with a v-neckline, it’s honestly gorgeous with anything. Varying shades of pink pearls are attached along a graceful 18-inch gold chain.

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New Pearl Jewelry Rings

Pearl rings make for elegant gifts, beautiful non-traditional engagement rings, and unique wedding rings. Mix pearls with other stackable rings for a complete look.

Twist Freshwater Cultured Pearl Ring

14K Yellow Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl Twist Ring

This seemingly simple pearl ring brings a major dramatic twist. Make sure to view this one at 360° to take in the full effect!

Crescent Freshwater Cultured Pearl Ring

14K Rose Gold Freshwater Pearl Crescent Ring

We’re over the moon for this modern pearl ring design. The gold and pearl connect like a moon and sun in eclipse – that’s one small step for glam…

Open Freshwater Pearl and Diamond Ring

14K Yellow Gold Petite Open Freshwater Cultured Pearl And Diamond Ring

Achieve all-around perfection with this pearl and bezel-set round diamond duo. Although the diamond and pearl elements are classic, the negative space sets this ring apart.

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New Pearl Jewelry Bracelets

Pearl bracelets are sweet and chic for every season. Explore pearl chain bracelets, pearl bangle bracelets, strand pearls, and more (and check out our bracelet guide for a more general FYI!).

Station Pink Pearl Chain Bracelet

14K Rose Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl Station Chain Bracelet (6.0-6.5mm)

Choose pretty in pink with this rose gold and freshwater pearl bracelet. The chain clasp bracelet is a particularly good gift for those with small wrists.

Brilliance Akoya Cultured Pearl Bangle

14K Yellow Gold Akoya Cultured Pearl And Textured Brilliance Bead Bangle Bracelet

Perfectly spherical Akoya pearls meet their match in this bangle’s textured gold, which sparkles as you move. Polished and innovative all at once.

Textured Beads Akoya Pearl Bracelet

14K Yellow Gold Freshwater Cultured Pearl And Textured Bead Bracelet

Say hello to this update to your grandmother’s pearls! This bracelet features playful gold beads between its glossy pearls, which are sourced from Japan and China.

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Time to take on a world of pearls!

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Tova Kamioner

Tova is a lover of fantastic stories, and although she is skeptical of romantic comedies, she can quote most of the classics by heart.

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