Mary Tyler Moore and Her Jewelry

The iconic actress loved jewelry—and wore it beautifully

Mary Tyler Moore, the iconic actress whose 1970s TV series, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, broke new ground for women in and out of Hollywood, passed away Wednesday at the age of 80.

The then-irreverent style of Moore’s TV character Mary Richards has been celebrated for decades. Evoking “Mary Richards” in conversations about fashion serves as shorthand for a certain mode of effortless, turtlenecked ’70s style.

If photos of Moore offscreen are any indication, the actress was a lifelong lover of bold, statement-making jewelry, too.

Rifling through imagery of Moore unearths pictures of the influential actress—from various stages of her extraordinary life—draped in gorgeous multistrand necklaces, chunky gold cuffs, swingy earrings, and pearls galore.

Below, a few of her most memorable jewelry looks:

Mary in gold cuffs and swingy gold earrings (photo courtesy of Parade magazine)

In diamonds and pearls—with a sparkling necklace (photo courtesy of the Screen Actors Guild)

In a beautiful multistrand (jade?) necklace (photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Getting down to business in a rustic-luxe red necklace (photo by Susan Walsh, courtesy of AP)

On the small screen (photo courtesy of CBS)

Long, swingy necklaces were a staple on 
The Mary Tyler Moore Show—and in the actress’ private life (photo courtesy of Getty Images)

Resplendent in diamonds and pearls (photo courtesy of Forbes)

Going for a big pearl look—with the same pair of pearl-and-diamond earrings as above (photo courtesy of 

(Photo at top of Mary Tyler Moore by George Rose, courtesy George Rose/Getty)

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