There are many iconic movies, but only a few will be remembered at the first place by its jewelry.
1. A natural choice is Gentlemen Prefer Blondes where iconic actress Marilyn Monroe utters the legendary phrase: “Diamonds Are a Girl’s Best Friend”. Few women before or since have made jewelry look quite as glamorous!
2. One of the most hilarious yet romantic movies that featured the famous New York jewelry store is Breakfast at Tiffany’s. One cannot take one’s eyes off of Holly’s enviable bling, a symbol of her true love and devotion to the beautiful jewels at Tiffany’s. The little black dress was designed by famed French designer Hubert de Givenchy, a personal friend of Audrey Hepburn. The multi-strand pearl necklace changed the fashion and jewelry scene; it became a symbol of Audrey Hepburn’s style and was to influence women as the “must have” piece for decades to come. The layered pearl necklace was designed by Roger Scemama. Scemama was a French jewelry designer who frequently collaborated with the haute-couture design houses.
3. When wealthy tycoon Richard Gere puts the stunning necklace around streetwalker Julia Roberts’ neck, everyone knows how the movie will end. Custom-made by French jeweler Fred Joaillier, the necklace is made of 23 pear-cut rubies set in the centers of diamond encrusted hearts, set in 18k white gold. When she reaches for it—we knew that the Pretty Woman will never give it up!
4. When the charming Kate Hudson in How to Lose a Guy in Ten Days shows up in a gorgeous yellow dress paired with a grand yellow diamond necklace, she looks stunning and the rest is history. The famed necklace is one of the most special diamond pieces in movies. It was made by Harry Winston especially for Kate Hudson’s character with a rocking price of $5.3 million.
In the film she wears the “Isadora” diamond necklace, a yellow diamond necklace made by Harry Winston and named after Isadora Duncan, the mother of modern dance. The cocktail dress was designed by the film’s costume designer Karen Patch.
5. Another beautiful romantic movie with admirable jewelry is Moulin Rouge. Satine, Nicole Kidman’s character, wants money but at the end she chooses love. Luckily for us in the middle of the movie she receives a present from a Duke in the form of a diamond necklace, as a sign of his love and admiration for the famous courtesan. Satine, Kidman’s character, looks like a queen wearing the dazzling jewelry. The diamond necklace worn by Nicole Kidman in the movie was not just a mere prop for the film. The necklace is dubbed as one of the most expensive pieces of jewelry ever created for a movie. A creation of Stefano Canturi, this necklace is a home to 1308 diamonds weighing a total of 134 carats! The necklace is estimated to have a value of $1 million. Satine would be proud of this!
6. In the movie The Other Boleyn Girl, Natalie Portman wore “B” necklace. This exquisite necklace was not just Anne Boleyn’s trademark jewelry in the movie, but in real life as well. Until today, the fate of this notorious necklace is still a mystery. Some people say that it fell in the possession of her daughter, Queen Elizabeth I, while some say that this necklace was kept by the Royals after her death. Whatever happened, this necklace was not only a famous piece of jewelry, but also a piece of history. This necklace dates from 16th century, but it would be very in vogue today as monograms are one of the jewelry trends for 2018.
7. Only Kate Winslet’s Rose can throw such a luxurious love gift away. The “Heart of the Ocean” necklace from the movie Titanic, worn by Kate Winslet was a tanzanite even though, many still believe that the stone is a blue sapphire. In the movie, the Heart of the Ocean was depicted as a blue Diamond. However, in reality, blue diamonds do not possess such a deep blue saturation. The necklace was made by Asprey & Garrard. After the movie the necklace was donated to Sotheby’s auction house in Beverly Hills for an auction benefiting the Diana, Princess of Wales Memorial Fund and Southern California’s Aid For AIDS. It was sold to an unidentified Asprey client for $1.4 million, under the agreement that Celine Dion would wear it two nights later at the 1998 Academy Awards ceremony. This necklace has since not been made available for public viewing.
Which one of these famous pieces is your favorite?
Or do you have another movie in mind that will be remembered for its jewelry?