There are a ton of films that have used jewelry in their plot lines. You might even be familiar with some of them.
Today we want to share some iconic pieces that are so well known that you don’t even need to mention the movie they were featured in for people to know what you’re talking about.
The Heart of the Ocean. This 170-carat sapphire was surrounded by 103 diamonds and was popularized in the 1995 award-winning film Titanic starring Kate Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio. While the Heart of the Ocean isn’t a real diamond necklace, the myth at the center of the story was derived from the Hope Diamond.
The Hope Diamond was a diamond once owned by French King, Louis XVI and his Queen Marie Antoinette. According to the story in Titanic, the Hope Diamond was cut into pieces following the French Revolution, and the heart-shaped diamond worn by Winslet was one of the pieces.
Since the Hope Diamond was thought to be cursed, Titanic ends with Winslet’s character throwing the necklace into the ocean.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s is forever linked to the Tiffany’s store, and stars Audrey Hepburn as a socialite who falls in love with a writer. Aside from the fact that the entire movie is centered around the iconic jeweler. The diamond and pearl necklace that Hepburn is seen wearing in many of the promotional shots for the film has become iconic in its own right.
Pretty Woman starring Julia Roberts is a film from the early 90s that also stars Richard Gere. The plot of the movie doesn’t necessarily center around jewelry, but there is an iconic scene that has become a generational pop culture reference. In the scene when Gere’s character presents Roberts with a necklace in a red box, just as she reaches to grab the necklace, Gere’s character slams the box shut, causing Roberts to roar with laughter. According to Thom Duma Jewelry, the necklace was valued at $1.35 million and was made of 23 rubies that were cut into the shape of pears that surrounded diamond hearts.
How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days starring Kate Hudson is a 2003 romantic comedy where she plays a columnist on a mission to lose a guy in ten days. She meets Matthew McConaughey’s character who is determined to make a woman fall in love with him in ten days. The necklace in question is an 84-carat Harry Winston yellow diamond called the Isadora. The necklace was valued at $5 million dollars and was named after dancer Isadora Duncan.
We’ve written about some extraordinary necklaces in films but one necklace that isn’t valued in the millions and is still as iconic as all the rest comes from Sex and the City. While this isn’t technically a film, the show’s franchise eventually spun-off into two hit movies. In the films, the lead actress, Sarah Jessica Parker wears a simple gold necklace with her character’s name, Carrie.
This style of necklace has endured decades and is still a popular choice for people.
Iconic jewelry doesn’t have to be expensive, it just has to reflect your style and personality.