Intrinsically linked by grandeur and glamour, fine jewellery and the silver screen have a long-standing relationship of luxury and excellence. We love to see precious adornments decorating characters, while whispering subtle details about their lifestyle and personality.
Hollywood is no stranger to sparkle and the stars are well known for their bejewelled looks on the red carpet. Allow yourself to be swept up in a far-away world and get lost in a dazzling story as we explore our favourite jewellery in cinema.
Filled with exuberance, The Great Gatsby is known for its exhilarating fashion. Characterised by the roaring 1920s, the detail on the 2013 Baz Luhrmann creation is simply spectacular. Jeweller to the real-life Daisy Buchanans of the time, Tiffany & Co opened its archives to create magic. Working alongside production designer, Catherine Martin, they were able to recreate pieces with inspiration from the bygone era. Possibly one of the most recognisable from the set was a diamond and pearl savoy headband that Daisy, played by Carey Mulligan, wears to Jay Gatsby’s party. Perfectly reminiscent of the 1920s, its ornate look is lavish yet blends seamlessly with the timely aesthetic for a suitably dazzling accessory.
Sofia Coppola’s 2006 remake of Marie Antoinette features an array of Fred Leighton diamonds that adorn the star-studded cast. Naturally, the best and boldest pieces were reserved for titular actress, Kirsten Dunst, who modelled the enchanting creations with power and poise. Oscar-winning costume designer, Milena Canonero, created some looks finished with exquisite jewels. Our favourite being a pair of strikingly beautiful drop earrings that display a superlative level of craftsmanship, harmonising perfectly with the fearlessly compelling Marie Antoinette for a marvellously feminine affair.
At the heart of a high-stakes jewellery heist, the necklace worn by Anne Hathaway in Ocean’s Eight is the epitome of opulence. The target in the film is an enormous diamond collar called the ‘Toussaint’ – named after Cartier’s legendary Creative Director, Jeanne Toussaint. Crafted in Cartier’s own Parisian Atelier, this piece was inspired by a vintage antique featuring cascades of white diamonds that embodies the brand’s audacious spirit.
The classic Breakfast at Tiffany’s look perfectly captures the charming essence of old New York. Hollywood starlet, Audrey Hepburn, donned layers of jewellery during the film that pays homage to the actresses own elegant style on the backdrop of fifth avenue. Perhaps the most iconic of them all is the five-strand pearl necklace. Finished with diamond embellishments, the piece beautifully complements the renowned Givenchy dress to complete a look that has inspired people ever since.
Thank you for taking the time to read about Jewellery in Cinema. Follow our latest news on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.