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Iconic Jewellery from Classic Movies

At this time of year it’s only natural my mind should turn to sparkly jewellery and classic movies (the perfect Christmas combination!). So here are some of the famous items jewellery from my favourite movies. Have I missed any good ones?

Marilyn’s Diamonds from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Marilyn in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

When Marilyn sang that ‘Diamonds are a girls best friend’ she struck an iconic figure and the pink dress and diamond jewellery she wore has been copied by celebrities over and over again, from Madonna to Kylie and even French and Sauders!

I always assumed the diamonds Marilyn wore in this movie were beautiful movie-props, but the necklace she wore was actually a star in it’s own right. The 24 karat pear shaped diamond called The Moon of Baroda was lent to Monroe for the filming of this scene, but 500 years previously was owned by the Maharajah of India and later by Marie Antoinette.

Vivien Leigh’s Cameo Brooch in Gone With The Wind

The huge cameo brooch that Scarlet O’Hara wears with her velvet mourning dress at the end of Gone With the Wind is a real bobby-dazzler. Interestingly the brooch wasn’t a movie prop, it was solid gold and the cameo featured a person riding on a bird. The cameo actually belonged to the costume designer’s mother.

Audrey Hepburn’s Necklace in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Audrey Hepburn

The pearl and diamond necklace worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s was, of course, designed by Tiffany & Co jewelers. Worn with a stunning Givenchy black dress and a diamond hair ornament it’s the classic look from this iconic movie.

 Grace Kelly’s Diamond Necklace in To Catch a Thief

One of my favourite movies, I love the scene where Grace Kelly seduces gentleman jewellery-theif Cary Grant using a fabulous diamond necklace. The diamonds used in this movie were fake, but the chemistry was real and totally fabulous!

You can find more fabulous famous movie jewellery in this article here. Enjoy!

Image source and copyright: 1, 2, This work is in the public domain in that it was published in the United States between 1923 and 1977 and without a copyright notice.

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