5 Most Famous Movie Necklaces
: November 06 2014
Heart of the Ocean
Inspired by the real life Hope Diamond. In the movie, the Heart of the Ocean was a rare blue diamond that once graced Louis XVI’s crown and went AWOL after the Louis XVI was bumped off. It was later found and the shape of a heart was cut out of it, which was named the Heart of the Ocean and might cost anything between just $250,000,000 to $300,000,000 today.
Really speaking, the actual Hope Diamond, a 45.5CT blue diamond, was part of Louis XIV’s royal necklace and not crown. And while the Heart of the Ocean and the movie are fictional, they were inspired by a tragic love affair on the actual Titanic and involved a precious sapphire necklace. As they say, life imitates art.
Melisandre’s Ruby Necklace
TV Show: Game of Thrones
Game of Thrones is widely popular book series that spawned an insanely popular television series
by the same name. Game of Thrones is, much like jewelry, full of fantasy, dreams, desires, drama,
elaborate costumes, hair, and incredibly beautifulwomen wearing amazing jewellery.
Like this Red Gold and Ruby necklace worn by the Red Woman/Priestess, Melisandre (Carice Van Houten), which might cost anything between only $2,000,000 to $4,500,000 only today.
Film: The Other Boleyn Girl
There was a time not so far back in time when ‘initial necklaces’ were the in thing. Fact of the matter is, ‘initial’ necklaces have been ‘liked’ from way back in time, as far back as the 1520’s (around the time of Henry VII and Anne Boleyn), when personalized jewellery was valued. One of the most prominent pieces in the movie ‘The Other Boleyn Girl’ is the gold and pearl ‘B’ necklace worn by Anne Boleyn (played by Natalie Portman). This necklace, and many other very personal pieces of jewellery - including an ‘AB’ necklace and an ‘H’ chain necklace that Henry VIII wore - were eventually passed to their daughter Elizabeth and seen in several of her portraits.
The ‘B’ necklace might cost anything between a paltry $30,000 to a mere $250,000 today.
Film: Moulin Rouge
Worn by: Nicole Kidman
Specialty: Drips with diamonds
The ‘Satine’ is perhaps the most expensive piece of jewelry made for a film. And it is anything but fictional. The Satine boasts 1,308 diamonds and a total carat weight of 134. The necklace was created using 100-year old crafting techniques and took months to make. You can see why.
The ‘Satine’ might cost anything between a cool $1,000,000 to an even cooler $1,500,000 today.
Pearl and Diamond Necklace
Movie: Breakfast at Tiffany’s
“Did I tell you how divinely and utterly happy I am?” Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Audrey Hepburn’s beautiful pearl necklace is one of the most memorable items of jewellery created in the history of cinema and you can see why Holly Golightly is so divinely and utterly happy with this stunning strands of pearls and large diamond brooch gracing her delicate neck.
This pearl and diamond Gollightly Lovely might cost anything upwards of only ‘$50,000 for you to get it and be divinely and utterly happy today.
Kundan Meena Jewellery
Kundan meena jewellery is a traditional form of Indian gemstone jewellery involving a gem set with gold foil between the stones and its mount, usually for elaborate necklaces. The method is believed to have originated in the royal courts of Rajasthan and Gujarat. (Source: Wikipedia)
You can see what Vastadi has done with this for necklaces here.
And, finally, some fun and games with this most famous fillmy dazzler. Enjoy.
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