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Most Iconic Diamond Jewelry in Movies

Throughout film history, costume jewelry has been used to complete a character’s look.


Throughout film history, costume jewelry has been used to complete a character’s look. The pieces of jewelry we remember most from cinema are opulent, over-the-top pieces that would make any starlet swoon. Additionally, jewelry often plays a symbolic role in films.

Women love jewelry and Women love movies, so naturally Women love movies that make jewelry a focal point or just simply have beautiful pieces of jewelry in general.

This is a list of some of the most memorable Iconic Jewelry to ever grace the silver screen

1. Marie Antoinette (2006)

Over $4-million worth of fine jewelry from the legendary New York City boutique Fred Leighton can be seen on screen in Marie Antoinette. Kirsten Dunst, who plays the French queen, is the one to watch for all the best diamond jewels in the production. she wears gorgeous 18th century moon and star pendant earrings set with 25-carats of diamonds and a large 19th century diamond feather brooch.

2. Ocean’s 8 (2018)

The Toussaint necklace in Ocean’s 8, which Sandra Bullock as Debbie Ocean and her crew of criminals plan to steal, was made by Cartier craftsmen in Paris. Inspired by an authentic masterpiece the French jeweler designed in 1931 for the Maharajah of Navanagar, it would have been literally impossible to recreate in natural diamonds.

3. Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)

Marilyn Monroe’s performance of the jewelry anthem “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” is the red-hot moment in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, a flawless comedic gem.

4. Titanic (1997)

Inspired by the real story of the legendary Hope Diamond, this classic film’s 96-carat blue diamond necklace prop is dubbed the Coeur de la Mer. The movie begins  with motivated treasure seekers trying to track it down in the ocean, and ends as one of the leading roles lets it slip away into the sea.

5. High Society (1956)

In the musical comedy High Society, Grace Kelly wore the 10.48-carat emerald-cut diamond Cartier engagement ring she received from Prince Rainier of Monaco. The stunning jewel, which has become one of the most famous engagement rings in the history of Hollywood.

6. Moulin Rouge! (2001)

Nicole Kidman blows open her role as the dance hall girl Satine in Moulin Rouge! with a rousing remix of “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend.” One of the most impressive diamond jewels ever worn in a film, the Satine necklace was custom made for Kidman by the Australian jeweler Canturi. it is set with a total of 134-carats of diamonds in white gold.

7. Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)

The famous Tiffany & Co. store sparkles like a diamond from the first scene of this 1961 classic. “Nothing bad could ever happen to you at Tiffany’s,” lead Holly Golightly explains. The store, where there are “diamonds to dream of,” is her refuge. Set in an elaborate diamond Ribbon necklace by Tiffany designer Jean Schlumberger, one of the world’s biggest and most important yellow diamonds, the whopping 128.54-carat canary Tiffany Diamond, received its very first closeup in the movie.
Of course, more recently, in 2019 Lady Gaga wore the celebrated stone to the Oscars. Three words: ooh la la.

8. The Great Gatsby (2013)

A giant Tiffany diamond engagement ring on Carey Mulligan’s hand is the first thing you see from her character Daisy Buchanan in The Great Gatsby. The jewel, which has been reported to be worth around $3.9-million

9. Pretty Woman

Moment when Richard Gere pulls out the black necklace box, opens it and then scares Julia by slamming it shut. Julia Roberts’ necklace was custom designed for the film by French jeweler Fred Joaillier and is worth an estimated $1.35 million.

10. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Shirley Bassey’s iconic theme song “Diamonds Are Forever” for the classic James Bond production is enough for it to make this list, but as the song suggest the plot also revolves around diamonds.

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