The Most Iconic Film Jewellery Of All Time

Film Jewellery

The world of film has helped to bring us some of the most iconic jewellery moments of all time. Costume design, including jewellery, plays a huge role in visually translating the character and also to help mark the important moment in history. Subtle details (or not so subtle in most of these cases) like jewellery are what help to set the tone for the whole film, as well as helping to set trends in the world of jewellery. We’re here to introduce some of the most iconic film jewellery of all time, which undoubtedly had an impact on what gained popularity. 

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s

First up we have Audrey Hepburn’s iconic role in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. Paired with an equally iconic black dress, this piece of jewellery was a huge set of pearls with diamonds that soon became a serious symbol of glamour. It certainly has the wow factor and resulted in more statement necklaces influencing mainstream style. Made by Roger Scemama, a renowned designer for Givenchy, after this film came out pearls certainly were seen to be an ultimate symbol of glamour on a wider scale and replicas became available. Audrey’s character truly showed us how to wear pearls like a Hollywood A-Lister.

Marilyn Monroe In Gentlemen Prefer Blondes 

Next we have Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, specifically the stacks of diamonds she wore in the “Diamonds Are A Girl’s Best Friend” song. To this day people continue to replicate the look in full, with the long fuschia dress and gloves with the dazzling diamonds. Well, the jewellery was actually costume, but closely imitated the look of diamonds. The character played by Marilyn was a smart and clever woman, who also embraced her feminine side, which was heavily reflected in her costume throughout the film. People are still recreating this look today and for good reason! 

Julia Roberts In Pretty Woman 

Another one of the most iconic pieces of film jewellery of all time was the white gold, diamond and ruby necklace worn by Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman. The necklace, featuring a staggering 23 rubies, was created specifically for the film and is thought to be worth over $1.35 million. There are now plenty of replicas available, however nothing quite shines like the original. Signifying luxury and a clear turning point in the film, this extravagant piece is still a talking point in the world of jewellery today. 

Elizabeth Taylor In Cleopatra 

Heading back slightly to 1963, we have Elizabeth Taylor’s iconic jewellery looks in Cleopatra. Elizabeth Taylor was known for her decadent jewellery collection, with an auction of her pieces after she died collecting over $156 million! So, it’s no wonder that jewellery was a focus in her costume when she was cast as Cleopatra. The decadent and oversized gold jewellery, from necklaces to hair accessories, earrings to bracelets, was truly trend setting and brought the character to life. Plus, it continues to influence the world of jewellery because of the impact it had nearly 60 years ago, from oversized gold hoops through to daintier gold and intricate gold tragus earrings. The costume was impeccable, so it’s no surprise that the film won an Academy Award for Best Costume Design at the 1964 Oscars. 

Kate Hudson In How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days

Last but not least, we have the famous Harry Winston necklace worn by Kate Hudson in the 2003 romantic comedy How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days! The iconic necklace, worn with the equally iconic yellow satin dress in the film, had security and an armoured car, which shows just how much it was worth. In the film, she attends an event and is given the necklace to wear, a stunning 80 carat (yes, you read that right) yellow diamond necklace that is valued at between $5 million and $6 million. The necklace was bought by a private buyer shortly after the filming. In terms of iconic film jewellery, and an overall costume specifically along with the yellow Carolina Herrera dress that is still being replicated today, this is right up there.


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