Iconoic Jewellery from Classic Movies
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. 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.
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.
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.
Author: Marina Sobe-Panek