Famous Necklaces in Film

Roslyn Fashion & Jewelry: Your Life in Color Elizabeth - The Golden Age, Game of Thrones, inspiration, Jewelry in Film, Moulin Rouge, The Young Victoria

Over the years many necklaces were made famous in film. When we see an amazing necklace in a film, we might wonder if it is real, fake or even simulated. But whichever it is, we do know that the jewelry adds to the drama of the picture and the allure of the female characters.

Movie go-ers everywhere have been dazzled by charismatic stylish female characters adorned in over the top jewelry. Breakfast at Tiffany’s, The Titanic and Pretty Woman are a few of the most memorable. We too have been impressed by the power and beauty imbued by jewelry on the big screen and have designed some of our most outstanding necklaces inspired by their aesthetic.

The Young Victoria

Emily Blount stared in this period drama based on the life and reign of Queen Victoria and her marriage to Prince Albert. The film won numerous awards for costume design, and the Queen’s jewels were an integral part of her artful ensembles.  There were many exquisite necklaces shown in the film; the graceful lines and drops in Victoria’s amethyst necklace are echoed in a design in our Etherea Collection – “Khaleesi”.

Handmade Game of Thrones necklace

“Khaleesi” features faceted amethyst nuggets

 The Young Victoria

The Young Victoria

 

 

Game of Thrones

This popular book series and even more popular HBO series has not yet been made into a movie; one can only imagine how spectacular that would be. It is a saga rich with fantasy; its fantastical sets and costumes are breathtaking and its jewelry is noteworthy as well.

The Red Gold and Ruby necklace worn by the Red Woman/Priestess, Melisandre (Clarice Van Houten), has caught many an eye. It’s elaborate design highlights an exceedingly large ruby which would cost millions if it were real.

In September, 2013, we wrote a blog about how our love for the show has inspired some of our designs: https://earthandmoondesign.com/inspiration-game-thrones-jewelry-collection/.
In fact, we created our own beguiling “Melisandre” in freshwater pearls and Swarovski crystal.

 

 

Moulin Rouge

Lucky leading lady, Nicole Kidman got to wear this magnificent necklace as Satine in the film musical, Moulin Rouge. This diamond necklace is the most expensive handmade necklace ever made for a film, boasting 1,308 diamonds with a total of 134 carats. It surely contributed to the pictures multiple wins for costume design.

We created a statement necklace that is not quite as elaborate as ‘The Satine’ but one which also demands attention. Our “Starlet” features freshwater pearls and an art nouveau pendant. Its lace-like design is also meant to accentuate the décolleté with a regal elegance.

 

 

Elizabeth -The Golden Age

The movie portrays Queen Elizabeth’s personal journey as she embraces the mantle of Queen and negotiates power struggles and religious strife between Spain and England during her reign in the 16th century. The settings, landscapes and grandiousity of the period made this a beautiful dramatic movie. Throughout the film, dynamo Kate Blanchett wore extreme high collars and layers of collier necklaces that framed her face and emphasized her strength and almighty power.

Our bold mother of pearl statement necklace, “Super Nova” was designed to convey a similar confidence and ethereal air with modern style.

 

There have been many other famous necklaces in film and we look forward to creating more jewelry inspired by them but for now-  it’s a wrap.

 

 

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Roslyn
I loved going to work each day for 30 years as a professional career counselor. When I retired, I explored my creativity and regard for crafts until I discovered beading. At age 68 I turned my new found passion- jewelry design, into a business. At age 72 I took on learning about social media marketing and developing my computer skills. I am sharing my journey from inception, to frustration, to elation -in the hope of inspiring others that 'it is not too late to start again'. Welcome to my re-invention!

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    1. I appreciate the details of necklaces and films. Best is your ability to create necklaces as stunning as the infamous ones. Each of your creations is unique and sensational.

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  1. This is a fabulous post. I love how you did your own spin on recreating some of the most iconic film pieces. I love your Starlet more than the piece in the film! I’m a big fan of the Super Nova too. Not that all of your work is not amazing, but I had to narrow it down to 2! LOL. This was a really fun post to see. I hope that you do more like it.

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      Thanks Heather. So pleased you enjoyed this post. I hope my daughter will want to write something similar. Took lots of research. So pleased you love our pieces.

  2. What a neat article, Roslyn. Apparently you and your daughter are a good team! So interesting to see the film pieces and then displayed your takes on them or pieces that you had that were similar. You’re really creative in your blog posts! I wonder what happened to the Moulin Rouge piece after the movie was made. Happy New Year.

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      Thanks Jackie Harder. Just to tempt you we are doing an End of Year winter sale now at 25% off and free shipping, until Jan.11th. Don’t know when our next big sale will happen but do know new gorgeous necklaces will happen, so stay posted.

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  3. I agree with what everyone else has already said…you did an excellent job of taking very popular images and tying it to your business. Congrats and best wishes for a wonderful 2015!!!

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  4. WOW these are beautiful! I like your creations better than the movie pieces. A few of these look very much like pieces I have gotten in Kauai. Just a peace about them… I am here from Delia’s Happy Blogger Plaza Challenge and look forward to getting to know you, your blog and YOUR CREATIONS some more!

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      Thanks Heather @Life of a Traveling Navy Wife. I’ll pass your compliments onto my daughter who made these pieces. I know you travel and your hubby is retiring soon from the navy. Yes, looking forward to our connection and you won’t have to go further than our website for unique, one of a kind necklaces.

  5. Beautiful inspiration! Your jewelry creations are far more stunning than the inspiration pieces! I think my favorite is The Starlet… It is so stunning!

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      Thanks Delia @Happy Blogger Plaza. This blog was drafted by me but polished by my partner/daughter who designed these necklaces. Her passion for period pieces comes through in her writing and her jewelry design. The only other blog she wrote was Game of Thrones a few months ago. My task is the weekly blog.

  6. Breathtaking seeing the movies and costuming that I love and being able to become a “Starlet” – my favorite piece. Thanks for sharing the beauty in so many ways.

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      Marsha, Seems ‘Starlet’ is everyones favorite, but of course, 1 loved ‘Super Nova’ & 1 loved ‘Melisandre’. That is why we design one of a kind.

  7. WOW! I am always impressed and amazed at the jewelry worn in Hollywood (aka movies). Your renditions are modern and equally sophisticated and stunning. Edith Head would be proud!

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  8. Love to see that the inspiration you receive is transformed into your own unique and beautiful creations. The film world is a great place to see these different periods in history and to find your own impetus to design such amazing pieces for others to enjoy.

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      Beverley Golden, my partner/daughter is inspired by film, nature, the world around her and does transform that inpiration into her own designs. Thanks for your lovely comment.

  9. Happy New Year, Roslyn! I must say I like your creations better than those in films. so, I’m inspired and I know YOU will inspire a lot of people out there!

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  10. Beautiful necklaces, Roslyn! As always, but this post is particularly fun. I feel like I could channel my inner glamour goddess in one of your pieces! This could be cool to see with iconic red carpet style pieces through the years.

    (I pinned my favorites, too!!)

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      Julie Wilson, Like the sound of “glamour in the pieces”. Some statemement pieces can add that touch of glamour, while others add life to the outfit or person.

  11. Wow, Roslyn, that was awesome… I loved how you were able to showcase your art next to those in the movies and how you made a nice compliment to those in the movies. Excellent job and yours are absolutely STUNNING!

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      Kristen Wilson, Thanks so much for your enthusiasm. It means a lot to me. Will pass your compliments onto my daughter who created those pieces and put her touches on the blog.

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  12. SO many pretty necklaces. I think it is awesome where we draw inspiration from. It really can be endless. And your true talent shines when you take inspiration, but don’t just copy. You add your gorgeous take on all the pieces. Well done!!

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  13. Roz, this is such a fabulously fascinating post – I felt like I was in each period and connected to each actor as you described what was happening. Cattyleya is my favorite – it’s feminine and delicate, but exudes richness and strength.
    I also love “Breathless,” which you have on your newsletter. That is the ultimate~~~wish I were wearing it in the roaring 20’s.

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    Thank you Hope for appreciating this post. We love period shows, movies, probably because of the fashions and jewelry. Wish we had costume parties to dress up as characters.

  15. Really nice designs Roslyn and a great way to get the inspiration from movie styles. My favorite out of your examples is Super Nova, I don’t know why it just appeals to me. 🙂

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  16. It is interesting to see how the costume designer of the film also has the task of pulling together the accessories to compliment the costumes. And they all have to align authentically with the historical period they are representing. I really love your creations and the inspiration you took from the film designs. It’s wonderful to see your creations and how individual they are, yet still reminiscent of the style of the originals. Beautiful pieces, especially the Khaleesi.

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      Thank you Beverley for your contribution. This blog and the necklaces was mainly written by Beth. Her artistic talent is in full force. She majored in film and enjoyed this topic.

  17. I love the way you have demonstrated how jewelry worn in movies can influence our real life fashion choices, Roslyn. Something similar happens with soap operas in India where the attire of the main star or the vamp have actually made an impact on women’s choices for sarees, blouses and other Indian attire as well as accessories. I remember a few years ago, a famous Indian classical dancer who had a false leg was the main vamp in a popular television serial. She is beautiful to say the least and her trademark fashion statement was the humble bindi on her forehead being turned into a design complete with crystals and the works.

    Normally nobody likes the vamp but in this case, lots of women wanted to wear those bindis and if I remember correctly, they wanted Swarovski ones. 🙂

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      Appreciate learning about your culture, jewelry and film Vatsala. Bollywood movies are very popular in USA & we are attracted to the richness of the culture, colors, clothing. It has to show up in film. It’s hard to say what is the captivating feature. I often look at the beautiful female faces of the stars and main characters. Film is meant to inspire, even if creating a false view of Hollywood endings occurring in reality.

  18. So much inspiration from the movies. These accessories take on a role themselves – and love your interpretation of events. Also love how you take some of the over-the-top movie creations and bring them back to the real world. Beautiful work as always.

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      Thanks so much Deb Nelson for appreciating the artistry all around. The blog and jewelry are more my daughters interest as a former film major. It was a good fit.

  19. It’s so clever to use the ideas for design you see in movies to make you’re own unique pieces. I much prefer all of yours but my favourite is Starlet – stunning!

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      Thanks so much Tamuria for appreciating our inspiration.WE are open to being inspired for new designs from many sources. I love seeing each readers favorite.

  20. Amazing necklaces! My favourite is “Khaleesi”, which is beautiful. I like reading your blog posts because I can also learn history too! Thank you for sharing Roslyn:)

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  21. LOVE the Game of Throne necklace! I love how historically we dressed up were more formal as a society. I wish we could get some of that back! Love these looks, but everyone is so casual today, so they would be out of place, unfortunately.

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      Welcome Lisa to our blog and pleased to have you here. I do think we can wear thes looks to any occasion. It is all in the mindset. Imagine out to dinner, dressed casually but nice with a necklace that you love and might get some attention, or to a networking meeting, conference and almost anywhere.

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  22. Very cool Roslyn; I love reading the stories behind the original designs and your recreation of them. I used to design jewelry and loved it as a creative outlet, but it was nothing as exquisite as your designs.

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      Thanks Colleen. These designs are recent and have evolved over the 8 years we have been in business. The jewelry in this blog was made by my artistic daughter Beth who has a flair and a keen eye.

  23. Hi Roslyn,

    I’m commenting on this post for Joe, since he has no fashion sense 🙂 I really like your “Khaleesi” design. It’s absolutely beautiful, as well as your other designs of course.

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      Glad to see you here Gisele Grenier either for yourself or for Joe. My daughter Beth is a Game of Thrones fan and was truly inspired to design with the female characters in mind. So glad you like it.

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