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”.
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.
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.