As mere mortals, many of us get jewellery ideas and inspiration from the big stars of the entertainment industry. With red carpet season come and gone, our favourite A-listers are less frequently donning jewels for us to drool over. But fear not, there's always a trove of cinematic history to delve into when you want to feast your eyes on dramatic jewels. Take a look through these four iconic pieces from movie history for inspiration on your next present to yourself or someone special.
1) The Heart of the Ocean from Titanic
There's no way this list would be complete without including the stunning blue diamond necklace worn by Kate Winslet's character Rose in the tragic love story, Titanic. The necklace used in the filming of the movie was actually a blue cubic zirconia set in white gold. However, the piece was also recreated with a real blue diamond by Harry Winston to be worn by Gloria Stuart, the actress who played the older version of Rose, at the 1998 Oscars and was valued at around $20 million! While blue diamonds are hard to come by, sapphire jewellery is equally as striking.
2) The engagement ring from Sex and the City 2
Continuing the pattern of coloured diamonds, the black diamond engagement ring, surrounded by white diamonds, presented to Sarah Jessica Parker's character Carrie Bradshaw by Mr. Big, represented an iconic moment for the series' fans and for fashion lovers everywhere. You can follow in Carrie's unconventional style footsteps with a stunning coloured engagement ring.
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3) The one ring from Lord of the Rings
Not all famous movie jewellery comes from so-called chick-flicks and romances; one of the most emblematic wearable treasures from film comes from the massively popular Lord of the Rings trilogy. Central to the movies' plot, the simple, but magical, gold ring is coveted by evil forces and reveals elvish writing when heated.
4) The ruby and diamond necklace from Pretty Woman
Cementing Julia Roberts' role as Hollywood's sweetheart, Pretty Woman remains a classic to this day. And it's in part due to this scene in which Richard Gere gives her a stunning ruby and diamond necklace and provokes the actress's distinctive laugh. The best part about it? The laugh is entirely natural as the scene was originally intended as a prank!
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