Rokit's Top 10 Iconic Jewellery Moments in Film
We take a look at our top 10 iconic film moments where the leading ladies shone but jewellery stole the limelight.
Words by Kirsty Lee
With costumes and the leading ladies that wear them usually stealing the show on the silver screen, it was about time that the iconic jewellery that features in some of our favourite blockbusters had it's day in the sun. In honour of all things that sparkle, we've compiled a list of our top 10 films where the jewellery had a little more than it's 15 minutes of fame. Roll the credits!
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Starring the gorgeous Audrey Hepburn rocking the classic Holly Golinghtly's Tiffany necklace and Tiara; Some of the best vintage jewellery buys around are statement silver pieces true to the 60's Hollywood glamour.
The American beauty in her alluring seductive adornments of a silver diamante necklace to perfectly frame your neckline with a magical amount of sophisticated light.Look up the pearl necklace with a legacy as prominent as Audrey herself, it's perfectly accompanied by our one of a kind silver stud earrings with diamante embellishments. If your feeling frisky dress up your look with the boho chic stunning silver necklace. Add a belt, sunglasses and doe-like eyes for the Hepburn look.
If you don't know what the 'Heart of the Ocean' is where have you been? - a platinum set necklace featuring an incredible 171 carat, heart shaped Ceylon sapphire surrounded by 103 diamonds. Kate Winslet, reclining with the showstopper delicately placed around her neck is still a notable moment in movie history. If you're looking to take home your own Heart of the Ocean, sadly we couldn't dive down to find it! But we do have a sick selection of gemstone jewellery necklaces, rings, bracelets and septum rings.
Pretty Woman (1990)
Nothing makes us crave a summer romance more than Julia Roberts and Richard Gere in everyone's favourite, Pretty Woman. As with many decades, the fashion of the 90's was influenced by the music at the time - Grunge. Contemporary body jewellery and less showy pieces were the go to option for the savvy Julia Roberts layering the perfect embellished chains playing the down-on-her-luck Vivian Ward. The favourite of every 90's chic, the charm bracelet wasn't just charms, guys….it was a status symbol. So get your 90's on and layer those chains and have the time of your life!
How to Loose a Guy In 10 Days (2003)
The 2000's classic stand out piece has to be the "Isadora diamond" famously made by Harry Winston. Everyone should "Frost" themselves whether you choose to wear a perfectly coordinated yellow silk number to look exactly like Andie or pair it dressed down with your classic all black attire. It's not just Andie (Hudson) getting to spend time with Benjamin (McConaughey) that we're jealous of - the old school 2000s outfits are to DIE for.
Marie Antoinette (2006)
Let's be honest, who doesn't love opulent ensembles accompanied by chandelier style earrings and effortless drop chokers! We won't spoil it too much but the movies tagline is "All eyes will be on you", as they should be! The most striking jewels of the 1770's were often large with enchanting colours that sparkled in the candlelight. Or if you're feeling extravagant pin an embellished broach to your summer shirt. The most impressive jewels were often ornamental broaches! They catch our eye, and for those reasons they are going on the list.
Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)
Marilyn Monroe in her element - "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" frosted from the head down was the ultimate symbolic salute to 1950's materialism. That said far few women before or since made looking sparkly so effortless! Truly embody the flirtatious fun from the technicolour musical with some irresistible bracelets and alluring necklaces. We all love a bit of bling, take it up a notch!
The Pink Panther (1963)
Perhaps the most iconic scene from The Pink Panther is Claudia Cardinale elegantly laying across a tiger rug decked in opulent earrings giving a timeless old Hollywood look - a classic of the 60's jewellery scene. This was an era of giant pendants and ethnic jewellery, The Yves Saint Laurent gowns worn by Claudia and Capucine were the first gowns created as costumes for a movie! Statement earrings are a staple for the summer season to catch the wondering eyes of passers-by.
Our take for the sleek style are the gold green stone drop studs or if you on the go, the black round clip-ons for that fresh out the door look.
Moulin Rouge (2001)
Though we don't have the same sparkly headdress in store, for all those rokiteers who love a bit of flash we recommend layering our chunky statement pieces to achieve Nicole Kidman's incredibly, opulent styling for those daring nights. Typical of the 1900s the styles radical look wasn't for everyone, being a highly creative reinterpretation of 18th century designs but for those who are feeling spicy put on an exaggerated necklace paired with some theatrical earrings or an Indian inspired septum ring….Your choice!
The Great Gatsby (2013)
An explosion of parties, excess and diamonds…..what more could you want. The film adaption of F.Scott Fitzgerald's 1952 Classic Novel will make you fall in love with the vintage costumes and of course, the jewellery. Daisy wore art deco jewellery designs definitive of the period, come and check out our selection of timeless design which have remained in style from the 20s through to the present day; if your able to draw your eyes away from Leonardo DiCaprio's Suave and sophisticated charm for long enough.
Some Like It Hot (1959)
This classic American romantic comedy set in 1929 starring Tony Curtis and Jack Lemmon rocking the most iconic of all 20's jewellery pieces, long pearls with style. Some like it Hot was a firm favourite in the late 50's and remains so today; out were pressures of society to wear your wealth, costume jewellery was the hot ticket. Bold Art deco colours are the eye catchers for the day - clashing colours with your outfit was a statement.
If the men had to wear dresses they wanted to look exactly like Marilyn Monroe, for this look pastel is the base, paired with the timeless classic pearl necklace- elegance and tradition par excellence. If your feeling Bold mix things up with the one of a kind green beaded necklace or add a splash f colour with the red beaded necklace. Wonderful colours aren't they!