Whether it is on the big screen or in the real world, jewelry can complete any look, as seen with the extravagant diamonds worn by Marilyn Monroe in the “Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend” musical number from 1953’s Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. As seen in the Lord of the Rings universe, jewelry can also be symbolic and applicable to intricate parts of the story.
With just a touch of movie magic, numerous amounts of incredible jewelry have resulted in their own cinematic legacy. Quite a few of these pieces have accrued value over the years, with some prices even making history.
10/10 Pretty Woman Necklace- $365K
Pretty Woman is a beloved rom-com of the 1990s. In addition to the wonderful chemistry between leads Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, one memorable scene is when Edward (Gere) presents Vivian (Roberts) with an exquisite diamond and ruby necklace before they jet off to see an opera in San Francisco.
Designed by French jeweler Fred Joailler, the pear-cut rubellites and diamond heart necklace is set in 18k white gold. The scene and necklace became Pretty Woman standouts, spawning numerous replicas. As of 2021, the necklace was estimated to be worth $365K.
9/10 James Bond Rolex Submariner 6538- $567K
James Bond has several fantastic qualities, but he is especially known for his suave style. While the debonair 007 agent is always polished in sharp suits, his impressive watch collection has fans drooling with envy.
1964’s Goldfinger would see Sean Connery’s Bond flashing a Rolex submariner 6538. With the “big crown” crown being the first of its kind, Rolex broke the mold in the way of diving watches. Establishing the watch as “The Bond”, which appeared in the three films directly following Goldfinger, the Rolex Submariner 6538 would be sold at a Phillips auction for $567K in 2018.
8/10 Anna Karenina, Camelia Poudré Necklace- $2 Million
Adapted from Leo Tolstoy’s Russian novel of the same title, Anna Karenina is one of Keira Knightley’s best period pieces. The 2012 romantic drama transport viewers to the opulent 1800s high society Russia. Draped in glamour, Anna Karenina’s (Knightley) most expensive piece was the Camelia Poudré necklace.
As Knightley has been a Chanel global ambassador, the French fashion house created the exclusive Chanel Haute Joaillerie collection for the film. The multi-layered Camelia Poudré diamond necklace is set in 18k white gold with a camelia flower motif. In 2021, the necklace was estimated to be worth $2 million dollars.
7/10 Moulin Rouge!, Satine Necklace- $3 Million
A masterful director, Moulin Rouge! is Baz Luhrmann’s best work, creating a dazzling world of love and music in 1920s Paris. A hidden fact about Moulin Rouge! is that Satine’s (Nicole Kidman) diamond necklace gifted to her by the Duke of Monroth (Richard Roxburgh) is one of the most expensive jewelry pieces in film history.
Inspired by 1800s France, Australian jeweler Stefano Canturi designed the spectacular garland necklace named after the film’s female protagonist, with 1308 diamonds adding up to 134 carats set in 18K white gold. The necklace’s value in 2022 is estimated at $3 million dollars.
6/10 Daisy’s Tiffany & Co Engagement Ring, $3.5 Million
Baz Luhrmann’s 2013 remake of The Great Gatsby is another staple from his illustrious filmography. Adapted from F. Scott Fitzgerald’s revered novel of the same name, Luhrmann brings the 1920s to life with breathtaking production design and costuming. One impressive piece of jewelry is Daisy Buchanan’s (Carey Mulligan) engagement ring.
Designed by Tiffany & Co., Daisy’s cushion cut, micro-pavé halo setting ring was one of the many pieces the renowned luxury jewelry brand designed for the film. Perfectly capturing the era’s Art Deco style, the ring sold for $3.9 million in 2013.
5/10 The Isadora Diamond- $5 Million
How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days‘ unique premise paired with Matthew McConaughey’s and Kate Hudson’s natural chemistry made the movie fun and delightful. This early 2000s rom-com also birthed one of cinema’s most knockout ensembles.
Inspired by the famous Tiffany yellow diamond, American luxury jewelry brand Harry Winston named the necklace “Isadora” after dancing legend Isadora Duncan. The 84-carat pendant gorgeously complimented the Dina Bar-el and Carolina Herrera designed yellow gown that Hudson’s character Andie Anderson wore for the “Frost Yourself” gala. Following the film’s release in 2003, “Isadora” was sold for $5 million dollars.
4/10 Paul Newman Rolex Daytona 6239- $17.8 Million
The late Paul Newman is best known for his iconic movies Cool Hand Luke and Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. He delivered many hits in his decades-long career, including the 1969 sports drama Winning. The film fueled the start of the actor’s auto racing team Newman/Hass Racing and led to one of the biggest movie memorabilia sales.
Hailing from the Oyster Cosmograph class, the Paul Newman Rolex Daytona 6239 worn in the film is unique for its black and red dial, also named after the actor. In 2017, the watch was sold by British auction house Phillips for a record-breaking $17 million.
3/10 The Tiffany Diamond- $30 Million
A film adaptation of Truman Capote stage play, 1961’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s is simultaneously poignant and stylized. Audrey Hepburn perfectly played the fashionable yet kooky Holly Golightly, who had a deep love of jewelry. A memorable piece Hepburn wore was the world-famous Tiffany Diamond.
The 128.54-carat Tiffany and Co. yellow diamond is estimated to be worth $30 million. Acclaimed musicians Lady Gaga and Beyoncé wore the necklace in 2019 and 2021, respectively. The necklace was seen in Kenneth Branagh’s 2022 remake Death on the Nile.
2/10 Ocean’s 8 Touissant Cartier Necklace: $150 Million
Ocean’s 8 is far from being one of Anne Hathaway’s best movies, but it still holds up as a glamorous chick flick. The stunning Cartier necklace her character Daphne Kluger wore to the prestigious Met Gala is an absolutely gorgeous piece of movie jewelry.
Named after Jeanne Touissant, the creative director of French luxury jewelry brand Cartier in the 1930s, this phenomenal necklace features a 136-carat blue-white diamond as its center gem. As of 2022, the Jeanne Touissant Diamond necklace is estimated to be worth an astounding $150 million dollars.
1/10 Titanic, The Heart Of The Ocean- $640 Million
James Cameron’s Titanic is appreciated for its intense special effects and heartfelt romance. Another element that made the film special was the stunning Heart of the Ocean necklace that Rose DeWitt Bukater (Kate Winslet/Gloria Stuart) famously tosses into the sea at the end.
Based on the valuable Hope Diamond, United Kingdom luxury jewelers Asprey & Garrad designed The Heart of the Ocean as a 56-carat blue diamond cut into a heart shape and surrounded by white diamonds. In 2022, the necklace has an estimated value of $640 million, making it the most expensive piece of cinematic jewelry ever.
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