Famous Celebrity Jewelry Pieces to Remember
In the enchanting world of Hollywood glamour and stardom, the allure of famous celebrity jewelry has captivated audiences for decades. From iconic movie moments to unforgettable engagements, these famous pieces have not only adorned the most prominent figures in the entertainment industry but have also etched themselves into fashion history. They have not only adorned the necks, fingers, and wrists of the silver screen's most beloved stars, but have also left an indelible mark on the world of fashion and jewelry design.
These legendary adornments have influenced jewelry trends for decades, shaping the way we perceive and wear jewelry in our daily lives. Join us on a journey through the sparkles of history as we delve into the world of famous celebrity jewelry pieces to remember.
Marilyn Monroe’s Diamonds in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, 1953
The Isadora Diamond necklace worn by Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes is considered one of the most valuable and famous pieces in movie jewelry history. The stunning diamond necklace was designed by the famous American jeweler Harry Winston specifically for the film. It features a radiant-cut, yellow diamond of around 24 carats as its centerpiece, surrounded by smaller white diamonds.
This exquisite piece of famous movie jewelry plays a prominent role in the film, and it becomes a focal point of attention during a memorable musical number in which Marilyn Monroe performs "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend." Marilyn Monroe wore the necklace along with diamond bracelets and earrings.
Audrey Hepburn’s Necklace in Breakfast at Tiffany’s, 1961
Audrey Hepburn's iconic portrayal of Holly Golightly in the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany's left a mark on fashion, including famous jewelry. One of the standout accessories from her ensemble in the film was the stunning diamond and pearl necklace she wore.
The “Tiffany Diamond & Pearl Necklace,” which remains on display at the NYC flagship Tiffany & Co. store on Fifth Avenue, features a yellow diamond that is 128.54 carats as its centerpiece. The diamond is in a choker-style necklace surrounded by a wide collar of diamonds set in platinum to create a shimmering backdrop to the spectacular yellow diamond centerpiece. To complement the yellow diamond and add an elegant touch to the necklace, pearls are interspersed throughout the diamond collar. These pearls provide a beautiful contrast to the dazzling diamonds.
Julia Roberts’ Ruby Necklace in Pretty Woman, 1990
In the film Pretty Woman, Julia Roberts takes on the role of Vivian,a woman who undergoes a significant change thanks to the influence of both love and wealth. One memorable moment in the movie is when Roberts dons an elegant, long red gown as she prepares to attend her first opera. This scene is made truly iconic by the presentation of a stunning ruby and diamond collar necklace from Edward, played by Richard Gere, to enhance her attire.
The famous jewelry’s exquisite design was crafted by the renowned French jewelry designer Fred Joaillier. However, for security reasons during filming, costume designer Marilyn Vance-Straker replicated the necklace using high-quality cubic zirconia and red spinel gemstones set in silver and white gold. The famous jewelry became synonymous with the message of transformation and the idea that even someone from a less privileged background, like Vivian, could be adorned with luxury and elegance.
Titanic’s “Heart of the Ocean” Heart-Shaped Blue Diamond Necklace, 1997
In James Cameron’s 1997 film, Titanic, Rose DeWitt Bukater (played by Kate Winslet) is gifted a massive heart-shaped blue diamond pendant necklace with a diamond-encrusted border by her fiance Cal Hockley (played by Billy Zane). It supposedly had been previously owned by Louis XVI of France and subsequently cut into a heart shape after the French Revolution.
The necklace served as a plot centerpiece to the film as it was the reason Brock Lovett (played by Bill Paxton) was out in the deep ocean at the beginning of the film. He was searching for the piece of movie jewelry in the wreckage. This leads an elderly Rose to helicopter out to the ship and then tell her tale of the ship’s sinking and how she received the famous jewelry.
While the necklace in the film is portrayed as a blue diamond, the actual prop was not made with a real diamond due to the cost and the potential risk of loss or damage during filming. Instead, the heart-shaped stone was likely made from a high-quality cubic zirconia or a similar synthetic gemstone, which could mimic the appearance of a large, blue diamond.
If you’re looking for this type of bold pendant style, take a look at Zink Metals’ Curved Corner Necklace or Bright Blue Druzy Necklace. Both of these pieces offer a different type of bold pendant on a simple chain to highlight the statement pieces.
Carrie Bradshaw’s ‘Carrie’ Necklace from Sex and the City, 1998
Carrie Bradshaw's famous "Carrie" necklace is a piece of famous jewelry that gained widespread recognition through the popular TV series Sex and the City. The main character Carrie Bradshaw, portrayed by actress Sarah Jessica Parker, wore this necklace as a signature accessory throughout the show's run, which aired from 1998 to 2004. The necklace became synonymous with Carrie's distinctive style and served as a symbol of her identity.
The "Carrie" necklace features a delicate gold chain with a small, cursive-style nameplate pendant that spells out the name "Carrie." The necklace was custom-made for the show by the New York-based jewelry designer Jennifer Fisher, and it became a fashion sensation in its own right. Its simplicity and personalized touch made it a desirable piece of jewelry for fans of the show.It became a symbol of empowerment and self-expression, embodying the idea that fashion and personal style are about making statements and embracing individuality.
The necklace made cameo appearances in both the "Sex and the City" movies, further solidifying its status as a cultural icon. The "Carrie" necklace remains a beloved and enduring symbol of the show and its impact on fashion and pop culture, making it an essential piece of TV history.
We love the simplicity of the “Carrie” necklace, and the fact that it was worn as an “everyday jewelry” piece in the series. If this is the type of jewelry you prefer to rock, you may want to take a look at the Zink Metals XOXO Necklace that features a simple. silver chain with a sterling silver pendant featuring a 24k gold “X”s.
Jennifer Lopez’s Pink Diamond Engagement Ring, 2002
When actor Ben Affleck first proposed to triple threat Jennifer Lopez in 2002, he presented her a high-profile engagement ring made of an emerald-cut pink diamond surrounded by two other emerald-cut diamonds. The ring was designed by famed celebrity jewelry designer Harry Winston.
The centerpiece pink diamond was extremely rare and the exact carat amount still hasn’t been publicly disclosed. The pink diamond was set in an elegant, yet simplistic platinum setting that allowed the fantastic pink diamond to be the center of the show. Even though their initial engagement was called off in 2004, this unique piece still stands out as a piece of iconic singer jewelry history. And of course, the two have now gotten back together almost 20 years later and are now married.
If big gemstones are a favorite of yours, take a look at Zink Metals’ Eros Garnet Ring. It features a hexagonal garnet stone set in alternating panels of stainless steel that go across a second finger, creating a strong geometric pattern that is definitely a head-turner!
‘Isador Yellow Diamond Necklace’ in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days, 2003
In the peak of the plot for the romantic comedy film, "How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days," Andy Anderson (played by Kate Hudson) and Benjamin Berry (played by Matthew McConaughey) were at a gala designed to promote a jewelry line that Benjamin's ad agency represented. Benjamin was trying to be assigned the lead on the account, so he had taken a bet that he could make a woman fall in love with him in 10 days.
Meanwhile, magazine writer Andy was writing an article saying she could get a guy to break up with her in 10 days. Despite this ongoing battle, both had fallen in love with each other, and Andy had come up with the campaign slogan to "frost yourself" with jewelry...and she had been lent the “Isador Yellow Diamond Necklace" at the gala to perfectly adorn her yellow gown.
The Isador Yellow Diamond Necklace was a diamond-shaped yellow diamond pendant that hung from a collar of white diamonds. It was set in platinum or white gold to highlight the yellow color of the diamond and encourage the sparkle. This piece of celebrity jewelry was intended to be a statement piece and had been emulated by other designers and worn as red carpet jewelry, such as a similar piece worn by Lady Gaga at the 2019 Oscars.
From the timeless elegance of Audrey Hepburn's pearls in "Breakfast at Tiffany's" to the heart-wrenching splendor of the Heart of the Ocean necklace in "Titanic," and the iconic "Carrie" necklace from "Sex and the City," these famous jewelry treasures have transcended the silver screen to become symbols of timeless style, sophistication and influence.