The Most Memorable Pieces of Jewelry in Film

Anna Karenina
Photo: Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy

There are many iconic movies, but only a handful that are engrained-in-your-brain-forever classics. These are the films where specific scenes can be recited without missing a heartbeat. Titanic? Our Pavlovian response is “paint me like one of your French girls.” Pretty Woman? Scene: Julia Roberts hysterically laughing after Richard Gere playfully closes the jewelry box on her hand.

But what is it about certain films that make them unforgettable? Perhaps it’s the acting, the cinematography, and the plethora of other Oscar nominee categories. Or, we think jaw-dropping diamonds will do the trick. Recall all of the beautiful period pieces (like Cleopatra, Marie Antoinette, or Anna Karenina) and sure, the costumes and makeup are inarguably on point—but it’s really the baubles that bring the historically accurate aesthetic to life.

Below, we highlight some of our absolute favorite jewelry moments on the silver screen.

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Gone with the Wind

Gone with the Wind
Mondadori/Getty

Brooch, from costume designer Walter Plunkett's mother's personal collection.

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Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Donaldson Collection/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty

Necklace by Harry Winston.

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Breakfast at Tiffany's

Breakfast at Tiffany's
Ullstein/Getty

Jewelry by Tiffany & Co.

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Cleopatra

Cleopatra
Gamma-Keystone/Getty

Jewelry by Bulgari.

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Pretty Woman

RICHARD GERE AND JULIA ROBERTS IN PRETTY WOMAN
Buena Vista Pictures/Courtesy of The Everett Collection

Necklace by Fred Joaillier.

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Titanic

Titanic
Collection Christophel/Alamy

Necklace by Asprey & Garrard.

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Maid in Manhattan

Maid in Manhattan
WireImage

Necklace by Harry Winston.

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Moulin Rouge

Moulin Rouge
AF Archive/Alamy

Necklace by Stefano Canturi.

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How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days

How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days
Everett Collection/Alamy

Necklace by Harry Winston.

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Marie Antoinette

Marie Antoinette
Moviestore Collection Ltd/Alamy

Jewelry by Fred Leighton.

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Girl with a Pearl Earring

Girl with a Pearl Earring
United Archives GmbH/Alamy

Dien van Straalen, costume designer.

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Anna Karenina

Anna Karenina
Pictorial Press Ltd/Alamy

Jewelry by Chanel Fine Jewelry.

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The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby
AF Archive/Alamy

Jewelry by Tiffany & Co.

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The Other Boleyn Girl

The Other Boleyn Girl
Collection Christophel/Alamy

Sandy Powell, costume designer.

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