Love movies and have an eye for jewellery? Be sure to add these recent film releases to your watch list
1. Emma (2020)
Autumn de Wilde’s beautiful adaptation of the Jane Austen novel, Emma, stars Anya Taylor-Joy and comes fully-furnished with sumptuous Georgian settings and charming cinematography. But for the magpies among us, it is the exquisite jewellery carefully chosen by English costume designer Alexandra Byrne that truly transports us back a few hundred years to the fictional village of Highbury in the English countryside. Gilded headpieces are worn with coral pendant earrings and cluster brooches, as are flower-shaped necklaces and pearl drop earrings.
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2. Wonder Woman 1984 (2020)
When Italian jewellery designer and philanthropist Elsa Peretti joined Tiffany & Co in the 1970s, America was in the throes of second-wave feminism, which makes her Bone cuff a natural choice for Wonder Woman 1984, starring Gal Gadot. Gadot wears a white gown with the yellow-gold version of the Bone cuff, as well as several of Tiffany’s Diamonds by the Yard necklaces. This cuff has proven particularly popular over the years and has been worn by Angelina Jolie, Margot Robbie and Naomi Watts, among others. Get yours for a bank-busting US$16,000.
3. I Care a Lot (2020)
A court-appointed guardian who is also a ruthless scammer, Marla Grayson, played by Rosamund Pike, takes advantage of the elderly by exploiting loopholes in the legal system before bleeding them dry of their retirement funds, possessions and property. I Care a Lot is a Netflix crime thriller, which is centred around a secret stash of diamonds worth millions. What would you do if you happened upon a handful of cut and polished gemstones?
4. Death on the Nile (2021)
There’s no question that Kenneth Branagh’s new adaptation of the classic Agatha Christie novel, Death on the Nile, is a feast for the eyes. Christie was no stranger to beautiful jewels and her detective novels often detailed the theft of hefty diamonds, priceless rubies and strings of pearls. In another shout-out to Tiffany & Co, the jeweller’s stunning 128-carat Tiffany Diamond steals the spotlight in this glitzy new motion picture. Synonymous with Audrey Hepburn, who was pictured with the jewel in promotional shots for Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), the necklace was famously worn by Lady Gaga at the 2019 Oscars.
5. No Time to Die (2021)
James Bond is known for his impossibly fast supercars, penchant for Vesper martinis (which are made with three measures of Gordon’s Gin) and Omega wristwatches. For the very first time, a high jewellery brand has partnered with the franchise, with Chopard dressing Ana de Armas, who plays CIA-agent Paloma, in 140 carats worth of diamonds for No Time to Die (2021). These limited-edition pieces from the jeweller’s Green Carpet collection are made using sustainably-mined materials, including Fairmined-certified gold and diamonds from suppliers accredited by the Responsible Jewellery Council.
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