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In the glittering realm where Hollywood meets high fashion, there exists a captivating symbiosis.

Hollywood, with its silver screens and red carpets, has always been the stage for showcasing the most exquisite jewels. 

And in return, the world of cinema has become a powerful influencer of jewellery trends. 

In this, we journey through seven iconic jewellery moments in Hollywood history, exploring the enchanting tales behind these dazzling pieces. 

How Hollywood History Was Shaped By Iconic Jewellery

"Clothes and jewellery should be startling, individual." 

Alexander McQueen's words perfectly encapsulate the transformative power of Hollywood's iconic jewellery. 

In the realm of glitz and glamour, jewellery plays an indispensable role in crafting personas and elevating little-known actors into iconic stars. 

It serves as an extension of one's identity, a shimmering reflection of individuality that not only adorns but also narrates a story.

The following seven revered Hollywood stars understood that the right piece of jewellery could turn heads, spark conversations, and etch an indelible image in the minds of their audience.

1. Marilyn Monroe's "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" Necklace

In the 1953 film "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes," Marilyn Monroe sang the iconic song "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" while bedecked in glamorous jewels. 

The standout piece was a stunning diamond necklace designed by American jeweller Harry Winston

Featuring 325 diamonds, including a show-stopping 24-carat pear-shaped diamond pendant, it was valued at over $4 million in 1953. 

This dazzling necklace has become synonymous with Monroe's captivating presence, highlighting the timeless allure of diamonds as the ultimate symbol of iconic jewellery.

2. Grace Kelly's Cartier Engagement Ring

The fairytale romance of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III of Monaco culminated in a legendary engagement ring. 

Designed by Cartier in 1956, the ring featured a stunning 10.47-carat emerald-cut diamond, flanked by two baguette-cut diamonds. 

This regal engagement ring became synonymous with Grace Kelly's transition from Hollywood actress to Princess of Monaco. 

Its elegance and timelessness continue to inspire engagement ring designs today, proving that sometimes, true glamour lies in simplicity and sophistication.

3. Audrey Hepburn's "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Pearl Necklace

In the classic 1961 film "Breakfast at Tiffany's," Audrey Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly became legendary, not just for her glamorous style but for a particular piece of iconic jewellery. 

Audrey donned a stunning pearl necklace, designed by the iconic jeweller, Roger Scemama. The necklace draped gracefully along the actress's back, accentuating her famous gown's captivating backless design.

This timeless accessory, became synonymous with sophistication and elegance, symbolising the eternal allure of pearls in Hollywood's fashion narrative.

4. Elizabeth Taylor's "La Peregrina" Pearl

A 16th-century pearl known as "La Peregrina" took centre stage when Elizabeth Taylor wore it in the 1969 film "Anne of the Thousand Days." 

La Peregrina's journey from the Gulf of Panama to the Spanish throne to the neck of a Hollywood icon was an odyssey of its own. 

Richard Burton later gifted it to Taylor, who had it redesigned into a breathtaking pendant by Cartier. 

However, beauty can be a curse. Throughout its rich history, the pearl has seemingly plagued its owners with bad marriages and tempestuous events!

5. Princess Diana's Sapphire Engagement Ring

In 1981, during the official announcement of her engagement to Prince Charles, Princess Diana revealed her sapphire and diamond engagement ring. 

This breathtaking piece, designed by Garrard & Co., featured a stunning sapphire surrounded by a halo of diamonds. 

Its unique blend of bold colour and classic elegance made it an instant sensation. Fast forward to today, and this iconic jewellery graces the finger of Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge, symbolising enduring love and grace. 

Princess Diana's sapphire engagement ring remains a testament to the timeless allure of coloured gemstones in royal jewellery.

6. Rihanna's CFDA Awards 2014 Swarovski Diamonds Dress

At the 2014 CFDA Fashion Awards, Rihanna made history not with a single piece of jewellery but with an entire dress encrusted in 216,000 Swarovski crystals. 

Created by designer Adam Selman, this sheer, sparkling and blinged-out masterpiece pushed the boundaries of red-carpet fashion.

It celebrated the idea that jewellery isn't confined to accessories but can be woven into the very fabric of high fashion. 

Rihanna's daring look turned heads and set trends, cementing her as a fashion icon unafraid to push boundaries and sparkle brilliantly.

7. Lady Gaga's "Tiffany Diamond" Necklace

The 2019 Academy Awards witnessed a dazzling spectacle when Lady Gaga adorned herself with the legendary Tiffany Diamond. 

This 128.54-carat yellow diamond necklace, previously worn by Audrey Hepburn in promotional photographs for "Breakfast at Tiffany's," became an emblem of Hollywood glamour. 

Lady Gaga's tribute to Hepburn was a captivating and emotional moment on the red carpet. 

With its radiant sparkle and rich history, the Tiffany Diamond necklace added a touch of old-world opulence to contemporary Hollywood, proving that some gems are forever linked to the magic of the silver screen.

Shine Like a Star With Jewellery Coverage From Q Report

As the curtains close on our journey through iconic jewellery moments in Hollywood's history, we're reminded of the enduring connection between dazzling jewels and the world of cinema. 

Just as these jewels have left an indelible mark, your cherished pieces carry stories, memories, and emotions. 

At Q Report, we understand the value of these treasures and offer specialised jewellery insurance to safeguard them. 

So, like the stars of Hollywood, you can wear your jewellery with confidence and style. Your jewellery deserves to shine, and it can do so brilliantly with our protection. Get a free quote today

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