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Cinematography is called ‘the seventh art’, because since its invention, it has fascinated and moved its viewers beyond any imagination. Each of us has a movie we feel particularly attached to, a favourite actor whose performances remain memorable.

What remain in history is often not only the actors’ acting skills, but also their looks!

An important element has always been jewellery.
They serve as a communicative mean, to suggest and convey an emotion to the viewer.

Get ready to discover which jewels have made the history of movies.
Moni Lisa has prepared a collection of the most iconic ones for you.

Are you ready?! Action!

Gone with the Wind (1939)


Costumes are undoubtedly one of the most memorable elements of the movie “Gone with the Wind”. One of our favourite pieces of jewellery worn by Scarlett O’Hara (Vivien Leigh) is the beautiful necklace composed of three coral flowers and a drop pendant suspended on a gold-plated multi-tiered chain.

But what also strikes us is the large brooch with the Victorian cameo that the actress wears in the last and iconic scene of the film:via-col-vento-corallo-cammeo

Why not trying to feel a bit like Scarlett O’Hara by wearing a piece of jewellery inspired by her style?!
Moni Lisa has the right Jewel for you:

Cammeo Vittoria – Moni Lisa

Emma (2020)


Let’s now move on to an other movie, Emma, the adaptation of Jane Austen’s 1815 novel.

We are sure that those who have seen this movie have also noticed Emma’s predilection for coral jewellery. Whether earrings in the shape of sprigs, drops, pendants or necklaces, coral and its elegance are the undisputed protagonists.

Coral, the colour of passion, best embodies the strong personality of the young and intrepid girl.


The Millionairess (1960)


Let’s now move to Italy. In the movie “The Millionairess”, Sophia Loren wears a magnificent coral necklace, composed of three strands of coral beads of graduated sizes, from the smallest at the ends to the largest in the centre of each strand and of increasing colour, with the innermost strand pale pink and the outermost salmon-coloured. The three strands cascade down from a gold-plated metal clasp with 8 round and drop-shaped coral stones.

A splendid necklace whose beauty perfectly matches the style of the unforgettable Sophia Loren.


Titanic (1997)


One of the most iconic pieces of jewellery in movie history is undoubtedly the “Heart of the Ocean”, the diamond necklace worn by Kate Winslet in “Titanic”.

Actually, despite its fame, the “Heart of the Ocean” diamond does not really exist. This piece of jewellery is based on the 45.52 carat “Hope Diamond”, one of the most valuable in the world. The replica worn by Kate Winslet on the set was made of cubic zirconia, not diamonds, and was designed by London jewellers Aspray and Garrard.

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(Vogue – Il bozzetto della collana Cuore dell’Oceano di Asprey & Garrard – Sion Touhig)

Anna Karenina (2012)


The beautiful Keira Knightley plays the passionate and tormented Anna Karenina, a character created by Tolstoy whose life takes place in the milieu of the 19th century Russian aristocracy. We’ve all heard of this story at least once, but if you haven’t seen the movie, here’s what you have missed!

How could we not mention the fabulous pearl earring and necklace set worn with extreme elegance and sophistication by Keira Kinghtley! Strands of overlapping pearls gently wrap around the actress’ neck, giving her a look that is nothing short of regal!


Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)


Let’s talk now about a classic par excellence: “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”.

Holly Golightly, played by Audrey Hepburn, sparkles in her own way of elegance, but there is no doubt that the marvellous pearl and diamond necklace she wears from the very first scene of the movie contribute to making her even more memorable.

Who wouldn’t want to join Holly for a dreamy stroll through the streets of New York and do a little window-shopping?!


With this we reached the end of our tour of iconic jewellery that helped making these films memorable masterpieces.

We hope you enjoyed it! Which of these is your favourite piece?

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