Movies have become a type of companion for me over the years. I’ve always loved their ability to help you escape to another time and place - to take you away from your reality and into the world of someone else’s story. Sometimes I snuggle in with a bowl of popcorn, or an ice-cream float as per family tradition. Other times, movies keep me company as I hand create assemble jewelry for Klas squared.
The best is when the two worlds collide and I’m both in awe and inspired by the jewelry!
I’ve rounded up my favourite jewelry movies for you to enjoy too:
Desire (1936) is a delightful romantic comedy-drama. The story is about an automotive engineer, the charming Gary Cooper, who is bound for a holiday in Spain when he meets the sultry jewelry thief, Marlene Dietrich.
To me, the best scene in the movie is watching Marlene outlandishly flirt to the unknowing delight of Gary Cooper so she can get access to the stolen pearls she has slipped into his pocket. Such chemistry!
To Catch a Thief (1955) is a romantic thriller directed by the “the master of suspense”, Albert Hitchcock. The film stars Cary Grant as a retired cat burglar. He has to save his reformed reputation by catching an imposter who preys on wealthy tourists of the French Riviera. The gorgeous Grace Kelly plays his romantic interest.
While I always enjoy the story, I love the setting, jewelry and clothing designed by the amazing Edith Head the most. Everything exudes classical elegance: from Grace’s black halter swimsuit look, complete with an open white skirt covering capri pants and topped by a black turban-hat combo, to her memorable gold lame gown for the ball. All the costumes for the fancy masquerade ball were designed in the style of the court of Marie Antionette - luxury and jewels galore!
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) is a movie starring Audrey Hepburn as a naive, eccentric, cafe society girl who falls in love with a struggling writer, George Peppard.
I find the most amusing scene in this movie is when George takes a ring found in a Cracker Jack box to Tiffany’s to engrave as a gift for Audrey. Apparently, it took the production crew searching 200 boxes until they found a ring!
The Pink Panther (1963) is a comedic film following inspector Jacques Clousseau (Peter Sellers) as he travels from Rome to Cortina d’Ampezzo to catch a notorious jewel thief known as "The Phantom" before he is able to steal a priceless diamond known as "The Pink Panther".
The best part of this movie is the bumbling slapstick humour of Peter Sellers - ridiculously funny!
Romancing the Stone (1984) is a classic action film filled adventure with lots of romantic chemistry. A romance novelist ,Kathleen Turner, sets off for Columbia to ransom her kidnapped sister, and soon finds herself in the middle of a dangerous adventure hunting for treasure with a mercenary rogue, Michael Douglas.
The best line in the movie is at the end when Michael shows up wearing boots of the crocodile that had snatched the emerald they had been searching for. “He had a fatal case of indigestion.” LOL
Oceans 8 (2018) is a heist comedy following a group of women led by Debbie Ocean, the sibling of Danny Ocean, who plan a sophisticated heist at the annual Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City.
Cheers to the all-female stellar cast of this movie! My favourite part of the movie is feeling like you were inside experiencing the Met Gala. The luxurious fashion, clothes and jewelry combined with great cameo appearances help to camouflage the perfect heist. I love the cleverness as well as the glamour of this movie.
What would you add to the list? Let us know in the comments!
I would definitely add Titanic to the list. Who can forget the massive diamond named Heart of the Ocean that was tossed overboard at the end?!