Jewelries play important roles in movies (and I think that there are times when they get more attention than the stars flaunting them) – and they are also very important in merchandise sales. Anyway, I just watched Eclipse a few days ago and it made me wonder how many guys got their girlfriends a replica of Bella’s engagement ring – plus how many Edward-Bella fans actually got the ring for themselves. Whew! People must be earning a lot from selling movie jewelry merchandise. lol
Next to rings and bracelets, necklaces (and lockets and pendants) are usually among the most commonly used objects of symbolism in movies – and that’s not just in romantic movies – it’s actually all over tons of films. Here are some of my favorite necklaces, pendants, and lockets from the movies…
Titanic’s Heart of the Ocean – It’s a blue diamond pendant which is popular mainly because it’s the only thing that Rose (played by Kate Winslet) wore when a portrait of her was drawn by Jack (Leonardo Di Carpio) on the Titanic. They say that the real ‘Heart of the Ocean’ was given to a certain Kate Florence Phillips by her married lover, Samuel Morley. The two wanted to elope and start a new life and Morley perished in the sinking (That’s what happens when you commit adultery. lol). Their love story was the inspiration for Cameron’s story of Jack & Rose.
The Illusionist Locket – I have been amazed with this locket and I actually wanted one when I first saw the movie. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find one. Anyway, it’s the wooden locket that Eisenheim (a furniture-maker’s son) made for and given to Sophie before they were separated. – and It also brought them together – to some effect. It’s originally oval shaped and then you can twist it into a heart locket.
Pretty Woman’s Diamond and Ruby Necklace – This Cinderella movie is not of my type really but I really love Julia Robert’s laugh when Gere snapped the box closed (and I love Julia Roberts as an actress). Roberts plays Vivian – the hooker hired by Lewis (Gere) as his escort and he gives her this necklace to dress her up as an A-lister.
Gorga’s necklace in 300′s – As Leonidas was about to leave Sparta, Gorga took off her necklace and placed it on her husband’s neck – which I think symbolizes that she’s sending her love with him. Before the final battle, Leonidas asks his soldier to give back Gorga’s necklace which I think only means that he loves her too and that he’s setting her free. Anyway, I love this line – “Come back with your shield, or on it”.