5 FAMOUS PEARLS IN CINEMA

With Milwaukee Film Festival kicking off tomorrow — Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers decided to look back at some famous pearls that have made lasting impressions on audiences over the years. To commemorate this fantastic event, we will be offering 20% off of all pearl jewelry both online and in the store for the duration of the film festival!

Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961) — Starting with an all-time classic in American cinema, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, was a quintessential romantic comedy film of the early ’60’s that helped boost Tiffany’s, Givenchy and jewelry, in general, in the eyes of countless viewers worldwide. Aside from the Tiffany Yellow Diamond, the Oliver Goldsmith sunglasses, and the “little black dress” by Givenchy, Audrey Hepburn frequently wore a beautiful array of pearls throughout the movie.

The Three Musketeers (1973) — In the 1973 rendition of The Three Musketeers, Milady de Winter (Faye Dunaway), wears an exorbitant amount of pearls — wearing these beautiful, organic “gemstones” in her hair, sewn onto her clothes as well as more traditionally as earrings, necklaces, and bracelets. In fact, her character, Milady de Winter, is actually tasked to steel two diamonds from the gorgeous necklace in England. Faye’s look truly transcended what one could do with pearls as jewelry.

Faye Dunaway in Three Musketeers (1973)

The Girl with a Pearl Earring (2003) — in this 2003 drama inspired by the famous Dutch painter, Johannes Vermeer’s painting, “Girl with a Pearl Earring (1665)”. Naturally, this film features a lone pearl earring that becomes the namesake of the film and the subject for the famous Dutch painting.

The Great Gatsby (2013) — While both film interpretations of this classic American novel show beautiful ornate jewelry. The 2013 film, which was another Tiffany product marketing push, featured incredible pieces of jewelry. For instance, this incredible pearl bracelet, sewn into a diamond and pearl floral pattern on the back of Zelda’s hand and onto a ring.

Jackie (2016) — The 2016 biopic starring Natalie Portman regarding Jackie O, the First Lady who once said, “pearls are always appropriate”, reminds audiences of the countless powerful First Ladies who’ve frequently adorned these timeless pieces of jewelry. That being said, we are hoping for a film biopic of the ever-stylish Michelle Obama.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this cinematic collection of glamorous pearls! Make sure to stop by Schwanke-Kasten Jewelers to check out our gorgeous collection of pearls. Remember all pearl jewelry is 20% off for the duration of Milwaukee Film Festival!

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