Movie Vintage

The Heart of the Ocean of ‘Titanic’
Titanic with Kate Winslet wearing that necklace is probably one of the most iconic of necklaces worn in recent years. Titanic has been watched by millions of people raising over $2billion dollars, and this necklace, the Heart of the Ocean played an important role in the story. Supposedly the blue heart shaped diamond belonged to Louis XVI but was actually based on the Hope Diamond now on display in the National Museum of Natural History of the Smithsonian Institution donated by the jeweler Harry Winston, who sent it by regular US mail in a brown paper envelope. Of course in the film, the gem was only imitation. Asprey & Garrard made a copy using real gems. A sapphire measuring 170 carats, and 103 diamonds.

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