Have you seen the recently released movie, The Great Gatsby, inspired by American author F. Scott Fitgerald’sbook? If you haven’t seen it yet, go do so!! While doing so, pay attention to the jewelry in the movie, especially Daisy Buchanan’s engagement and wedding set. All of the jewelry from the necklaces, to the rings, to the earrings are Tiffany & Company. The jewelry worn in the film is based on designs from the Tiffany & Co. archives.
Surprising? Not so much. Many of the pieces in the movie are worth well over $50,000, and what better way for a company to get publicity than to expose their work to the big screen.
The savoy headpiece used in the movie retails for $200,000.00 based solely on Tiffany & Co. cost. This price does not include the markup that the merchandise will have because it was used in such a famous film. I cannot even begin to imagine how much it is now worth because of that markup.
Tiffany & Co. has a Great Gatsby collection that is available to the public which contains 12 immaculate pieces ranging in price from $20,000.00 to $875,000.00. WOW ! take a look at some of these pieces. They are amazing, the price alone stunned me.
Not only did Tiffany & Co. supply the jewelry but they are also responsible for the silver flasks that were used. Typical since they are known for their silverware and tableware aside from just jewelery.
The brains behind the movie knew what they were doing when they used the tiffanty and Co. designs for the movie. Jon King, the executive vice president of Tiffany & Co. stated that “The jewelry symbolizes the story’s themes of wealth and privilege, and we approached its design with the utmost style and luxury in mind”. He is absolutely correct with this statement ! Being set in the roaring twenties the style of the Tiffany & Co. jewelry fit the time perfectly.