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Valentine’s day is just a few hours away. Many couples are prepared to celebrate the most romantic day of the year with special thoughts and treats, but let’s face it, what’s a girl’s favorite present? Shiny jewelry usually is the safest bet and who are the greatest Romance inspirers of all times? Who are those couples that inspire infinite love on any day of the year? We are sure there are many to choose from, but we have our personal Valentine’s Day Jewelry Ideas, and we are sure you will love them too!
BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY’S
Based on Truman Capote‘s masterpiece, Breakfast at Tiffany‘s is more than a classic. The movie depiction of Holly Golightly, a New York socialite with a passion for Tiffany’s jewelry, played by Audrey Hepburn is one of the most iconic images of the past century, and still lives on today. A true romance, where love wins over interests and is all sealed with a kiss under the rain in magic New York setting. Nothing can beat that type of romance. Moon River, the Oscar winning song played by divine Hepburn, is still to this day considered one of the most romantic songs of all times and is the perfect frame for this story. Be inspired by this Hollywood epic romance will never dissapoint your Valentine’s Day Jewelry Ideas!
1. Mikimoto five-strand choker of pearls, diamonds and white gold, 1999, offered by Fortrove 2. Tiffany & Co. 1.52-carat diamond-and-platinum engagement ring, offered by Israel Rose 3. Rolex rose-gold women’s Datejust wristwatch, ca. 1960s, offered by Fourtané 4. Tiffany & Co. diamond rivière necklace, offered by Betteridge 5. Tiffany & Co. diamond-and-gold double-heart brooch, ca. 1960, offered by Nigel Norman Fine Jewels 6. Omega rose-gold wristwatch retailed by Tiffany & Co., 1960s, offered by Peter Suchy Jewelers 7.Tiffany & Co. gold wedding-cake charm, ca. 1990s, offered by Alice Kwartler 8. Diamond-and-platinum crown-shaped brooch, 1950-59, offered by Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry 9. IWC rose-gold wristwatch retailed by Tiffany & Co., 1960-69, offered by Peter Suchy Jewelers 10. Tiffany & Co. diamond-and-platinum heart brooch, 1910, offered by Alice Kwartler
Only one thing is more powerful than a happy ending, and that is… a sad, tormented one where lovers are separated by faith and destiny. It is the case of Ingrid Bergman and Humphrey Bogart in Casablanca, another evergreen in Hollywood’s tradition. In their case war united them at first but ultimately separated them for good. As time goes by, is the song of the movie, played by Sam, the piano man working for Rick (Bogart) and is a secret theme that unites the two lovers. The greatest love trial is to give up the person you love ignored to save their lives (and reputation) which is what happens with our lovers as they separate at the marina airport of Casablanca. Whatever happens they will “always have Paris”.
1. 2.25-carat diamond-and-palladium ring, ca. 1940s, offered by Lang Antique & Estate Jewelry 2. Cartier gold-and-diamond dice cuff links, 1955, offered by Bentley & Skinner 3. Gold-and-enamel straight-flush money clip, 1930s, offered by Alice Kwartler 4.Ostertag platinum-and-diamond lighter, 1930, offered by FD 5. Jean Dunand enamel-and-metal cigarette box, ca. 1925, offered by Kunsthandel Inez Stodel 6. Cartier yellow-gold Tank Normale wristwatch, 1940s, offered by Matthew Bain Inc. 7. Gold dollar-sign money clip, 1940s, offered by Antique Reflections 8. Boucheron silver-and-rose-gold cigarette holder set with rubies, ca. 1945, offered by Berganza 9. Circular- and baguette-cut diamond brooch, 20th century, offered by Betteridge 10. Van Cleef & Arpels gold-and-diamond bracelet, 1940s, offered by Kentshire
TO CATCH A THIEF
Nothing can be more appropriate than jewelry in the passionate romance between a good girl and the bad boy. Grace Kelly conquers Cary Grant‘s heart in the thriller romance To Catch a Thief. Grant is believed to be a long sought-after thief, however in a struggle to prove his innocence he runs a in a number of incidents and misunderstandings. At the end, like any Hollywood good tradition, he wins the girl’s heart… and her mother’s!
1. Round- and baguette-cut diamond bracelet, 1950s, offered by Fourtané 2. Cartier diamond-and-gold undulating-fringe necklace, 1950s, offered by Fred Leighton 3. Boucheron diamond-and-platinum ear clips, 1940s, offered by FD 4. Harry Winston 9.31-carat diamond-and-platinum ring, offered by J. Birnbach 5. Earrings of aquamarine, diamonds and platinum, 1950s, offered by Fourtané 6. Fancy-shaped diamond-cluster drop earrings, 1950s, offered by Fourtané 7. Van Cleef & Arpels gold-and-diamond cuff links, 1950, offered by Foundwell8. Boucheron bombé ring in diamonds, platinum and gold, ca. 1950s, offered by Macklowe Gallery 9.Boucheron diamond-and-platinum ear clips, 1950s, offered by Lang Antiques 10. Van Cleef & Arpels diamond ring, ca. 1950s, offered by Berganza.
Whichever romance you are living (or not living yet) we hope this Valentine’s day will bring you a lot of Hollywood romance (may that be in person or on tv) and most of all that you receive a little box containing one of the above mentioned shiny beauties, because as another famous star said: diamonds are a girl’s best friends!
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