We all appreciate beautiful pieces of jewellery in real life, but even fictional jewellery has the power to fire our imaginations. Some fictional jewellery is so famous, deeply ingrained in our imaginations through great stories, legends and movies that we feel even more inspired to seek out pieces that resemble these fantasy adornments. If you enjoy folklore, film and literature, you’ll no doubt be familiar with some of the following fictional items of jewellery:
The One Ring
This is quite possibly the most well-known and iconic jewellery item from 20th century literature. J.R.R Tolkien’s One Ring is a crucial element in the plots of the much-loved Lord of the Rings trilogy and The Hobbit.
The story is based on a magic ring from Norse mythology. The cursed ring tempts everyone who lays on it to try to steal it. However, in the Lord of the Rings books, the gold ring was created by a dark lord who sought power of all of Middle Earth. In the tales, the simple gold band is held on a chain around Frodo’s neck and a simple touch can turn him completely invisible.
The Mockingjay Pin
The hugely successful Hunger Games novels, later made into movies, feature a brooch on every cover. This did wonders for the popularity of brooches that had been out of favour for some time. The circular gold pin details a bird called the Mockingjay carrying an arrow in its beak. It is worn by the heroine of the story, Katniss initially as a good luck charm. However, the pin takes on a deeper, more symbolic meaning as it becomes synonymous with a whole revolution.
The Time Turner
In the third novel of the incredibly successful Harry Potter books, Hermione uses a delicate and beautiful hourglass pendant to travel through time. The sensible and bookish Hermione was originally intending to use the device to help with her busy school timetable but needed it to rescue the Prisoner of Azkaban.
With the release of the new play and the time-travelling pendant enjoying a central role in the play, this has inspired similar concentric circle designs and elaborate engravings to appear on items of jewellery and time-pieces.
Breakfast at Tiffany’s Necklace
There is little as elegant, sophisticated and glamourous as Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The look of Holly Golightly became the stuff of iconic legend, including the multi-layered pearl and diamond necklace gracing her neck in the opening scene. It’s not a subtle piece but teamed with the little black dress, it creates a stunning ensemble. For your own stunning statement in the form of a Diamond Ring, visit https://www.comparethediamond.com/
Heart of the Ocean
The movie Titanic was incredibly tear-jerking and intensely romantic. Who could forget the giant blue diamond worn by Rose, especially during the intimate portrait scene? Jewellery in movies doesn’t get much more iconic than this.
Called the Heart of the Ocean, the diamond forms the basis for the telling of the Titanic story by an elderly Rose to a treasure hunter. The diamond was based on the real-life stone owned by XVI called the blue Hope Diamond.