Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (1953)Genre: Comedy / Music Perhaps one of the oldest and most iconic movies about diamonds ever made. Starring next to Jane Russell and Charles Coburn, “Gentlemen prefer blondes” is the movie that caused Marilyn Monroe’s breakthrough. This is the movie from her well-known phrase and song “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”.
About Gentlemen Prefer BlondesTwo women perform in night clubs. The blonde one sets out to hook up a rich man. A wimpy millionaire son gives her a ring and wants to marry her in Europe. Her colleague is allowed on the boat, which also includes an Olympic team. Her future husband's father is against marriage. He is also on the ship to find out if his son’s fiancée can be trusted. To Catch a Thief movie poster. Source: Pinterest
To Catch a Thief (1955)Genre: Mystery / Romance / Thriller An oldie but a goodie. When you see the names Cary Grant, Grace Kelly and Jessie Royce Landis and director Alfred Hitchcock, you know this movie about diamonds is worth watching.
About To Catch a ThiefA series of ingenious diamond robberies are taking place in the Riviera. Police suspect John Robie. Robie is a retired thief who used to be known as 'The Cat'. In order to demonstrate his innocence, he has to catch the diamond thief. There is a good chance that the thief will strike next time with Jessie Stevens who is in Europe to help her attractive daughter Frances find a husband. Breakfast at Tiffany's movie poster. Source: Limageriegallery
Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961)Genre: Comedy / Romance Audrey Hepburn's most iconic role and one of the most famous movies about diamonds. The first scene of this movie shows a glamorous Holly. She’s standing in front of a Tiffany & Co., eating a Danish and sipping on a coffee. She wears a pearl and diamond necklace by Chanel. This remarkable piece and her Tiffany diamante hair ornament made Audrey Hepburn into a Hollywood fashion icon. Pearls are always in style. The necklace from the movie contained between 100 and 120 pearls with a diamond brooch in the middle. It is difficult to value them as the quality of a pearl can vary a lot. However, if it came up for sale today, it would probably cost around $50,000 or more.
About Breakfast at Tiffany’sHolly, a young woman from New York, meets Paul when he moves into her apartment complex. He is maintained by a wealthy older woman and has the ambition to make it as a writer. Holly works as an expensive call girl and is looking for a rich older man to get married. When Holly and Paul fall in love, this threatens the lives of both. Diamonds are Forever movie poster. Source: Vinterior
Diamonds are Forever (1971)Genre: Action / Adventure An obvious and classic one: the James Bond movie ‘Diamonds are Forever’ with Sean Connery as 007.
About Diamonds are foreverJames Bond traces an extensive diamond smuggling in Amsterdam. Here he meets the seductive Tiffany Case, who is equally beautiful and dangerous. wBond faces some very inventive assassination attempts. Slowly but surely Bond finds out that his arch-enemy Ernst Blofeld has a hand in both the diamond smuggling and the assassinations. Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom movie poster. Source: Eightieskids
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)Genre: Action / Adventure After the success of Raiders of the Lost Ark, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas created another Indiana Jones movie. Again, Harrison Ford plays the role of the well-known Indiana Jones.
About Indiana Jones and the Temple of DoomFate brings Indiana Jones, Short Round and the enchanting nightclub singer Willie Scott together by in the same adventure. On the way to India, they narrowly escape death. Later they end up in a childless village. They find out that an evil cult has kidnapped little children and stole the Sankara stone. This is a historical diamond that contains magical powers. The cult believes that if they collect all five Sankara diamonds, they can take over the entire world. It’s up to Indy to save the day. A Fish Called Wanda movie poster. Source: Mondaymovienights
A Fish Called Wanda (1988)Genre: Comedy /Crime If you like John Cleese and the Monty Python kind of humor, this movie about diamonds might be one you like. This airy crime comedy was very popular back in the days.
About A Fish Called WandaAmerican diamond lover Wanda and her boyfriend Otto are in England to prepare a diamond robbery together with George and Ken. Wanda and Otto want to keep the loot to themselves. Therefore, they decide to inform the police about George. But what they do not know that he has already hidden the diamonds in a secret place. Wanda thinks the best way to find out the hiding place is to seduce George's lawyer Archie Leach. Pretty Woman movie poster. Source: OriginalPoster
Pretty Woman (1990)Genre: Comedy / Romance One of the most iconic movies ever made. Vivian (played by Julia Roberts) is presented with a beautiful ruby and diamond necklace. In the movie, she asks what it would be worth. Edward (Richard Gere) responds it would be around $250,000. But this was 30 years ago. Right after the movie came out, it was already estimated to be worth around $44k and $1 million! Today, the price would run into telephone number figures.
About Pretty WomanRich businessman Edward takes the prostitute Vivian to his hotel. He is so fond of her that he hires her for his entire stay in Los Angeles. They learn a lot from each other. Edward how to be a better person and Vivian how to behave like a lady. They fall in love with each other, but of course, a relationship between them is impossible ..... or is it? Blood & Wine movie poster. Source: Moviegoods
Blood and Wine (1996)Genre: Thriller / Crime This thriller stars Jack Nicholson, Michael Caine and Jennifer Lopez. Nicholson plays a wealthy wine merchant with a lot of debt. He has to steal a $1 million diamond necklace from one of his customers. This necklace is one of the most extravagant pieces of jewelry ever shown in a Hollywood film.
About Blood and WineAlex Gates is a true womanizer who faces significant financial problems. However, he has plotted the perfect crime to get rid of his money worries all at once. As a wine supplier, he has access to the richest men and their irresistible toys. Alex manages to steal millions worth of jewelery from Frank Reese, a very wealthy customer, together with the sickly Victor. However, Alex needs the help of his current mistress Gabriella, Reese's Venezuelan nanny. Meanwhile, Dina, Reese's wife, has fallen in love with Alex and she is reluctant to share him with Gabriella. When Jason, Alex's stepson, is also involved in all the troubles of love and finds out what is going on, he makes his own plans. Alex's criminal plans seemed foolproof. However, he forgot to take into account factors such as jealousy and lust; with all the bloody consequences that entail. Titanic movie poster. Source: Atthemovies
Titanic (1997)Genre: Drama / Romance One of the most world-famous movies and one you should definitely see, whether you’re a diamond fan or not. It is one of the most famous movies about diamonds. This movie was a huge hit. It won eleven Oscars and after Avatar and Avengers: Endgame the movie that made the most dollars. The main characters – played by Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet – are not real. However, the ship is a faithful imitation and many of the other characters and events are based on reality. Titanic features a remarkable replica of the Hope Diamond.
About TitanicIn 1996, Brock Lovett's expedition searches for 'The Heart of the Ocean', a precious diamond that originally belonged to French King Louis XVI. According to rumors, this diamond disappeared into the sea 84 years earlier with the Titanic. The expedition comes into contact with the elderly Rose, a passenger on the Titanic who carried the diamond during her time on board. Rose tells her experiences as a passenger on the Titanic. At the age of 17, she is forced by her family to get engaged to Cal Hockley and get married soon. During the first voyage across the Atlantic from the Titanic, a gigantic passenger ship deemed unsinkable, she decides to commit suicide. However, she is saved by Jack Dawson, a third-class passenger. Despite their completely different origins, they become friends, and soon the love grows between them. Snatch movie poster. Source: Newonnetflix
Snatch (2000)Genre: Crime / Comedy Unscrupulous boxing promoters, violent bookmakers and a Russian gangster. But also incompetent amateur robbers and supposedly Jewish jewelers fight to track down a priceless stolen diamond. A movie with Jason Stratham, Brad Pitt and Vinnie Jones.
About SnatchTurkish and his partner-in-crime Tommy are involved in the world of illegal boxing matches through the infamous criminal Brick Top. There is a lot of money to be made. When the boxer they deployed is knocked out in the first round, all hell breaks loose. Meanwhile, elsewhere in London, an 86-carat diamond is wrongfully switched from owner. The perpetrators are three overrated gangsters and a mad dog. The two stories seem to have nothing to do with each other, but don’t be deceived... London is captivated by squeaky toys, caravans, bodies filled with lead and a diamond as a radiant center. Moulin Rouge movie poster. Source: Movieposters
Moulin Rouge (2001)Genre: Music / Romance In the Baz Luhrmann movie, the elusive Satine (Nicole Kidman), wears a custom-made 134-carat necklace of 1,308 diamonds. The necklace was designed by the Australian jeweler Stefano Canturi. It was set to sell at Christie’s auction in New York for $1 million after the film was wrapped. This made Moulin Rouge one of the most popular and well-known movies about diamonds. However, the creator of the necklace, Stefano Century, took the necklace off the market before it could go under the gavel. If it was sold, it would probably be the most expensive necklace from a movie ever sold. Until “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” premiered in 2003.
About Moulin RougeParis, 1899. The young writer Christian travels to Montmartre and befriends some Bohemian artists. These people live a lifestyle of freedom, truth, beauty and love. The artists try to sell a show at the Moulin Rouge, whose owner needs a good show to turn the nightclub into a real theater. The count who has to make this possible wants the exclusive attention of Satine, the star of the Moulin Rouge. However, she has a relationship with Christian. The Affair of the Necklace movie poster. Source: Amazon
The Affair of the Necklace (2001)
Genre: Drama / History / Romance The Affair of the Diamond Necklace was an incident from 1784 to 1785 at the court of King Louis XVI of France. It involved his wife, Queen Marie Antoinette. Her reputation, already tarnished by gossip, was ruined by the implication that she had participated in a crime to defraud the crown jewelers in acquiring a very expensive diamond necklace. The event is historically significant. It was one of the events that led to the French disillusionment with the monarchy. As you may know, this was one of the causes that eventually started the French Revolution.