The much-anticipated movie adaptation of F Scott. Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby hits cinema screens, and here at Hatton Garden, we can’t wait to soak up the scandal, the spectacle and, of course, the fabulous costumes.
One of the most intricate and stunning parts of the characters’ outfits in the film is undoubtedly the jewellery. Carey Mulligan, who plays Daisy Buchanan, explained, “There’d be diamond bracelets on each arm, and diamond earrings, and wedding rings, and strings of pearls around my neck,” exemplifying the truly decadent nature of each dramatic design of antique jewellery.
The Real Look of Vintage Jewellery
If you want to replicate the vintage 1920s look for yourself, you’ll need diamonds, pearls and embellishments galore – and all of these gorgeous details can be found on the shelves of the stores in Hatton Garden. From strings of glistening ivory pearls to headbands and tiaras sprinkled with gemstones, the look you’re aiming for should be classy but somewhat cluttered, with art deco ambience and geometric shapes combined with delicate sub-detailing. If we had to pick just three key pieces, we’d vote for a string of pearls, a pair of knock-out geometric drop earrings, and absolutely anything featuring a tassel.
If you’re still not sure how to recreate the Great Gatsby look in your own home, come and speak to one of your friendly jewellers – they’ll be happy to help you choose a piece that will give you that Golden Age glows as soon as you put it on.