As well as having a passion for Diamonds, Jewellery and all things beautiful we also LOVE movies, so, its no surprise that when you put all those aspects together we are all very excited! We are talking about the upcoming release of The Great Gatsby motion picture.
Having watched the trailer for the upcoming Baz Luhrmann film one of the most striking aspects is the wonderful grandeur of the 1920′s period centring around Leonardo DiCaprio’s main character Jay Gatsby. The trailer is spectacular featuring palatial estates, fine cars, beautiful clothing and of course, what stood out to us; the stunning diamond jewellery on show. There are a number of key scenes featuring beautiful diamond pieces with DiCaprio’s character himself mentioning fine jewels in the trailer. One piece that stood out to us in particular was the incredible engagement ring worn by Daisy Buchanan played by Carey Mulligan, this is a beautiful style which is still popular today. The elegant band is pavé/bead set in Platinum (we presume) with a diamond border around the incredible centre diamond, its difficult to estimate the weight of the centre diamond, it looks to be no less than 5.00ct and the cut shape seems to be a step cut with cut corners, possibly Emerald. The engagement ring is complemented by a matching diamond wedding band. We would estimate a price tag of around £200,000 for this piece. Maybe it’s just me but it seems to have a slight blue hugh (unless my monitor is playing tricks on me) but again this is difficult to say untill we get a better look upon release, a fancy light blue stone of this size would be incredibly valuable.
Don’t despair on the price, although out of the budget of us mere mortals we have put together a stunning collection of similar rings to get the Gatsby look.
This stunning diamond engagement ring is a great match for the one to feature on the silver screen, featuring a single claw set Emerald cut diamond set in to solid 18k white Gold, also featuring a round cut diamond surround with a beautiful half set diamond band. This beautiful ring features quality H colour SI1 clarity diamonds. We can also supply a matching eternity band to get the complete look. This ring currently retails at £4085.
If you would prefer a classic round brilliant cut centre diamond of a similar syle, you could go for this beautiful ring with a budget of just under £1700. This stunning diamond engagement ring features a single claw set round brilliant cut diamond surrounded by a halo of diamonds set into a white gold dual band. This beautiful ring features quality diamonds of at least H/SI1 grade.
This beautiful bridal set represents incredible value at just £819, set in 18k white gold featuring 0.50ct total of round brilliant cut diamonds with a 0.20ct centre stone. This is a very similar to the Gatsby style at a fraction of the cost whilst still being crafted to the highest standards. Visit our engagement ring collection at Lloyds Family Jewellery for more styles and feel free to contact us for any advice.
More on the Great Gatsby: based on a novel by American author F. Scott Fitzgerald, widely regarded as a “Great American Novel” and a literary classic. The story takes place in the roaring 20′s, a time of prosperity after WW1. The book received critical acclaim and is generally considered Fitzgerald’s best work, it is alos said to capture the essence of an era.
The main events of the novel take place in the summer of 1922, narrated by Nick Carraway (played by Tobey Maguire), a Yale graduate and World War I veteran from the Midwest who takes a job in New York as a bond salesman. He rents a small house on Long Island, in the fictional village of West Egg, next door to the lavish mansion of Jay Gatsby (played by Leonardo DiCaprio), a mysterious millionaire who holds extravagant parties and seems to live an incredible life, but is he all that he seems?..
We also want to give credit to Tiffany & Co. The official fine jeweller for the movie.
Prices mentioned were current on date of issue, April 2013.