Famous Jewelry In The Movies, Vol 5: How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days
If you’ve been following along, we’ve covered some big ground in this series (Famous Jewelry In The Movies): Titanic, Pretty Woman, Breakfast At Tiffany’s and Gone With The Wind. For volume 5, I thought we’d step back to something not quite so epic. Released in 2003 and starring Kate Hudson and Matthew McConaughey, the movie has a third co-star (you guessed it – I mean this is “Famous Jewelry In The Movies” after all). But we’ll get to that in a minute.
For those that haven’t seen the film. Andie Anderson (played by Hudson) writes for a fictitious magazine called “Composure”. She covers the “How To” beat for the mag and it’s decided she’ll write a story about how to lose a guy, using all of the “stereotypical” things women do to drive new boyfriends away. Enter in McConaughey’s character Benjamin Barry – an advertising exec and general ladies man about town. He’s agreed to a bet that he can make a woman fall in love with him in a week, in an effort to prove he understands women, and therefore should be granted a new account: DeLauer Diamonds (possibly a shot at DeBeers??).
We’re sure you can guess how things progress: she does her best to drive him away, while he hangs on for dear life. It all builds up to the big event – a gala that’s the brain child of Ben, put on by DeLauer, to showcase their fine wares. Enter stage left the $14,200,000 worth of jewelry loaned to the film for the famous “Frost Yourself” gala scene.
The star of the ball is the wreath necklace loaned to Hudson’s character, Andie Anderson, to be worn during the gala, boasting an impressive 84ct yellow diamond pendant called “Isadora” (named after Isadora Duncan in the movie) worth between $5M – $6M (which sold shortly after filming to an undisclosed customer). It was, of course, a stunner created by none other than Harry Winston. Runner up? The pair of 5ct radiant cut yellow diamond stud earrings she wore, worth approximately $125,000 that complimented the yellow satin gown, custom designed to go with the ensemble.
So, what was your favorite piece of jewelry in the “Frost Yourself” scene? There were SO many to choose from! Tell us in the comments below.
UPDATE: If you saw Lady Gaga at the 2019 Oscars, you might have done a double take. What WAS that necklace hanging around her neck? Was it the Isadora, back to woo us all once again? It was, in fact…. not.
Lady Gaga’s necklace did feature a yellow diamond – a Fancy Yellow 128.54 carat cushion cut diamond, to be exact – but it already had its own movie history. Gaga was the first to wear this legendary Tiffany one-of-a-kind piece since Audrey Hepburn wore it in posters promoting 1962’s Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Be still my beating heart.