TOP 10 MOST POPULAR DIAMONDS IN MOVIES
For many years diamonds have been the centre of attention in Hollywood movies
Diamonds have played a very important role in some of Hollywood’s most iconic movies. The remarkable gemstones are constantly used to spark our imagination and captivate our attention while partaking in an interesting storyline. Here’s a list of the top 10 most famous diamonds that ever featured in Hollywood history:
1. THE SANKARA DIAMONDS IN INDIANA JONES AND THE TEMPLE OF DOOM
In the film, Indy has to track down diamonds that contain magical powers
In the popular Indiana Jones movie, Harrison Ford’s character, Indy comes across a village where an evil cult has kidnapped little children and stolen the Sankara stone; a historical diamond that contains magical powers. The cult believes that if they collect all five Sankara diamonds they will be able to take over the entire world. It is then up to Indy to find the diamonds and get rid of the gemstones before something drastic happens.
2. THE NATURAL FANCY PINK DIAMOND IN PINK PANTHER
The unique diamond is labelled the Pink Panther due to a flaw in the centre of the stone
The Pink Panther is probably one of the most iconic films that involves a beautiful and one of a kind diamond. In the series of comedies, an inspector named Clouseau tries to hunt down the remarkable pink diamond, called the Pink Panther. The unique diamond was labelled the Pink Panther due to a flaw in the centre of the diamond that resembles a pink panther. If the diamond was real, it would’ve been classified a Type IIa diamond, which is extremely rare for its kind.
3. THE DIAMOND NECKLACE IN OCEAN’S 8
A team of woman are on the hunt to find a diamond necklace in New York City
For years, the Ocean’s franchise has been bringing a series of entertaining action films to our screens. The latest hit film, Ocean’s 8 is about notorious con man Danny Ocean’s sister, Debbie, who plans to take on the heist of the century. She, along with her unstoppable team get together to in hopes of getting to a 150 million dollar diamond necklace at the Met Gala in New York.
4. BLOOD DIAMOND
The Blood Diamond film shined a spotlight on the conflict diamond situation
Blood Diamond didn’t just have an impact on moviegoers, but it also had an impact on the entire world. The 2006 hit film is about the sale of conflict diamonds and how it led to the formation of the Kimberley Process. The movie also focuses on the journey of a fisherman, who manages to dig up a rare pink diamond and tries to escape slavery. The film definitely has a lasting impact on the person who watches it.
5. THE LARGE DIAMOND IN SNATCH
The movie is about unpredictable criminals, gangsters, jewellers and boxing promoters trying to steal a diamond
The 2000 British crime comedy is a story about a gambling addict, who desperately tries to protect an 84-carat diamond from getting stolen. His plan to keep the diamond safe backfires when a series of unpredictable criminals, gangsters, jewellers and boxing promoters, track the priceless stolen diamond down; their unpredictable behaviour leads up to the diamond being swallowed by a dog.
6. THE SEVENTH 007 FILM, DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER
It’s up to James Bond to track down the diamond and save the world in Diamonds Are Forever
The seventh spy film in the James Bond series stars a 007 agent (Sean Connery) on a mission to discover the mysterious activity that has been going on in the diamond market. He soon realises it’s his old enemy Ernst Stavro Blofeld stealing the diamonds from the South African mines and using it to build a dangerous and life-threatening laser. Its then up to James Bond to stop him and hopefully save the world.
7. DIAMOND’S ARE A GIRL’S BESTFRIEND IN GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
The movie involves Marilyn Monroe singing, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
Even though the plot of the movie doesn’t centre around a diamond, it’s still one of the most iconic movies that showcase a series of remarkable jewellery items. The film is about a showgirl hoping to find a rich man that will spoil her with diamonds. One of the most famous scenes of the movie involves Marilyn Monroe singing, Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend.
8. DIAMONDS AND ROMANCE IN TO CATCH A THIEF
A notorious cat bugler desperately tries to clear his name after a series of robberies is committed in his area
The 1955 thriller is about a notorious cat bugler, who is desperately trying to clear his name after a series of diamond thefts happen in his area. Its then up to ‘The Cat’ (Cary Grant) to use his skills from his previous life as a jewellery thief to track down the real criminal and hopefully clear his name. At the same time, he also has to attend to his tentative romance.
9. THE SPECTACULAR BLUE DIAMOND IN TITANIC
The Heart of the Ocean took viewers breath away in the Titanic.
The hit film, Titanic features a remarkable replica of the Hope Diamond and the historical romance that developed around it. The piece of Hollywood history, also known as the Heart of the Ocean, is a breathtakingly beautiful blue necklace made with cubic zirconia.
10. THE HUNT FOR A DIAMOND COLLAR IN DOG GONE
Three clumsy jewel thieves try everything in their power to get close to the little boy and the dog.
A 12-year-old boy finds a friendly dog without knowing he has a valuable diamond collar around his neck. Three clumsy jewel thieves try everything in their power to get close to the little boy and the dog in an attempt to take back the diamond necklace they stole. The brave young boy, however, has a plan up his sleeve to protect his newfound best friend named, Diamond.
Over the years, the beauty of a diamond has been used in multiple Hollywood movies to spark a person’s imagination. From the most incredible heists to the most captivating adventures diamonds have been used to lure the viewer into temptation. One thing is for sure, we simply can’t get enough of the remarkable gemstone and so can’t Hollywood.