Actress Naomi Watts channels the ultra-fashionable “People’s Princess” while donning a stunning array of elegant fine jewelry in the upcoming biopic, Diana. The movie, which hits theaters in September, explores the last two years in the life of Diana, Princess of Wales, one of the 20th century’s most beloved public figures.
Among the iconic jewelry items worn by Watts in the lead role — and recreated for the film by Swiss luxury brand, Chopard — are Diana’s signature earrings that matched the look of her memorable blue sapphire and diamond engagement ring. Diana’s oldest son, Prince William, famously used the same ring to propose to Kate Middleton.
Known the world over for her elegance, grace, sense of style and affection for fine jewelry, Princess Diana was credited in the 1980s with single-handedly reviving Britain’s fashion industry. The new screenplay about her life captures the late Princess of Wales’ extraordinary taste level by including a giant dose of haute jewelry.
Chopard co-president and artistic director Caroline Scheufele worked closely with costume designer Julian Day to re-create the late princess’ jewelry, watches and handbags, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Other fabulous jewelry in the final cut of the movie include a triple-strand necklace made up of 92 diamonds, a necklace set with cushion-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, Tahitian pearl dangle earrings encircled in a swirl of diamonds, and a diamond-encrusted watch with petite blue hands.