Audrey Hepburn is known for many things, most notably, her part in the romantic comedy, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which was not just one of the biggest RomComs she’d ever starred in and ever made, but also for the role she played in portraying and somehow re-introducing Tiffany & Co to the world.
In this article, therefore, we’ll not only take a look at the details of the iconic piece of Tiffany jewelry that Audrey Hepburn introduced to the world in 1961 but also all the stunning designer jewelry pieces that she has adorned her gorgeous bodice with over the years.
So, let’s get right into it!
Audrey Hepburn jewelry collection
It only makes sense that we start with Hepburn’s jewelry collection.
Here are the best of Audrey Hepburn’s jewelry moments on-screen.
As mentioned above, the first time she made it big with an iconic jewelry brand was in 1961. During the press tour for Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn was quoted saying, “I’m crazy about Tiffany’s!” And since this time, this undisputed Hollywood icon has been credited to the immense success and fame that Tiffany now boasts.
While this account is the most popular one, it is not the only time Audrey stole the show in the 128.54-carat yellow diamond necklace. She would wear the same yellow diamond ribbon rosette necklace in How to Steal A Million from 1966.
And it wasn’t just the necklace; she also had on the diamond tiara that was exquisitely designed with floral details in the piece called Roman Holiday, which made her look like the fashion queen she is.
So, what’s in Audrey Hepburn’s jewelry collection?
Tiffany & Co. Ribbon Rosette diamond necklace
She wore the Tiffany & Co. diamond necklace on Breakfast at Tiffany’s Press Tour in 1961.
The Ribbon Rosette necklace consists of 128.54 carats of yellow diamonds from the Tiffany & Co Jean Schlumberger collection.
The details on this necklace include the stone-mounted design of the diamonds in the diamond ribbon.
Tiffany & Co. Black Earrings
In the film, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn is also seen in a pair of cute black stud earrings made of 3-pound pearls. In case you’re wondering, she plays Holly Golightly in the romcom.
In 1957’s Funny Face, where she played Jo Stockton, Audrey Hepburn acted as a young librarian.
It was there that a fashion photographer scouted her, and she was then sent to Paris, where she modeled for an excellent jewelry collection by Paul Duval, the French Couturier.
In the film, she wears a headpiece bedazzled with diamonds, along with a pair of diamond earrings (pear-cut).
Besides Tiffany’s, Audrey Hepburn has also stolen the show wearing stunning earrings by Cartier.
She dazzled in these earrings in How to Steal A Million when she went to the Ritz. The Cartier earrings are oversized clip-on diamond earrings.
In addition to Cartier’s clip-on earrings, Audrey wore a river of diamond earrings, a meticulously designed pair of dangling earrings.
When acting in My Fair Lady (1964), Audrey Hepburn is caught on camera in a wide smile as she plays Eliza Doolittle.
The Chaumet stands out in many of her lookbooks for the movie, although it is not the only stunning piece of jewelry she had on in the film.
While wearing the Chaumet, for example, she also had on an elaborately designed piece of art as a necklace – an openwork choker necklace that covered her entire neck.
The necklace was paired with a matching set of earrings.;
Diamond jewelry set
In Roman Holiday, Audrey Hepburn stunned in an exquisite set of stunning diamond jewelry, including a tiara with the most stunning floral patterns, a diamond necklace, and a pair of elegant, pear-cut diamond earrings.
In this film, she acts as a young princess, Ann, who runs away to Rome, and there, she meets Joe Bradley, a journalist, and she’s offered kindness and hospitality.
Other Audrey Hepburn jewelry collections include:
- Miriam Haskell Jewelry Set
This pair of drop dangle pearl earrings by Mirian Haskell pay homage to the creator’s unique and elegant jewelry designs.
The Miriam Haskell pieces are well encapsulated in exquisite pearls made into this stunning floral motif that elevated the appearance of the earrings, resulting in some of the unique pieces of jewelry.
The other jewelry pieces in this collection include necklaces, hair combs, brooch, and bracelets.
- Audrey Jet Floral Jewelry Set
The Audrey Jet Floral Clip-on earrings, flower necklace, and Audrey Hepburn bracelets.
These pieces are all made of rows of black glass pearls, and they are not only a symbol of sophistication but their designs were inspired by the black stud earrings she wore in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
- Audrey Hepburn Pearl Necklace and Pearl Stud Earrings Set
This is the other iconic jewelry set that she wore during her memorable performances in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
The necklace features 5 rows of pearls in a diamante choker in the color cream, paired with matching pearl stud earrings.
- Audrey Birdcage fascinator
This is the other delicately designed piece of jewelry in the Audrey Hepburn collection.
It stands out because it boasts a homemade design, in a short, bridal veil fascinator design. It features delicate pearls, crystal flowers, and two beak clips that hold this piece in place effortlessly.
And for a celebrity that didn’t think much of herself, she didn’t think she was pretty and believed that she was too flat, tall, or skinny; seeing these many collections associated with her is beautiful and a statement of her beauty.
Specifically, the Spotlight Earrings made her feel and appreciate her natural beauty.
Tips for Styling Your Jewelry Like Audrey Hepburn
Seeing that many jewelry and jewelry collections make her stand out as a beauty and fashion icon, here are some of the styling tips that we can learn from Audrey Hepburn.
- Wear matching diamond jewelry sets
You may already know this, but we’d like to reiterate that if you wear a set of diamond jewelry, it is ideal if all the pieces you wear to match.
Even if you’re wearing matching earrings, bracelets, and necklaces with diamonds, plus a Tiara, they must match. In other words, you should wear your pieces of fine jewelry elegantly and confidently.
You could also match your diamond necklace with a ring or drop earrings with a matching parfait necklace.
- You cannot go wrong with white pearl necklaces
Whenever you can, wear your white pearl necklace. We’ve seen Audrey Hepburn pulling off the white pearl necklace look rather meticulously, and every single time – you can too. Don’t forget to pair the necklace with a solid print or a black dress, and also have your hair in an updo so that the jewelry gets all the attention it deserves.
- Try out custom jewelry designs
If you are feeling a particular jewelry design that is unpopular or borderline risky but somehow works for you and makes you happy, then you should go on and try it out.
Jewelry allows you to carve out your path. You may not be a trailblazer like Audrey, but it is okay to go against the grain.
- Stackable engagement ring styles
If you are looking for a different feel for your engagement ring and you would like more than one ring on the finger, you may want to try out the stackable engagement rings styles and designs.
Many options of rings are already designed in a stacked 2-in-1 to even 3-in-1 or more styles, but you could also choose to wear up to 3 rings on the ring finger, all at the same time.
Just make sure you choose high-quality and elegant pieces that not only speak to your relationship but also allow you to flaunt the rings easily.
As seen above, Audrey Hepburn remains one of the most iconic names in the jewelry and fashion scenes.
She always stuns, and you could too, with the tips above or inspired designs from the listed collections above.
Stephanie is a jewelry lover when she was a teenager. Her major was fashion design when she was in college. She is a jewelry designer at SOQ Jewelry and other design companies. Now she is also a writer for our website. She writes a lot of designs&brands posts with very actionable tips.