The story of the yellow diamond featured in “Death on the Nile”
AGATHA CHRISTIE KNEW THE CHARM of beautiful precious stones. In her work, jewelry plays an important role.
For example, in the Western Star Adventure, a protagonist has been threatened with the theft of her beloved diamond. In The Jewelery theft at the Grand Metropolitan, the wife of a wealthy stockbroker stole a shiny pearl. And in The secret of the blue train, a stunning ruby caused the death of a wealthy American heir.
But there is a diamond-related mystery in Christie’s own life. In 2010, a 19th-century brooch and three-stone ring inherited from her mother, believed to have gone missing after Christie’s death, were found in a locked safe.
The locked trunk was sold to a fan in 2006 for just £ 100 (AU $ 190). A few years later, the fan finally opened the safe with an iron lever and found them. The jewelry was valued at around £ 50,000 (AU $ 90,000) at the 2014 auction.
For this reason, these are just the jewels of a new film based on Christie’s 1937 novel. Death on the Nile, which will be released in Australia in February, are carefully selected.
A teaser photo from the film shows Gal Gadot’s character Lynette standing on the stairs with her fiancee (Armie Hammer). Delicate jewelry shines on her ears and arms, but the most eye-catching is her canary-colored necklace.
“The necklace that Simon (Army Hammer) gave to my character had to be rare and special,” Gadot said. “I was delighted to learn from costume designer Paco Delgado that this would be a reproduction of one of the most important diamonds in the world, the Tiffany diamond.”
I was DELIGHTED when I heard from PACO DELGADO SUIT that it would be a THE REPRODUCTION of one of the most IMPORTANT DIAMONDS IN THE WORLD, the DIAMOND TIFFANY.
The sparkling yellow diamond is actually a replica of one of the largest diamonds in the world, the 128 carat “Tiffany Diamond”.
The exquisite diamond was mined in South Africa in 1877. Originally a stone weighing over 287 carats, Tiffany founder Charles Lewis Tiffany purchased it in 1878 and sent it to Paris, where the Chief gemologist directed the carving stone in its current cushion shape. . The facet has the maximum shine. The gemstone, which took a year to complete, solidifies Tiffany’s status as the ‘King of Diamonds’.
The now almost mythical status of the Tiffany Diamond is now part of the brand’s precious archives, usually in the window of Tiffany’s main store on Fifth Avenue in New York City. In fact, it has only been published a few times since its discovery.
The first took place in 1957, when Mary Whitehouse wore it to a charity gala. Four years later, Audrey Hepburn wore it in a promotional photo for Breakfast at Tiffany’s. In 1995, the diamond was part of a retrospective exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris. It remained in this frame until 2018, when it was worn by Lady Gaga as part of a bespoke necklace at the 2019 Oscars. It was the first time this gem has appeared on the carpet. Red.
This time, the “Tiffany Diamond” will be replaced by sparkling replicas in Death on the Nile.
The DIAMOND is a INVALUABLE symbol of THE HIGHEST STANDARDS OF TIFFANY.
“The diamond is an invaluable symbol of Tiffany’s highest standards of technology and craftsmanship, and rarely leaves the safe. But since jewelry plays a central role in Agatha Christie’s classic novels, diamonds are a perfect fit.
And it’s unlikely that Christie, who reportedly had a fondness for diamonds, needed to be convinced.
A version of this story originally appeared on Harper’sBAZAAR.com