American Beauty

BEJEWELLED: The Tiffany yellow diamond brooch, 'Bird on a Rock'

It wasn't just her Hollywood star power that made Audrey Hepburn glitter. In 1961, during a photo shoot to promote her role as Holly Golightly in the film Breakfast at Tiffany's. The actress was photographed wearing a Tiffany diamond-ribbon necklace. But this was no ordinary diamanté—its[an error occurred while processing this directive] centrepiece was the 128.54-carat Tiffany Diamond, one of the largest yellow diamonds in the world. The gem, since reset in a brooch known as "Bird on a Rock," pictured, is itself now one of the biggest stars in "Bejewelled by Tiffany, 1837-1987." The exhibition—at the Gilbert Collection, Somerset House in London until Nov.26...

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