December 12, 1997 at 05:00 AM EST

Titanic

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
PG-13
runtime
194 minutes
Wide Release Date
12/19/97
performer
Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bates, Victor Garber, Gloria Stuart, Billy Zane
director
James Cameron
distributor
Paramount Pictures
author
James Cameron
genre
Historical, Disaster, Romance

Kate Winslet’s diamond jewelry

Apparently, James Cameron is just as demanding when it comes to precious gems as he is with 770-foot replicas of sunken luxury liners. The director’s $200 million Titanic is set in motion with a present-day search for a diamond necklace given to Kate Winslet’s character, Rose. But Cameron, a notorious perfectionist, was unwilling to settle for just any necklace. He wanted a stone that would recall the infamous deep blue, heart-shaped 45.5-carat Hope Diamond, the supposedly cursed gem housed at the Smithsonian. Since the likelihood of finding a real diamond with these specs was minuscule, Titanic production designer Peter Lamont commissioned Asprey’s of London to create a one-of-a-kind necklace for the film. ”[Ours] is made from semi-precious stones and white gold, not real diamonds,” says Lamont. ”If we found the right diamond, the cost would have been prohibitive, despite our budget.” Guess even a big spender like Cameron must cut corners somewhere.

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