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Why the Heart of the Ocean necklace is a timeless classic

The accessories you choose can break or make your outfit. One of the most amazing ways to cap your outfit is a statement necklace. When choosing one, you will not go wrong with the timeless necklace. The heart-shaped blue necklace is synonymous with the 1997 blockbuster movie ‘Titanic’ and is also referred to as the ‘Le Cœur de la Mer’ necklace. The jewellery was critical in the movie’s plot, with the protagonist star actor Rose tossing it overboard towards the end of the movie. The heart of the ocean necklace has been worn by celebrities such as Celine Dione, Gloria Stewart, and Kate Winslett, among others proving it is a classic piece that will remain timeless for a long time. Here is all you need to know about the necklace as you purchase this statement piece.

The Titanic and Heart of the Ocean necklace

Over 100 years ago, the iconic ship marvel sideswiped an iceberg and capsized in the ocean. It became a centre of attraction as legend James Cameron made a film recreating the events leading to the ship’s capsizing. Of particular interest was the beautiful necklace Kate Winslett was wearing, especially when Jack (Leonardo de Caprio) was painting her portrait. While it may seem strange and fictional, there was indeed a diamond and sapphire necklace on board the Titanic when it met its fatal end. The necklace belonged to 20-year-old Kate Florence. She had been gifted the necklace by her married lover, 40-year-old Henry Samuel Morley. Kate was working for Morley in one of the shops he owned in London. The two were sailing on the Titanic to start a new life together in America as Mr and Mrs Marshall. Before embarking on their journey, Mr Morley sold two of his shops and gave the money to his wife and 12-year-old daughter. When the fateful crash occurred on April 15, 1812, Morley could not swim, and it is believed he was lost in the ocean. Kate made the journey to New York after the rescue and discovered she was pregnant. She returned to Worcester, England, to live with her grandparents, take care of Ellen, and later remarried.

The original heart of the ocean jewellery and reproductions

Ellen came to learn about her father when she was much older. She tried in vain to have Henry Morley’s name added to her birth certificate, but she never succeeded. When she fell into financial difficulties in the 1990s, she sold the jewellery to a lady in Florida. She died aged 92 in 2005 in Worcester, England. Some of those who have graced the necklace include the fantastic Gloria Stewart, who portrayed the mature character of Rose Dawson, helping bring the story to life. Celine Dione is also famous for producing the haunting background music for the film, and actor Kate Winslett for incredibly delivering the role of Rose and making the film memorable.

Why you cannot go wrong with the heart of the ocean necklace

If you are looking for a statement necklace to add to your outfit, you cannot go wrong with the This jewellery is part of history and has proved to be a timeless classic for those who choose to wear it.