The Jewel of The Nile

The 128-carat brilliant made famous by Audrey Hepburn, the legendary Tiffany Diamond, is the real star of 20th Century Studios’ Kenneth Branagh-directed ‘Death on the Nile’, alongside other sparklers from the House of Tiffany.

Lifestyle Insider The 128 carat Tiffany Diamond

It’s one of the world’s most elusive diamonds. Seen only four times in its 143-year-old history (it was last worn by Lady Gaga at the 2019 Academy Awards in Los Angeles), and made famous by Audrey Hepburn in the 60s in the now cult classic ‘Breakfast at Tiffany’s’, this incomparable 128-carat yellow diamond will now appear in the new 20th Century Studios’ mystery-thriller ‘Death on the Nile’, based on Agatha Christie’s 1937 novel (in theatres October 2020).

A recreation of The Tiffany Diamond is prominently featured at the centre of the storyline, alongside other Tiffany designs worn throughout the film. The Tiffany Diamond recreation graces a necklace worn by actress Gal Gadot’s character Linnet Ridgeway Doyle. ‘Death on the Nile’ also stars Tom Bateman, Annette Bening, Kenneth Branagh, Russell Brand, Ali Fazal, Dawn French, Armie Hammer, Rose Leslie, Emma Mackey, Sophie Okonedo, Jennifer Saunders, and Letitia Wright.

Lifestyle Insider Gal Gadot wearing the Tiffany Diamond alongside Armie Hammer - Photo credit Rob Youngson 20th Century Studios

“The Tiffany Diamond is a priceless symbol of the highest standards of virtuosity and craftsmanship at Tiffany, and rarely makes an appearance beyond its vault,” said Reed Krakoff, Chief Artistic Officer, Tiffany. “A central role in the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic novel is deserving of our priceless diamond.”

The Tiffany Diamond, a rare fancy yellow diamond, was unearthed in 1877 as a 287.42-carat rough diamond from the Kimberley mines of South Africa and procured by Charles Lewis Tiffany. In 1878, the rough diamond was cut in Paris into a 128.54-carat cushion-shape brilliant with an unprecedented 82 facets, revealing the stone’s extraordinary fire and beauty.

Lifestyle Insider Drawing of the Tiffany Diamond

And this October, Tiffany & Co. will promote the film in stores and across its digital platforms, highlighting Tiffany’s radiant yellow diamonds and the exceptional collections seen on screen. Select Tiffany stores will feature a ‘Death on the Nile’ curation of diamond-intensive Tiffany jewellery reflecting looks from the film, including exquisite and one-of-a-kind high jewellery pieces, Tiffany & Co. Victoria and Schlumberger® designs.

In addition, store windows that capture the spirit of Christie’s thrilling mystery and feature jewellery from the film will be featured at the Tiffany Flagship Next Door in New York, the Beverly Hills boutique in Los Angeles, and the Old Bond Street location in London.

In ‘Death on the Nile’, Belgian sleuth Hercule Poirot’s Egyptian vacation aboard a glamorous river steamer in Egypt turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a picture-perfect couple’s idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. Set against an epic landscape of sweeping desert vistas and the majestic Giza pyramids, this tale of unbridled passion and incapacitating jealousy features a cosmopolitan group of impeccably dressed travellers, the stunning Tiffany Diamond, and enough wicked twists and turns to leave audiences guessing until the final, shocking denouement.

To learn more about the Tiffany Diamond and iconic Tiffany jewellery designs go to The film opens in October 2020.


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