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EXCLUSIVE: How This Designer Re-Imagined Princess Diana’s Jewelry for “Spencer”

See the diamond jewelry worn by Kristen Stewart in “Spencer” and the real life pieces that inspired them.

EXCLUSIVE: How This Designer Re-Imagined Princess Diana’s Jewelry for “Spencer”

While we’re all eagerly awaiting Pablo Larraín’s movie Spencer, starring Kristen Stewart as Princess Diana, let’s take a look at some of the film’s iconic diamond jewelry designs created by Mouawad.

Each of the Mouawad pieces has been modeled after some of the late Princess of Wales’s most famous jewels. Her string of chunky pearls, her sapphire and diamond engagement ring, her statement diamond necklaces, and more are featured throughout the film.

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“Mouawad has an illustrious heritage in jewelry and watchmaking, and over the decades has been the choice for royalty and celebrities when seeking a unique statement piece or set of jewelry,” said Mouawad Co-Guardians, Fred, Alain, and Pascal Mouawad. “It has been a pleasure to work on Spencer, providing the jewelry for the role of an iconic princess known for her style as well as her powerful impact on the world.”

We got an exclusive up-close look at some of the pieces Mouawad designed to capture Princess Diana’s jewelry in Spencer, and couldn’t help but scour the internet to find the photos of Diana in the original pieces.

The story itself takes place in a pivotal life-changing weekend for Princess Diana at Balmoral as the royal gathered for the Christmas holidays in the early 1990s. Critics are already predicting this will be an Oscar-worthy role for Stewart, and we can’t wait to see her in costume in this iconic role.

Ahead, you’ll find exclusive images of the jewelry used in the film plus the real-life inspiration behind the pieces. Spencer hits theaters on November 5.

Princess Diana’s Engagement Ring

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Of course Princess Diana’s engagement ring was featured in the film. Mouawad’s design features 1.82 carats of diamond and 7.25 carats of sapphire, reminiscent of Princess Diana’s own iconic engagement ring, shown on the right. Above, Kristen Stewart wears the replica by Mouawad.

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Princess Diana Engagement Ring, Wedding Ring, Watch, Gold Earrings (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

“Mouawad was a natural choice to be the movie’s exclusive jewelry sponsor based on its 131 years of heritage of craftsmanship in fine jewelry and watchmaking, and its renown as the jeweler of choice to royalty and to celebrities across the world,” said a spokesperson for the brand. “The aim was to portray Princess Diana’s classic style and effortless elegance while adorning her with jewelry that was historically accurate and would have been similar to what she had worn at the time. What the choice of jewelry shows is that her style and that of classic jewelry transcends time.” We couldn’t agree more.

Princess of Diamonds and Pearls

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Diana, Princess of Wales, at the Red Cross Headquarters in Washington to make a speech for the anti-landmines campaign (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

Above you’ll see the pearl stud earrings with a yellow diamond halo designed by Mouawad and inspired by the pearl pieces worn by Diana on many occasions, including a trip to the US.

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Princess Diana In Argentina. (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)

Princess Diana had many pearl necklaces, but we think this Mouawad design was modeled after this necklace featuring large pearls and a stunning diamond clasp.

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Princess Diana is wearing a dress by designer Catherine Walker and pearl earrings which were a wedding gift from the Amir of Qatar (Photo by Tim Graham Photo Library via Getty Images)
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Diana loved a diamond and pearl drop earring, and this design from Mouawad is reminiscent of the pair she is wearing on the left with a floral-inspired stud and pearl drop.

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Featuring a smaller diamond stud and longer pearl drop earring, the Mouawad design on the left is very similar to the pair of earrings worn by the Princess of Wales on the right.

Making a Statement with a Statement Necklace

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Princess Diana, Princess of Wales Prince Charles, Prince of Wales in Australia in 1983. Diana wears Bruce Oldfield dress . (Photo by Anwar Hussein/WireImage)

Another classic Princess Diana style, this diamond statement necklace is a true stunner.