Pop Culture Quiz: Test Your Knowledge of the Jewelry in Baz Luhrmann’s ‘The Great Gatsby’

Editorial assistant Stephanie Schaefer cowrote this quiz with Jennifer Heebner.

While critics haven’t been kind to Baz Luhrmann’s film adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s iconic novel The Great Gatsby—the The Wall Street Journal’s Joe Morgenstern called it “dreadful,” and The Miami Herald’s Connie Ogle called it a “failure”—jewelry enthusiasts have plenty to admire on screen, given how important jewels are to depicting the decadent Roaring ’20s milieu in which the story is set.

  1. 1. The jewelry worn in The Great Gatsby is based on designs from the Tiffany & Co. archives.

  2. 2. Academy Award-winning costume and production designer Jacqueline Durran created the wardrobes for actors in The Great Gatsby.

  3. 3. The Savoy, a diamond and freshwater cultured pearl headpiece with detachable brooch worn by the character Daisy Buchanan, is inspired by a Native American design.

  4. 4. Art Deco-inspired styles, such as ropes of pearls, diamond fan brooches, and onyx, silver, and pearl jewels, are part of Tiffany & Co.’s new Blue Book and Ziegfeld Collections (featured in the film), both of which are inspired by designs from the 1920s.

  5. 5. Many of the films’ featured Tiffany & Co. jewels, including a sterling silver heart-shaped locket, are embellished with a rose, a romantic symbol of the time period.

  6. 6. Tiffany & Co.’s Ziegfeld collection is named after the iconic Ziegfeld Theatre in New York City that opened in 1927 and has Art Deco décor.