Ingrid Bergman’s Victorian Pendant | For The Collection

Starting a project where you are asked to recreate something unique, from the past and which is now no longer in existence is totally exciting. The challenge was to remake the pendant worn by Ingrid Bergman in the movie Gaslight. I was given a handful of images from the movie to begin my research.  Many details in the pendant were impossible to see, even with a magnifier.

Image owned by: The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design
Image owned by: The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design
Image from the film
Image from the film
Image taken directly from the b/w movie
Image taken from a studio PR photograph
This was the best image from the film we could aquire.

But I recognized several Victorian design elements. Searching thru the jewelry images from the Victorian time period. I believed this to be a popular shape. I knew I needed to be able to draw the details in order to make it. So I focused my energies on finding actual Victorian pendants and studying them one by one until I found the details we believed our pendant shared.

Our Research:
Victorian pendant - two tone details
Yellow gold with rose gold accents

 

Victorian gold filled pendant
beautiful sample of Victorian period use of color and texture
opne pendant
Could not believe our luck in finding this pendant online.
Victorian pendant
Now that I understood the design I could start the project.

To continue the story.

KLH

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