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Diamonds, pearls & 1920s flair mark Tiffany & Co. collection for The Great Gatsby

The Great Gatsby Tiffany & Co. Deborah Duncan Great Day Houston
Courtesy of Great Day Houston
The Great Gatsby Tiffany & Co. Deborah Duncan Great Day Houston
Courtesy of Great Day Houston

The glitz! The glamor! Such are the initial impressions of director Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's The Great Gatsby — and of the glittery jewels on display therein.

Costume designer Catherine Martin collaborated with Tiffany & Co. to create and source jewelry for the film, much of it fabricated from scratch and inspired by archival jewelry designs from the 1920s. 

Although Daisy Buchanan and Jay Gatsby are decked out onscreen with beautiful bijoux that cost nearly twice the salary of the average Houstonian, some items in the jeweler's Ziegfield Collection start at an approachable $350.

Before the film hit theaters last week, CultureMap social scribe Shelby Hodge spoke with Mike McClure from Tiffany's in the Galleria and Great Day Houston's Deborah Duncan about how that bling stacks up. 

Learn more about the signature period pieces in the KHOU video below: 

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