Ingrid Bergman's Pendant | Film Classic “Gaslight”

The Victorian Pendant Project for The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design

1944 Classic Film project

1944 Classic Film project

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.

Research & Design

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 provided by: The Collection of Motion Picture Costume Design

However, I was able to recognize several Victorian design elements. I had learned from my client that this pendant may have been a family own piece. I made the assumption that it could have been made from a production jewelry designer.

Searching thru jewelry images from the Victorian time period I was able to locate details that we could use for our project. I believed this to be a popular type of pendant. 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.

Researching Historical Jewelry:

Victorian pendant - two tone metal color details. Yellow gold with rose gold accents.

Victorian gold filled pendant. A beautiful sample of Victorian period use of color and texture.

After finding the locket shown below, I now understood the design and we could start making the project come to life
— kathleen

Victorian pendant compliments of Google search.

Open pendant. Could not believe our luck in finding this pendant online.