The famous ”Heart of the Ocean” sapphire and diamond necklace was the only thing actress Kate Winslet wore when Leo famously drew her portrait in that steamy scene in a little film called Titanic. And the gorgeous A lister continues to heat up the lens with a provocative photo shoot for this month’s Vanity Fair.
The images were shot as a sultry tribute to French actress Catherine DeNeuve in the classic film, Belle du Jour, and while Winslet doesn’t shy away from nudity in her films, she has never bared it all in the pages of a magazine.
In the accompanying interview, the mother of two, Mia (8) and Joe (5), says she realizes that the pictures will raise eyebrows among other mothers on the school run.
"I know when I walk into that classroom in the morning, even if it's for a split second, at some point I'm being checked out. Some of them will even say to me, 'OK, what's the secret with the skin?' At which point I'm like, 'Oh my God, there's no secret. I have make-up on. And by the way, since I turned 30 I've had an acne problem on my chin.” Kate and Leo will team up again in the film Revolutionary Road, about a couple trapped in marriage in the 1950s. While she won’t be wearing the 170-carat sapphire that wowed audiences in Titanic (which later sold at a benefit auction for a whopping $2.2 million), there are plenty of steamy scenes between the two stars to keep tongues wagging.
The famous ”Heart of the Ocean” sapphire and diamond necklace was the only thing actress Kate Winslet wore when Leo ... auction for a whopping $2.2 million), there are plenty of steamy scenes between the two stars to keep tongues wagging.

" Gem Statistics
By analyzing the gem used in the story, The Heart of the Ocean is several times more extravagant than the Hope Diamond. James Cameron maximized the use of his Hollywood license to make everything bigger and more beautiful for the silver screen. The one used for the film was an enormous 56-carat jewelry, giving it a length of almost two inches. A cluster of smaller, colorless stones and diamonds surrounds the central gemstone as well. Additional gems accentuate the necklace's chains
too. The necklace is a real work of art. Too bad it wasn't real."

Winston, and Asprey & Gerrard made their own "hearts" after the film was released.
Info readily, easily available online. Not sure where the first writer got his/er carat numbers, unless she's quoting the carats of the whole piece, which they do these days. When I was a kid, brides only quotes the carat size of the main stone. Or I was easily fooled as a child Emotion: smile

Some folks say it was based on the story of the Hope diamond, but I haven't read that from the writers' so I'm not sure it's true, not knowing the story of the Hope diamond before it went to the museum.

Mysti