The film's exquisite jewelry demonstrated both Anna's beauty and narcissism. "Vanity is a massive part of Anna's character," Knightley said. "If you've read the book, you know [Tolstoy] talks about it for pages and pages, so we all felt that was important." Unfortunately, the jewelry had to be returned. "Chanel very kindly leant us—but unfortunately didn't give me—all the jewelry," she joked.