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Cannes Film Festival 2017: 70 year festival celebrated by Chopard Red Carpet Collection

Maison Chopard never disappoints. This year, the high jeweller is back with 70 glittering pieces for the Cannes Film Festival and a special edition Palme d’Or

May 17, 2017 | By Teri Chong

Leading up to the Cannes Film Festival, Chopard — the festival’s official jeweler — presents us with its annual Red Carpet Collection. To honour the festival’s 70th anniversary and the 20th edition of their partnership, Chopard once again pushes beyond the boundaries of haute joaillerie.

Every year Chopard matches the number of pieces in the collection to the edition of the festival — this year being 70. Caroline Scheufele, Co-President and Creative Director of Chopard as well as the brains behind the iconic Palme d’Or in 1998 brings stunning pieces to life with cutting-edge techniques. This year, a diamond set edition of the Palme d’Or will be unveiled to celebrate the festival’s 70th anniversary.

Jewelry happens to be one of the most eye-catching elements that sets our heart aflutter on every red carpet. For this Red Carpet edition, Chopard offers a modern take on their signature mix of vibrant colours, signifying their infinite creativity and passion for jewelry. The collection includes a pair of sparkling white gold and titanium earrings. Pear-shaped topazes, amethysts, sapphires, Paraiba tourmalines and tsavorites blend together to create a mesmerising paisley pattern. Focusing on elegance, Chopard’s classic chandelier earrings are topped with teardrop shaped rubies — a sensual addition that cleverly matches the red carpet.

Other than the usual diamonds, sapphire seems to be a big trend for the brand this year, with several necklaces sporting the precious gem. The most striking of the lot is a 18 carat gold-white necklace composed of tanzanite beads. Set with diamonds and sapphires, the center of attraction is an impressive pear-shaped tanzanite. This rounds up to an astonishing 937 carats in total, making it one of the most distinct pieces in the collection.

This year’s arm candies are doused in cooler hues: blues, pinks and violets. Nestled in the heart of one is a spellbinding opal reminiscent of the Chopard Fleur d’ Opales collection. Sporting swirls and spirals akin to baroque patterns, these bracelets add another layer of glamour.

Rounding up the collection are a kaleidoscope of dazzling rings. Feast your eyes on the beautiful heart-shaped rubelite in the centre, circled with an array of amethysts and tsavorites.

The Cannes Film Festival 2017 will commence on May 17, marking the start of 12 days of screenings and celebration of the event’s 70th year running. For more information, do visit Chopard and Festival de Cannes.

 
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