Chopard’s Red Carpet Collection Showcases its Love of Cinema
Since 1998, Chopard jewelry has been an inextricable part of the glittering world of cinema. The brand is the official partner of the Cannes International Film Festival and the creator of its iconic Palme d’Or trophy.
Some of the world’s best-known film stars have sported unforgettable Chopard jewelry pieces with highlights including Angelina Jolie’s yellow gown with daffodil diamonds and Julia Roberts’s stunning emerald necklace.
To celebrate Chopard’s 25th year of participation in the festival, the company’s artistic director Caroline Scheufele is unveiling yet another memorable Red Carpet Collection, with “Chopard Loves Cinema” as the theme, showcasing 75 Haute Joaillerie creations that honor the saga of cinematic legacy.
One of the highlights of this collection is a magnificent diamond-crusted rose brooch, inspired by the 1931 film City Lights, Charlie Chaplin’s first sound production that marked a pivotal moment in cinematic history.
Another iconic film, and one of Scheufele’s personal favorites, Alfred Hitchcock’s To Catch a Thief is honored with a necklace evoking the movie’s glamorous setting on the French Riviera with a flawless 13.69-carat D-grade diamond.
Evoking the creativity and art of cinematography are whimsical, nature-inspired designs. Titanium fish earrings shimmer with gemstone scales and dancing fins, while a diamond and sapphire “sun,” worn either as a brooch or a necklace, glitters in shades of brilliant orange and yellow.
Other Chopard jewelry pieces capture the sense of childhood wonder and magic from fairytales and children’s films. Among them are 101 Dalmatians bracelets with adorable black-and-white diamond pups. There’s also a pumpkin-shaped ring set with spessartite garnets and tsavorites that opens up to reveal a miniature diamond slipper in honor of Cinderella.
Rounding out the Chopard jewelry collection are several remarkable creations that showcase a host of rare gemstones. One masterpiece necklace is made of ten splendid rows of Akoya pearls, while a pair of earrings shows off cornflower-blue unheated sapphires with white, pink and blue diamonds.
Another set of earrings and rings, this one in aquamarine and diamond, bring in the enchantment of Venice by echoing gondolas and Venetian bridges.