Floor-length designer dresses with plunging décolletés in addition to Christian Louboutin stilettos daring a10-inches height: some women with a capital W can wage their bet on this combination but need a little something more to win the Cannes competition : jewels. Celebrities are traipsing the red carpet stairs of the 68th Cannes Festival with supreme confidence and allure wearing dazzling diamond pieces of jewelry to sublimate their already perfected famous skin. The Eye of Jewelry spotted for Haute-Time the best sparkling looks. For the 2015 Cannes Rendez-Vous… who wore it best ?
Chopard and Cannes a long-time loving story
The legendary Palme d’Or crafted by Chopard celebrated its 60th anniversary… only 8 years younger than the birth-year of the Cannes Festival! 2015 marks another flawless yet flamboyant festival for the Swiss jewelry house. Chopard introduced the Green Carpet capsule collection made of 18ct white Fairmined Gold and marquise cut diamonds from a RJC certified company marking their commitment to the Journey to Sustainable Luxury. Comprising of four high-jewelry pieces, French-actress Marion Cotillard was commissioned to design a pendant and a bracelet made of opals and diamonds. The Green Carpet collection is a direct inspiration of the iconic Palm d’Or, the ultimate prize for every film producer in the world.
Swiss vs. Swiss
The Chopard Ladies competed against the De Grisogono glamorous team. On one side, Julianne Moore wore emerald Chopard earrings matching the dress of Lupita Nyong’o who was decked up with two rings and a pair of pink quartz earrings set with colored gemstones. On the other the Israeli top, Bar Rafaeli was dressed up with elegant warm hues of gold, brown and cream with a cabochon-cut India collection pair of earrings.
The creative acting talent of Nathalie Portman balanced out the timeless and classic De Grisogono teardrop shape of the Gocce diamond earrings she wore walking the stairs with grace accompanied by her ballet dancer of husband ! On her end, Karlie Kloss seduced the Red Carpet with white diamonds only … The Victoria Secret angel wore a pair of Sole earrings and the Onde ring on her second finger for a rock’n’roll touch. So De Grisogono, So Her and we So love it.
Celebrities and Jewelry Brands or Diamonds vs. Diamonds
After Chopard and DeGrisogono, the third nominee deserving the The Palme d’Or for the most stunning jewels worn during the South of France festival could be awarded to Bvlgari. Naomi Watts unveiled their renovated boutique toping her LBD (standing for the Little Black Dress in the fashion dialect) with the legendary snake-shaped Serpenti necklace.
On May 14th, the Academy Award nominated actress was the first to wear as a world premiere the high jewelry masterpiece necklace of the Giardini Italiani collection to be launched in June 2015. A collection inspired by the geometrical lines of the Italian gardens back in the Renaissance era. Flowerbeds and boxwood hedges set with round brilliant cut diamonds and pavé diamonds form a necklace that seems to be a second skin…
Being a stuning blond actress seems to be the three parameters for Bvlgari to enlight the Red Carpet with dazzling jewelry. Sienna Miller accessorized her high-jewelry necklace adorned with 15 pear-shaped combined to 6 brilliant cut diamonds as collar necklace made of a lace of diamonds breaking with the severity of her black dress full of velvet stars…
Eleonor Picciottio is the Editor-In-Chief of The Eye of Jewelry. Launched in January 2015 The Eye of Jewelry is a plate-form dedicated to the world fine jewelry, high jewelry and jewelry in watchmaking.