Diamonds, more diamonds please!
Updated: Aug 16, 2019
Glamour, beauty and elegance
The 70th Cannes Film Festival has just come to an end and this year glamour, beauty, and elegance met on the red carpet of the Palais des Festivals more than ever before.
Cannes is well known as the most brilliant Spring event of the film industry. It is the time when the Croisette welcomes actresses, models, muses, influencers and starlets to walk the red carpet and, above all, to exercise la ‘Montée des Marches’. It is therefore the perfect opportunity for fashion designers to show off not only the latest and greatest of the season, but also for high end jewelry brands to unveil their most impressive and spectacular creations.
This year, Chopard, Bulgari, Piaget, de Grisogono and Chaumet graced the most stunning it-women. Diamonds were largely the stone of choice of our favorite stars – a totally understandable preference. The brilliance and glow of these most precious stones enhanced the jaw-dropping effect of dress, hairstyle and makeup combinations. In particular, long earrings and prominent necklaces were the main keynotes of this exceptional showcase.
Here is a closer look at OggDESIGN’s favorite jeweled stars of the Festival:
Adriana Lima wore an impressive bib necklace from the high jewelry collection by the Swiss brand Chopard with 163.85 carats of white diamonds and diamond stud at the premiere of Loveless. We found this piece so magnificent for the sheer multitude of same size stones that composed it. The number of hours that must have been required for setting make it especially unique.
Uma Thurman wore spectacular earrings in white gold, set with two oval-cut pink spinels, oval-cut pink sapphires and diamonds by the French high jeweler Chaumet. We were captivated not only by the curvy shape, but also by the balance that is struck with these curves and a classic, timeless style. The mix of the rose tones of spinel and the pink of sapphires add to the piece’s desirability.
Emily Ratajkowski wore two necklaces from the high jewelry collection by the Italian Bulgari. Like many other pieces showcased at Cannes, we were most taken with not only the surprising mix of new with vintage jewelry design but also the mixing of stones. Here, the happy marriage between diamonds, pearls, rubies and emeralds at the opening ceremony is striking.
The beautiful Sara Sampaio wore pear cut diamond earrings of the high jewelry Collection by the Swiss jeweler de Grisogono at the opening ceremony. We most loved how these were carefully curated as the perfect highlight to enhance her bared neck.
It-girl Bella Hadid wore a classic necklace with a 180-carat cabochon sapphire and over 28 carats of pavé diamonds by Bulgari at the opening ceremony. One cannot help but be immediately struck by the rarity and exceptionality such a weighty sapphire holds in itself.
The irresistible Elizabeth Olsen wore, in a very original manner, diamond earrings from the high jewelry collection by Chopard at the premiere of The Square – the festival winning film. We were inspired by the feminine round and spiral shapes of the earrings.
The sensational Jessica Chastain wore a refined and elegant white gold, ruby and diamond necklace from the new high jewelry Sunlight Journey collection by the classic French Piaget at the opening dinner. Here, the rectangular rubies in baguette cut is very original and add to the geometric composition for a creation of extreme elegance.
The Swiss and L.A. based influencer Kristina Bazan wore a necklace with diamonds and an 80-carat pear-shaped beryl from the high jewelry collection by Chopard at the premiere of The Killing of a Sacred Deer. We found the size of the pear-shaped beryl in green turquoise most remarkable.
The young Austrian actress Coco König wore a pair of butterfly earrings in 18ct white gold featuring 6 white pearls and diamonds from the Animal World collection by Chopard. She paired these with a ring in 18ct white gold set with diamonds from the For You collection and a ring in 18ct white gold featuring a round brilliant-cut diamond, all by Chopard. We adored this introduction of fresh, modern style but were equally impressed with how the pieces simultaneously remained fine and very delicate.
No doubt that this Cannes edition has been incredibly dazzling. Yet, a timeless truth remains: diamonds are everyone’s best friend.