2018 Cannes Red Carpet Opening Ceremony

05/09/2018
Melvyn Teillol-Foo

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore and Others wear Chopard to the 71st Cannes Film Festival Opening Ceremony

Cate Blanchett in Chopard Orchid Earrings

Australian Actress and President of the 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival Jury, Cate Blanchett, dazzled in pair of Orchid earrings from the Red Carpet Collection in titanium set with yellow sapphires (42.02 carats), tsavorites (11.26 carats), garnets (24.60 carats) and ring from the Temptations Collection in 18ct rose gold featuring an oval shaped tanzanite (55.52 carats), spessartine garnets (10.87 carats), orange sapphires and blue sapphires.

Chopard Orchid Earrings

The gold stem and green buds showcase stunning gem-setting, with more than 4,800 tsavorites patiently set on this slender stalk just a few millimetres thick. The lip (labellum) of these incredible orchids, whose natural beauty is said to imitate female insects to attract males into the heart of the plant, is adorned with white opals, creating spectacular rosy shimmering light effects.

Chopard Orchid Earrings

On the first white and pink version of these magnificent creations, the petals are set with pink sapphires surrounded by tinted titanium sepals coated with a fine layer of white ceramic. The second pair of these exceptional adornments is graced with blooming purple titanium flowers entirely set with yellow sapphires and garnets.

 

Julianne Moore in Chopard

American Actress Julianne Moore sparkled in earrings in platinum set with diamonds (24.89 carats) and a ring in 18ct white gold featuring a pair of emerald-cut diamonds (10.11 carats) and pave diamonds, all from the High Jewellery Collection.

 

Khadja Nin (Mrs Jacky Ickx) in Chopard

Burundian Singer and Member of the 71st Annual Cannes Film Festival Jury, Khadja Nin (Mrs Jacky Ickx), selected a pair of earrings in 18ct white gold set with a pair of pear-shaped diamonds (16.19 carats) and diamonds (14.83 carats) and a ring in 18ct white gold set with a round brilliant-cut diamond (10.06 carats) and diamonds, all from the High Jewellery Collection.

 

Georgia May Jagger in Chopard

British Model Georgia May Jagger shone in a bracelet in platinum set with marquise-cut diamonds (93.20 carats), a bracelet in platinum set with fancy-cut diamonds (30.61 carats) and a ring in 18ct white gold set with a marquise-cut diamond (5.35 carats) and diamonds, all from the High Jewellery Collection.

 

Celina Jade in Chopard

Hong Kong Actress Celina Jade selected a pair of earrings from the Green Carpet Collection in 18ct white Fairmined gold set with diamonds, a cuff in 18ct white gold set with diamonds (50.34 carats), a ring in 18ct white gold set with diamonds and a ring in 18ct white gold featuring a pear shaped diamond (5.02 carats) and pave diamonds, all from the High Jewelry Collection.

 

Araya Hargate in Chopard

British-Thai Actress Araya Hargate dazzled in a pair of earrings in 18ct white gold set with diamonds (27.48 carats), a bracelet in 18ct white gold set with diamonds (47.37 carats) and a ring in 18ct white gold featuring a South Sea Pearl and diamonds, all from the High Jewellery Collection.

 

L.U.C Heritage Grand Cru ref.172296-1001

Chinese Actor Liao Fan selected a L.U.C Heritage Grand Cru chronometer featuring a black dial and a 18ct white gold case set with trapeze and baguette cut diamonds.

Liao Fan and Zhao Tao in Chopard

Chinese Actress Zhao Tao shimmered in a pair of earrings from the Precious Chopard Collection in 18ct white gold featuring a pair of cushion shaped sapphires (31.93 carats) and diamonds (13.77 carats) and a ring from the High Jewellery Collection in 18ct white gold set with a cushion shaped tanzanite and diamonds.

Zhao Tao in Chopard

 

 

Jose Carreras, Caroline Scheufele and Karl Scheufele

Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard Caroline Scheufele, accompanied by her father Karl Scheufele, glittered in a pair of earrings from the Red Carpet Collection in platinum featuring two emeralds (101.54 carats) and diamonds (23.30 carats) and a bracelet from the High Jewellery Collection in 18ct white gold set with emeralds (25.91 carats) and diamonds (137.09 carats).

Spanish Tenor José Carreras wore a Chopard timepiece.

 

AlphaLuxe Comment

Every year since 2007, Chopard Co-President and Creative Director, Caroline Scheufele, has visualised a High Jewellery collection and the challenge of releasing a number of jewellery pieces equivalent to the edition number of the Festival.

This year, the 71 pieces of the Red Carpet Collection is inspired by the various travels and dreams of Caroline Scheufele.