Caroline Scheufele, the Co-president and Creative Director of Chopard’s jewelry division, feels like a filmmaker herself, which is why her collaboration with the most important gathering of European and world cinema looks so seamless and has been going on for a quarter of a century. One aspect of her creative partnership with the Cannes Film Festival is an annual jewelry collection designed specifically for the gala ceremonies and red carpet walks. For years, the most beautiful and talented actresses have posed in Chopard jewelry.

This year’s Red Carpet Collection includes 75 jewelry pieces, all of which are in one way or another related to the world of cinema as Ms Scheufele was inspired by her favourite paintings. The sculptural rose brooch in titanium and ethical white gold is inspired by the Charlie Chaplin film City Lights. Pink buds blossom in a pink sapphire beaded choker necklace and diamond-encrusted bud ring. Inspired by Alfred Hitchcock’s masterpiece, To Catch a Thief, a necklace with a gorgeous flawless 13.69 carat D-color diamond appeared. A funny pumpkin ring with a pave of spessartine garnets and tzavorite is based on the Cinderella tale, while the story of the Dalmatians is embodied in a bracelet with dog figurines in black and colorless diamonds (requiring 470 hours of work).

The high jewelry collection is also an occasion to showcase the finest stones. The pair of earrings is made up of two unheated sapphires weighing 17.16 and 15.85 carats: deep blue corundums are paired with a trio of diamonds – white, pink and blue. A further asymmetrical pair of earrings is composed of various shades of oval-cut spinels set with diamonds. A sunny 12.2 carat yellow heart-cut diamond sparkles in the ring, while a necklace of akoya pear-shaped red spinel weighing 13 carats lurks.

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