Chopard To Unveil New Haute Jewellery Red And Green Carpet Collections At The Cannes Film Festival In May

Chopard will introduce its new high jewellery Red Carpet and Green Carpet Collections next month during the Cannes Film Festival from May 11 – 22. With exceptional stones and designs to match, the collections are soft and graceful, voluptuous and charming, paying tribute to women for their feminine touch. And for the first time in the industry, traceable emeralds from Zambia are featured in the Green Carpet Collection, already acclaimed for its traceable diamonds and Fairmined gold.

These pieces will soon be worn by some of the world’s most talented and glamourous actresses climbing the stairs of the Palais de Festivals; in the meantime, here is a sneak preview of some of our favourites.

Red Carpet Ring in 18ct white gold featuring a 14.8cts cushion-shaped emerald and fully set with brilliant-cut diamonds and brilliant-cut emeralds
Red Carpet Ring in 18ct white gold featuring a 14.8cts cushion-shaped emerald and fully set with brilliant-cut diamonds and brilliant-cut emeralds

The high jeweller and watchmaker has been Official Partner of the Festival since 1998 when Chopard Co-President and Creative Director Caroline Scheufele was asked to redesign the prestigious Palme d’Or awarded to the Director of the Best Feature Film.

Red Carpet necklace in 18ct white gold and titanium set with tanzanite beads (843cts), mutlicolored sapphires (8.5cts), amethysts (7.6cts), rubies (5cts), Paraiba tourmalines (3.9cts) and tanzanites
Red Carpet necklace in 18ct white gold and titanium set with tanzanite beads (843cts), mutlicolored sapphires (8.5cts), amethysts (7.6cts), rubies (5cts), Paraiba tourmalines (3.9cts) and tanzanites

Introduced in 2007 with 60 pieces to mark the Festival’s 60th anniversary, the Red Carpet Collection nine years later comprises a total of 69 mostly one-of-a-kind pieces.

The 2016 Collection (that now includes Red and Green Carpet) is flowing and supple with open worked designs based on rounded shapes, often evoking lacework that gently touches the skin.

Red Carpet necklace in 18ct white gold and titanium set with tanzanite beads (843cts), mutlicolored sapphires (8.5cts), amethysts (7.6cts), rubies (5cts), Paraiba tourmalines (3.9cts) and tanzanites
Red Carpet necklace in 18ct white gold and titanium set with tanzanite beads (843cts), mutlicolored sapphires (8.5cts), amethysts (7.6cts), rubies (5cts), Paraiba tourmalines (3.9cts) and tanzanites

Necklaces are sumptuous set with white pear-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds, and spectacular with rubies, sapphires, and emeralds of exceptional quality and cut. A superb tie-necklace features five rows of emerald beads with sapphires, rubellites, tsavorites, topazes and amethysts setting the stage for its magnificent white opal.

Red Carpet Earrings in 18ct white gold and titanium set with brilliant-cut topazes (21.9cts), sapphire cabochons (17.1cts) and orange and blue brilliant-cut sapphires
Red Carpet Earrings in 18ct white gold and titanium set with brilliant-cut topazes (21.9cts), sapphire cabochons (17.1cts) and orange and blue brilliant-cut sapphires

While most of the pieces are set in white gold with some rose gold, titanium has been introduced for its light-weight quality, notably for a pair of wide earrings inspired by a paisley motif, set with cabochon-cut sapphires, topazes, and blue and orange sapphires.

Red Carpet Ring in 18ct rose gold and titanium featuring a 9.6cts rubellite cabochon and set with fancy-cut rubellites (12.2cts), fancy-cut yellow sapphires (5.5cts) and brilliant-cut amethysts (2.6cts)
Red Carpet Ring in 18ct rose gold and titanium featuring a 9.6cts rubellite cabochon and set with fancy-cut rubellites (12.2cts), fancy-cut yellow sapphires (5.5cts) and brilliant-cut amethysts (2.6cts)

Among the rings, this one set in 18ct rose gold and titanium features a rubellite cabochon of 9.6 cts, and is set with 12.2 cts of fancy-cut rubellites, 5.5 cts of fancy-cut yellow sapphires and 2.6 cts of brilliant-cut amethysts for a totally stunning effect that is sure to catch the jury’s attention. It certainly caught ours!

Photos Credit: James Chandron for Chopard. Follow Haute Time on Instagram to catch all of the new releases as they happen.

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