A range of 73 treasures celebrate the wonders of our natural world and the glamour of Cannes
The Cannes Film Festival was yet another event missing from this year’s calendar. Originally scheduled for mid-May, the annual film festival was cancelled due to the ongoing pandemic. That being said, an official selection of films was released and is still much talked about. And, part of the Cannes Film Festival’s red carpet glamour lives on in Chopard’s Red Carpet haute joaillerie collection.
Chopard has been an official partner of Cannes since 1998, and since the 60th anniversary of the event, Chopard has composed collections for each festival containing as many pieces as that year’s festival edition. So, for this year – which marks Cannes’ 73rd year – the Red Carpet collection features 73 stunning high jewellery pieces.
As its name implies, this jewellery collection is meant to stand out even among the glamorous dazzle of Cannes’ red carpet showcase. Caroline Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard, decided that this year’s collection would celebrate the environment (the maison is famous for, among many other things, its sustainability measures) along with the world’s flora and fauna.
Thus, Chopard’s Red Carpet collection for 2020 includes the Owl jewellery watch featuring two dials surrounded by multicoloured sapphires forming the eyes of the nocturnal creature; a pair of Orchids earrings featuring incredibly natural-looking sapphire petals and tsavorite buds; Gingko earrings and ring composed of pear-shaped emeralds, tsavorites and yellow sapphires in shades evoking the foliage of this majestic tree; as well as a series of Polar Bear and Seal diamond rings.