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If the Academy Awards are the Super Bowl for fine jewelry, Cannes is the World Cup of beautiful baubles. Throughout the 12-day film festival there are countless photocalls, parties, and black-tie premieres where the most glamorous actresses and supermodels from all over the globe flaunt sensational jewels. Carat for carat the display at Cannes is bigger and brighter than the amazing Oscar gem show. Perhaps the location in the elegant South of France inspires the extra enchantment. Or perhaps the fact that a jeweler, Chopard, is an official sponsor, encourages people to make bold jewelry choices.
While impressive treasures from the A-list of big names in jewelry have made appearances none have shown up as often as Chopard. The artistic director and co-president of the Swiss company, Caroline Scheufele, created 67 jaw-dropping designs especially for 67th anniversary of the festival. At the Hunger Games: Mockingjay premiere, Julianne Moore stood out in earrings from the collection featuring 44-carats of emeralds surrounded by pink sapphires and rubies.
Yet, there is much more in the Chopard Cannes vault than just the 67 pieces made for the occasion. The jeweler stocks an array of styles for actresses to chose from. Cate Blanchett looked spectacular at a party in a pair of large Shrimp earrings with black and white diamonds and blue, lavender and brown sapphires from the jewelers’s Animal World collection. Director Sofia Coppola, who is a member of this year’s jury judging the films in competition, has been seen in a variety of Chopard’s diamond bracelets.
1. Karlie Kloss
The supermodel ignited the Chopard jewelry show at the Opening Ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival in diamond and white gold earrings from the jeweler's Green Carpet Collection.
2. Kendall Jenner
Chopard's gigantic cluster earrings set with 38 carats of marquise-cut diamonds glistened on Jenner's lobes at the Opening Ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival.
3. Paz Vega
The Spanish actress paired Chopard's diamond cocktail ring and pendant earrings with her elegant Elie Saab gown for the Opening Ceremony of the Cannes Film Festival.
4. Julianne Moore
For the premiere of Mr. Turner, Moore chose Chopard's pear-shaped ruby, diamond, and gold wreath earrings to match her custom made Louis Vuitton gown.
5. Cate Blanchett
Blanchett chose a sensational pair of shrimp earrings from Chopard's Animal World Collection to wear to the Trophee Chopard Ceremony. The life-like 18-carat gold crustaceans are set with black and white diamonds, 20 carats of briolette shape sapphires as well as lavender and brown sapphires.
6. Cate Blanchett
At the Trophee Chopard Party, Cate Blanchett wore an astonishing flower necklace with 65.66 carats of green tsavorites and 15.57 carats of pink sapphires, rubies, and diamonds and a 92-carat Rubelite cocktail ring from Chopard.
7. Penelope Crus and Paz Vega
Cruz and Vega both wore Chopard jewelry to the Trophee Chopard Party.
8. Sofia Coppola
One Chopard diamond bracelet made a bold but minimal statement on Coppola at the Trophee Chopard Party.
9. Julianne Moore
At a party for The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Moore looked radiant in Chopard's pendant earrings, each set with an approximately 22-carat emerald surrounded by pink sapphires and rubies.
10. Léa Seydoux
French actress Seydoux, a star of Saint Laurent, showed off her chic style at the film's premiere in Chopard's 39-carat pear-shaped emerald and diamond earrings and an emerald green Prada gown.
11. Hilary Swank
Swank donned a remarkable pair of Chopard pendant earrings with 102 carats of oval shaped tanzanites—a blue-purple stone—opals and diamonds for the premiere of her new film The Homesman.
12. Suki Waterhouse
A lyrical pair of Chopard diamond peacock feather earrings shone on Waterhouse at the premiere of The Homesman.
13. Julianne Moore
For her second film premiering in Cannes, Maps to the Stars, Moore chose all diamond Chopard jewels—drop earrings, two bracelets, and a ring—to match her white Chanel feathered gown.
14. Marion Cotillard
The French actress made a modern jewelry statement in Chopard's chunky diamond chainlink choker at the premiere of her new film Two Days, One Night.
15. Petra Nemcova
At the Two Days, One Night premiere, Nemcova donned a yellow and white bib necklace and earrings from Chopard's Red Carpet Collection. The necklace has 145 carats of diamonds.
16. Chopard's Backstage Party
The artistic director and co-president of Chopard, Caroline Scheufele (in a black dress), poses with Arlenis Sosa, Alessandra Ambrosio, Liu Wen, Eva Herzigova, Adriana Lima, and Petra Nemcova who modeled pieces from her Red Carpet Collection at Chopard's Backstage Party in Cannes.
17. Alessandra Ambrosio
The spessartine garnet and diamond necklace and earrings worn by Alessandra Ambrosio at Chopard's Backstage Party in Cannes.
18. Liu Wen
The diamond necklace and earrings worn by Liu Wen at Chopard's Backstage Party in Cannes.
19. Eva Herzigova
The necklace worn by Eva Herzigova featuring a 60-carat heart shaped sapphire at Chopard's Backstage Party in Cannes.
20. Adriana Lima
The sapphire and diamond necklace and earrings worn by Adriana Lima at Chopard's Backstage Party in Cannes.
21. Petra Nemcova
The diamond butterfly necklace worn by Petra Nemcova at Chopard's Backstage Party in Cannes is set with 1793 gems weighing a total of 101.36 carats.