And the Cannes Film Festival is officially under way! We love this time of year as the best of the best in the business show off their designer finest for a round of oh-so-glamorous red carpet events. Which means they need the most blinding, gleaming, envy-inducing jewels possible. Luckily, Chopard has been partnering with the Cannes festival since 1998, and this year the renowned jewelry house is celebrating 67 years of the film festival with 67 (!!!) one-of-a-kind pieces to be worn by the stars over the next two weeks. Squee! Talk about eye candy.
This year’s Red Carpet Collection was inspired by the glamorous actresses from the golden age of Italian cinema in the ’50s and ’60s. (Think Gina Lollobrigida and Sophia Loren.) The highlight of the collection: the insanely opulent Riviera diamond necklace and earrings set (above). The mind-blowing pairing required more than 1,000 hours of craftsmanship and over 100 carats of brilliant, marquise, and rose-cut diamonds. We just die. So take a look at four more pieces we’d love to sneak home with us. That is if Chopard wouldn’t send an aggressive security team after us to retrieve the goods.