The Cannes Film Festival makes its highly anticipated return after being cancelled last year due to the pandemic. The prestigious film festival is as much as celebrating Cinema, as it is spotting the glittering jewels that celebrities wear.
Mélanie Laurent, a Jury member, dazzled earrings from Cartier to the Chinese actress. Li Meng’s dramatic Bulgari bib, we round up the jewelry ensembles and we’re lusting over on the red carpet.
With the film premières and fashion shows that take place again for the first time in almost a year, the stars went all out and accessorised their couture gowns with a dazzling array of gemstones to walk on the red carpet at Cannes.
As befits the glamourous scenery of the French Riviera, decadent earrings and necklaces were the order of the day, with eye-catching diamonds, emeralds and rubies all ensuring their wearers a place in the spotlight. Here, we round up the very best jewelry looks from the festival.
The actress paired her lemon-coloured gown with a spectacular high jewelry poncho necklace from Bulgari’s ‘Cinemagia’ collection which is Inspired by the house’s close relationship with Elizabeth Taylor, particularly , when she visited Rome to film Cleopatra. The elaborate bib is constructed in gold and set with colourful gemstone cabochons.
The Chinese actress Li Meng was making heads turn with her high jewelry poncho necklace from Bulgari’s Cinemagia collection. The piece is inspired by the house’s relationship with the actress Elizabeth Taylor, especially when she visited Rome for Cleopatra. The dramatic necklace is constructed in gold and set with colourful gemstone cabochons.
She is a Spanish actress and model. Ester Expósito is known for her role as Carla Rosón Caleruega on Netflix’s Elite; she wore a stunning pair of fringed earrings from Bulgari.
Yet more emeralds and diamonds lit up the red carpet at the screening of Annette, as the Spanish star Ester Expósito arrived wearing an exquisite pair of fringed earrings by Bulgari.
Model Bella Hadid wore a sparkling pair of diamond earrings by Chopard from the Red Carpet collection that’s been set in 18K white gold. Alongside the pear-shaped diamond earrings, Hadid also wore a 5.82-carat marquise-cut diamond and a 2.42-carat heart-shaped ruby ring.
A sparkling pair of diamond earrings by Chopard – featuring two pear-cut drops weighing over 18 carats set in 18k white gold – made a head-turning accompaniment to Hadid’s monochromatic outfit.
She is a French actress and a Cannes jury member. Laurent dazzled in a pair of ‘tutti frutti’ earrings from Cartier’s latest high jewelry collection.
The piece, a nod to one of the house’s most renowned heritage designs, combines sapphires, rubies, emeralds and diamonds in a platinum setting to mouthwatering effect.
Cartier ambassador and Cannes jury member Mélanie Laurent wears a pair of Tutti Frutti earrings from the brand’s latest high jewelry collection. The dazzling design is a nod to Cartier’s most renowned heritage line and combines platinum, sapphires, emeralds, rubies and diamonds.
The South African supermodel opted to wear Pomellato’s ‘Catene’ necklace and matching earrings. Named after the Italian word for ‘chain’, the pieces play on the jeweler’s signature motif with white gold links encrusted in twinkling white diamonds.
Kruger offset her crystal-embellished Giorgio Armani gown with a pair of high jewelry earrings by Chaumet.
German actress and former fashion model Diane Kruger dazzled with her Chaumet jewels. She wore a Nuages d’Or pair of earrings and ring together with a Soleil Glorieux ring from the Les Ciels De Chaumet high jewelry collection.
The American actress and model chose a sparkling yellow gold and diamond collar and matching earrings from the Italian jeweler Pomellato.
Additionally, she is best known for her role as Bonnie Bennette in The Vampire Diaries, Kat Graham wore a sparkling yellow-gold and diamond collar from Italian jeweller, Pomellato. She matched it with earrings of the same design.
Mirren looked every inch the queen in an elaborate, yet still elegant, parure of white diamonds and emeralds.
Chastain arrived for the festival’s opening ceremony and première of the film Annette, by Leos Carax, wearing a Chopard necklace set with more than 112 carats of oval-cut rubies and almost 14 carats of white diamonds, which brought colour and drama to her black strapless Dior gown.
Marion Cotillard is an award-winning French actress who has an impressive portfolio: an Academy Award, a British Academy Award, a Golden Globe, two César Awards, a Lumières Award and a European Award. For her Cannes 2021 look; she wears a pair of 18K yellow-gold and diamond earrings with long beryl droplets by Chanel.
A pair of 18k yellow gold and diamond earrings with long beryl droplets by Chanel brought a dash of sunny warmth to Cotillard’s shimmering silver look.
The French actress Camille Cottin is well-known for playing a Parisian woman in the series Connasse. On the red carpet, the actress wore the Prisme pendant earrings, set with holographic rock crystal and diamonds in white gold and paired it with the Prisme bracelet. The series is a part of the Carte Blanche, Holographique high jewelry collection.
Indian model and actress. She is best known for her role as Samira in the Indian drama, Kaash. She’s also the first Indian model to be appointed as an ambassador for L’Oréal.
On the red carpet, she wore a pair of rose-gold earrings set with more than nine carats of coloured diamonds from Chopard. Alongside that, she wore a ring in 18-carat white gold from the Haute Joaillerie collection. On the other hand, she wore an 18-carat white gold owl ring from the Animal World collection.
The influencer Diipa Khosla walked on the red carpet with the Snake Dance earrings from the Born To Be Wild High Jewelry collection by messika jewelry.
The British actress Jodie Turner-Smith posed as she arrived for the screening of the film “After Yang” as a part of the Un Certain Regard selection at the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
Turner-Smith and her styling team paired the gown with a Gucci high jewelry yellow gold necklace, bracelet, earrings and ring.