‘Chopard Loves Cinema’ is the theme chosen by Swiss luxury Maison Chopard to mark its activities at the 75th Cannes Film Festival, which corresponds to the jeweller’s 25th participation as an official partner.
On this occasion, Caroline Scheufele has designed a masterful Red Carpet Collection of 75 Haute Joaillerie creations: an epic saga inspired by the grand adventure of cinema from its early black and white charms to its dizzying colours.
This creative abundance draws on her own repertoire and the first models previewed capture the watershed moment when contemporary cinema was born and began to blossom.
Ahead of the full Red Carpet Collection to be staged at the upcoming Cannes Film Festival (17 – 28 May 2022), Caroline Scheufele unveils the first creations. Chopard’s tireless Co-President and Artistic Director’s appetite for life and eclectic tastes drive her prolific inventiveness and a dazzling capacity to arouse jewellery emotions.
Much like a film director, this keen lover of the seventh art has dreamed up a jewellery collection freely inspired by her favourite movies that have had a lasting impact on her, whether by the worlds they portray or certain legendary scenes that have inducted these masterpieces into cinema’s hall of fame.
In tribute to the 75th Cannes Film Festival, no less than 75 Haute Joaillerie creations will compose the collection, whose wonders can be admired on the famous red carpet of the Festival’s preview screenings.
A stunning “Pumpkin” ring opens a wondrous ball inspired by the Cinderella fairy tale, which has been retold many times on the silver screen. Composed of spessartite garnets and tsavorites, this pumpkin secretly opens to reveal a legendary diamond slipper enabling the beauty to be reunited with her Prince Charming.
A jewel designed like a throwback to childhood and which required nearly 100 hours of expertise, as well as an appeal to the imagination such as only Caroline Scheufele is uniquely able to orchestrate.
Another enchanting vision likewise intended to grace a dainty hand takes the form of a rose-shaped ring with petals exquisitely sculpted from titanium and aluminium covered with pink sapphires.
They protect a precious two-carat diamond nestling at the heart of the flower, which, while its exhales no perceptible fragrance, will delight the gaze of those who enjoy the privilege of admiring a jewel worthy of the most romantic stage designs.
‘Chopard Loves Cinema’ also features a series of creations whose classicism evokes timeless stories, including a stunning choker entirely crafted from diamonds totalling 204.35 carats, and a ring whose central 4.40 ct emerald is adorned with delicate lacework sparkling with diamonds mingling pear, heart and round cuts.
Finally, a Chopard Haute Joaillerie collection would doubtless not be complete without jewellery watches – one of the Scheufele family’s historic talents.
Two timepieces are enjoying a preview presentation in the Red Carpet Collection: one entirely set with rosettes of diamonds and pink, yellow and orange sapphires, and the other combining diamonds with exquisite heart-shaped rubies.