Jewelry hunting at the Cannes Film Festival is like shooting fish in a barrel. With Chopard as a sponsor and the Geneva-based couture jewelry house, de GRISOGONO throwing celebrity-studded fetes left and right, the red carpets are full of Elizabeth Taylor-worthy jewels that will keep this jewelry hound drooling long into June.
While Naomi Watts and Nicole Kidman represented the A-list with their delicate diamonds (lovely, but been there done that) and Angelina Jolie didn’t even show up to disappoint me with her snore-worthy studs, de Grisogono’s jewels was where the real action was. Meow!
As if model, Irine Shayk, isn’t enviable enough for her soccer stud boyfriend (Ronaldo, anyone?) she’salso the red carpet muse for the ‘best of’ from the de GRISOGONO vault.
|We know you’re looking at her earrings. Right? The earrings….|
de GRISOGONO “ANELLI” earrings in pink gold set with 1128 white diamonds
|de GRISOGONO flower braceletin in pink gold set with 2 white diamonds of 2.60 cts and 2663 white diamonds|
|Angelina Jolie? Now THESE are emerald earrings!|
|White gold earrings with emerald and white diamond briolettes|
|200 white diamonds, 60 briolette diamonds and 198 yellow diamonds worth nearly $1m.|
|That’s about $6 million worth of minerals there, jewelry hounds. Big. Deep. Breath.|
|45-carat yellow diamond ring with 407 emeralds! Did I mention 45 carats? Worth $5 mil.|
While the Oscars may be the gold standard for jewelry gawking, I am hear to tell you my fellow jewelry hounds. Cannes blows our A-listers out of the water in terms of unbridled, passionate, bring-out-the best-you’ve-got bauble gawking. It’s tailor-made for jewelry dreamers like me.
THANK YOU de GRISOGONO. THANK YOU Ronoldo-loving Russian models. Vive la joaillerie!