Lady Gaga wowed the crowd when A Star Is Born premiered at the Venice Film Festival last week. She doubled down on the glam Sunday night at the Toronto International Film Festival showing of the movie.
Gaga walked the red carpet at the event, that’s not exactly know for over-the-top glam, in and throwback old Hollywood style ensemble by Armani Privé. It included a strapless black gown with an elaborate sequined veil that transformed into a wrap of sorts and a jaunty hat. The noir number was lit up by some sensational Chopard diamonds.
The Garden of Kalahari earrings center on a 25-carat pear-shape and a 26-carat heart-shaped diamond. The large stones in each earring came from a 342-carat piece of rough that was found in the Karowe Mine in Botswana on April 12, 2015. The gems are the finest quality there is with an official rating of Type IIa, D-Color, Flawless. When Caroline Schedule, a co-president of Chopard, purchased the exceptional diamond, she named it the Queen of Kalahari after the desert location of the mine. “The energy and emotional charge emanating from this gem are truly incomparable,” explains Caroline.
If the jewels look familiar, that’s because they have been worn on the red carpet before. Charlize Theron debuted the earrings at the 2017 Oscars. Find out more about the Queen of Kalahari in the story I wrote on the suite when it debuted here.
If you are wondering the value of the jewels, it hasn’t been revealed by Chopard. Experts guesstimate the entire Queen of Kalahari suite created from the original diamond is probably in the $50-million range. So it’s pretty safe to say the earrings are worth well over one million, most likely a few million.
My question is, if this is the type of amazing jewelry Gaga wears to the Toronto Film Festival, what kind of treasure will she be sporting at the big red carpets? A Star is Born is generating major Oscar buzz. I am sure we are in for an exciting Awards Season with Gaga. I think its also safe to say she will be sparkling in Chopard from start to finish.