July 11, 2021—Rebellious personal style was the mode fashion prognosticators almost universally predicted we would see once people were freed from covid lockdowns. Well, it has absolutely proven to be true not only for fashions but also in jewelry. This new age of individuality could be seen all over the red carpet during the first week of the Cannes Film Festival.
Stars chose daring bold pieces from the brand-new High Jewelry collections that just bowed in Paris. Formal ear cuffs and single earrings showed up a few times. The men’s jewelry mode went way passed just the brooch to a headband and pendant earrings. And there was a cool factor to the formality and the way things were styled. It all jibed perfectly with the general spirit of joy and excitement in the air that the film festival was back.
See our favorite jewels and find out more about them below.
Chinese actress, Vivien Li Meng attended the opening ceremony and screening of Annette wearing a necklace from Bulgari’s Cinemagia collection. The design was inspired by Elizabeth Taylor’s elaborate costumes in the 1963 film Cleopatra and her relationship with the Italian jeweler.
At the screening of After Yang, Jodie Turner-Smith wore a gown and High Jewelry from Gucci. (The actress is featured in the Italian house’s jewelry campaign.) Her matching necklace bracelet and earrings are set with yellow beryls and diamonds.
Detail of Jodie Turner-Smith’s hand shows her Gucci High Jewelry bracelet and heart-shape Tanzanite and diamond ring.
For the opening ceremony and screening of Annette, Helen Mirren paired a Dolce & Gabbana gown with Dolce & Gabbana Alta Gioielleria necklace and earrings set with emeralds and diamonds.
At the opening ceremony, French actress Mélanie Laurent wore new Cartier Tutti Frutti earrings.
Matt Damon poses with his co-star in Stillwater Camille Cottin who is wearing jewels from Boucheron’s new Prisme High Jewelry collection. The earrings are set with holographic rock crystal and diamonds, in white gold.
Matt Damon’s hand and detail of Camille Cottin’s Boucheron bracelet composed of holographic rock crystal and diamonds, in white gold.
French actor Nicolas Maury attended the opening ceremony and screening of Annette wearing a Boucheron diamond headband and earrings.
At the After Yang screening, Haley Lu Richardson wore one-of-a-kind Irene Neuwirth Tropical Flower earrings with pink tourmalines, fire opals and diamonds with her gold huggie and diamond stud.
At the Benedetta screening, Maggie Gyllenhaal wore Chopard Green Carpet Collection jewels including an 18K white Fairmined gold necklace set with 42.94-carats of diamonds and one 18K white gold featuring and diamond earrings as well as her own gold huggies.
At the opening ceremony and the screening of the film Annette, Melanie Thierry wore a gem set and gold Boucheron ear cuff.
Marion Cotillard at the opening ceremony and screening of Annette wore a Chanel gown and a single earring and bracelet.
Isabelle Huppert wore her sunglasses on the opening ceremony red carpet and diamond jewels from Chopard.
Model Didi Stone Olomide wore Pomellato jewels to the screening of the film Stillwater.
At opening ceremony Bella Hadid wore diamond earrings by Chopard.