Cannes Film Festival is known for its glitz and glamour, hosting Hollywood royalty in one of the most elegant cities in the world. It comes as no surprise then that the festival is consistently dripping with diamonds.
Every year we see the world’s hottest celebrities don some of the biggest diamonds the red carpet has ever seen, rivaling even the most blinged-out Oscars look. From Elizabeth Taylor’s tiara moment in 1957 to Julia Roberts’ diamond and emerald Chopard necklace in 2016, the expectations for major bling are high.
The 2022 Cannes Film Festival was no exception as every major star arrived on the red carpet in their finest ballgowns and diamond jewels. Ahead, take a look at some of our favorite diamond moments from the film festival.
No stranger to Cannes, Julia Roberts is attending this year’s film festival as the godmother of the Trophée Chopard, an award given out every year to a rising young actor and actress. She will be presenting the trophy to the two winners chosen by the Trophée Chopard Academy at a prestigious dinner hosted by Pierre Lescure, the Festival President, Thierry Frémaux, the Festival General Delegate, and Caroline Scheufele, Chopard’s Co-President and Artistic Director. The trophy itself has been upgraded this year for its 75th anniversary and is made with rose quartz with one of the leaves on the Fairmined-certified 18ct yellow gold palm leaf studded with 75 diamonds and another with 25.
Here on the red carpet, Roberts went minimalist with a sleek black pantsuit to let the star of her ensemble shine: A Fairmined-certified ethical 18-carat white and yellow gold necklace, adorned with a rare central yellow diamond weighting over 100 carats and set with pear-shaped and cushion-shaped diamonds totaling 54.67 carats from Chopard’s Red Carpet Collection.
A newcomer to the Cannes Film Festival, the 25-year-old influencer and model looked like a real-life princess in a yellow Alexandre Vauthierballgown paired with over 100 carats of diamond jewellery from Messika including multiple rings, diamond drop earrings and a statement collar necklace.
Julianne Moore is a Cannes pro, arriving at the film festival in a black Bottega Veneta gown and Bulgari’s exclusive “Bulgari Eden The Garden of Wonders” necklace and ring. The pieces are part of the brand’s new high jewellery line and are made up of 1 oval emerald, 6 6-carat pear diamonds, 46 1-carat pear diamonds, 461 buff-top emeralds, 317 fancy shape diamonds, and pavé-set diamonds; over 80 carats of diamonds total.
The actress paired her off-the-shoulder silver sequin gown from Cristina Ottaviano with equally-sparkly triangle-cut diamond drop earrings from Chopard.
“The Great” star looked sweet as ever in a blush gown covered in sparkling crystals from Giorgio Armani and Chopard diamond collar made with graduating heart-shaped diamonds with a matching bracelet.
For her first Cannes Film Festival, the “No Time To Die” actress donned a white high-neck gown from Fendi paired with Chopard diamond jewellery. Her floral shaped-drop diamond earrings were accented with a center emerald stone and perfect matched her diamond and emerald statement ring.
The Bollywood star paired her red Louis Vuitton gown with a major Cartier diamond necklace.
Spotted in a shimmering strapless white gown from Giorgio Armani and a statement necklace from the new Bulgari Eden The Garden of Wonders High Jewellery collection featuring white diamonds and a 107-carat sapphire center stone.
Model Cindy Bruna paired her iconic Giambatista Valli gown with an even more iconic piece of jewellery: A sizable Chopard pendant worn hanging down her back for ultimate drama paired with matching statement earrings.
As per usual, Bella Hadid dazzled on the Cannes red carpet, wearing a Chopard necklace, Chopard diamond studs and Chopard diamond ring.
Naomi Campbell walked the red carpet in a new Bulgari creation, the Serpenti Ocean Treasure necklace — a tribute to the natural elements and part of the new Bulgari Eden The Garden of Wonders High Jewelry collection.
The actress wore a new piece from Piaget’s high jewelry collection, this mixed-cut diamond necklace with an emerald center stone.
Rocha looked ever the supermodel in a classic Chaumet tiara with a matching diamond ring and diamond stud earrings.
The model wore the iconic Boucheron Serpent Boheme diamond necklace and earring set. The necklace features 23 white gold motifs set with diamonds in a honeycomb formation.
The actress wore Chopard earrings to the amfAR Cannes Gala.