The Top Jewels that Sparkled in Cannes, 2017

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The Cannes Film Festival is arguably one of the best showcases for the top international jewelry houses to showcase their finest and brightest gems and designs for the world to see.

This 12-day festival brings out the most exceptional designs and creations from the likes of Chopard to Harry Winston.

It’s where you can see leading ladies like Charlize Theron and Jessica Chastain as well as ingénues like Dakota Fanning and Rihanna parading down the red carpet in the latest couture gowns and decadent jewels.

Here are the best jewels from the most revered jewelry houses that were showcased on the festival’s red carpet.

CHOPARD:

The jewelry house has a deep history with the Festival as it’s been the official partner and designer of the coveted Palme d’Or trophy awarded to the most critically-acclaimed movie. This year, the buzz on the red carpet was their collaboration with music super-star Rihanna.

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Singer Rihanna wore emerald, rock crystal quartz and diamond earrings, a black nephrite and diamond bracelet with a 31.95-carat emerald, three emerald and diamond rings and a floral bracelet set with diamonds, all from the Rihanna Loves Chopard High Jewellery collection, at the premiere of the movie ‘Okja’.

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Model Adriana Lima wore a diamond bib by Chopard at the screening of the film ‘Loveless’.

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Actress Miriam Odemba wore a titanium and white gold necklace with kunzites, beryls, tanzanites and diamonds, and matching earrings, from the Red Carpet collection by Chopard.

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Karolina Kurkova wore a sapphire and diamond necklace from the High Jewellery Collection from Chopard at the premiere of ‘Based on a True Story’.

Actress Juliette Binoche wore platinum and diamond earrings by Chopard.

Actress Elizabeth Olsen wore diamond flower stud earrings by Chopard. We simply adore the placement of these earrings.

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This jewelry house showcased some of the best and boldest designs to hit the red carpet with their use of brilliant colored stones.

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Model Hailey Baldwin wore stunning drop earrings set with white and brown diamonds, and edged with citrine briolettes.

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Model Jenaye Noah wore a pair of exquisite de Grisogono chandelier earrings that glowed with oval-cut citrines from their Melody of Colours collection. A perfect compliment to her vibrant blue gown.

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This iconic jewelry house showcased their classic Serpenti jewelry and picked up major press when actress and model Emily Ratajkowski was photographed wearing their pieces both on the red carpet and on her personal Instagram.

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Model Bella Hadid wore a Bulgari High Jewellery Serpenti necklace and bracelet in white gold.

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Model and Actress Emily Ratajkowski combined two Bulgari necklaces, one comprised of pearls, rubellites and diamonds from the High Jewelry Collection and the other pendant necklace made with diamonds, emerald and rubies.

BOUCHERON

The design house had some of the most striking statement-making pieces to hit the red carpet at Cannes. Actress Salma Hayek’s necklace rendered us both breathless and speechless!

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Actress Salma Hayek wore the Baïkal necklace with a 78.33-carat Santa Maria aquamarine, moonstones, Akoya pearls and diamonds from the new Hiver Impérial High Jewellery collection by Boucheron

Model Laetitia Casta paired the Lumière de Nuit diamond and pearl earrings from Boucheron’s Hiver Impérial High Jewellery collection with her gown at the premiere of The Meyerowitz Stories in Cannes

De Beers

The classic diamond jewelry house is known for their slogan “a diamond is forever” .This year, Chinese movie actress and taste maker Fan Bingbing embodies the classic elegance of Hollywood that the brand is synonymous with as she modelled a coveted collection of jewels from the house.

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Fan Bingbing wore the Arpeggia five-line earrings, bracelet and Aria ring at the ‘Amant Double’ premiere.

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At the closing of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, actress Jessica Chastain, Piaget’s International Brand ambassador since 2015, paired her show-stopping gown with earrings in white gold set with diamonds from Piaget’s new High Jewellery collection Sunlight Journey.

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Model CoCo Rocha wore earrings in white gold set with diamonds, blue sapphires and black opal from the new High Jewellery Collection Sunlight Journey.

Another noteworthy mention is model Naomi Campbell’s earrings, necklace, ring and cuff in white gold set with emeralds and diamonds from the new High Jewellery Collection Sunlight Journey.

Harry Winston

Known as the “jeweler to the stars” and Nicole Kidman’s ‘go to’ jeweler, Harry Winston notably had Nicole Kidman wear his jewelry on the red carpet. Best bet as she had the most films to debut on the Cannes Red Carpet this year.

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Nicole Kidman wore Secret Cluster diamond earrings, Sunflower ring and diamond bracelet by Harry Winston at ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’ premiere.

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What the BEST Golden Globes Jewelry Says About Today’s Trends

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This year’s Golden Globes had us anticipating some knockout jewels, but as with most situations, I tried to set the bar low so I wouldn’t be disappointed. And I wasn’t. I was pleasantly happy with what I saw on the red carpet. Diamonds glistened one right after the other, and although it seemed like California had their own “white out” going on, it was the few pops of color that we did see that totally stood out. But hey, who can complain about diamonds?! From Sienna Miller’s unexpected pearls, to the numerous bold diamond necklaces, and the cherry on top for me was Michelle Williams’ black velvet bow around her neck. I loved all these looks I just mentioned and thought they suited each celebrity perfectly. I couldn’t imagine any other person rocking those pearls the way Sienna Miller did (well I could, but they would have ended up on my worst jewelry list) and that is what makes these jewelry trends able to translate into the real world.

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Jewelry Road Trip: Washington, DC & Alexandria, VA

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Recently I took a trip to the Washington, DC area. I had two speaking engagements that I was a part of–the first one being DC’s GIA Alumni chapter meeting and the second one AGS Conclave. Excitement was what this trip was all about after I realized both were in the same area, however one week apart. I could have flown in and out for both occasions, but since I had never been to DC before, I decided to make an entire trip out of it! So this blog post compiles all that I did in between those two events (which I already wrote about here and here). It was also a very special trip because I brought my mom along with me (who also had never been to DC before) and we took a few days to drive up to Pennsylvania and visit my Gram too.

Day One in DC started with having the entire morning and most of the afternoon to ourselves before my 7pm presentation. It was a rainy day unfortunately, but we made the most of it by checking out two museums. All the photos above are from our visit to Hillwood Estate–a gorgeous mansion once owned by Marjorie Merriweather Post back in the 1950s. Marjorie is an incredibly interesting person, as her wealth was acquired by her father who founded Postum Cereal Company (General Foods) which she took over at the young age of 27 when her father passed away. She was a collector and lover of jewelry, arts and gardens. When she decorated her large estate, she deliberately knew she wanted it to become a museum one day, as she was driven to open up the doors to the public. Most importantly, she wanted to share the lifetime of joy she got out of collecting with everyone else. To learn more about Marjorie Merriweather Post, check out this video.

After our time spent at Hillwood, we dined at the cafe on the premises which was great and then headed to Tudor Place, another much smaller and older estate open to the public through guided tours only. We also weren’t allowed to take any pictures and I was saddened to not experience very many pieces of jewelry on the tour–only a very small curio cabinet with less than ten items. The area in which Tudor Place is located is just the cutest though.

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Engagement Rings You Won’t Say No To at Marisa Perry in NYC

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Hey New Yorkers, I’ve found your ideal spot for engagement ring shopping that measures up to everything you’ve been wanting. The sweet spot is called Marisa Perry and this atelier has just moved into the ideally romantic meatpacking district (I say this sitting from my office in Nashville, only to have visited NYC a handful of times, but the meatpacking district gave me all the feels). After ten years setting up shop in the heart of Soho, this move has provided the husband and wife team with a new location, new look and improved store layout, not to mention much more space. And yes, it is only one block east of Christian Louboutin! 😉 Their new Forevermark diamonds mini boutique is something really special, where Marisa Perry can provide customers with gorgeous, rare and ethically sourced diamonds that are certified and responsible.

Custom engagement ring creation is one aspect Marisa Perry excels at and each and every client that has experienced this first-hand will be the first to tell you! Their hands-on approach and letting the customer get fully involved has proven to be both memorable and enjoyable. I’ve read so many testimonials from Marisa Perry and it becomes apparent that customer satisfaction is extremely high, along with their excellent customer service and friendly staff. Marisa says, “People come in wearing work out clothes, have a coffee or a drink, bring along their dogs, pop in, relax and look at settings and stones. We talk them through the process and are with them every step of the way. The store has a beautiful feeling and decor, but the staff is relaxed and casual, and we try to make everyone feel at home. No stuffy behind the counter sales people. Just us, working with customers, trying to help everyone make the right decisions for themselves!”

Enthusiasm is shown for the new location, but most importantly what is being sold at Marisa Perry–the jewels! The product remains top priority and providing classics as well as cutting edge is something they strive for. Marisa’s husband designs new settings on a daily basis, always creating something ahead of the game and continually listening to what people are wanting. Marisa adds, “We have the best metal workers and setters in the United States making our jewelry! Our main micro-pave setter has created and set the incredible collection for Harry Winston, as well as Leviev and other brands whose prices command the absolute best workmanship.” I love how every piece is created in NYC, as their aim is to provide the best custom fine jewelry all within their own city.

Have you been obsessing over thin micro-pave bands?! This is their specialty! The demand for a thin wedding band and a thin engagement setting is high, but finding what one is picturing in their head can be a challenge! Marisa Perry knows exactly what you’re wanting! They also cater to other trends that seem to be in demand as well, like oval and emerald cut diamonds, rose gold, halo settings, large carat diamonds, and solitaire settings. I’m excited about their vintage and antique section, which I think is awesome that they have! Not too many stores have vintage, and it is refreshing to learn that it is one of Marisa’s passions!

Be sure to stop by Marisa Perry if you’re in the NYC meatpacking district! I can’t wait to visit the next time I’m in town! (I’ll be sure to give you all a full report, in the meantime–enjoy these gorgeous shots provided by Marisa Perry)

This post was brought to you in collaboration with Marisa Perry & The Cut.

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The September Birthstone: Beautiful Sapphire

Those who were born in the month of September are gifted with the iridescent blue sapphire as their birthstone. As a popular gemstone that is commonly incorporated into luxury designs by top labels, it seems to dominate the realm of style and beauty. Putting on a gorgeous sapphire jewelry piece is sort of like wearing a talisman that transforms you instantly into one of the royals, emitting a presence of power and strength. Unlike the famous oversized “Heart of the Ocean” sapphire necklace that was thrown into the sea in the movie Titanic, we doubt that connoisseurs would have the ability to let go of such an astounding gem. The radiance of a deep blue sapphire is a mesmerizing attribute that would make it extremely difficult to toss overboard.

But the sapphire is not limited to the shade of blue. In fact, the precious stone comes in a wide variety of colors, including pink, yellow and green. The availability of the stone in multiple colors makes it a target for creating unique designs unlike any other. Perhaps that’s why high-end fashion brands, such as Harry Winston, Cartier and Piaget, have worked with the gemstone in their art of jewelry-making. However, if you’re feeling blue in the world of luxury jewelry, it’s not a downer. It’s just the essence of the striking, beautiful sapphire.

We’ve pulled a couple upscale jewelry pieces from our jewelry inventory specials that demonstrate the prominent finery of the sapphire. Keep your imagination for luxury style afloat – and remember, never let go.

It’s hard to tell the diamonds from the sapphires in the La Pluie 18K Rose Gold Cascading Diamond & Sapphire Necklace by Chanel for $56,420 because of the wide mix of colors in the design. A rose gold chain lined with diamonds holds a series of colored pear-cut and brilliant-cut diamonds and sapphires, which dangle individually.

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Be the queen of the sea with the 18K White Gold Sapphire Starfish Earrings by Maggioro for $6,270, which feature yellow and blue sapphires. Black and white diamonds are also set in the white gold frame of the starfish to produce an eye-catching design.

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Back-to-Back Fine Jewelry Auctions in September at Leslie Hindman Auctioneers

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Leslie Hindman Auctioneers has a pair of back-to-back auctions slated for September 16th, 17th & 18th which you surely do not want to miss! The jewelry action starts off with a sale featuring pieces from the Estate of Rita Dee Hassenfeld which goes live Wednesday, September 16th at 5:30pm CST, followed by a large Important Jewelry Auction the next day, which is broken into a two day affair. You know an auction is going to be good when it has to be broken down to two days! Just how good?! Try 1,293 lots of beautiful, stunning and unique pieces of jewelry!! That’s a lot! So you can imagine my dismay as I tried to pick out my favorite lots and narrow it down…

Let’s start with the first auction, scheduled for September 16th featuring the Estate of Rita Dee Hassenfeld. Mrs. Hassenfeld was an accomplished ballerina in her youth and later a dedicated philanthropist and humanitarian. She married the late Harold Irwin Hassenfeld, a member of the founding family of Hassenfeld Brothers, also known as Hasbro Industries (manufacturer of Monopoly, Mr. Potato Head, Nerf, Play-Doh and Trivial Pursuit). Mrs. Hassenfeld’s jewelry collection encompasses everything from significant signed pieces and important diamonds to playful uses of colored stones. The sale will consist of numerous sessions showcasing important signed jewelry from leading designers including Cartier, Van Cleef & Arpels, Belperron, David Webb, Harry Winston and Seaman Schepps. One such highlight is a superb Art Deco platinum, emerald, diamond, onyx and enamel lapel watch / necklace by Cartier. Another is an impressive platinum and diamond ring by Harry Winston, containing a pear shape brilliant cut diamond weighing approximately 9.12 carats of D color and VS2 clarity.

Lot 37: This carved gemstone ring is truly unique–made completely out of aquamarine and set with diamonds in white gold. Since sizing is impossible, make note that this ring is a size 6 1/2. The diamonds total approximately 1.10 carats.

Lot 38: A pair of earrings fit for a queen–these are set with round mixed cut aquamarine (believed to be set into the Victorian mountings recently) and accented by some Old Mine and European cut diamonds. A bold look indeed.

Lot 40: Love this 18k yellow gold Tiger’s Eye ring designed and signed by David Webb. This ring is perfect for any David Webb collector or anyone who loves 1960s/70s inspired design. I also am a huge fan of the black enamel details.

Lot 85: Colors of a sunset are captured in this brooch, set with citrine and diamonds. The different tones of orangey yellow are shown off here within this piece–would be beautiful attached to a fall scarf or a neutral colored big-brimmed hat.

Lot 196: A pair of designer earrings from Nicholas Varney, this abstract 18k yellow gold wonderment features 16 upturned briolette cut purplish red sapphires, along with some diamonds and rubies. Not only are the gemstones unique, but the silhouette and style make these amazing.

Lot 243: This stunning Edwardian pendant necklace is set with one round amethyst, some diamonds and a pearl for good measure! The necklace has a true to form Edwardian style, with platinum-topped gold and a garland style typical of turn-of-the-century.

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How to Style Antique Jewelry – Tailoring the Past

The great thing about antique jewelry is that even though it was designed decades ago, the years do not define the beauty it conveys. Compared to modern pieces, antique jewels are extremely unique because it is difficult to find another exactly like it. Elaborate creations bring back the past with delicate construction and details that attract attention. I find it fascinating how antique jewelry pieces carry and reveal the imaginative minds of their designers within their structure. Because many antique pieces are so intricate and busy, they can easily look awkward with an outfit – unless you know how to wear it.

Antique Styling Tips    

When it comes to styling old-fashioned jewelry, pairing it with your clothing is not as simple as it may seem. Each piece is distinctive and dons a sense of rarity, so a little more thought must be put into the way it is worn. But don’t take it too seriously – tailoring an antique piece to your outfit can be playful and fun to do. You can add historic features to your fashion ensemble by representing one of your favorite eras for an all-over themed look. Antique pieces can also be applied to a modern day trend, such as layering multiple necklaces.

At Luxury Bazaar, we have an expansive estate and antique jewelry selection from high-end labels, such as Chanel, Bulgari and Tiffany & Co. We offer one-of-a-kind pieces at the most affordable rates that you’ll find. If you are on the lookout for extravagant, first-class estate and antique jewelry, our collection will astound you. Our long list of estate and antique inventory specials contains exquisite pieces that are made of real diamonds, gold, silver, pearls and more.

Subtle Thoughts

The trick to wearing antique or estate jewelry is to develop styling concepts beyond the narrow realm of conformity. One thing I suggest as an absolute no-no is wearing too many antique pieces at once. Instead, choose a traditional piece and work with it using understated accompaniments. For example, if it is a necklace or a bracelet, pair it with more than one simple creation for a complete look. Try it with our 18K White Gold Diamond and Sapphire Collar Necklace for $38,000, which can be worn with small diamond studs and a thin silver bangle on the wrist.

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The Brooch Factor

The first thought one might have when deciding how to wear a brooch is that it should be pinned in the area above the heart. However, there are a variety of different ways that brooches can be worn that make an outfit stand out!

Brooches can be worn on:

  • Headbands
  • Barrettes
  • Ribbons
  • Belts
  • Handbags
  • Scarfs
  • Dresses
  • Hats

Pin a gorgeous, sparkling brooch to one of your accessories and you’ve got yourself an instant, classy bravura. Another cool tip is to pin multiple brooches to the shoulder of a bland sweater for a glam effect. These amazing antique brooches in our collection – the Blue Monarch Butterfly Brooch for $6,500, the 18K Multi-Gold Diamond Rose Brooch for $7,500, and the SeidenGang 18K Yellow Gold Whimsical Gemstone Brooch for $3,950 make any accessory or garment stunning.

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Color Pop

Another piece of advice that goes hand in hand with styling antique pieces is to work with a color palette. Choose a few colors that complement each other and follow the principle as you pick out and pair the jewelry. Check out these select pieces available at Luxury Bazaar – the Cartier Panthere 18K Yellow Gold Diamond & Gemstone Earrings for $12,900, the Harry Winston Diamond-Set 18K Yellow Gold Sapphire & Emerald Choker Necklace for $95,000, and the Van Cleef & Arpels 18K Yellow Gold Precious Gemstone Band Ring for $4,800 – which balance each other well.

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Explore our website for more information on our estate and antique inventory specials priced below retail value.

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Celebrity Jewelry at the 2014 Academy Awards

Following up on our post on Celebrity Luxury Watches at the 2014 Academy Awards, lets take a look a a few favorite actresses wearing some of our favorite jewelry brands at the Oscars (via Haute Jewelry):

Cate Blanchett wearing Chopard

Best Actress winner Cate Blanchett wore a delicate Armani Prive dress with a matching necklace and drop earrings from Chopard’s new Red Carpet Collection.

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Jennifer Lawrence wearing Neil Lane

Oscar nominee and former Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence made a statement in a bright red dress from Dior, complemented by diamond and platinum jewelry from Neil Lane.

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Amy Adams wearing Tiffany & Co

Amy Adams wore a dark blue dress in contrast to her American Hustle co-star Jennifer Lawrence, which she paired with diamond, lapis and turquoise stone earrings from Tiffany & Co’s Blue Book Collection.

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Jessica Biel wearing Tiffany & Co

The beautiful Jessica Biel presented an award wearing a necklace and earrings also from the Blue Book collect with a shimmering Chanel Haute Couture dress.

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Julia Roberts wearing Bvlgari

Oscar nominee Julia Roberts wore a black lace Givenchy Couture gown with white gold and diamond earrings and bracelet from Bulgari.

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Charlize Theron wearing Harry Winston

Charlize drew extra attention that with her look that night, thanks to a 31-carat diamond cluster necklace from her best friend Harry Winston.

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Kristen Bell wearing Piaget

Kristen Bell looked beautiful in a Roberto Cavalli dress, with a necklace and matching earrings from the Rose Empress Collection by Piaget.

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Penelope Cruz wearing Chopard

Penelope Cruz presented in a Giambattista Valli dress and chandelier earrings from Chopard, which feature floral clusters of pear-shaped and brilliant-cut diamonds.

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Check out more posts on Celebrity Jewelry and Celebrity Watches.

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2014 Oscar Red Carpet Jewelry: Top Oscars Looks

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