T H E N E W C R OW N JEWELS Swiss jeweller Chopard un­veils a new five-piece col­lec­tion at the 72nd Venice Film Fes­ti­val, in­spired by the Byzan­tine court and time­less Hol­ly­wood glam­our. By Brent Taalur Ram­sey.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Jewels Bazaar -

Mys­te­ri­ous emeralds adorn pre­cious Chopard ear­rings

The worlds of film and haute joail­lerie con­verged at the 72nd Venice In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val in Septem­ber, where a star-stud­ded list of lead­ing ladies from around the world gath­ered with the Swiss-based jew­ellery house Chopard, all to cel­e­brate of the life of Swedish ac­tress Ingrid Bergman with a screen­ing of the up­com­ing film, Viva Ingrid!, di­rected by Alessan­dro Ros­sellini. An em­press of style and screen, the late Bergman has been ranked one of the great­est fe­male stars of all time in Amer­i­can cin­ema by the Amer­i­can Film In­sti­tute. due to her im­pres­sive 50-year ca­reer filled with award-win­ning per­for­mances and renowned roles in films such as Casablanca, No­to­ri­ous, and For Whom the Bell Tolls.

It seems ap­pro­pri­ate that this cel­e­bra­tion of Bergman’s time­less grace and tal­ent would p par­al­lel the an­nounce­ment of Chopard’s lat­est en­deav­our: a five-piece cap­sule col­lec­tion­col­lecti en­ti­tled Em­press Jew­ellery Box, aimed at dress­ing to­day’s mod­ern em­presses of style with a sta­ple of jewels that are, ap­pro­pri­ately enough, fit for a queen; and a se­ries of cam­paign­cam images star­ring Amer­i­can model Hi­lary Rhoda.

Del­i­cately fem­i­nine, rich in de­tail, and un­de­ni­ably chic, the Em­press Jew­ellery Box show­cases Chopard’s sig­na­ture crafts­man­ship and rev­er­ence for the past. It also acts as an ex­pan­sion to the jeweller’s Ro­man Em­pire-in­spired Im­pe­ri­ale col­lec­tion.

Build­ing on ref­er­ences to the Byzan­tine court, the lus­trous cap­sule col­lec­tion boasts an in­ter­wo­ven lace­work of rose or white gold, set with an ex­quis­ite ar­ray of ex­pertly cut di­a­monds and amethysts. One can al­most imag­ine the scrawl­ing in­signia of em­per­ors long ago with the iconic Im­pe­ri­ale mo­tif and deep lus­tre of the pur­ple stones.

Con­sist­ing of a watch, ring, ear­rings, pen­dant neck­lace, and head­band, the Em­press JewelleryJe Box lays out a cov­etable range of con­tem­po­rary looks for state­ment ac­ces­soris­ing. WhetherW worn in­de­pen­dently or as a com­plete en­sem­ble, each piece in­di­vid­u­ally draws at­ten­tionat to the so­phis­ti­cated sparkle of Chopard’s pre­cious gems and in­spired set­tings.

Be­jew­elled with the sparkling gems, Rhoda was im­bued with a sen­sual mys­tery only the ma­jes­tic deep pur­ple of amethyst can be­stow, mir­ror­ing what would ad­di­tion­ally be re­vealed later at the evening’s event: the col­lec­tion’s Au­tumn 20155 cam­paign, shot­sho by fa­mous pho­tog­ra­phy duo Luigi & Iango. Through­out the cam­paign, paign, Rho­daRh donned var­i­ous pieces from the col­lec­tion with bound­less ease e anda charisma.

In the end, this year’s Venice In­ter­na­tional Film Fes­ti­val marked a am mon­u­men­tal time for the jew­ellery house. With the screen­ing of Ros­sellini’sRo up­com­ing film Viva Ingrid!, Chopard daz­zled the night withwi un­mis­tak­able Hol­ly­wood glam­our – old an­dan new. Chopard and the Em­press Jew­ellery Box man­aged to blend the emerg­ing amethyst trendtren for the mod­ern, el­e­gant em­press of style – on an­dan off the red car­pet.

Gem-set­ting by master set­ters From lead­ing ladies to stat­uesque

beau­ties from the cat­walk, we look back on some of Chopard’s most mem­o­rable mo­ments from

the red car­pet.

A ma­jes­tic neck­lace fit for an em­press, from Chopard’s lat­est Red Car­pet col­lec­tion

Coloured Di­a­monds Baguette ring, Chopard

Fancy Vivid Yel­low Baguette Di­a­mond ring, Chopard

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