By Maria Doulton in London
A week of film premieres, awards and red carpet walks at the 71st Venice Film Festival would not be complete without the sparkle of Chopard jewels. And the Genevan jewellery house did what it does best and made sure some of the most beautiful celebrities present shone in dazzling red carpet jewellery.
On the opening night, Godmother of the Festival, actress Luisa Ranieri, wore diamond earrings, a bracelet and a ring by Chopard, which added up to over 50 carats of diamonds. The model Bianca Balti went for colour and wore a pair of Grape earrings with red spinels, tsavorites and coloured diamonds. Fellow model Constance Jablonski chose flower-shaped earrings set with onyx, spinels, pink sapphires and black diamonds.
The following day, the Brazilian model Alessandra Ambrosio kept her look simple. Her only jewel was a dramatic bib-style necklace from the Chopard High Jewellery Collection, which alternated white and black diamonds to dramatic effect to complement her strapless red dress.
Uma Thurman donned Chopard jewels in her own stylish way to the premiere of the controversial film Nymphomaniac by Lars von Triers starring Shia LeBeouf. Making her jewels visible from 360 degrees, in her hair she pinned a diamond earring with a 5 carat central shield-cut diamond. There was more white gold and diamonds in her stud earrings, and she chose the same necklace the Alessandra Ambrosio had borrowed earlier in the week. The final touch was a diamond Chopard bracelet.