The red carpet has been rolled out, the photographers have elbowed their way into the best slots, the yachts are bobbing in the bay and the sun is shining. Yes, it's Cannes Film Festival once again and only a few days into the two week long spectacle and it's clear from the opening ceremony alone that glamour is making a comeback with Eva Herzigova wearing Chopard's dazzling diamond necklace that is a tribute to the greatest glamour puss of them all, Marilyn Monroe.
The Chopard bib style diamond necklace in honour of Marilyn stole the show and a good deal of the sunlight as its rays bounced off the hundreds of diamonds that cascaded down Eva Herzigova's neck. The Marilyn Monroe Tribute Set is made up of over 151 carats of diamond beads, 30 carats of heart shaped diamonds and an assortment of almost 19 carats of assorted diamonds. That's enough to many any girl purr. Read more about this singular necklace by clicking here.
Fan Bingbing, the Chinese actress, chose to wear a Chopard watch from the Red Carpet collection set with marquise diamonds and a pair of white gold earrings set with emeralds and diamonds with a matching ring that added a flash of brilliant green to her Shanghai moll look.
Bérénice Béjo, host of the Opening Ceremony of the 65th Cannes Film Festival, and much loved since her appearance in The Artist, selected a ring set with an oval ruby (21 cts), rose diamonds and brilliants, a pair of earrings set with 2 pear-shaped diamonds (20 cts) and a bracelet set with fancy colour diamonds and, wait for it, an earring set with yet more fancy colour diamonds worn as a brooch.
Lana Del Rey, the American singer, opted for a stonking big yellow pear-shaped diamond weighing a stellar 31 carats, a pair of diamond stud earrings and a platinum ring set with a cushion-cut diamond weighing 10 carats.
Veteran of Cannes, Jane Fonda, the American actress was wearing a pair of 18ct rose gold earrings set with brown diamonds and an 18ct ring set with brown diamonds both from the Animal World collection.
Virginie Ledoyen, the French actress chose a pair of titanium earrings and a ring in 18ct rose gold while Freida Pinto, the Indian actress, was wearing a pair of white gold earrings set with emeralds (16 cts) and diamonds as well as a ring from the Precious Temptations collection set with tourmalines and diamonds to add colour to her already festive outfit.