With the recent launch of Harry Winston's Sunflower collection (read about it here) and Boodles' new Maymay jewels (read more here), floral jewels have emerged as a big jewellery trend this year, and the Cannes red carpet was abloom with them.
Red carpet favourite Kirsten Dunst wore dainty Chanel 'Camélia Brodé' earrings that looked more like petite ear cuffs, while the baby-faced Delphine Chaneac chose a gorgeous Avakian sapphire and diamond ring in the shape of a flower.
Marion Cotillard made a dramatic entrance on the red carpet in Chopard's new Green Carpet jewels, which incorporate delicate flowers and are as intricate as a piece of Chantilly lace. The pretty earrings and bracelet came with a serious message attached. Launched in collaboration with Eco-Age and its founder Livia Firth, who initiated the Green Carpet Challenge, they are among the first entirely ethical jewels to appear on the Cannes red carpet (read more about Chopard's new Green Carpet Collection here).
Florals may be a hot trend for 2013, but like all fashions, they've been done before. Jessica Chastain had the honour of wearing some of Elizabeth Taylor's Bulgari jewels at one of the highest-profile events of the festival. Hosted by Bulgari and Twentieth Century Fox, the star-studded event paid tribute to the 50th anniversary of 'Cleopatra' starring Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and saw Chastain draped in Taylor's Bulgari jewels for the day, including an 'en tremblant' brooch, dating from 1960 and worn in her hair, featuring a bouquet of diamond and emerald flowers.