Jewels from day one of the Cannes Film Festival

Jaw-dropping statement necklaces were the accessory du jour on day one of the Cannes Film Festival as the stars stepped out in their red carpet jewellery.

  • American model Emily Ratajkowski’s barely-there slip dress was overshadowed by my favourite jewel from the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival: a high jewellery necklace from Bulgari’s Heritage collection. The magnificent medallion-style necklace dates from 1969 and is set with rubies, diamonds and a huge cabochon emerald. Image: Getty
  • Piaget Ambassador Jessica Chastain pulled off the most dramatic look of the night in a heavily embroidered black strapless Alexander McQueen gown. She also gave us a glimpse of Piaget’s soon-to-be-revealed high jewellery collection for 2017 called Sunlight Journey, debuting a colourful ruby and diamond necklace with an art deco vibe. 
  • Blue and pink? It works on model-of-the-moment Bella Hadid, who accessorised her risqué Dior gown in the palest of pinks with an enormous – 180.98 carats, to be precise – sugarloaf cabochon sapphire necklace from Bulgari’s high jewellery collection for the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival 2017. Image: Getty
  • American model Hailey Baldwin chose a trio of de GRISOGONO high jewellery from the Ventaglio collection for the opening night of the Cannes Film Festival 2017. Her fan-shaped earrings and mermaid-tail bracelet in pink gold, set with icy white diamonds, get my vote for prettiest jewels of the night.
  • A veteran of the Cannes Film Festival red carpet, Julianne Moore chose top-to-toe red for the first night celebrations. Her high jewellery earrings from the Precious Chopard collection trailed Gemfields Mozambican rubies and diamonds up the ear.
  • Anthony Lent Open Skull pearl ring
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  • Deepika Padukone at Cannes 2017 in de GRISOGONO diamond earrings

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