Chopard’s Red Carpet Collection 2018- A supreme confirmation of jewellery expertise

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For the Red Carpet Collection that Chopard Co-President and Creative Director Caroline Scheufele designs and dreams up every year, the Chopard Haute Joaillerie ateliers have crafted two incredibly lifelike orchid-shaped earrings. Exceptional creations epitomising Chopard’s peak mastery of expertise combining the excellence of ancestral jewellery skills with cutting-edge technologies.

Clusters of orchids that appear to have escaped from the most enchanted gardens of the planet – indeed of any fantasy world. Floral creations more realistic than the original in its natural state. Such is the stunning brilliance of the divine latest models from the Chopard Haute Joaillerie ateliers. When the human hand thus exceeds the work of nature, one can safely state that it has achieved true excellence. The Red Carpet Collections two new unprecedented pairs of earrings, a veritable collection of orchids distinguished by both technical and aesthetic perfection. Stemming from over a year’s of craftsmanship calling upon all the professions exercised at Chopard, these masterpieces are the ultimate embodiment of the Maison’s jewellery expertise.

With these two new pairs of earrings, Caroline Scheufele has sprinkled the Chopard workshops with the most beautiful and precious orchid blooms. The gold stem and green buds showcase stunning gem setting virtuosity, with more than 4,800 tsavorites patiently set on this slender stalk just a few millimetres thick. The lip (labellum) of these incredible orchids, whose natural beauty is said to imitate the back of female insects to attract males into the heart of the plant, is adorned with white opals, creating spectacular rosy shimmering light effects. On the first white and pink version of these magnificent creations, the petals are set with pink sapphires surrounded by tinted titanium sepals coated with a fine layer of white ceramic. The second pair of these exceptional adornments is graced with blooming purple titanium flowers entirely set with yellow sapphires and garnets.

Earrings in titanium set with white opal cabochons (9.9cts), yellow sapphires (42cts), garnets (24.6cts) and tsavorites (11.2cts)

Earrings in titanium set with white opal cabochons (9.8cts), tsavorites (11.6cts), pink sapphires (4cts) and diamonds (3.1cts).

This technical feat was achieved by combining the many jewellery skills that the Maison has been cultivating under one roof for several decades, with no less than 30 professions exercised in its Haute Joaillerie ateliers, alongside state-of-the-art technologies. Witness the use of ceramic for the sepals, stemming from expertise developed in a variety of sectors including medical research and brilliantly transferred to the jewellery sector. The result is a perfect blend of finesse and fluidity. The lightness of these creations also owes much to the use of additive manufacturing fusion technology, which enables extremely accurate shapes, lightened materials and a level of geometrical complexity unattainable with traditional production methods. Drawing on these advanced processes, the various talents within the Maison have not only given rise to aesthetically appealing creations, but also fulfilled the dream of a model that is truly perfect in every respect.

Each year since 2007, Chopard Co-President and Creative Director Caroline Scheufele imagines a Haute Joaillerie collection rising to the extraordinary challenge of offering a number of jewellery creations equal to the festival edition number. Born with a fertile imagination and the peerless mastery of diverse skills exercised within the company’s ateliers, this year’s collection of the 71 creations is dedicated to the finest actresses for their red carpet appearances. The models wearing this impressive collection will be unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival between May 8th and 19th 2018. A sure promise of dreams and enchantment.

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