If the Oscars were all about statement necklaces in jewellery terms, the other home of movie glamour, the Cannes red carpet is definitely dominated by bold earring choices. While these mainly feature diamonds, platinum etc, from super-high-end jewelers such as official Cannes partner Chopard and de Grisogono, the shapes and styles may well inspire you to practive your own stone setting, beading and wire techniques to create equally glamorous items for this summer.
Julianne Moore’s emerald. diamond and platinum earrings by Chopard have been a favourite in the London Jewellery School office and set us wondering about what weight of semi-precious stones we could wire to a frame. The earrings have 52 carats of emeralds.
The multi-coloured Chopard drops worn by Lupita Nyong’o weighed in at a mere 13 carats by comparision and are sure to inspire a wealth of bright statement dangles this summer. Opportunies for plenty of stone setting practice – or perhaps long metal clay shapes studed with colourful CZ stones
The shape of the de Gisogono earrings worn by Bar Refaeli should offer beaders plenty of ideas to play with.
The Choppard setting of the diamonds and emeralds worn by Fan Bingbing s particularly beautiful and intricate but the shape and colour balance is worth keeping in mind in your own earring making.
And you can’t go wrong with a sparkly dangler – Natalie Portman wearing diamond Gocce earrings by de Grisogono