Cannes Film Festival 2019 is not only about movies, but it’s also about the most amazing jewellery in the world. Each year for twelve days in a row, the hottest celebrities on the planet walk the famous red carpet wearing breathtaking jewels.
What is the Cannes Film Festival?
Cannes Film Festival or Festival de Cannes (French) is an annual invitation-only film festival held in Cannes, France. It previews new films of all genres from around the world. Founded in 1946, the festival is held annually, usually in May. This year it was taking place from 14 to 25 May.
The Cannes Film Festival has its origins in 1932 when Jean Zay, the French Minister of National Education, set up an international cinematographic festival. The origins may be explained by the desire to compete with the Venice Film Festival, which at the time was amazing people all around the world.
The first festival was planned for 1939 and Cannes was selected as the location for it. However, the organization was too slow and the beginning of World War II put an end to this plan.
The First Cannes International Film Festival was held on 20 September 1946 where 21 countries presented their films at the former Casino de Cannes. In 1949, the Palais des Festivals was constructed to hold the event since then. Later in 1951, the festival was moved to May to avoid direct competition with the Venice Film Festival held in autumn.
Cannes Film Festival 2019: Best Jewellery
Winnie Harlow had one of the most dramatic looks of the festival this year. She was wearing almost 65 total carat weight diamond earrings from de GRISOGONO’s Ventaglio collection, a cocktail ring from Millefoglie collection and Divina bracelets. Let’s agree, the combination of bold earrings and cocktail ring looks very trendy.
All eyes were on Bella Hadid. She was wearing stunning 14.8 carats ruby and diamond earrings by Bvlgari paired with diamond bracelets. Bella’s jewels were one of the most glamorous on the red carpet.
If any of you thought that lab-grown diamonds are not that cool, here is a surprise for you. Penélope Cruz was seen on the red carpet in “cultured” diamonds. The actress was wearing a pair of 3-carat pear-cut lab-grown diamond earrings and a ring from her latest fine jewellery collaboration with Atelier Swarovski. By the way, these are the largest lab-grown diamonds ever to appear at the Cannes Film Festival.
Sara Sampaio looked gorgeous. She combined her silver outfit with Boucheron lariat-style Pompon white gold diamond necklace and elegant pair of Ava stud earrings. Sleek yet bold red carpet moment at Cannes.
Taylor Hill looked like a real princess. She was walking on the red carpet wearing Chaumet delicate Soir de Fête necklace featuring 55.37 carats of diamonds set into white gold. This all-white necklace was a perfect choice for her blue and white patterned outfit.