Marion Cotillard designs jewellery for Chopard with a touch of whimsy

French actor Marion Cotillard has teamed up with Chopard to create a ring and pair of earrings for the ‘Ice Cube’ collection. But these aren’t your regular, run-of-the-mill jewels. The earrings are a set of seven rings that can be worn solo or stacked alongside a diamond cascade drop. They also happen to be clip-backs (Cotillard doesn’t have her ears pierced) so they can literally be placed wherever, and however, you want on the ear. “By bringing [Cotillard’s] interpretation to our Ice Cube collection, she is inventing a contemporary and relaxed way to wear diamonds,” explains Caroline Scheufele, co-president and artistic director of Chopard. The Oscar-winning actor manages to give a refreshing update to the ‘Ice Cube’ collection that over the years has had a reputation for its conventional pieces with a geometric focus. So even the ring Cotillard designs is unexpected: a 1.52 carat princess-cut stone diagonally placed between two bands.

The creative partnership between Cotillard and Scheufele is an ethical one too. Both women have a shared interest in environmental activism so they make sure each piece is responsibly crafted from sustainable materials and fairmined gold (an initiative Chopard has been advocating since 2017). “Chopard has accompanied me since my debut as an actress and I share Caroline Scheufele’s commitment to ethics, so this new collaboration is a great way to further strengthen the ties between us,” adds the star.

‘Ice Cube Capsule by Marion Cotillard’ earrings in Fairmined-certified 18k yellow gold set with princess-cut diamonds, Chopard

‘Ice Cube Capsule by Marion Cotillard’ ring in Fairmined-certified 18k yellow gold set with a princess-cut diamond, Chopard

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