Swiss Jeweler Chopard Prominently Featured in ‘Diana’ Biopic
Chopard has long been synonymous with elegance, beauty and decadence. In recent years, the fine Swiss jewelry designer has made its mark particularly in cinema; An official sponsor of the Cannes Film Festival, Chopard jewelry has been used for films such as Elizabeth: The Golden Age, Midnight in Paris, and Nine. Now, Chopard is making cinematic history as it features unique and timeless pieces in the upcoming biopic Diana, starring British-Australian actress Naomi Watts as the iconic Princess of Wales.
Cinematic Royal Connection
Diana is based on the events of the two years leading up to the Princess’ tragic death in London. In order to tell the story of the Princess appropriately, it was essential that her magnificent style be recreated as accurately as possible. “I realised that I was going to need magnificent jewelry,” said Julian Day, costume designer of the film in an interview. “When the opportunity arose to work with Chopard, I knew this was going to be possible.”
Caroline Scheufele, Artistic Director and Co-President of Chopard, was personally involved with every stylistic aspect of the project that Chopard was commissioned to assist with, and along with Day, they were able to create and select pieces that they felt strongly Princess Diana would have enjoyed. She recently told WorldTempus, “When I received the offer to work on the film Diana I was thrilled because, to me, she was a person blessed with extraordinary charisma and great elegance, both in her personality and her style.”
Diana’s Style, Re-Envisioned
As one of the finest jewelers in the world, Chopard was the clear choice to help bring back the legacy of the controversial but beautiful Princess of Wales. Among the pieces of jewelry created for the film are:
- Princess Diana’s signature sapphire earrings. Each earring features a large oval sapphire set in diamonds; The earrings matched her exquisite sapphire engagement ring, a ring now worn by Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge.
- A triple-strand, 92-diamond necklace.
- A stunning pear and cushion-cut diamond necklace.
- A pair of delectable 18-carat white, yellow gold and diamond ear clips from the Happy Spirit Collection.
- Beautiful Tahitian pearl and diamond dangle earrings.
- A breathtaking diamond-encrusted watch with blue hands from Chopard’s Happy Diamonds collection.
In addition to the amazing pieces that were created for Diana, the final cut of the film includes the use of bags, other fine jewelry and accessories courtesy of Chopard. The prestigious jewelry house even makes a cameo appearance itself: In one scene, Diana is seen carrying shopping bags out of the Chopard London boutique.
As one of the world’s most respected fine jewelry makers, Chopard has a pristine reputation for delivering exquisite creations and sharing them with the world. Diana, the long-awaited biopic directed by Oliver Hirschbiegel, is set for release nationwide on Sept. 5, 2013. In the meantime, visit H&H Jewels Chopard watch collection to view Chopard’s current selections, and to select your magnificent Chopard piece today.