The Palme d’Or trophy has long been a shining symbol of artistic achievement at the Cannes Film Festival, which is now celebrating its 70th anniversary. Fine jewellery maison Chopard is paying tribute to that milestone while simultaneously celebrating 20 years of partnership with the world-renowned film festival by unveiling a stunning new Palme d’Or.
The golden trophy has been adorned with diamonds for the first time, and all of the materials have been ethically sourced, including the Fairmined ethical gold leaf motif and diamonds sourced from a supplier certified by the Responsible Jewellery Council.
Chopard was first tasked with redesigning the palm in 1998. A truly unique design, the tip of the branch forms the delicate image of a heart, and its golden leaves appear to be frozen in time. The trophy boasts 188 grams of 18-carat yellow gold in total, and the palm rests on a rock crystal cushion that is shaped like an emerald-cut diamond. No small feat, it takes no less than 40 hours to craft.