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Frosting on Top: 16 Jewels Worthy of the Cannes Carpet

Jamie Chung

Parfait! Day to night, these delicious gems add an extra flash of sparkle a la francaise.

Pack a punch around the Palais: When it comes to the South of France's high-fashion film festival, only the most glittering, over-the-top diamonds—and emeralds and sapphires—will do. Ahead of this year's red carpet, which Kirsten Dunst, Charlize Theron and Blake Lively are all expected to walk, we've rounded up 16 of the most delectable gems that will add megawatt shine to any look. 

1. Multicolor Strand
Chopard sapphire necklace (19.82 carats) in 18-karat white gold from the L’Heure du Diamant collection; $30,950, at Chopard boutiques, 800-246-7273

2. Orange Zest 
Martin Katz spessartite mandarin garnet ring (9.02 carats), microset with 551 diamonds and 41 orange sapphires; $69,000, at Martin Katz, Beverly Hills

3. Citron Collar
Jacob & Co. fancy light yellow diamond Riviera necklace (161.52 carats) in 18-karat yellow gold; starting at $4 million, at Jacob & Co., 212-719-5887

4. Swingy Chandeliers
Jacob & Co. multicolor sapphire (15.24 carats) and diamond earrings; starting at $1 million, at Jacob & Co., 212-719-5887

5. Megawatt Drops
Fred Leighton pear-shaped diamond briolette earrings (40.74 carats); price upon request, at Fred Leighton, 212-288-1872

1. Aqua Gems
Van Cleef & Arpels Florilege Turquoise earrings with pink sapphires, turquoise and diamonds in 18-karat white gold; price upon request, at Van Cleef & Arpels, 877-826-2533

2. Rosé Sparkler
Martin Katz fancy brownpink diamond ring with 6 heart-shaped, 6 marquise and 70 microset diamonds; $375,000, at Martin Katz, Beverly Hills

3. Fancy Swirls
David Webb Ocean Song earrings with diamonds, emerald beads and turquoise; $87,000, at David Webb, New York and Beverly Hills

4. Bling Around the Collar
Fred Leighton turquoise and diamond fringe collar in 18-karat yellow gold (circa 1960s); price upon request, at Fred Leighton, 212-288-1872

1. Flashy Framboise
Irene Neuwirth one-of-a kind necklace with cultured Akoya pearls, pink tourmaline and a pink opal clasp; $43,640, at Irene Neuwirth, West Hollywood

2. Diamond Fleurs
Piaget Limelight Couture Precieuse earrings with 263 diamonds, 20 spinels, 6 opals, 2 tourmalines, 8 sapphires and 2 chalcedonies (totaling 62.85 carats); $125,000, piaget.com

3. Cotton-Candy Pink
Chanel Fine Jewelry Ruban ring with brilliant cut pink beryl (63.8 carats) and 365 brilliant-cut diamonds in 18-karat white gold; $100,500, at Chanel Fine Jewelry boutiques, 800-550-0005

4. Cherry Red
Harry Winston oval ruby ring (6.33 carats) with tapered diamond baguettes set in 18-karat yellow gold and platinum; price upon request, at Harry Winston, 800-988-4110

5. Statement Stone
VanLeles Ballerina ring with African rubellites, oval-cut diamonds and pink sapphires; $24,000, modaoperandi.com

6. Touch of Glitz
Kwiat Vintage Collection ruby and diamond bracelet in 18-karat yellow gold and platinum; $47,500, kwiat.com

7. Tennis Bracelet
VanLeles tennis bracelet with diamonds and pink sapphires in 18-karat rose gold; $36,000, modaoperandi.com

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