As someone who is a dedicated environmental activist, sensitive to the Journey towards Sustainable Luxury pursued by Chopard since 2013, Marion Cotillard came up with the idea of creating a jewellery set that would embody both her style and her personal idea of responsible jewellery.
Cotillard shared the idea with her long-time friend Caroline Scheufele, Chopard’s Co-President and Artistic Director who immediately agreed to devote the expertise of her ateliers to such a purpose. The Oscar-winning actress passionately worked on this project, which reflects a fairer form of luxury that demonstrates concern for those who mine raw materials. the collection expresses the two women’s dedication to ethical jewellery and support’s Chopard’s continuous journey towards sustainable luxury.
Inspired by the graphic shapes and rock’n’roll spirit of Chopard’s Ice Cube collection, Marion Cotillard designed seven Haute Joaillerie creations in Fairmined-certified ethical gold and diamonds meeting the best international criteria. The collection consists of a ring and seven pairs of earrings.
The French actress explained: “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”.
The pieces mirror Chopard’s elegant Ice Cube Collection with the graphic alignment of small faceted cubes, as well as the easy-going manner in which the jewellery can be worn alone or stacked with other pieces. Renowned for its geometry, the collection is nevertheless infused with a wave of asymmetry that gives it an even more contemporary look and feel. Because nature does not conform to the laws of symmetry invented by humankind, the earrings in her capsule collection are all different, complementary, and made to be worn as part of a mix and match game. Completing this series the actress has created a ring composed of two rings connected by a princess-cut solitaire diamond.
The collection is both modern and timeless and addresses values that are important to the Maison, highlighted clearly through the Oscar-winning actress’ dedication to ethical jewellery.