Hollywood A-Lister and superstar Chinese actress both choose Mouawad Haute joaillerie sets to step out in style at this year's Cannes Film Festival
Cannes, France, May 25, 2013: Hollywood glamour reigned supreme at the Cannes Film Festival this week as A-list actor and Tarantino muse Uma Thurman stepped on to the red carpet at the '2013 Pierre Angénieux Excellens in Cinematography' event wearing a stunning diamond set worth USD2.3million by Mouawad. The set was the perfect compliment to her black dress, accented by a glistening 50 carats of diamonds by Mouawad.
Uma was the second star selecting Mouawad haute joaillerie sets to make maximum impact in the Cannes limelight this week, with her appearance following hot on the high-and-very-covetable-heels of Chinese superstar actress and model Zhang Ziyi wearing a stunning diamond set by Mouawad. Zhang looked picture perfect at the star-studded amFAR charity benefit at Cannes with over 21carats of diamonds worth a pretty sum of one million US dollars.
Pascal Mouawad, Co-Guardian of the Mouawad brand, said: “At Mouawad we have more than 123 years of heritage and over that time, our jewellery has graced some of the world's most beautiful and influential women. We're proud to continue in that tradition this week at Cannes, with Uma Thurman and Zhang Ziyi both choosing to be seen and to sparkle on the red carpet in some of our very finest diamonds; gems which have helped to make our family name synonymous with glamour, elegance and style over four generations.”
Ms Thurman and Ms Ziyi are just the latest in a list of international and Arab superstars who have chosen to wear Mouawad in recent months, with Amy Adams selecting Mouawad for her Academy Awards appearance; and Carol Samaha, Najwa Karam, and Samira Said all adorned in Mouawad in recent TV appearances.
For more information on Mouawad and its exquisite collections, please visit www.mouawad.com
MOUAWAD – Enchanting customers with magnificent jewels since 1890
Led by 4th generation Co-Guardians, Fred, Alain & Pascal Mouawad, and backed by more than a century of excellence in its field, Mouawad remains a family business built upon artistic excellence, superb craftsmanship, trust and relationships. Mouawad designs, manufactures and sells its own exclusive jewellery and timepiece collections ranging from boutique collections and haute joaillerie to magnificent bespoke masterpieces and objects of art. The Mouawad brand has penetrated continents across the world, while retaining its eminent position as jewellers to royalty, high society, celebrities and those that appreciate the finest standards of dazzling craftsmanship. The vision at Mouawad has always been to enchant and build lifelong relationships with customers by offering a wide range of jewels and timepieces for all occasions.
In addition to its jewellery and timepiece design and production, Mouawad also manufactures rough diamonds as a Diamond Trading Company (DTC) Sightholder through its joint venture company, Premier Diamond Alliance.
Diamonds and gemmology have always been a passion for the Mouawads and besides being renowned for fine jewellery and timepieces, over the years the Mouawad family has acquired some of the largest and rarest diamonds in the world and many of these historic gems carry Mouawad as part of their designated name. The family's on-going support of the global industry through research and education led to third generation, Robert Mouawad, receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) and having the GIA campus named in his honour.
Guinness World Records
Mouawad has been honoured by the Guinness World Records four times with their most recent award for the Mouawad L'Incomparable Diamond Necklace—the most valuable necklace in the world ($55M)—featuring the world's largest internally flawless diamond, the Incomparable diamond (407.48 carats). In 2010 Guinness awarded Mouawad for creating the most valuable handbag in the world—the Mouawad 1001 Nights Diamond Purse ($3.8M). In 2003 the Very Sexy Fantasy Bra received a Guinness for being the most luxurious and expensive piece of lingerie ever made ($11M), and in 1990 a GWR was awarded for the Mouawad Splendor—at the time, the most expensive single pear-shaped diamond in the world ($12.8M).
With brothers Fred Mouawad heading the diamond division, Alain, the watch division and Pascal, the retail division, each Co-Guardian brings his unique business acumen and creativity to the 123 year old brand with the mission of continuing the rich heritage of creating fine jewellery and timepiece collections—while widening distribution through contemporary and accessible price points in order to increase the reach of the brand internationally.