French actress Marion Cotillard is a staunch environmental activist for Chopard’s « Journey to Sustainable Luxury » program since 2013. Marion Cotillard has created the idea of designing a jewelry collection that matches her personal taste and her own idea of sustainable jewelry.
She expressed her desire to share this project with Her close friend Caroline Scheufele, Co-President and Artistic Director of Chopard, who immediately agreed to dedicate the expertise of the Maison’s workshops to the realization of this project. That is why the Oscar-winning actress has dedicated herself to this project that embodies a fairer form of luxury and shows interest in the men and women who mine the raw materials.
Reframe the Ice Cube aesthetic
This project was the result of Marion Cotillard’s desire to expand her environmental and social interests into the world of jewelry. She posed her idea during an interview with her friend Caroline Scheufele and asked her about the possibility of Chopard providing assistance through its workshops to achieve this goal. This led to this collection, which he dubbed (Ice Cube Capsule by Marion Cotillard). Especially since Caroline Scheufele left the entire task of technical guidance for the project to actress Marion Cotillard, at a time when she made sure to provide the house with the raw materials extracted according to a responsible approach, in addition to providing technical support to the craftsmen in charge of producing these sparkling jewelry.
Marion Cotillard’s Ice Cube Capsule by Marion Cotillard collection was inspired by the graphic sketches and the rock and roll spirit of Chopard’s Ice Cube collection as well as the ethical jewelry idea. In doing so, Marion has designed seven fine jewelry creations crafted from diamonds and ethical gold certified by a fair mining certificate that meets the highest international standards. With their great momentum, the luxury jewelery workshops at Chopard created a ring and seven pairs of earrings. In a statement, Marion Cotillard said: « Chopard has accompanied me since my first appearance as an actress, and I also share with Caroline Scheufele a moral commitment, and on this basis this new cooperation is a wonderful way to strengthen the relations between us. »
On her part, Caroline Scheufele commented, “Marion Cotillard is a very creative person, and all our discussions about this project have been extremely inspiring. By adding her vision to the Ice Cube collection, she creates a modern and comfortable style of wearing diamond jewelery. We add her insights to our expertise in the world of ethical jewelry. «
Marion Cotillard’s designs clearly re-embody the graphic look of the Ice Cube collection, and allow them to be worn and easily coordinated so they can be worn alone or in combination. Although the group adopts an engineering character, it is full of asymmetry, which gives it a modern look and feel. Marion Cotillard has shown boldness in avoiding the aesthetic codes of traditional jewelry, and because nature does not favor the laws of symmetry invented by humans, the earrings in this miniature collection appeared in different shapes but complement each other, as they were designed to be worn in a mixing and coordinating style.
On the one hand, the first earring consists of a chain that includes two connected gold rings that are placed above the ear, followed by another identical chain inlaid with diamonds, and at the earlobes a single diamond appears with a princess cut and a square shape that evokes the image of small cubes on the rings. On the other hand, the second earring is distinguished by a different assortment consisting of three rings that connect together behind the ear and each one of them is connected with a small diamond, followed by another variety studded with diamonds, and at the earlobes hang a group of diamonds with Princess pieces that are paved with brilliance to cover the entire gold underneath.
These earrings are all designed to be attached to the ear with tongs, as Marion Cotillard deliberately designed them for people who did not have their ears pierced; Note that it is one of them. To complement this set of earrings, which can be worn alone or in combination, Marion Cotillard designed a ring consisting of two rings joined together by a single Princess-cut diamond. These earrings are all designed to be attached to the ear with tongs, as Marion Cotillard deliberately designed them for people who did not have their ears pierced; Note that it is one of them.
To complement this set of earrings, which can be worn alone or in combination, Marion Cotillard designed a ring consisting of two rings joined together by a single Princess-cut diamond. These earrings are all designed to be attached to the ear with tongs, as Marion Cotillard deliberately designed them for people who did not have their ears pierced; Note that it is one of them. To complement this set of earrings, which can be worn alone or in combination, Marion Cotillard designed a ring consisting of two rings joined together by a single Princess-cut diamond.
Echoes of sustainable luxury
The new models in the Ice Cube Capsule by Marion Cotillard collection are made of ethical gold, similar to all the watch and jewelry creations made by the House of Chopard as of July 2018. The models of this group were used for 18 karat yellow gold, which was extracted according to the best social and environmental standards approved. In the sign (fair mining), smelted in Chopard’s workshops. Chopard is among the very few homes that have their own foundry, a privilege that has enabled them to switch to 100% ethical gold. In the same vein, Chopard uses diamonds imported from suppliers approved by the Responsible Jewelry Industry Council (RJC).
Through its « Journey to Sustainable Luxury » program launched in 2013, Chopard affirms its commitment to promoting ethical and responsible luxury, becoming the first watch and jewelry maker to educate its customers about the origin and origin of its raw materials. We are aware that this project is ambitious and we still have a lot to do; but Rome was not built in one day. So we had to start at some point to improve this entire industry. « . Besides gold and diamonds, Chopard has worked to this day with responsible mines extracting opal, emeralds and Paraiba tourmalines.