Rihanna shines bright (in Chopard Diamonds) at her jewelry launch in Cannes


Rihanna really loves Chopard — and she seems to be j'adoring Cannes too.

The superstar singer, who will be making her mark on the big screen with a pair of high-profile films in Valerian and Ocean's 8, looked every bit the silver screen star dripping in Chopard diamonds and draped in a custom Ralph & Russo gown at the launch of her Rihanna Loves Chopard fine jewelry collection inside the Chopard suite atop the Grand Hyatt Hotel Martinez on Thursday night. Boosting the glamour quotient were the accessories: sparkling drop earrings, a choker, watch and rings, all by Chopard, of course.

Pret-a-Reporter was inside the exclusive candlelit cocktail and dinner party, which featured lush tabletops packed with white, green and purple hydrangeas, expertly-lit diamond cases showcasing RiRi's collection, and four Chopard models standing and posing just steps from the entrance. The terrace was filled with movie stars (Julianne Moore, Aidan Turner), models (Petra Nemcova, Winnie Harlow) and film industry insiders (Netflix's Ted Sarandos and Scott Stuber, manager David Unger) along with Chopard's Caroline Scheufele.

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Rihanna attends the Chopard dinner in honour of her and the Rihanna X Chopard Collection during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on the Chopard Rooftop on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Julianne Moore attends the Chopard dinner in honour of Rihanna and the Rihanna X Chopard Collection during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on the Chopard Rooftop on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Winnie Harlow attends the Chopard dinner in honour of Rihanna and the Rihanna X Chopard Collection during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on the Chopard Rooftop on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Thank you to the wonderful Caroline Scheufele for such an unbelievable opportunity to create high end jewelry for the first time in my career! Had a blast tonight at the official launch event for our collaboration!!! RiRi ❤ @chopard #RihannaLovesChopard
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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Petra Nemcova and Alejandro Grimaldi attend the Chopard dinner in honour of Rihanna and the Rihanna X Chopard Collection during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on the Chopard Rooftop on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
The @Chopard party is now HOT as @Rihanna has arrived on terrace along with @_juliannemoore @pnemcova… https://t.co/PNFz3M6U5B
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The big surprise was that the typical crush of revelers who constantly snap iPhone pics — a party downer so often seen at Cannes bashes — was absent. The fortunate side effect: a genuinely elegant affair for the 100 or so guests. Even Rihanna was spotted at one point gliding through the party with only one bodyguard on her couture tail. (She did agree to personal photo requests from a string of guests, including Sarandos.)

The event kicked off back-to-back outings for Rihanna in Cannes with Chopard. On Friday night, she will team with Scheufele and Cathy Guetta for the SPACE party at Port Pierre Canto with special guest performer Bruno Mars. And she seems to be enjoying every minute of her Cannes debut. "Thank you to the wonderful Caroline Scheufele for such an unbelievable opportunity to create high end jewelry for the first time in my career," BadGalRiRi posted on Instagram. "Had a blast tonight at the official launch event for our collaboration!!!"

So did we, RiRi.

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CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Model Emily Ratajkowski attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Tallia Storm attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Lady Victoria Hervey attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Susan Sarandon attends the 'Nelyobov (Loveless)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antonio de Moraes Barros Filho/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Actress Robin Wright of The Dark of Night attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
French actress Jeanne Balibar (L) and French director Mathieu Amalric pose as they arrive on May 18, 2017 for the screening of the film 'Barbara' at the 70th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, southern France. / AFP PHOTO / Valery HACHE (Photo credit should read VALERY HACHE/AFP/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Petra Nemcova attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Lily Donaldson attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Model Adriana Lima attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Winnie Harlow attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Former French Minister of Culture and Communications Fleur Pellerin attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Designer Peter Dundas attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Deepika Padukone attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Thylane Blondeau attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Gisela Schober/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Charlotte Carroll attends an event at Nikki Beach welcoming 'Wonderstruck' to its iconic pop-up venue during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. Guests enjoyed a 'Belle Epoque' champagne cocktail by Perrier Jouet. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Nikki Beach)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Tallia Storm attends Magnum party during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Magnum Beach on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Sita Abellan attends Magnum party during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Magnum Beach on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Xenia Tchoumitcheva attends Magnum party during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Magnum Beach on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Guest attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Tallia Storm and Tessie Hartmann attend Magnum party during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Magnum Beach on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Svetlana Ustinova attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Hofit Golan attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Michelle Williams attends an event at Nikki Beach welcoming 'Wonderstruck' to its iconic pop-up venue during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. Guests enjoyed a 'Belle Epoque' champagne cocktail by Perrier Jouet. (Photo by David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Nikki Beach)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Priscilla Betti attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Gianna Simone attends the 'Loveless (Nelyubov)' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Janine Jackowski attends 'Western' Photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Michelle Williams attends the 'Wonderstruck ' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Actress Julianne Moore attends the 'Wonderstruck' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by George Pimentel/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Amber Valletta attends the 'Wonderstruck' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Hana Sugisaki attends the 'Blade Of The Immortal (Mugen No Junin)' photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Kate Gorney attends the 'Wonderstruck' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Stephane Cardinale - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Sandrine Kiberlain attends Jury Camera D'Or Photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: T.J. Miller and Kate Gorney attend the 'Wonderstruck' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Giulio Base and Tiziana Rocca attend the 'Wonderstruck' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Matthias Nareyek/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Uma Thurman attends Jury Un Certain Regard Photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Ki Price/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Janine Jackowski attends 'Western' Photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Designer Sandy Powell attends the 'Wonderstruck' screening during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Michelle Williams attends the 'Wonderstruck' photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Anthony Harvey/FilmMagic)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Actress Elle Fanning is spotted during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Actress Susan Sarandon is spotted during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Marc Piasecki/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 18: Jessica Chastain is spotted at Hotel Martinez during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at on May 18, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Jacopo Raule/GC Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 17: Jessica Chastain attends the Jury photocall during the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 17, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Tony Barson/FilmMagic)
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