Cate Blanchett wins Best Actress in Louis Vuitton high jewellery

Cate Blanchett wore Louis Vuitton high jewellery as she scooped Best Actress for Tár at the BAFTA Awards 2023 last night. Blanchett's necklace featured Tahitian pearls and a 23-carat tourmaline

By Ian Thorley

Cate Blanchett wore a custom made pearl necklace at the 2023 BAFTA Awards last night as she picked up the gong for Best Actress for her role as Lydia Tár in the movie Tár.

Blanchett, the face of Louis Vuitton’s high jewellery collections, wore a Louis Vuitton pearl necklace featuring a 23.78-carat repurposed Nigerian tourmaline as well as hand-threaded rows of Tahitian pearls.

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Cate Blanchett attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023. (Photo by Jeff Spicer/Getty Images)

Designed by Louis Vuitton’s Artistic Director of Jewellery, Francesca Amfitheatrof, the tourmaline subtly echoes the lines of a Louis Vuitton trunk. Amfitheatrof commented in an Instagram post: “Your effort to focus on rewearing and repurposing led us to this necklace. Using Tahitian pearls, gold, diamonds and a 23.78 carats Nigerian Tourmaline, all from existing pieces. I loved making this necklace for you!”

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Cate Blanchett poses in the Winners Room at EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Blanchett combined the necklace with Tahitian pearl earrings and a white gold and diamond ring from the Louis Vuitton Stellar High Times jewellery collection.

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