This week was marked by the history of investigations by the Federal Police relating to jewels obtained by former President Jair Bolsonaro (PL) and allegations that, on the eve of leaving office, he used the structure of the federal government in a larger scheme of embezzlement did. .He received very valuable gifts from foreign officials.
in here fox The focus is not on politics, but on the whole controversy involving a luxury brand that is part of the celebrity world and is often seen at major events and red carpets, giving a touch of glamor to the looks of stars of the first magnitude. like Chopard and Patek Philippe is at the center of the case when it comes to pieces found in the President’s swag bag, so let’s now learn all about these brands and all the luxury and value they contain.
Chopard, its attractions and its value
chopard is a Swiss luxury brand, founded in 1860 by Louis-Ulysse Chopard. Initially focused on pocket watches and chronometers, the company expanded its portfolio, also betting on sophisticated jewelry. Currently, with a presence in the United States, Europe and Asia, Chopard has pieces that are true icons of beauty.
Chopard pieces are appraised at astronomical prices. For example, on its official website, diamond earrings sell for approximately R$525,000. The prices for watches and necklaces are also high, reflecting the sophistication of the brand. Celebrities like Marina Ruy Barbosa, bruna marquezineRihanna, Julianne Moore and Cate Blanchett are often seen wearing branded apparel on the red carpet at events. Adriana Lima joined the team with several appearances with necklaces, earrings and rings signed by the Swiss brand.
Today, Chopard is under the control of the German Scheffele family. Forbes pegs the family’s net worth at around $1.5 billion.
Oscar Lucky Charm
For years, Chopard was seen as a lucky charm for Oscar winners. The jewelry store was responsible for the jewelry worn by Cate Blanchett at the 2014 awards, the year the actress won the Best Actress Oscar for “Blue Jasmine,” directed by Woody Allen. The price of these jewels was an unbelievable US$ 18.1 million i.e. approximately R$ 93.29 million. The set is the third most expensive set used at the event, behind “Titanic” star Gloria Stuart’s necklace in 1998, which cost US$20 million (R$103 million), and Lady Gaga in 2019. US$30 million (R$154 million).
As of 2015, other celebrities, such as Julianne Moore in 2015, have graced the red carpet and won an Oscar wearing a Chopard piece. Actors Colin Firth (“The King’s Speech”) in 2011 and Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) in 2015 were also present with the brand’s watches when they received their statuettes.
brand ambassador she is a beautiful woman
In March 2023, Julia Roberts became the new ambassador of Chopard jewelry. The famous American actress signed a contract to star in 12 videos highlighting the personal and artistic aspects of her career.
Julia Roberts’ union with Chopard is one of those timeless combinations. Best known for iconic roles in films such as “The Lady in Red” and “A Place Called Notting Hill,” the actress embodies the independent, dynamic and sophisticated essence of the brand. As of 2021, she has already been the face of Chopard’s Happy and Happy Diamonds collection. Now he has elevated his status to Global Brand Ambassador.
The harmony between Roberts and Chopard is palpable. At the 2022 Cannes Film Festival, she dazzled the red carpet at the premiere of “Armageddon Time” in a sophisticated black tuxedo, paired with a dazzling 100-carat yellow diamond necklace from Chopard, which stood out at the event.
Before Roberts, Marion Cotillard (“Piaf – A Hymn to Love”) also introduced her beauty to the famous brand. She was the designer of the collection, a series of “ethical jewellery”, which exclusively uses stones of proven origin, without causing environmental damage or polluting nature. The collection was launched on the occasion of Cannes Film Festival in May 2015.
Patek Philippe Watches: Perfection Embodied
Patek Philippe is a reputed name in the world of watch manufacturing, known for the quality and exclusivity of its products. Seen by many experts as the best watch maker on the planet, this renowned brand has built its reputation over a history of over 160 years.
It was not overnight that Patek Philippe won the hearts of the market. Its history began in 1839, when Antoine Patek arrived in Geneva, Switzerland and joined with Franciszek Czapek to start a watchmaking business. However, only five years later, Patek joined forces with Adrian Philips, thus creating the iconic Patek Philippe brand.
The brand has evolved and adapted over the years, incorporating innovations and advanced technologies, which have completely reshaped the business.
on the wrist of the mighty
At the last Grammys, Jay-Z wore a white gold Patek Philippe Grandmaster Chime, which cost over R$12 million. The sophisticated timepiece features blue opaline dial with gold numerals. Its center plate is made of solid 18-karat gold, and the strap is made of navy blue alligator leather.
In 2022, during a trip to New York, Carlinhos Maia Invested approximately R$1 million in a silver analog model Patek Philippe. The piece came in a beautiful wooden box bearing the brand’s logo.
It is common to see Leonardo DiCaprio, who has been a watch collector for many years, adorning his wrist with a piece from the brand. One of his favorites is the Patek Philippe Nautilus, the result of a partnership with Tiffany, made in aquamarine.
Jewelry received by Bolsonaro from Saudi Arabia: details and value
Recent searches of three jewelery boxes belonging to Jair Bolsonaro (PL) yielded a total of 14 pieces, including diamond rings, two watches – one of them in white gold – and other luxury items such as a rose gold pen. In total, these pieces have an estimated value of between R$17 and R$18 million.
- First package:
- Necklace, ring, watch and pair of diamond earrings, all Chopard items set with diamonds
- Estimated Price: BRL 16.5 million.
- White gold Rolex watch, diamond-set and leather bracelet
- Pair of cufflinks in white gold with central diamond
- rose gold pen, silver studded with stones
- white gold ring with center diamond
- white gold rosary with stunning pendant
- Estimated Value: R$ 1 million.
- Rolex watch, white gold and diamond set
- Chopard silver fountain pen with studded stones
- pair of cufflinks in white gold with a diamond in the center
- white gold ring with diamond in the center
- White Gold Necklace With Diamond Studded Pendant
- Estimated Price: BRL 500 thousand.