Julia Roberts Just Wore a 100-Carat Diamond Necklace Worth as Much as a Mansion

Julia Roberts has served many iconic looks during her decades-long Hollywood career. They include her unforgettable black and white Valentino dress at the Oscars. In addition to wearing stunning gowns on the red carpet, the star also sports eye-catching jewelry. At a recent Cannes Film Festival event, Roberts donned a dazzling necklace dripping with diamonds. The 100-carat stunner is so pricey it could buy a mansion. 

The ‘Pretty Woman’ star stands atop Hollywood’s A-list

According to IMDb, Julia Roberts decided to try acting after her brother found success in Hollywood. Her first credited performance was in 1987, and she had her breakout role the following year. After hits like Steel Magnolias and Flatliners, Roberts’ popularity soared. 

In 2001, she starred alongside George Clooney and other A-listers in Ocean’s Eleven. She agreed to be a part of the movie after Clooney sent her $20 and the script. By that point, she had been earning tens of millions per project. 

Another one of Roberts’ best-known works is 1990’s Pretty Woman. In the classic film, she plays Vivian, who falls in love with her prince charming — a wealthy businessman, Edward, played by Richard Gere. The movie ends with the iconic moment of Edward climbing up Vivian’s fire escape. 

Many fans also remember the scene where Edward presents a diamond necklace to Vivian. The stunning accessory lay in a box, which he proceeded to snap close as she reached for it. Roberts’ laugh was genuine because the unexpected moment was unscripted.  

Julia Roberts’ diamond necklace stunned on the Cannes red carpet

Julia Roberts diamond necklace Cannes 2022
Julia Roberts at the 2022 Cannes Film Festival | Gao Jing/Xinhua via Getty Images

The bauble from Pretty Woman looked fancy, but Julia Roberts wore an even more impressive piece of jewelry on the Cannes red carpet. On May 19, the actor attended a screening of Armageddon Time at the Cannes Film Festival while sporting a Chopard stunner.  

This 18-karat white and yellow gold lariat necklace features a gigantic yellow-diamond pendant. The rare gem weighs more than 100 carats, Chopard claims. An additional 54.67 carats of alternating pear-shaped and cushion-cut white diamonds line the necklace. Woman & Home reports that it’s similar to the “Tiffany Diamond made famous by Audrey Hepburn in 1961 and later worn by Lady Gaga and Beyoncé.”

The Chopard piece is worth an estimated eight figures, or at least $10 million. That amount could easily buy a mansion. The jaw-dropping necklace was the centerpiece of Roberts’ ensemble, which also included a stylish black Louis Vuitton tuxedo jumpsuit.

Chopard co-president Caroline Scheufele designed the 100-carat necklace. The jewelry brand and Roberts have worked together in the past, creating the Happy Diamonds x Julia Roberts collection.

What is Julia Roberts doing now?

Julia Roberts has recently completed several projects, including the political thriller Gaslit. In the Starz limited series, she plays the main character, Martha Mitchell. The story centers on the Watergate scandal and draws inspiration from the Slow Burn podcast. 

In addition, Roberts is filming an adaptation of Leave the World Behind. The drama’s plot revolves around a family learning about an unexpected city blackout while on vacation. Co-stars include Ethan Hawke and Kevin Bacon. 

Fans also are awaiting Roberts’ appearance in Little Bee and Ticket to Paradise. The release dates for those projects could be in 2022 or the next couple of years.

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