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Piaget Celebrates the Best In Independent Film With Hollywood's Brightest Stars at the 27th Annual Spirit Awards


LOS ANGELES, Feb. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The gleaming California sunshine and a profusion of Piaget diamond jewelry made for a dazzling red carpet at this weekend's Spirit Awards, held on the beach in Santa Monica.  Although considered to be more casual than the Oscars, the event attracts the biggest stars in independent film who turn to Piaget to add a little sparkle to their attire.

Best Supporting Female nominee, Janet McTeer, looked stunning in Piaget Rose Fairy earrings, crafted in white gold with brilliant-cut and pear-shaped diamonds, while Best Male Lead nominee, Demian Bichir, accented his look with a Piaget Polo FortyFive timepiece.  Hollywood's newest leading lady, Jessica Chastain, accessorized her red carpet look with a Piaget Limelight ring and Lucy Liu looked effortlessly chic in a yellow gold Piaget Possession cuff with matching earrings and diamond paved ring.

Best Female lead nominee, Rachel Harris, delighted fans and photographers with her choice of Piaget's Rose earrings and matching ring, both set with diamonds and blue sapphires, while her "New Girl" co-star, Max Greenfield, wore a classic white gold Piaget Emperador watch. Li Bin Bing opted for vintage Piaget gold and turquoise earrings and a vintage gold cuff watch, all pulled from Piaget's archives in Geneva for the event.  Michelle Chen lit up the carpet wearing a necklace, earrings and ring from Piaget's Limelight Garden Party collection.

Also dressed in Piaget were Best Supporting Female nominee, Harmony Santana, presenter, Patricia Clarkson, and film stars such as Anthony Mackie, Penelope Ann Miller, Illeana Douglas, Paz Vega, Maria Leon, Blanca Suarez, Virginie Efira, Nicolas Bedos, Fiona Hefti, Carlos Leal, Judith Godreche, celebrated jazz singer, Melody Gardot and Decades co-owner, Christos Garkinos.

"We're thrilled to be back for our fifth year with the Spirit Awards and proud to continue our support of independent film.  And it's wonderful to see so many of our friends wearing Piaget this year," said Philippe Leopold-Metzger, Piaget CEO.

Following the afternoon ceremony, celebrities and VIP guests joined Mr. Leopold-Metzger in the Piaget's exclusive backstage lounge. This year the space had been magically transformed into a lush garden party filled with thousands of fragrant Yves Piaget roses and a cascading waterfall.  On display were dazzling creations from Piaget's newest high jewelry and watch collections.

Piaget also continued its support of independent filmmaking by providing the Piaget Producer's Award, which has become a coveted prize.  The award honors emerging producers who demonstrate creativity, tenacity, and vision to produce quality, independent films, despite limited resources.  This year the award was bestowed upon Sophia Lin for her outstanding production of "Take Shelter."

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