Diamonds, vividly colored gemstones, lush gold, asymmetrical pieces — you’ll find a wide mixture of jewelry at the 2009 Cannes Film Festival. And although some celebrities are wearing less jewelry this year, or have replaced diamonds with other materials, for the majority it appears to be business as usual. How do you feel about that? Should celebrities exhibit more empathy for people who are struggling to make ends meet during the current worldwide recession, or do you expect them to dress as richly as they always have?

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