Dramatic Jewels on the Red Carpet
The 87th Academy Awards dazzled us with diamonds and colored gemstones. The majority of celebrities wowed us with stunning chokers of all different shapes, sizes, and colors. There were a variety of styles, from modern to art deco, both over the top and simple. Here are some of the most talked about looks from the red carpet.
Margot Robbie in Van Cleef and Arpels
What a unique tassel inspired pendant Margot wore, estimated to be worth $1.5 million. The necklace features a fully functioning zipper and has 150 diamonds and 300 sapphires. The design was inspired by the Duchess of Windsor in the 1930s.
Zoe Saldana in Neil Lane
Zoe looked dazzling in this $1 million diamond collar necklace… simple and elegant.
Scarlett Johansson in Piaget
It looks like Scarlett’s bold high neck choker is a separate piece of jewelry, but it was actually a part of her dress. The custom made piece is made of Swarovski crystals. Scarlett also wore a pink gold ear cuff with five pear shaped emeralds, 278 diamonds, four pear shaped aquamarines and two pear shaped green tourmalines.
Cate Blanchett in Tiffany and Co.
Big and bold was the look Cate was going for in this bright blue chunky necklace made of turquoise, aquamarine, and diamonds. It added the perfect pop of color to her all black dress.
Anna Kendrick in Norman Silverman
Anna was the second actress we saw wearing jewelry that was part of the dress design. The 5 row marquise and pear shaped diamond collar necklace and 13 carat diamond earrings really complimented the color of her peach Thakoon dress.
Carmen Ejogo in Chopard
Carmen’s is retro chic in this spectacular diamond necklace by Chopard, which contains large round diamonds and pear dangles, with a corset collar silhouette.
Jennifer Hudson in Lorraine Schwartz
Jennifer decided to rock the green trend from the Grammy Awards, wearing these large square cut emerald drop earrings and matching cocktail ring.
Jenna Dewan in Lorraine Schwartz
These diamond encrusted Lorraine Schwartz earrings are absolutely stunning. They look like perfectly formed ice crystals dripping from Jenna’s ears.
Gwyneth Paltrow in Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie
Wow! Gwyneth really made a statement with these “Fire Phoenix” earrings. Worth about $425,000, the earrings consisted of two pear shaped cabochon rubellites amid white and yellow diamonds, blue, pink and purple sapphires, spinels and paraiba tourmalines. She also wore a “Petales d’Amour” ring. A rare 6.27 carat pigeon-blood Burmese ruby with pink and white diamonds.
Rita Ora in Lorraine Schwartz
These $7.5 million 40 carat Victorian style diamond drop earrings went perfect with the gold accents in Rita’s Marchesa dress. The singer also wore a 25 carat champagne diamond ring.
America Ferrera in Irene Neuwirth
These turquoise and opal drop earrings with pave diamonds are such a beautiful color against Ferrera’s hair and skin tone.
Chloe Grace Moretz in Forevermark
Chloe continued the new ear cuff trend at the Academy Awards. We loved the way the cuff fit her ear perfectly and wrapped its way up like a delicate leaf.
Emma Stone in Tiffany and Co.
These rose gold 1940’s inspired diamond cuffs, worn on both wrists almost looked like they were a part of Emma’s dress. Emma also wore emerald cut diamond stud earrings worth about $112,000.
Dakota Johnson in Forevermark
Up and coming actress Dakota Johnson wore multiple diamond bracelets and diamond studs, a total of 100 carats estimated to be worth $2.2 million.
Nicole Kidman in Harry Winston
Red carpet veteran Nicole wore over 100 carats of diamonds from head to toe. She wore emerald cut diamond and platinum studs, an 82.14 carat diamond and platinum bracelet, an emerald cut 16.5 carat diamond solitaire ring and diamond band.
Naomi Watts in Anna Hu
Always a style icon, Naomi chose to wear large modern art deco drop earrings with diamonds and 50 carats of sapphires, worth about $3 million. She also wore a one of a kind Wallis Simpson diamond bracelet, inspired by the Duchess of Windsor which has 385 diamonds weighing about 34.06 carats, and is valued at $980,000.
Lupita Nyong’o in Chopard
Lupita looked absolutely stunning in her Chopard diamond drop earrings and cocktail ring. But what really took our breath away was her custom Calvin Klein dress made with over 6,000 pearls!
Reese Witherspoon in Tiffany and Co.
Reese looked elegant and sophisticated wearing diamond cluster earrings, a large diamond bracelet and multiple diamond rings, including a rare 3.03 carat fancy intense blue diamond ring.