The Oscars Red (burgundy) Carpet shined like white, hot light as nominees, presenters and fashion icons were overwhelmingly adorned in white diamonds paired with white metals. Big and bold statement necklaces were dominant. Earrings ranged from climbers to big drops, long layered pieces and a few that made a major statement in design and size.
When color did appear, it was tasteful. Colored gemstone miner, distributor and marketer, Gemfields, made a statement this year with its rubies from Mozambique. Surprisingly, there was a touch of color among the pieces worn on the red carpet by diamond jeweler Harry Winston.
Charlize Theron wore a pair of statement earrings by Chopard featuring a 25-carat pear-shaped D-flawless diamond and 26-carat heart-shaped D-flawless diamond, 4.55-carats of pear-shaped diamonds and 4.35-carats of brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18k white ‘Fairmined’ gold from the “Garden of Kalahari Collection.” If you can remove your eyes from the earrings she also wore a ring with a 7.11-carat pear-shaped diamond and 1.14-carat of diamonds set in 18k white gold, and a diamond ring featuring a 4.04-carat diamond set in 18k white gold, both from the “High Jewelry Collection.”
Red carpet favorite, Nicole Kidman, nominee for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, wears more than 119 carats of Harry Winston jewels and even added a bit of color with Winston Cluster Diamond and Spinel Drop Earrings in platinum and 18k yellow gold; Vintage 1963 Winston Cluster Diamond Bracelet in platinum; Splash Diamond Bracelet in platinum; and Winston Cluster Pear-Shaped Diamond Ring in platinum.
Jessica Biel wore the Tiffany & Co. “Whispers of the Rain Forest” diamond, platinum and 18k gold necklace from the 2017 Blue Book Collection.
Emma Stone, Best Actress nominee, wears Tiffany & Co. “Whispers of the Rain Forest” earrings in platinum and 18k gold from the 2017 Blue Book Collection.
Ruth Negga, Best Actress nominee, wore Irene Neuwirth headpiece, earrings and ring featuring Gemfields responsibly sourced Mozambican rubies.
Model Karlie Kloss wore a statement 18k white gold choker set with 38 carats of diamonds from the Nirav Modi Mughal collection; and a pair of 18k white and rose earstuds set with more than 5 carats of diamonds from the Indian diamond jewelry brand’s Entremblant Collection.
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Actress Taraji P. Henson wore a statement necklace from the Nirav Modi Luminance collection paired with an Evergreen Emerald Ring.
Kristin Cavallari wore a Pasquale Bruni diamond collar necklace, and Hearts on Fire diamond earrings and rings.
Janelle Monae wore $1.5 million worth of Forevermark diamond jewelry, including Forevermark Cluster Stud Earrings set in 18k yellow gold, Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Radiant Fancy Intense Yellow Diamond with side trillions set in platinum, Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Two Stone Ring with a 5.03-carat Radiant Diamond and 5.02-carat Fancy Yellow Radiant Diamond set in Platinum, Forevermark Two Stone Ring with round and pear shaped diamonds set in 18k white gold, and Forevermark by Rahaminov Two Stone Ring with fancy yellow diamonds set in 18k white and yellow Gold.
Octavia Spencer wore $1.2 million worth of Forevermark diamond jewelry, including Forevermark Earrings with Princess Cut Diamonds set in 18k white gold, Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Ring with a 9.04-carat Asscher shaped diamond set in Platinum, and a Forevermark by Rahaminov Diamond Eternity Band set in 18k White Gold.
Dakota Johnson wore a Cartier vintage statement necklace, 1958, and matched it with a Cartier vintage ring, 1946, in yellow gold, platinum, a 2.95-carat ruby and diamonds; and a vintage ring, 1945 with yellow gold, emerald and rubies.
Halle Berry was adorned in $100,000 worth of Forevermark diamond jewels, including the Forevermark Two Finger Diamond Ring set in 18k white and rose gold, Forevermark The Center of My Universe Three Stone Bangles set in 18k Rose Gold, Forevermark The Center of My Universe Solitaire Bangle set in 18k rose gold, and Forevermark Multi Diamond Shape Bangle set in 18k white, yellow and Rose gold.
Robin Roberts wore the David Yurman Chatelaine Flower Ring with black onyx, rhodalite garnet and green tourmaline in 18k gold, $10,000; David Yurman Mosaic Cuff with golden tourmaline and cognac diamonds in white gold; and David Yurman Pebble Earrings with citrine and cognac diamonds in 18k gold.
Auli’i Cravalho wore Maxior earrings and bracelet, and a Harry Kotlar rare pink diamond ring. There was a lot of variety in period pieces, styles and color among the many stars Fred Leighton supplied tonight.
Scarlett Johansson chose a pair of mid-Century diamond 3 row cuffs, in platinum and palladium, by Belperron; a 1930’s pear shape diamond earrings, in platinum; by Belperron; and a 9k Art Deco Old European cut diamond ring, in platinum;
Salma Hayek wore a 19th Century diamond laurel leaf headband, French, c. 1880, silver on gold; 19th Century diamond chandelier earrings, silver on gold; and a ring with an 18th Century rose-cut diamond cluster button, silver on gold.
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