Diamonds, pearls and gemstones have long been the hallmark of Oscar red carpet fashion – and this year the stars have taken the carat count to another level.
Choker necklaces, ornate brooches and stacked gemstone rings were all the rage on the 2020 Oscars red carpet on Sunday night, taking center stage on a range of looks. Take Timothée Chalamet, who added an haute couture touch to her casual Prada look with a 1955 Cartier ruby brooch. Meanwhile, two-time Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo wore no less than seven Piaget cocktails, rings comprising over 750 diamonds in total.
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Read on to see seven of the Oscars 2020’s most haute couture jewelry moments.
1. Timothée Chalamet in Cartier
While his durable Prada windbreaker and pants may have looked a little casual for the Oscars red carpet, Timothée Chalamet added a touch of Hollywood glamor to his look with a 1955 Cartier Tradition brooch, which was designed with 117 diamonds and rubies and 18 carat white gold.
2. Greta Gerwig in Bulgari
“Little Women” director Greta Gerwig complemented her personalized Dior dress with high-impact jewelry from Bulgari. Gerwig – who was nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay and Best Picture – wore a Bulgari Haute Joaillerie necklace set in platinum with seven emerald pearls, 14 pear diamonds and 32 round and pavé diamonds.
3. Janelle Monáe in Forevermark
Janelle Monáe kicked off the 2020 Oscars with an energetic performance, but before taking the stage she left her haute couture mark on the red carpet, wearing a custom Ralph Lauren dress and a matching hood adorned with over 168,000 Swarovski crystals.
If her dress lacked sequins, Monáe completed her look with a number of Forevermark diamond pieces, including the Lace of Light Diamond Choker – which is crafted with 18k white gold and over 35k of diamonds – and the Vero Amore Diamond Ring and Flower Diamond Ring, among other pieces.
4. Zazie Beetz in Bulgari
“Joker” actress Zazie Beetz paired her custom sequined Thom Browne look with eye-catching jewelry from Bulgari, wearing nearly 120 carats of diamonds and emeralds. Beetz was seen sporting two Bulgari necklaces on the red carpet: the white gold Divas’ Dream necklace – which features three round-cut and brilliant-cut and pave-cut diamonds totaling approximately 78 carats – and a white gold necklace with an emerald of five. carats, 84 buff emeralds and over 12 carats of pave diamonds.
5. Charlize Theron in Tiffany & Co.
Nominated for her role in “Bombshell”, Charlize Theron paired her personalized Dior dress with a Tiffany & Co. necklace from the jeweler’s fall 2020 collection. The necklace is set in platinum, with over 21 carats of diamonds and 165 Tiffany diamonds in total. The coin is valued at over $ 5 million.
6. Saoirse Ronan in Gucci
Nominated actress Saoirse Ronan complemented her personalized Gucci basque dress with exquisite jewelry from the designer house, including a Gucci Haute Joaillerie brooch with tsavorite and bee-like diamonds fixed in her hair.
7. Cynthia Erivo in Piaget
Two-time Oscar nominee Cynthia Erivo gave one of the most powerful performances of the night at the Oscars for her nominated song “Stand Up”. Erivo also made waves earlier in the night on the red carpet, where she showed off her impressive line of Piaget diamond rings, including the Piaget Rose Ring, Piaget Possession Ring and Piaget Golden Oasis Mirage Ring. In total, Erivo’s rings included more than 750 diamonds.
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