Hollywood’s hottest made a grand entrance with captivating jewellery from some of the world’s best brands
It was a night of many firsts at the recent 91st Academy Awards. Not only was it the first ever Oscars to have no host, the event also saw a slew of inclusive, cinematic breakthroughs such as Ruth E. Carter’s historic win for Black Panther‘s dazzling costumes and the drive to push social and racial representation forward. But that’s not all that stunned at the Oscars this year; outside, celebrities turned up the heat with stunning high jewellery and eye-catching pieces from some of the world’s best luxury brands. Here are five show-stealing pieces from the red carpet.
If there’s one individual who knows how to pull off a layered jewellery look, it’s Charlize Theron. The Oscar-nominated actress complemented her sinuous high-neck Dior gown with Bulgari‘s white gold double wrap Serpenti necklace, a high jewellery diamond necklace of more than 75 carats and a pair of 25-carat sapphire earrings. She completed her look with high jewellery bracelets and striking rings.
Hair accessories stole a piece of the spotlight, too. Best Supporting Actress nominee Rachel Weisz paired her fire-engine-red latex Givenchy gown with an elegant Cartier headband. The piece was crafted from two matching vintage diamond brooches – first commissioned in 1903 – and were sewn into Weisz’ hair.
American actress Regina King may have won best supporting actress for her role in If Beale Street Could Talk, but she definitely deserved another trophy for her elegant red-carpet look. King flaunted a mesmerising pair of pear-shaped diamond earrings, 10.51-carat round-cut diamond ring and a chunky cuff embellished with 53.43 carats of diamonds set in white gold from Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie collection with a white Oscar de la Renta gown.
As if Sarah Paulson’s hot pink gown with its bold, cut-out detailing wasn’t enough to turn heads at the red carpet, the actress, director and producer also chose a stellar combination of Harry Winston pieces for the evening. On her neck was the Guipure diamond necklace of 55.70-carats set in platinum, paired with simple yet elegant round diamond micropave ear studs.
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Like never before. @ladygaga takes the 2019 #Oscars red carpet wearing the priceless Tiffany Diamond—one of the largest and finest Fancy Yellow diamonds in the world. Released from the vault specifically for Lady Gaga, this marks the first time in history that the legendary Tiffany Diamond has graced an awards show red carpet. The star is nominated for two Academy Awards: Best Actress in a Leading Role and Best Original Song—both for the motion picture “A Star is Born.” #LadyGaga #AStarIsBorn #ATiffanyDiamondADay #TheTiffanyDiamond
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In another historic moment for the Oscars, Lady Gaga set tongues wagging across the globe when she walked the red carpet with Tiffany & Co.‘s opulent yellow diamond necklace. Reportedly one of the largest diamonds in the world, the 128.54-carat diamond was discovered in South Africa is 1877 and was first seen on the wife of American diplomat Sheldon Whitehouse at the Tiffany Ball in 1957. Said to be worth at least US$30 million (S$40.4 million), this is the first time the diamond has ever been worn to an awards show. But it’s not the diamond’s first foray into Hollywood; Oscar winner Audrey Hepburn is believed to have worn the same diamond in a publicity photo shoot for Breakfast at Tiffany’s.