Who Rocked Their Red Carpet Bling Best?

Who Rocked Their Red Carpet Bling Best?

Gucci bracelet worn by Jessica Chastain at the Oscars

Even stars need a little extra shine and dazzle when it comes to the Oscars. And this year had some amazing examples of how Oscar diamonds—in stunning rings, earrings, and necklaces—can enhance designer outfits on the red carpet. After all, we say, “go big or go for a big award!”

Here are some of the acclaimed favorites. For a fuller look at all the Oscar diamonds, see whoworewhatjewels.com, Harpers Bazaar, and naturaldiamonds.com.

Stars and sparkles

 Zendaya in Bulgari: She rocked a 13-carat Serpenti High Jewelry necklace with 218 step-cut diamonds and 12 layered wraparound diamond bracelets set in 18-karat white gold. (Photo: WIre)

Nicole Kidman in Harry Winston: The classic Eagle necklace recalled Old Hollywood with a 33.4-carat yellow diamond surrounded by 205 pear-shaped, marquise, and round brilliant diamonds totaling 27.55 carats and set in 18k yellow gold and platinum. All this, plus matching earrings, bracelets and a big ol’ diamond ring. (Photo: Michael Baker/A.M.P.A.S.)

Jessica Chastain in Gucci: She matched her Gucci-designed gown with the company’s high jewelry lion’s head earrings had 13.32 carats of diamonds and colored spinels.

Caitriona Balfe in Van Cleef & Arpels: She showed that even a white gown glows more with diamonds. Her look—1957 bow diamond collar, earrings, and bracelet—were inspired, she said, by Balenciaga with “a touch of Grace Kelly.”

Lupita Nyong’o in De Beers: She shone in De Beers earrings with fancy deep orange, pink, and white diamonds in 18K write, yellow and rose gold. Her ensemble included a De Beers’ Alchemist of Light Rays crown ring with 2.93 carats of fancy vivid orange and white diamonds in titanium and white and rose gold.

And one standout from the Oscar gentlemen …

Timothee Chalamet in Cartier: This heartthrob’s striking shirtless look spotlighted a magnificent collection of Cartier panther jewelry. His necklace was 18-karat piece featuring white gold bejeweled with diamonds, onyx, and emeralds for the panther’s eyes. He also wore panther rings and bracelets. He happens to be an ambassador for Cartier jewelry— we think he did the company proud. (Photo: Reuters)

What do all these stars and designers know? Insurance is a must-have for jewelry. Your jewelry may look different but it’s still precious to you. So make sure it’s protected. And the first step in doing that? Get an updated professional appraisal. Contact me at (617) 394-0174 or by email at aimee@ambappraisal.com.

Here’s to many more amazing (and outrageous) awards seasons and jewelry!

From the red carpet, Aimee

About Aimee Berrent

Aimee M. Berrent is the owner of A Matter of Brilliance and a GIA Graduate Gemologist. She offers appraisal services such as jewelry appraisals, diamond appraisals, and estate appraisals within Massachusetts and all over the East Coast.
Aimee has over 25 years experience in the jewelry trade, and received her Graduate Gemologist (G.G.) in Residence diploma from the Gemological Institute of America (GIA) in Santa Monica, California, and is a member of the National Association of Jewelry Appraisers (NAJA).
Aimee has advanced training in jewelry appraisal theory. She frequently attends jewelry conferences and takes courses to stay on top of current gemological advances and appraisal training.


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