The 2019 Oscars were a flurry of glitz! In past years, stars may have toned down their jewelry game, but not so this year. Over the top luxurious earrings, necklaces and bracelets, sometimes all on the same person, was the style for 2019. Also trending: floral-inspired pieces like a full wrap bracelet and eco-friendly designs with ethically-sourced stones. Mismatched earrings were found throughout the Oscars, and promise to be a lasting trend.
Now sit back and relax as we break down “who wore what” of the 2019 Academy Awards.
popular diamond shape partly because the facets
maximize the brilliance, or sparkle, of the diamond.
maximum brilliance of a round diamond but
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diamond and has become a very popular
style in recent years, second to a round brilliant diamond.
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a square Emerald cut diamond.
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Marquise cut diamond helps to
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The most stunning piece was, of course, Lady Gaga’s Tiffany diamond. Not only did Lady Gaga win an Oscar, she stole the show with the 128.54-carat canary-yellow diamond. It was last worn by Audrey Hepburn when she did a publicity shoot for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”. The diamond was discovered in Africa in 1877, and was the defining purchase of Charles Lewis Tiffany, making Tiffany’s the diamond authority. The diamond necklace was redesigned in 2012 to feature over 480 stones.
Speaking of Lady Gaga, her “A Star is Born” co-star, Bradley Cooper, made his Oscar appearance in a one-of-a-kind IWC Big Pilot’s Watch. The watch was specially engraved for the event and will be auctioned to benefit the Antoine de Saint-Exupery Youth Foundation charity. Combining fashion with purpose, Cooper’s watch will not only help the charity, but also includes a personal letter from him to the lucky buyer.
Second only to Lady Gaga, Charlize Theron turned the most heads with her bold Serpenti necklace. The necklace had 79.83 carats of diamonds set in 18-karat white gold. Not only that, Theron layered that piece with another white gold necklace studded with 61 round diamonds. With bracelets, earrings and rings, Theron completed her jaw-dropping ensemble.
Michelle Yeoh wowed the crowd with her floral diamond wrap bracelet from Chopard’s Haute Joaillerie Collection. The bracelet is 18-karat white gold-studded with 47.37 carats of diamonds.
From Taiwan-based designer Cindy Chao, we saw the gorgeous pear-shaped diamond earrings worn by Julia Roberts. Totalling 20.28 carats in diamonds, the earrings included 16 conch pearls and 1,106 diamonds set in 18-karat yellow gold. The earrings went perfectly with Roberts’ one-shoulder magenta gown by Elie Saab.
In a Bordeaux ruched leather gown, Laura Dern showed off more than 115 carats of diamonds. The Harry Winston diamond necklace, bracelet and earrings complimented her Rodarte gown perfectly.
Eco-Responsible and Ethically-Sourced Jewelry
Beauty is more than skin deep, and several actors’ jewelry made more than just a fashion statement.
Laura Harrier, the “BlacKkKlansman” actress wore both jewelry and gown that exemplified her eco-responsible principles. Her custom silk-crepe gown by Louis Vuitton as well as her necklace and bracelet set were ethically made. The necklace had 33.09 carats of antique-cut emeralds and 18.49 carats of rubellites all set in platinum.
Constance Wu, the “Crazy Rich Asians” actress, wore Atelier Swarovski diamond earrings of topaz surrounded by responsibly-sourced gold.
Several stars wore eccentric, one-of-a-kind earrings designed by Irene Neuwirth. Maya Rudolph sported these earrings, which had a variety of stones like South Sea and Akoya pearls, green opals, carved flowers in pink opal, blue chalcedony, tourmalines and turquoise, fancy color sapphire hearts, pink opals, full-cut diamonds and diamond pavé. The earrings were set in 18-karat white and yellow gold.
Heart-shaped rubies were the signature of Allison Janney, whose necklace was a whopping 60 carats.
Some stars got creative with their jewelry choices. Amy Adams wore a designer Paris Pyramid clip brooch as a necklace that matched her Atelier Versace gown.
It is hard to be more original than Spike Lee when it comes to accessories on the red carpet. He sported custom Air Jordan 3s and “love” and “hate” rings. His wife, Tonya Lewis Lee, made her own unique statement in Forevermark’s diamond earrings and a drop necklace.
Niwaka, the Japanese jewelry brand, covered stars such as Tina Fey, Emilia Clarke and Jennifer Lopez. Emilia Clarke wore a floral-inspired Karahana diamond bracelet, which was set in 18-karat white gold.
Pink is the New Pink
Sarah Paulson wore the Oscar’s most popular color this year, pink, along with her Harry Winston’s diamond necklace and stud earrings.
Helen Mirren also wore Harry Winston with her Schiaparelli Haute Couture Shocking Pink gown. A set of cluster jewels perfectly complimented her timeless style.
Speaking of pink, Jason Momoa and Lisa Bonet were perfectly coordinated in pink ensembles. Bonet wore Fernando Jorge’s Clarity earrings while her husband sported a custom-made pink velvet scrunchie with his Karl Lagerfeld suit. The couple wanted to honor the late designer who was the long-standing creative director for Chanel and Fendi. Lagerfeld passed away on February 19th at the age of 85, just a few days before his final Fendi show in Milan. Lagerfeld designed Momoa’s tuxedo personally for him.
The Oscars are always a fantastic show, not just for the awards but for how the celebrities look as well. This year’s show did not disappoint. Not only were the dresses outstanding, but they were all complemented with fantastic jewelry that will serve as templates for others to emulate as the year progresses.
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