Hollywood’s leading ladies brought out their biggest and brightest jewels for the 87th Academy Awards. Bold gemstone earrings and statement diamond necklaces commanded the most attention on the red carpet. See our picks for Best Jewelry at the 2015 Oscars:
Focus star Margot Robbie opted for plunging black Saint Laurent gown with sheer sleeves and sported a sleek new long bob. The actress paired the gown with The Zip Antique Colombine necklace inspired by the Duchess of Windsor in the 1930s. The nekclace contained 150 diamonds and 300 sapphires set in 18k yellow gold and featured a fully functional zipper.
Academy Award Presenter Naomi Watts radiated in a shimmering black and silver Armani Privé dress. Watts, who was part of the all-star cast in Oscar winning film Birdman, accessorized with a striking pair of art deco inspired dangle earrings featuring over 50 carats of sapphires surrounded by round brilliant cut white diamonds 55.90ctw in white gold.
One of the most talked about looks of the evening, Lupita Nyong’o glistened in a custom ivory Calvin Klein gown embelished with an astonishing 6,000 white pearls. The gown reportedly took hundreds of thousands of hours to create and many fittings. Nyong’o completed her look with a pair of teardrop diamond earrings.
Best Actress Oscar winner Julianne Moore wore a custom beaded white Chanel gown featuring 80,000 small white hand painted resin sequins. Moore’s sleek updo revealed a set of pear-shaped diamond cluster earrings 14.38ctw set in platinum.
Oscar Winning Actress & Presenter Gwenyth Paltrow donned a pale pink custom Ralph & Russo dress with a large rose motiff on her left shoulder. Although the dress received much criticism, she scored big with jewelry. G.P.’s straight slick back hair revealed bold pair of ‘Fire Phoenix’ earrings consisting of two pear-shaped cabochon rubellites weighing 101 carats surrounded by an array of white and yellow diamonds, blue, pink and purple sapphires, spinels and paraiba tourmalines in white gold. The star also wore a ring featuring a rare 6.27ctw pigeon-blood Burmese Ruby with white and pink diamonds set in white and rose gold.
Nicole Kidman accented her shimmering Louis Vuitton dress with over $7 million worth of diamonds. The baubles included a pair of emerald cut diamond studs 7.11ctw set in platinum, a diamond and platinum bracelet 82.14ctw, an emerald cut diamond and platinum ring 16.5ctw, and a 5.36ctw diamond and platinum band.
Best Actress in a Leading Role nominee Reese Witherspoon accessorized a black and white Tom Ford dress with a pair of floral inspired diamond and platinum cluster earrings, three diamond and platinum rings and a diamond and platinum six row bracelet.
Anna Kendrick accessorized with marquis and pear-shaped diamond cluster earrings and a diamond five row necklace perfectly tucked into the collar of her custom peach Thakoon dress.
50 Shades of Grey star Dakota Johnson paired a bright red Saint Laurent gown with over 100 carats of diamonds worth $2 million. The stunning gems included a pair of 10 carat diamond stud earrings, a 13.56ctw radiant cut diamond ring and a Forevermark by Natalie K The Center of My Universe™ 11.32 ctw three row bracelet stacked with two other diamond bracelets from the Forevermark line.
Jennifer Hudson arrived in a strapless yellow Romona Keveza column dress accented with a bold pair of diamond and emerald earrings.