White and Yellow Diamonds Conquered the 2016 Oscars
March 4th, 2016 by Noam Flint
The most celebrated and exciting event of the year is the Academy Awards, where all of the celebrities in Hollywood gather to honor and celebrate the year’s accomplishments in film.
It is traditionally the classiest event, and long ago it became widely accepted that the attendees saved their most fabulous and elegant looks of the year for the Oscars red carpet. Time and again, audiences and fans are amazed by the designs and looks that adorn the ladies and gentlemen of the red carpet.
However, the most exciting aspect of all is the magnificent jewelry that accessorizes the beautiful gowns, from the simplest of stud earrings to intricately detailed earrings and grandiose necklaces. While other awards shows are the places for celebrities to take risks with style and fashion, the Oscars are all about classy, elegant, timeless looks.
This year’s Oscars red carpet featured the usual stunning colorless diamond styles, but also saw a fair representation of other gems as well. Yellow diamonds made an appearance, as well as a number of emerald and diamond pieces of jewelry, and a few other gemstones as well. Let’s take a peek at some of the beautiful jewelry from this year’s Academy Awards!
Charlize Theron wearing $3.7 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds at the 2016 Oscars Academy Awards
Any collection of the most spectacular looks of the evening would be remiss if it did not include the beautiful Ms. Theron. She looked absolutely splendid in her bright red deep V neckline gown, perfectly accented by $3.7 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds, all set in platinum. The colorless diamond arrangement included the Secret Cluster Diamond Necklace, 48.8 carats of colorless diamonds in a long chain ended with a diamond knot, the Winston Cluster Diamond Earrings, 15.49 carats of colorless diamonds in knots, a 8.78 carat Cushion-Cut Diamond Ring with micropavè detail, a micropavè diamond band ring, and the 7.44 carat Queen Diamond Ring.
Margot Robbie shines in Yellow Diamonds – 2016 Oscars Academy Awards
Possibly the hottest star in Hollywood, Robbie did not let fans down in her Tom Ford gold alligator patterned V neck dress and incredible diamond accessories. She chose a $150,000 worth of Forvermark diamonds including a 6.21 ct Fancy Yellow Pear Shaped Forevermark by Premier Gem Diamond Ring set and the label’s 3.00 ct Diamond Eternity Band and accompanied it with 17.8 ctw Forevermark by Rahaminov Diamond Hoop Earrings.
Yellow diamonds are always an excellent choice when paired with gold colors as the gold compliments the yellow immensely. Robbie also famously was given a canary diamond engagement ring in her role in the movie Wolf of Wall Street as the wife of billionaire Jordan Belfort.
Saoirse Ronan 2016 Oscars Academy Awards
Making the headlines of the evening as the most creative woman to walk the red carpet that evening, Ronan was daring in choosing mismatched Chopard earrings to compliment her forest green Calvin Klein Collection dress. Her Chopard earrings featured pearls, 18.28 carats of emeralds, 5.74 carats of jadeites and 3.25 carats of diamonds. She also wore an emerald and diamond ring featuring 4.19 carats of emeralds and 3.06 carats of diamonds. Both pieces were from their High Jewelry Collection.
The funny comedienne was no joke in her deep purple strapless Versace gown and incredible Bulgari jewels. One of the most spectacular necklaces of the evening, Fey wowed in the Bulgari High Jewelry diamond and 9 sapphire creation, a High Jewelry diamond and ruby ring, and vintage studs earrings.
Jennifer Garner 2016 Oscars Academy Awards
The stunning actress, always a red carpet favorite, did not disappoint in her choice of Neil Lane emerald and diamond earrings, accompanied by two diamond bracelets to accent her black one shoulder sequined gown. Garner looked stunning and completely unaffected in the wake of her recent announcement that she and longtime husband Ben Affleck have recently divorced.
The world is beginning to realize that colorless diamonds are not the only gem that looks beautiful in a piece of jewelry. Even at Hollywood’s most celebrated night of the year, where tradition reigns supreme, other gems now make a significant appearance and have begun to steal the spotlight! As Hollywood catches on to the beauty of fancy color diamonds, the rest of the world is already nodding in agreement having seen yellow diamond engagement rings in style now for quite some time. We are even about to release a new yellow diamond jewelry collection, just in time for Spring and this new upswing in interest in these beautiful gems. Check out our new collection and get in on the trend!
* Pictures courtesy of Tinseltown / Shutterstock.com – Saoirse Ronan & Jennifer Garner
* Pictures courtesy of Helga Esteb / Shutterstock.com – Charlize Theron & Margot Robbie