Oscars 2014: celebrity jewelry

Here at StyleRocks, we love a good frock. A beautiful dress, a glitzy occasion and of course, some amazing jewels to match. In short, we LIVE for the Oscars to arrive. While other awards ceremonies are great – such as the Golden Globes and the BAFTAS – we know that really, everyone is saving their powder for the big ‘night of nights’.

Because this is where all the jewellery really comes into its own. Largely it’s all about diamonds, diamonds and more diamonds. Who can outbling the other? Who has the biggest brand name covering them in jewels? To us, the jewels seemed to fall into 3 categories: i) diamonds ii) white and iii) coloured gemstones.

1. Celebrity jewelry at the Oscars 2014: Diamonds

…And natch, the bigger the better.

Charlize Theron’s Harry Winston necklace is valued at a reported $15million. Yikes!! It does look like a golf ball hanging around her neck, but it sets the dress off perfectly.


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Angelina Jolie’s Robert Procop Exceptional Jewels earrings also set new records; these were an amazing 42 carats of flawless diamonds in 18 carat gold bezel setting. They look absolutely remarkable. (Just quietly, we think that they would be POA). And what’s more, she makes them look great, although we’d love to have a shot at wearing them! Diamonds are Angelina’s stone of choice, when she’s not wearing emeralds or other green stones that match her eyes. Which is funny that we should say this because it turns out that Robert Procop is actually Angelina Jolie’s jewelry design partner – and together, they have created an ‘exceptional emerald’ necklace.


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Bigger does often equal better, particularly with jewelry. But we were keeping an eye out for who was doing something a bit different. Certainly Sandra Bullock helped us out with this one, showcasing some stunning Lorraine Schwartz platinum and diamond cluster earrings, worth $1.8m. These reminded us of ear-cuffs which are super on-trend at the moment.


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Also doing something different was Jennifer Lawrence. Sure, she wore a $2m crystal and diamond necklace from Neil Lane. So were a lot of other Oscar attendees. And yes, she was in a Dior dress again. But we love how she draped the necklace down her back – never before has a rear view looked so good!

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2. Celebrity jewelry at the Oscars 2014: it’s all white

The other theme we spotted was white – whether it was Naomi Watts wearing white Calvin Klein with a high neck, and Bulgari jewellery over the collar. We’re not a massive fan of this look, to us it feels like the necklace is getting lost despite its size. However, Naomi is a fan of this look as we’ve covered in previous posts here.


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But certainly Cate Blanchett, Winner of the Best Actress Award that evening, did ‘white’ the best, as we see with these amazing white opal drop earrings with diamonds set in 18ct white gold from Chopard. A loyal fan to the jewelry house, we most recently saw Cate wearing Chopard at the BAFTAs.

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 3. Celebrity jewelry at the Oscars 2014: Coloured gemstones

Having been blinded by the diamonds and all the white, we had to readjust our vision to be able to see anything else! But boy are we glad we did.

First up we have Amy Adams, wearing an amazing blue Gucci dress, accessorised with  Tiffany & Co earrings made of 18 carat yellow gold rhodochrosite, lapis and turquoise earrings with diamonds.


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Then, we have Anna Kendrick wearing some beautiful Piaget jewelry to match her black gown: without being able to ID the jewelry for certain, it looks to be onyx in the shapes of little fans, accessorised with diamonds.

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Finally, at the Vanity Fair after-party, we see Penelope Cruz wearing some amazing ruby (?) and diamond crescent cluster earrings. We’ve assumed that these are the real deal in terms of rubies and diamonds…but this was an H&M dress – so perhaps not!

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Which was your favourite category?

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