2021 Oscars Jewelry: Our 5 Favorite Looks


We’re still trying to recover from the fever dream that was the 2021 Academy Awards on April 25. Was there…an actual red carpet? (Yes! Complete with the usual awkward interviews.) Did 70-something, eight-time Oscar nominee Glenn Close do “Da Butt”? (Yes…yes she did. We stan.) And the less said about the ceremony’s anticlimactic ending—an absent Anthony Hopkins (The Father) upsetting the late Chadwick Boseman (Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom) in a twist that not even the producers saw coming, otherwise they certainly wouldn’t have capped off the show that way—the better. Still, the setting—Los Angeles’ Union Station—was intimate and gorgeously decorated, thanks to David Rockwell; the speeches were sincere (Nomadland director Chloé Zhao asked us to “hold on to the goodness in each other”); and there was fashion. Herewith, five of our favorite jewelry looks.


Regina King
Regina King 2021 Oscars
(Photo: Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S.)

King—who, let’s be honest, should have been nominated for best director for One Night in Miami…—kicked off the telecast by strolling triumphantly into Union Station like the queen that she is, casually clutching an Oscar that she’d soon pass off to best screenplay winner Emerald Fennell (Promising Young Woman). Her sculptural custom Louis Vuitton gown looked like it had wings! She wore a Forevermark by Rahaminov diamond cluster bracelet and piled Forevermark diamond rings—including multiple pieces from the new Avaanti collection—on her fingers and thumb. But for us, it was all about the earrings: the eye-popping studs (a 1.39 ct. Forevermark Avaanti stud and a 4.03 ct. Forevermark by Premier Gem cushion-cut stud) and the gorgeous kaleidoscopic Asscher-cut drop earrings. Who else wants to go out and get another ear piercing?

Regina King Forevermark Aavanti Stud
Forevermark Avaanti 1.39 ct. Asymmetric Arc earring diamond stud in 18k white gold
Regina King Forevermark Asscher earrings
Forevermark by Rahaminov 36.1 cts. t.w. Asscher diamond drop earrings in platinum


Reese Witherspoon
Reese 2021 Oscars
(Photo: Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S.)

To belt or not to belt…that is the question. The reaction to the menswear-style belt on Witherspoon’s ombré-red halter-neck Dior gown was massively polarizing. There was no debate, however, over her Bulgari jewels—drop-dead dazzling art deco–style designs with plenty of diamonds and rubies, plus onyx and pearl accents. Here’s a closer look at Reese’s pieces. (Oh, come on—we couldn’t resist.)

Reese Bulgari Earrings
High Jewelry earrings in white gold with onyx inserts and 6.47 cts. t.w. square emerald-cut diamonds, 2.65 cts. t.w. pear brilliant diamonds, 1.44 cts. t.w. square emerald-cut diamonds, and 1.1 cts. t.w. round brilliant-cut diamonds and pavé-set diamonds
Reese Bulgari rings
From left: Magnifica High Jewelry ring in platinum with 10.15 ct. octagonal ruby, 1.59 ct. t.w. buff-top rubies, and 1.78 cts. t.w. pavé-set diamonds; High Jewelry ring in platinum with 5.38 ct. marquise-cut diamond, 2.18 cts. t.w. step-cut rubies, and 1.89 cts. t.w. step-cut diamonds
Reese Bulgari Bracelet
Barocko High Jewelry bracelet in white gold with onyx, akoya cultured pearls, and 4.49 cts. t.w. round diamonds and pavé-set diamonds


Andra Day
Andra Day 2021 Oscars
(Photo: Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S.)

The “Rise Up” singer—a best actress nominee for her turn as the eponymous blues singer in The United States vs. Billie Holiday (her feature film debut!)—wore one of the night’s most popular colors: gold. (Believe it or not—Day’s custom Vera Wang Haute creation was made of actual metal; Wang worked with a welder to craft the design.) But Day’s jewelry—more than $2 million worth of Tiffany & Co. diamonds, including multiple Tiffany T gold and diamond rings and a number of Schlumberger pieces (the $135,000 platinum, 18k yellow gold, and diamond Cooper bracelet is the true standout)—is what really made the look sing.

Andra Day Tiffany earrings
Tiffany & Co. earrings in platinum and 18k yellow gold with fancy vivid yellow and white diamonds, price on request (photo: Tiffany & Co.)
Andra Day Schlumberger Tiffany bracelet
Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Cooper bracelet in platinum and 18k yellow gold with diamonds, $135,000 (photo: Tiffany & Co.)
Andra Day Schlumberg rings
Clockwise from top: Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger ring in 18k yellow gold and platinum with a tsavorite and diamonds, $95,000; Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Two Bees engagement ring in platinum and 18k gold, $101,000; Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Sixteen Stone ring with diamonds, $9,800 (photos: Tiffany & Co.)


Zendaya 2021 Oscars
(Photo: Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S.)

If you did a double take when you saw presenter Zendaya in her neon-yellow custom Valentino strapless cutout chiffon gown, you’re not alone: It was indeed a nod to one worn by Cher about 50 years ago. (Side note: What’s with all the midriff-baring couture? Did celebrities gain no weight during quarantine? Sheesh.) As she’s a Bulgari brand ambassador, Zendaya didn’t surprise anyone by choosing jewels from the brand; she did, however, stun us with her selections—more than $6 million in diamonds, which included a transformable double-diamond-collar necklace from the 2021 Magnifica High Jewelry collection, which debuts this summer. Magnifica, indeed!


Bulgari Magnifica
High Jewelry necklace in platinum with 6 ct. cushion-cut fancy vivid yellow diamond, 18.18 cts. t.w. diamonds, 49.3 cts. t.w. fancy-shape step-cut diamonds, and 61.5 cts. t.w. round brilliant-cut diamonds and pavé-set diamonds
Zendaya Bulgari rings
From left: High Jewelry ring in platinum with 21.14 ct. fancy intense yellow diamond and 3.07 cts. t.w. trapeze diamonds; High Jewelry ring in platinum with 9.9 ct. emerald-cut diamond and 1.35 cts. t.w. baguette diamonds
Zendaya Bulgari Earrings
High Jewelry earrings in platinum with 9.4 cts. t.w. fancy intense yellow pear diamonds and 3.49 cts. t.w. brilliant pear diamonds



Daniel Kaluuya
Daniel Kaluuya 2021 Oscars
(Photo: Matt Petit/A.M.P.A.S.)

Can we all agree that the men brought it this year? From Ma Rainey star Colman Domingo in a crystal-studded hot-pink Atelier Versace three-piece suit to Judas and the Black Messiah nominee LaKeith Stanfield in a sexy ’70s-style Saint Laurent jumpsuit to double nominee Leslie Odom Jr. (One Night in Miami…) wearing Brioni woven with actual 24k gold thread—the men were on fire this year. And they weren’t afraid to accessorize. Which brings us to best supporting actor winner and Black Messiah star Daniel Kaluuya and his classic all-black Bottega Veneta ensemble, accented by a classic Cartier tennis necklace in platinum and diamonds, white gold Cartier Love and Coup d’Éclat de Cartier rings, and a large stainless steel Santos de Cartier Skeleton watch. Perhaps if he picks up a little something from Cartier for his mom she’ll forget about that embarrassing “my mom and dad—they had sex!” moment in his speech.

Top: Regina King behind the scenes (photo: @iamjamesanthony)

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By: Melissa Rose Bernardo

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