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You Could Feel the Jewelry Kenergy at the Academy Awards


The 2024 Oscars ceremony was warm, witty, and wildly entertaining for its unexpected moments and its award-worthy jewelry selections, with Hollywood stars memorably showing off glittering earrings, beautiful brooches, and gorgeous gemstones.

From Emma Stone partying during Ryan Gosling’s “I’m Just Ken” vocal triumph to Da’Vine Joy Randolph’s tearful and celebratory acceptance speech, the 96th Annual Academy Awards at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood on March 10 provided ample entertainment and “Did you see that?” segments that we’ll rewatch on YouTube for days to come.

Oh, and there were awards. Oppenheimer walked away with Oscars for Best Picture, Actor (Cillian Murphy), Supporting Actor (Robert Downey Jr.), Director (Christopher Nolan), Original Score, Editing, and Cinematography.

The jewelry—and who wore it best—gave the night some classic Hollywood artistry. Perhaps the most successful styling came on revered veteran performers like Rita Moreno in Verdura, Jessica Lange in Martin Katz, and Catherine O’Hara in Smiling Rocks and Rahaminov Diamonds earrings.

Men’s jewelry continued its brooch party, making every lapel shine with diamonds and vintage pieces—among them, a Jewels Aficionado antique brooch in platinum and diamonds on Justin Theroux. Jon Batiste’s Jared ring stack made his musical performance that much more electric to watch—and hopefully starts a jewelry trend on men everywhere.

Here are some of JCK’s favorite Oscar jewelry looks.

Cynthia Erivo in Roberto Coin

Cynthia Erivo
Cynthia Erivo (photo: Nick Agro/© AMPAS)

A two-time nominee in 2020 and star of the upcoming Wicked film adaptation, Erivo got rave reviews with eye-grabbing pieces from Roberto Coin: tsavorite and diamond earrings with pearl drops ($45,000), a platinum emerald and diamond bracelet ($215,000), an 18k gold pavé diamond princess star ring ($13,750), and an 18k gold diamond princess flower ring ($15,400).

Coin earrings
Roberto Coin tsavorite and diamond earrings with a pearl drop ($45,000) gave colored gemstones a moment during the Academy Awards. (Photo courtesy of Roberto Coin)

America Ferrera in Pomellato

America Ferrera
America Ferrera (photo: Warrick Page/© AMPAS)

Supporting Actress nominee Ferrera was a vision in Barbie-inspired pink, and her jewelry made her stunning dress even more of a vibe. Ferrera wore Pomellato’s Ode to Milan Castello necklace featuring rubellites and diamonds and Ode to Milan Castello ring with a rhodolite garnet and diamonds.

Pomellato choker
Pomellato describes its Castello choker (price on request) as offering a bold, neomedieval look. (Photo courtesy of Pomellato)

Rita Moreno in Verdura

Rita Moreno
Rita Moreno (photo: Nick Agro/© AMPAS)

It could be argued that no one had a better time at the Oscars than Moreno, a winner in 1962 for West Side Story. Moreno paid heartfelt tribute to Ferrera during the Best Supporting Actress presentation and stole the show with a look that included Verdura’s gold, platinum, and diamond Lily bracelet and vintage Verdura gold, platinum, and diamond Twisted Horn earclips.

Verdura Vintage Earclips
Verdura is having a Hollywood renaissance this year, and Rita Moreno was a dream in these vintage Twisted Horn earclips ($56,500) on the Oscar stage. (Photo courtesy of Verdura)

Jessica Lange in Martin Katz

Jessica Lange
Jessica Lange (photo: Trae Patton/© AMPAS)

Talk about a woman in full: Lange showed beauty and grace as she stood among other former Best Actress winners to present this year’s award. Lange wore a Martin Katz sapphire and diamond hexagon ring in platinum, cushion and half-moon diamond earrings microset in 18k white gold, and a stack of 18k white gold white diamond microbands.

Martin Katz ring
Jessica Lange wore the heck out of this Martin Katz sapphire and diamond hexagon ring (price on request) set in platinum. (Photo courtesy of Martin Katz)

Margot Robbie in Boivin and Suzanne Belperron from Fred Leighton

Margot Robbie
Margot Robbie (photo: Nick Agro/© AMPAS)

Robbie truly is a living doll, but she also is a smart, successful movie producer whose Barbie became the most talked-about film of the year. From Fred Leighton, Robbie wore a 1980s diamond and gold twist cuff by Boivin and a 1940s gold and diamond bombe ring by Suzanne Belperron.

Fred Bracelet
Margot Robbie was elegance personified in this vintage Boivin diamond and gold twist cuff, worn alongside her dramatic black gown. (Photo courtesy of Fred Leighton)

Catherine O’Hara in Smiling Rocks and Rahaminov

Catherine OHara
Catherine O’Hara (photo: Nick Agro/© AMPAS)

O’Hara is comedy royalty and a mighty fine actress to boot, so to see her draped in diamonds felt appropriate. She wore a ring and the Dream 14k white gold necklace with 54 lab-grown diamonds, totaling 74.65 cts., from Smiling Rocks’ high jewelry collection. Her Rahaminov earrings had nearly 20 carats of pear- and oval-cut diamonds.

Smiling Rocks ring
Catherine O’Hara donned Smiling Rocks’ haute couture Floral ring (price on request) in 14k white gold with 3 cts. lab-grown diamonds. (Photo courtesy of Smiling Rocks)

Sterling K. Brown in Boucheron

Sterling K Brown
Sterling K Brown (photo courtesy of Boucheron)

Brown was considered one of the best-dressed men with his Boucheron barrette brooch. He was up for Best Actor in a Supporting Role for American Fiction. His costar (and Best Actor nominee) Jeffrey Wright also sported a brooch on his lapel, as did last year’s and this year’s Best Supporting Actor winners, Ke Huy Quan and Robert Downey Jr.

Boucheron brooch
Actor Sterling K. Brown wore this 1919 brooch (price on request) from Boucheron’s private collection. (Photo courtesy of Boucheron)

Top: Da’Vine Joy Randolph, who won Best Supporting Actress for her role in The Holdovers, wore a pair of exquisite Moussaieff diamond drop earrings (price on request) with a total diamond weight of 18.64 carats. (Photo: Michael Baker/© AMPAS)

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Karen Dybis

By: Karen Dybis

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