Oscar Jewels: Who Wore What to the Big Night

While Black Swan‘s Natalie Portman and The King’s Speech star Colin Firth got to take home little gold statues, most of the stars at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards enjoyed wearing their gleaming metals in fine-jewelry form while walking the red carpet.

From simple yellow diamond studs to rainbow-hued brooches and statement-making pendant necklaces, jewelry styles varied widely last night, but didn’t fail to dazzle.

Bling Around the Collar

Cohost Anne Hathaway in Tiffany & Co.: slight drop earrings featuring 10 cts. t.w. colorless diamonds; a 5 ct. t.w. colorless diamond ring; a 94 ct. t.w. Lucida Star diamond necklace (value: $10 million); gown, a vintage Valentino Haute Couture taffeta with floral appliqué train

Nicole Kidman (Best Actress nominee for Rabbit Hole) in Fred Leighton: a 19th-century, 150-carat colorless diamond riviere; gown, a strapless, embellished white Dior Haute Couture

Crowning Achievements

Hailee Steinfeld (Best Supporting Actress nominee for True Grit) in Fred Leighton: a platinum headband featuring 10 ct. t.w. colorless diamonds; a heart-shaped colorless diamond and platinum ring; gown, custom-made Marchesa tea-length princess gown with crystal embroidery

Hilary Swank in Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie: purple titanium Orchid hairpieces with diamonds; gown, a strapless silver sequined Gucci Première with ombré feathered train


Swing by in Drop Earrings

Carie Lemack (executive producer, Best Documentary Short nominee Killing in the Name) in Jay Carlile for Forevermark: Cascade Diamond earrings, Pavé Diamond bangle, Fancy Diamond cuff

Jacki Weaver (Best Supporting Actress nominee for Animal Kingdom) in William Goldberg for Forevermark: Oprah diamond drop earrings, diamond Aero bracelet, and a Double Flower diamond ring

Jennifer Hudson in Neil Lane: long 10 cts. t.w. diamond earrings, value $22,750; a 35 ct. t.w. colorless diamond and platinum leaf bracelet, value $225,000; a 20 ct. t.w. fancy colored diamond ring, value $300,000; two wide platinum bracelets featuring 100 cts. t.w. colorless diamonds, value $300,000; gown, tangerine Atelier Versace halter

Hayley Bridges, daughter of True Grit Best Actor nominee Jeff Bridges, in Forevermark Chandelier earrings with diamonds

Mallika Sherawat in Forevermark Teardrop earrings featuring 70 cts. t.w. diamonds

Natalie Portman (Best Actress winner for Black Swan) in Tiffany & Co.: rubellite earrings with rose-cut diamonds; gown, an empire-waisted violet-colored Rodarte with Swarovski crystal beading

Reese Witherspoon in Neil Lane: platinum and colorless diamond bracelets, an emerald and colorless diamond ring, and emerald and colorless diamond earrings; gown, a black and white Giorgio Armani Privé strapless


Floral Accents

Emma Thomas (producer, Best Picture nominee Inception) in Forevermark: Diamond Vine necklace, Diamond Vine earrings, and Diamond Vine bracelet

Gwyneth Paltrow in Louis Vuitton: “L’Ame du Voyage” high jewelry brooch featuring diamonds and colored stones in yellow gold on the waist, plus matching earrings and a ring; gown, metallic Calvin Klein Collection

Melissa Leo (Best Supporting Actress winner for The Fighter) in Forevermark: Jay Carlile for Forevermark rose gold drop earrings featuring 2.05 cts. t.w. diamonds and Diamond Flower ring in rose gold; gown, Marc Bouwer

Scarlett Johansson in Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie: ruby stud earrings; a Dragon Flower ring with emeralds, diamonds and cabochon rubies; gown, burgundy lace backless Dolce & Gabbana


Keeping It Simple

Halle Berry in Neil Lane: colorless 20 ct. t.w. colorless diamond stud earrings in platinum,  value $720,000; a platinum ring featuring 12 ctw. t.w. fancy colored diamonds, value $450,000; gown, Marchesa nude crystal-encrusted gown with ruffled train

Mandy Moore in Chopard: diamond pavé button-style earrings in yellow gold; a 13 ct. t.w. colorless diamond ring; gown, sparkling nude Monique Lhuillier

Michelle Williams (Best Actress nominee for Blue Valentine) in Harry Winston: colorless diamond sunflower, button-style earrings, and a colorless diamond ring; gown, a short-sleeved embroidered white Chanel Haute Couture

Mila Kunis in Neil Lane: colorless diamond and platinum ribbon earrings; colorless diamond and platinum cocktail ring and bracelets; gown, a lavender lace Elie Saab Haute Couture gown with a grosgrain ribbon waist and peekaboo detailing

Sandra Bullock in Harry Winston: colorless diamond stud earrings and two colorless diamond bangles; gown, scarlet red strapless Vera Wang


A Big Statement (Pendant)

Amy Adams (Best Supporting Actress nominee for The Fighter) in Cartier: a platinum and colorless diamond necklace with a carved 33.24 ct. t.w. emerald, value $290,000, 2 ct. t.w. diamond earrings in platinum (value: $35,000); a Haute Joaillerie secret watch bracelet in platinum with colorless diamonds and a 30.75 ct. t.w. carved emerald (value: $1.025 million); gown, a purple L’Wren Scott cap-sleeved gown

Celine Dion in Bulgari: a green spinel and colorless diamond pendant necklace in 18k yellow gold from the historical archives collection; gown, ivory long-sleeved Giorgio Armani Privé

Helen Mirren in Cartier: platinum necklace from with pearls and diamonds and a platinum bracelet with diamonds from Cartier’s Archive Museum Collection; gown, gunmetal Vivienne Westwood Couture


Sunny Stones

Cate Blanchett in Van Cleef & Arpels: vintage yellow and colorless diamond earrings in yellow gold; colorless diamond and yellow gold tassel bracelet; gown, beaded and pleated lilac Givenchy Haute Couture gown with yellow beaded accents

Jennifer Lawrence (Best Actress nominee for Winter’s Bone) in Chopard: platinum bracelets featuring 16 cts. t.w. radiant-cut yellow diamonds, and matching earrings; gown, red Calvin Klein Collection

Penélope Cruz in Chopard: earrings featuring 27 cts. t.w. yellow diamonds and platinum ring featuring a 10 ct. t.w. pink sapphire and colorless diamonds; plunging L’Wren Scott red gown with sequined flame accents

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