On the Red Carpet, during the presentations, and at the after parties, jewelry and watches shared center stage among the celebrities as they celebrated the 80th edition of the motion picture industry’s Academy Awards, Hollywood’s most prestigious and glamorous night.
Sparkling fashion statements included:
Marion Cotillard, Best Actress winner for her role in La Vie En Rose selected to layer Chopard’s champagne diamond briolette necklace (64 cts.) with light and dark brown diamond bead necklaces (106 cts.), and a square cut brilliant cut yellow diamond ring (15 cts.).
Last year’s Best Actress winner and this year’s presenter for Best Actor, Helen Mirren, dazzles in H.Stern’s Hebe earrings with more than 18 cts. of fancy cut diamonds set in 18K Noble Gold ($600,000) and floral ring with more than 10 cts.of diamonds set in 18k white gold ($1.7 million). She carried a Swarovski clutch by Beverly Hills designer Kathrine Baumann to complement the gown’s diamonte sleeves.
Gone Baby Gone Best Actress nominee, Amy Ryan, sparkles in H.Stern’s Phoebe earrings with more than 32 cts. of diamonds set in 18k white gold ($300,000) and floral bracelet made especially for the 2008 Red Carpet in 18k white gold and diamonds ($260,000).
Two time Best Actress Oscar winner Hilary Swank glistened as a presenter in Chopard’s flower diamond hairclips, round cut diamond earrings on a French wire (9 cts.), and snowflake diamond bracelet.
Presenter Keri Russell wore H.Stern’s Vintage floral necklace taken from the private vault of Hans Stern for the 2008 Academy Awards, with more than 405 marquis diamonds totaling more than 46 cts. ($300,000) and floral diamond earrings ($20,000).
Penelope Cruz, wore Chopard’s ruby (25 cts.) and diamond drop earrings a fancy shaped diamond bracelet (26 cts.), and a marquise-cut diamond ring (6 cts.).
Previous Best Actress winner, Marlee Matlin attended the awards ceremony wearing Chopard’s pear and marquise shape diamond drop earrings (15 cts.) a fancy diamond shaped bracelet (39 cts.), and black and white diamond stacking rings.
After the awards ceremony, the stars headed to the after parties. One of the most sought after tickets was to the Elton John AIDS Foundation – Oscar Party, hosted by the legendary singer. Chopard was one of the evening’s sponsors.
Sir Elton John wore a fancy shaped diamond lariat necklace, radiant cut diamond stud earrings (12 cts.) and a pear shape pink tourmaline ring (120 cts.).
Film producer and event co-host, David Furnish wore one of Chopard’s watches.
Co-president and creative director of Chopard, Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele wore Chopard’s amethyst (55 cts.), red sapphire (96 cts.) and black diamond (24 cts.) floral necklace and earring set from Chopard’s 709 Madison Collection.
International supermodel and Chopard ambassadress, Eva Herzigova, wore Chopard’s radiant cut fancy yellow and white diamond hoop earrings (64 cts.), a fancy yellow and pink diamond bracelet (39 cts.) and a fancy yellow and white square cut brilliant diamond bracelet (44 cts.).
Left to right: Sir Elton John, Caroline Gruosi-Scheufele, David Furnish, and Eva Herzigova