Our Favorite Fashion & Jewelry From the 2018 Red Carpet

lupita nyongoLupita Nyong’o

More than a month after the red-carpet blackout at the Golden Globes—a high-profile protest against sexual harassment and gender discrimination—actresses continued their show of sartorial solidarity at the British Academy Film Awards. But the all-black looks were anything but boring. With its gold piping and structural styling, Nyong’o’s silk-and-velvet Elie Saab gown gave us serious Art Deco vibes. So we loved the contrast of the dangly pearl, diamond, and sapphire earrings by Sanjay Kasliwal. Their soft, fan-style movement echoed the flowing silk panels of her gown. 

(Top) Fan earrings with 4.2 cts. t.w. sapphires, 20 cts. t.w. pearls, and 1.95 cts. t.w. diamonds in white gold; price on request; Sanjay Kasliwal of the Gem Palace; 212-988-1511; sanjaykasliwal.com

featherstone tanzanite sapphire earringsUNDER $200,000
Coleman’s Smokey Blues Taj earrings in platinum with tanzanites, blue and lavender spinels, purple and blue sapphires, paraiba tourmalines, color-change garnets, and diamonds; $157,000; Featherstone Fine Jewelry; 212-343-0604; featherstonedesign.com

tribe by amrapali earringsUNDER $100
Gold-plated blue enameled floral moon earrings with glass and pearl drops; $79; Tribe by Amrapali; newyork@amrapalijewels.com; tribebyamrapali.com


alison brieAlison Brie

If you watch Alison Brie’s awesome Netflix series GLOW (and if you don’t, you should!), you might have guessed that the Dundas dress she wore to the SAG Awards was a subtle tribute to her on-screen alter ego, wrestler Zoya the Destroya. You guessed correctly. “I’m very much channeling my character,” Brie told People. Perhaps you recall Zoya’s long-sleeved one-shoulder red leotard? Or the burst of flames that adorns her belt? The long sapphire and lapis Irene Neuwirth earrings would be a bit out of place on the butt-kicking Zoya, but regardless: Brie was one Gorgeous Lady Of Wrestling.

irene neuwirth sapphire lapis earringsON BRIE
One-of-a-kind earrings with 16.84 cts. t.w. sapphires and 17 cts. t.w. lapis in 18k yellow gold; price on request; Irene Neuwirth; 323-285-2000; ireneneuwirth.com

lauren k tanzanite earringsUNDER $10,000
Gemma earrings in 18k yellow gold with 8.27 cts. t.w. tanzanite and 0.26 ct. t.w. diamonds, $7,140; Lauren K; info@laurenk.com; laurenk.com

eden presley kyanite earringsUNDER $2,000
Earrings with 3.2 cts. t.w. kyanite, 1.12 cts. t.w. Ceylon sapphire, 0.55 ct. t.w. tanzanite, and 0.12 ct. t.w. diamond in 14k white gold; $1,600; Eden Presley; sales@edenpresley.com; edenpresley.com


saoirse ronanSaoirse Ronan

The Film Independent Spirit Awards have always been the most casual competitive affair in Hollywood. This year, Timothée Chalamet wore what cohost Nick Kroll likened to a gas station attendant uniform. Frances McDormand accepted her trophy in pajamas and slippers. And a few actresses—such as Lady Bird’s Saoirse Ronan—showed their more whimsical sides in brightly colored confections like this Prada mini. As if the chartreuse shade and citrus- and sherbet-hued embellishments weren’t sweet enough, her playful Piaget jewels added just the right amount of awards-show pizzazz.

piaget sunny side of life braceletON RONAN
Sunny Side of Life bracelet in 18k rose gold with green, blue, and mint tourmalines, aquamarines, and diamonds; price on request; Piaget;  877-8-PIAGET; piaget.com

temple st clair flower serpent braceletUNDER $25,000
Flower Serpent bracelet with royal blue moonstone, blue sapphire, tsavorite, and diamonds in 18k yellow gold; $23,000; Temple St. Clair; 212-219-8664; templestclair.com

alexis bittar dancing baguette braceletUNDER $500
Dancing Baguette stacked hinge bracelet with blue labradorite and crystal accents; $265; Alexis Bittar; 718-687-4144; alexisbittar.com


gal gadotGal Gadot

Oh sure, Wonder Woman’s bracelets are bulletproof. But given the choice, which would you rather have: a pair of amazing armor-style cuffs that could deflect gunfire, or the traffic-stopping diamond and aquamarine necklace that Gal Gadot rocked at the Oscars? The Wonder Woman star brought superhero style to the red carpet with the Deco-inspired Tiffany necklace and a gunmetal sequined-and-fringed Givenchy gown that shimmered and shimmied with every step she took. Who knew another of Wonder Woman’s powers was hypnosis by couture?

tiffany diamond and aquamarine necklaceON GADOT
Blue Book Collection necklace in platinum with diamonds and 61 cts. t.w. aquamarines; Tiffany & Co.

ayva aquamarine diamond necklaceUNDER $5,000
Kela necklace with 1.1 cts. t.w. diamonds and 0.75 ct. t.w. aquamarines in 18k white gold; $2,640; Ayva Jewelry; info@ayvajewelry.com; ayvajewelry.com

paige novick aquamarine lariat necklaceUNDER $2,500
Necklace with pear-shape aquamarines and 0.05 ct. t.w. diamonds in 18k gold; $2,340; Paige Novick; 212-252-1441; paigenovick.com


danai guriraDanai Gurira

Actress Danai Gurira looked like a million bucks—or should we say a billion, now that her movie Black Panther has hit that major box-office milestone?—at the Academy Awards, from her blush-colored Gabriella Hearst gown, which was both strapless and backless (yes, you read that correctly!) and simultaneously regal and contemporary, to her super-glamorous Messika diamond ear cuff, bracelet, and choker. The necklace alone contained a jaw-dropping 676 diamonds. And could those dangling, shield-style stones be any more appropriate for our favorite Wakandan warrior?

messika diamond chokerON GURIRA
Siren Song choker with 36.21 cts. t.w. of diamonds; price on request; Messika; contact@messika.com; messika.com

shay diamond chokerUNDER $25,000
Pavé halo emerald-cut illusion choker with 4.8 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k white gold; $23,100; Shay; 646-745-6831; shayfinejewelry.com

oscar de la renta crystal chokerUNDER $1,000
Three-row Swarovski crystal cluster necklace; $890; Oscar de la Renta; 888-782-6357; oscardelarenta.com

(Nyong’o: Ian West/PA images/Getty; Brie: Frederic J. Brown/AFP/Getty; Ronan: David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty; Gadot: Dan MacMedan/WireImage; Gadot’s necklace: Courtesy of Tiffany & Co.; Gurira: Getty)

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