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Oh So Oscar! Featuring The Natural Diamond Saga

By Seema Dhawan

The Oscars, frequently hailed as the pinnacle of glamour during awards season, has been captivating the audiences worldwide with its blend of cinematic excellence and sartorial splendor. It’s not just about honoring the best in film; the red carpet becomes a veritable runway where every gown, every suit, every accessory is scrutinized and celebrated, with pundits predicting which fashion statements will shape the year ahead.

As celebrities adorn themselves with the most exquisite pieces, natural diamonds have played a pivotal role in this visual extravaganza. Reported at $30 million, Lady Gaga’s Tiffany natural diamond necklace to Elizabeth Taylor’s 68 carat necklace and Ruth Negga’s Irene Neuwirth crown; the red carpet has evolved into a grand showcase of opulence and elegance, transcending cultural boundaries to celebrate the universal allure of glamour.

The Oscars represent more than just an awards show, this visual spectacle becomes part of a larger narrative, shaping the zeitgeist and inspiring generations to come.

1. The White Noise

Despite the rise of bold colors and statement pieces, white diamonds remain a constant on the Oscars red carpet. Their timeless elegance and versatility make them a go-to choice for celebrities. Whether it’s a classic necklace with a dazzling pendant or delicate straps adorning a gown, they add a touch of undeniable glamour that never goes out of style.

  • Angela Bassett in Harry Winston (1996): In 1996, a jewel worth $1 million was still newsworthy, well, the 273 carat diamond necklace by Harry Winston that Angela Bassett sported was valued at a whopping $9 million.
  • Cara Delevingne (2023): The actress stepped out on the Oscars red carpet in a stunning in a red gown from Elie Sab, but her 80 plus carats of natural diamonds from Bulgari stole the show.
  • Michelle Yeoh (2023): Celebrating her historic win, the star accessorised with a natural diamond necklace, which can also be worn as a hair ornament, together with dangling diamond earrings and a diamond ring from Moussaieff.

2. Camera, Couture, Color!

This trend signifies a shift from traditional diamonds to embrace the vibrant spectrum of colored diamonds and unique design elements. It allows celebrities to express their individuality and personal style while still making a statement on the red carpet. This trend is not just about grabbing attention; it’s about celebrating diversity and personal expression on the biggest stage in Hollywood.

  • Rihanna (2023): Stole the show with giant brown diamond earrings from Moussaieff. These bold and unconventional diamonds perfectly complemented her daring and fashion-forward style.
  • Deepika Padukone (2023): Deepika Padukone dazzles at the 95th Oscars in a one-of-a-kind Cartier necklace featuring a rare pear-shaped yellow sapphire framed by a gradation of exquisite natural diamonds.
  • Sofia Carson (2023): The actress and singer turned heads on the champagne carpet in this epic Chopard necklace featuring 122 carat emeralds and 92 carats of pear-shaped, marquise cut, baguette cut and round shaped diamonds set in white gold jewellery.

3. Stunning Statement Styles:

The Oscars red carpet is renowned for dazzling displays of fashion, and in recent years statement earrings and bold necklaces have stolen the show. These eye-catching pieces transcend mere adornment, becoming focal points that express the wearer’s individuality and complement their overall style. From dazzling diamonds to vibrant gemstones and unique designs, celebrities are embracing these bold statement pieces to make a red-carpet splash.

  • Florence Pugh (2023): Sported a unique and creative diamond necklace design from Tiffany & Co.’s Botanica collection. This piece featured unconventional cuts and floral motifs, highlighting the embrace of unique design elements.
  • Lady Gaga (2019): The dynamic Lady Gaga made the whole world gasp after being spotted in the very dramatic yellow diamond necklace and matching earrings from Tiffany & Co. The vibrant hue added a bold and unforgettable touch to her ensemble. Notably, this exquisite necklace, was worn for the very first time by Audrey Hepburn and subsequently by Lady Gaga.
  • Charlize Theron (2019): Charlize Theron stunned on the red carpet, donning long emerald-green Bulgari earrings with diamonds and emeralds. Her ensemble was elevated by a white gold and diamond double wrap Serpenti necklace, a High Jewellery necklace with 61 natural diamonds, and matching earrings featuring white gold, sapphires, and emeralds – a showcase of exquisite elegance.”
  • Roshumba Williams (2023): The ABC red carpet host was dazzling in diamonds, including Grandview Klein’s diamond scarf made of 274.80 carats of oval, cushion cut and round diamonds. She accessorized her diamond scarf with more diamonds from El Paseo Jewelers proving you can never wear too many diamonds!
  • Margot Robbie (2023): Margot Robbie looked stunning in an Armani Privé black sequined gown with emerald cut natural diamond earrings from Lorraine Schwartz totaling 72 carats and a matching 11 carat emerald cut diamond ring.

Article attributed by Natural Diamond Council

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