Monday, 28 February 2011

Academy Awards 2011 ... The Jewels!

Ahh the Oscars – a ray of glittering jewels on an otherwise overcast day! Not such a rare beast today, there were a number of jewels that stood out. Come with me on a tour:

Anne Hathaway looked stunning on the red carpet in a red “archival” Valentino dress and a lovely big diamond necklace and matching earrings from Tiffany. Her numerous dress changes (8!) during her stint as host of the Awards (apparently she acted on the advice of Shirley Maclaine who told her to change outfits frequently) throughout the night also showcased a diamond collar of diamonds and pale amethyst from Tiffany & Co., with a grey and black Vivienne Westwood gown and a large pair of tanzanite sapphire drop earrings with a bright blue sheath by Georgio Armani.

Amy Adams wore Cartier – a diamond necklace with a large hanging emerald pendant on her sparkling blue-purple dress by L'Wren Scott. Amy loves necklaces :)

Nicole Kidman wore her trademark white sheath this time by Dior, with a diamond collar (although I'm not a fan of the oxidised (black) look around the stones). Interestingly, it follows the same idea I had with my 'back necklace' that I posted about back in 2008.

Annette Bening wore large emerald earrings with her pewter dress.

Reese Witherspoon wore emerald earrings and matching ring with her black and white gown and Barbie hair (!).

Susan Downey (wife of Robert), wore large imperial topaz earrings, matching cuff and ring that she said were designed by Angelina Jolie. When interviewed with her husband she was very excited about the jewels and her spouse exclaimed that the best part of the evening for her was wearing the earrings!

Natalie Portman who has recently sported necklaces, this time went for long tassel earrings that matched the tone of her plum Rodarte gown. My guess is that they were either plum ruby or rhodolite garnet in the tassel and diamonds above. I loved them!

Gwyneth Paltrow sported an interesting pair of earrings with coloured stones that appears to include such gems as peridot, amethyst, citrine and garnet. She wore a matching brooch on her hip too!

Helen Mirren went traditional and wore a long diamond necklace from Cartier with her dark grey gown by Vivienne Westwood.

Susanne Bier who won for the best Foreign Language Film wore a lovely diamond collar and bracelet and one of the few blue dresses of the evening.

Celine Dion wore a diamond and emerald necklace on the red carpet and appeared on stage later with a diamond collar and cuff.

All in all a great show of jewels don’t you think?
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