Academy Awards Jewelry Picture Roundup
The evening belonged to earrings and bracelets. Jennifer Hudson wore a yellow diamond necklace (picture after the jump) and a few others wore diamond necklaces but overall heavy earrings and wrists layered with diamonds were the order of the day. Cate Blanchett, Cameron Diaz, Jessica BIel and Jada Pinkett Smith all surrendered their earlobes for the evening to some beautiful and costly gems.
The extraordinary bracelets worn by Nicole Kidman were a pair of 375 carat rough diamond cuffs designed by L'wren Scott. The cuffs contain 187 "arrowhead" shaped diamonds that are known as maccles. The stones are distorted octahedrals that at some point in their growth have "changed direction" creating distinctive triangle shape and are uncut.
After the jump, some of my favorite gems of the evening.
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Rachel Weisz wore a Cartier brooch on a chain.
Anne Hathaway wore diamond and pearl earrings, a couple of large diamond rings and a wristful of Van Cleef & Arpels diamond bracelets.
Jennifer Hudson was one of the few who wore yellow diamonds pairing a vintage 1960s Fred Leighton diamond necklace with a 32 carat yellow diamond drop with a long yellow diamond leaf earrings.
Jada Pinkett Smith wore a huge pair of H. Stern canary yellow diamond stud earrings valued at over $1 million.
Jessica Biel wore a pair of huge Neil Lane diamond flower earrings.
Cate Blanchett wore a pair of diamond wing earrings with large black diamond drops.
I'm not certain if these large gems are emeralds but they are certainly stunning.
Jay Manuel found a unique way to add diamonds to his outfit, he wore an elaborate diamond pin from Neil Lane.