Jewelry dazzle on Oscar night

13 08 2010
The 82nd Annual Academy Awards was a night of firsts, with Kathryn Bigelow becoming the first-ever female to snag an Oscar for Best Director, and funny woman Sandra Bullock’s about-face Best Actress Oscar win for her role in a drama.
According to National Jeweler, however, there weren’t many surprises when it came to the jewelry seen on the red carpet.  Both nominees and presenters opted for classic diamond jewelry, especially a combination of diamond line bracelets and diamond earrings, from simple studs to drops to cluster versions featuring assemblages of small stones.
Classic jewelry have dominated awards show season, from the Emmys to the Golden Globe Awards held in January, to Oscar night. Effortlessly glamorous, it isn’t hard to see why it was a look chosen by both nominees and presenters gracing the Oscars stage.
The Hurt Locker director wore Boucheron’s “Ava” diamond stud earrings and “Ariane” bracelet with a pear-cut diamond and round pave diamonds set in white gold; while Bullock complemented her gown with a diamond line bracelet and classic diamond drops falling just below her earlobesm both Neil Lane designs.
Best Supporting Actress winner Mo’Nique, Avatar star Sigourney Weaver, presenter Charlize Theron and Crazy Heart star Maggie Gyllenhaal all adorned the earrings and bracelet combination,  pairing the diamond jewelry duo with gowns in vivid hues.
Mo’Nique selected Chopard’s princess-cut yellow diamond tennis bracelet, radiant-cut light yellow diamond line bracelet and radiant-cut fancy yellow and colorless diamond earrings to wear with her sapphire blue gown.  Gyllenhaal accented her gown with a Fred Leighton 1940s diamond and platinum bracelet featuring emerald and sapphire, and a 19th century diamond and ivory “Calla Lily” earrings. Weaver paired her bright red Lanvin with a Neil Lane diamond link bracelet, ruby and diamond bracelets, and round diamond drop earrings, all set in platinum, while Theron chose Harry Winston’s vintage marquise diamond and platinum “Wave” bracelet and diamond and platinum cluster earrings.
Presenter Demi Moore, Best Supporting Actress nominees Vera Farmiga and Carey Mulligan, also sparkled: Moore selected a flurry of Van Cleef and Arpels designs, including  a tassel pearl, diamond and sapphire ear clips,  a vintage diamond and platinum bracelets and a hairclip from the “Private Collection.” Farmiga wore a Fred Leighton 1920s diamond and platinum ear clips with opal, 1960s diamond cluster cocktail ring and a diamond and platinum leaf brooch in her hair. Mulligan chose a Fred Leighton-designed Everlon diamond knot ring, a 19th century pear-shaped diamond ring and 19th century cascading earrings featuring diamond briolettes.
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