Dazzling diamonds at the 2014 Academy Awards
Whose diamonds sparkled the brightest on the red carpet at the 86th Academy Awards? Celebrities accessorised their magnificent gowns with dazzling diamond necklaces, earrings, rings and bracelets at this year’s Oscar ceremony – held on Sunday 2 March 2014.
Charlize Theron made a stunning statement with a plunging black Christian Dior haute couture dress, which she accessoried with 15$million (R161million) worth of diamonds around her neck. This cluster diamond pendant is set with a 31 carat colourless flawless square emerald-cut diamond centre stone.
The “12 Years a Slave” star from Kenya was the talk of the evening in her pastel blue Prada gown, delicate gold and diamond headband, 19th century gold and diamond snake bracelet and several vintage rings, as she accepted her award for “Best Supporting Actress”. It is said that she may have set a trend for diamond headpieces for future red carpet events.
Angelina Jolie graced the red carpet at the Academy Awards in an embellished Elie Saab Haute Couture gown dripping with beadwork, and a pair of 42-carat diamond drop earrings that definitely raised the bar with it comes to celebrity jewels.
Jennifer Lawrence wore a bright red figure-hugging Dior peplum gown with a 100-carat diamond necklace worth $2million draping down her back. She finished off her elegant look with a pair of 10-carat diamond stud earrings and a platinum and diamond ring set worth $1million.
Naomi Watts’ winter-white Calvin Klein gown with crystal embellishments and cap sleeves were gorgeous, but it’s her statement diamond necklace in a spider-web design that really completed her glamour look.
Jessica Biel looked elegant and classy in a nude Chanel Couture gown beaded with pastel pink and blue sequins, and sparkled with the help of her diamond necklace and bracelet.
Veronica Mars actress Kristen Bell wore an off-white corseted Cavalli gown in a mermaid silhouette, a glittering diamond necklace and pair of diamond stud earrings, saying “I wanted something dramatic and ice princess-like because I’m here for Frozen.”
Gravity star Sandra Bullock was a stunner in a navy blue Alexander McQueen gown, hoping to scoop her second Best Actress Oscar award. She wore an interesting choice of jewellery, including platinum and diamond cluster earrings with a floral design worth $1.8million and a round diamond bracelet.
American sweetheart and Best Actress nominee for the movie, ‘Osage Country’, Julia Roberts, wore a black Givenchy gown with a plunging neckline covered in delicate lace. Her dangling diamond earrings perfectly completed her Oscars 2014 red carpet look.