Whether it is the Oscars, the Golden Globe, or the BAFTA, the world waits with bated breath to see the winners, the vogue fashion, the accessories, and of course, the jewellery.
A mega event such as this is eagerly anticipated by the entire film industry, weeks or even months in advance. The tinsel town stars are in a tizzy choosing designer outfits, makeup artists, and expensive jewellery from world-famous jewellers. Each piece of jewellery is chosen after extensive outfit planning and consideration.
Some celebrities’ diamond necklace and jewellery are from their collection, while others get paid handsomely to wear expensive branded pieces for a few hours. Red carpet looks become conversation starters, but the most eye-catching ones become iconic.
Check out some of the celebrities’ most iconic and costly red carpet jewellery.
Five Most Iconic Jewellery on the Red Carpet
1. Lady Gaga’s Yellow Diamond
Laga Gaga was the cynosure of all eyes at the 2019 Academy Awards for two reasons- her black Alexander McQueen gown and the 144-year-old yellow diamond that graced her neck. Last worn by Audrey Hepburn in 1961, the yellow diamond is one of the world’s largest of its kind and costs around 30 million dollars.
2. Beyonce’s Earrings
Beyonce skipped the red carpet at the 2020 Golden Globes awards. However, that wasn’t what made the news. What really grabbed everyone’s attention was the massive pair of Lorraine Schwartz earrings she wore with her black and gold evening gown. The elegant pair of earrings have diamonds worth 280 carats.
3. Sandra Bullock’s Bracelet
At the 2014 Academy Awards, Sandra Bullock’s minimalistic look put her under the spotlight. Dressed in a strapless blue Alexander McQueen gown, the actress went bare neck but bedecked her arm with a dazzling Lorraine Schwartz diamond bracelet worth $6.4 million and a pair of earrings worth &1.8 million.
4. Helen Mirren’s Diamond Necklace
Dame Helen Mirren is a master at charming the audience with her performance and her sartorial choices. She stunned the masses when she arrived in a regal blue gown, matching sapphire and diamond necklace, matching earrings, and a massive diamond ring by Harry Winston. The cushion-shaped sapphire necklace is said to cost a whopping $ 3.8 million.
5. Cate Blanchett’s Chopard Earrings
The 2014 Academy Awards had Cate Blanchett under the spotlight for three reasons:
- The actress won the Academy Award for her performance in Blue Jasmine.
- Her stunning Armani Prive gown which was worth $100,000.
- Her Chopard earrings, bracelet, and ring were worth $18.1 million.
The Chopard earrings Cate Blanchett wore are made with 62 opals.
What Goes On Behind The Bejewelled Curtain
Priceless jewellery from long-standing and renowned jewellers is often worn for hi-fi award ceremonies. Do the stars choose the jewels or vice versa? Often brands and highly placed jewellery houses choose the stars based on the nominations for the coveted awards. However it may be, high jewellery is very much at home on the red carpet!