After a year of mostly virtual awards shows, stars are lighting up red carpets again with high-wattage jewelry and finery. At this spring’s 2021 Golden Globes and Oscars, leading actresses shone in dramatic diamond-studded necklaces, original bracelets, statement earrings and handfuls of cocktail rings — all the better to accessorize their elegant evening attire. Here’s how the artists styled their electrifying looks.
Best actress Oscar nominee Andra Day wore winning Chanel couture and high jewelry (including the house’s amazing “Brins de Diamants” earrings and “Légende de Blé” bracelet) to scoop a Golden Globe for her soulful turn in “The United States vs. Billie Holiday.”
Zendaya was positively incandescent at the Oscars in more than $6 million of Bulgari diamonds and a neon yellow Valentino cutout gown. The transformable necklace, from the upcoming Bulgari Magnifica high-jewelry collection, features two diamond collars with a removable center brooch and tassel.
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For pure Oscar genius, check out best actress nominee Vanessa Kirby’s sinuous Cartier high-jewelry necklace, studded with 1,112 diamonds, and her minimalist Gucci column.
Golden Globes and Oscar 2021 nominee Viola Davis strikes a pose in her regal Lavie by CK gown by Cameroonian designer Claude Kameni, graced with a diamond-dusted Pomellato Tango parure.
Tiffany Haddish mixed metals at the Golden Globes, melding a pair of Messika by Kate Moss high-jewelry gold hoop earrings with a three-finger ring, a silver and copper Alberta Ferretti gown and her new platinum hair color.
It doesn’t get much brighter than Isla Fisher’s bold Alex Perry Globes dress illuminated with Van Cleef & Arpels’ $369,000 Snowflake high-jewelry diamond necklace and Fleurette studs.
Margot Robbie crushed it at the Academy Awards in Chanel — from a trio of Coco Crush rings, a Voie Lactée ring and Ruban Mademoiselle Perles earrings to the house’s custom mermaid gown, which required 205 hours of handiwork.
At the Oscars, Reese Witherspoon fired up her scarlet and vermilion Christian Dior gown with Bulgari’s high jewelry. Her colorful bijoux included a Magnifica ring holding a 10-carat ruby and diamonds paired with a one-of-a-kind Barocko onyx, diamond and pearl bracelet.