Oscar Jewelry Fashion – Is Less More?

Jewelry fashion and Oscar – they usually go hand in hand, right? But as I expected, jewelry hounds, there wasn’t an Angelina Jolie emerald moment to speak of on the Oscar red carpet this year. My lower jaw didn’t drop once, truth be told.

The big trend we jewelry bloggers agreed on appears to be the ‘less is more’ minimal earring look to complement the statement dress. From Jennifer Lopez in Armani Prive to Sandra Bullock in metallic Marchesa – the A-list worked the ‘wow’ factor with bejeweled dresses that could only support a small earring or a layered cuff in the ice department.

Sarah Jessica Parker worked Chanel Couture – with built-in diamond necklace bling. Cameron Diaz rocked gold bejeweled Oscar de la Renta with simple circles on the ears. And everyone from nominees Anna Kendrick and Mo’nique to awards season starlets, Diane Kruger and Amanda Seyfried, sported just a splash of diamonds to make their Oscar debut.

(insert rasping gasp for air here)

To make up for the diamond draught, we jewelry hounds had to turn to our gaudy goddess, Mimi, who sported 43 carats of Chopard diamonds on the ears, and the ageless Helen Mirren, who carried 125 Chopard carats around her neck.

The night’s big award winners are still unkown, but the jewelry champs in my book are Kate Winslet in a gorgeous diamond pendant necklace and Rachel McAdams in Elie Saab Houte Cuture and statement chandelier earrings. Nicely done.

More jewelry dish tomorrow. But for now? Back to the champagne.

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  1. Anonymous

    I thought it was going to be good night for the necklace when I saw the red carpet interviewer with her big statement piece on. Thank goodness for the Brits – Helen Mirren and Kate Winslet to keep the necklace at least visible!

  2. JewelryWhore

    Rachel McAdams and Kate Winslet were definitely at the top of my list, too. My other 2 favs were SJP and Maggie Gylenhaal! Controversial, I know!

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