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Diamond Jewelry Steals Show at Oscars

Hollywood’s stars got their night to shine on the red carpet at the 89th annual Academy Awards, but their stunning diamond jewelry perhaps shone even brighter. The showstopper was the pair of statement earrings (photo) by Chopard featuring a 25-carat pear-shaped D-flawless diamond and 26-carat heart-shaped D-flawless diamond, 4.55-carats of pear-shaped diamonds and 4.35-carats of brilliant-cut diamonds set in 18k white ‘Fairmined’ gold from the “Garden of Kalahari Collection”, worn by Charlize Theron. The collection entails 23 diamonds cut from a single, extremely rare 342-carat diamond unearthed by Lucara Diamond from their Karowe Mine in Botswana (watch the teaser for the film about the Queen of Kalahari diamond at the heart of the collection). She also wore a ring with a 7.11-carat pear-shaped diamond and 1.14-carat of diamonds set in 18k white gold, and a diamond ring featuring a 4.04-carat diamond set in 18k white gold, both from the “High Jewelry Collection.”

InStyle.com nominates their top 10 supporting jewelry roles for the evening, including: Ruth Negga wearing Irene Neuwirth featuring Gemfields responsibly sourced Mozambican rubies. Her head piece features 146.16 carats of rubies, the earrings include 37.18 carats of rubies and 3.26 carats of diamonds, and the ring showcased a 14.89 carat Gemfields ruby framed by white diamond pavé, all set in blackened white gold; Jessica Biel wearing a handcrafted Tiffany & Co. collar, made using over 350 uniquely shaped 18k yellow gold fronds and over 200 baguette diamonds; Taraji P. Hensen wore a NIRAV MODI statement necklace, made with 103 carats of diamonds; Nicole Kidman wearing more than 119 carats of Harry Winston jewels as well as a Winston Cluster Diamond and Spinel Drop Earrings in platinum and 18k yellow gold; and Jessica Biel wearing a handcrafted Tiffany & Co. collar, made using over 350 uniquely shaped 18k yellow gold fronds and over 200 baguette diamonds. The collar is roughly 60 carats.