This year’s Oscars traditionally had a few surprises in store – and this year’s red carpet is already being heralded as one of the best ever for bling.
Bold earrings, statement necklaces, emeralds and diamonds took center stage at the 87th edition of the glitzy award ceremony in Hollywood.
Scarlet Johansson arguably stole the show with a large bib emerald necklace that stretched from the top of her neck to her chest, coupled with an ear cuff in rose gold, believed to have been made with five pear-shaped emeralds, 278 brilliant-cut diamonds, four pear-shaped aquamarines and two pear-shaped green tourmalines.
And the Oscars wouldn’t be the Oscars without a spectacular statement from Nicole Kidman, who hit the red carpet wearing wore more than $7 million worth of diamonds, including 7-carat emerald-cut diamond earstuds, an 82-carat diamond bracelet, a 16.5-carat emerald-cut diamond solitaire ring and a 5.3-carat bezel-set diamond band ring.
Cate Blanchett’s turquoise, aquamarine and diamond bib necklace and a $1.5 million 'zipper' necklace worn by Margot Robbie were some of the more flamboyant pieces. And Birdman nominee Emma Stone captured attention with a rose-cut diamond wrist cuff in in 18-karat yellow and white gold.
But probably the most dominating trend seen at the show was bold earrings, with Marion Cotillard, Reese Witherspoon, Naomi Watts and Kerry Washington all donning spectacular diamond ear candy.
Rita Ora stepped out in bold, chandelier-style earrings.
We’ll get more reaction in the coming days – but until then, they say a picture says a thousand words, so why not check out these photos from last night’s event?