This had to be one of the best years for jewelry ever on the Oscars Red Carpet. Bold earrings and sparking ear cuffs turned out to be just the opening act for the big bold statement necklaces that followed.
Early on it appeared that Margot Robbie was going to be the highlight of the jewelry show wearing a Van Cleef & Arpels “Zip Antique Colombine” emerald necklace featuring diamonds and sapphires set in 18k yellow gold. The zipper is fully functional.
But it turned out that Robbie was going to be joined by a parade of others wearing a variety of statement necklaces.
Scarlett Johansson pretty much stunned everyone and also caused me (as well as others I’m sure) some embarrassment with a large bib necklace that I thought was emerald but is now being reported at numerous places as a Swarovski crystal embroidered collar. Precious or not it was one the big statement pieces on the red carpet. She matched the necklace with Piaget Mediterranean Garden ear cuff set in 18k pink gold with five pear-shaped emeralds, 278 brilliant-cut diamonds, four pear-shaped aquamarines and two pear-shaped green tourmalines.
Lupita Nyong’o may have out-done everybody with a white Calvin Klein gown adorned with approximately 6,000 white pearls, which were reportedly a mix of fake and real.
Anna Kendrick wore a diamond collar of five rows matched with marquis and pear-shaped diamond cluster earrings totaling 13 carats, reportedly by Norman Silverman. The necklace was tucked into the neckline of her gown.
Cate Blanchett went with a multi-row turquoise necklace by Tiffany & Co.