Lady Gaga makes Oscar’s Red Carpet history by wearing the most expensive piece to ever grace the event!
While there were many celebrities who wore stand out pieces at last night’s 2019 Oscars, there was one that stole the show! A 128+carat Cushion Cut Yellow Diamond worn by Lady Gaga.
The 128.54-carat Tiffany & Co diamond necklace was last worn by the one and only Audrey Hepburn back in 1962 in publicity posters for Breakfast At Tiffany’s. The necklace, which is called “the Tiffany diamond” hasn’t been worn much since then either. Before it graced Audrey’s neck in the ’60s, it was first worn at the 1957 Tiffany Ball by Mrs. Sheldon Whitehouse and later made its first red carpet appearance at the Academy Awards when Gaga, 32, walked the red carpet with it on, so the necklace has only been worn a mere three times!
Charles Lewis Tiffany first purchased the stunning rock for $18,000 when it was first discovered in South Africa in 1877. Although the necklace costs about $30 million today, it was previously put on sale in 1972 for $5 million, but, unfortunately, no one placed a bid, so today, the Tiffany diamond travels to jewelry fairs and museum exhibitions around the world.
Along with the priceless diamond, Gaga wore a beautiful Alexander McQueen dress with leather gloves to the Oscars and, during the event, she never took the Tiffany diamond off her neck for the entire night. When she walked onstage with A Star Is Born co-writers Marc Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt, everyone in the audience could see Gaga’s rare piece of jewelry shimmering from the stage.