It is hard to let the glamour of awards season go too quickly. The big bang of jewelry fireworks at the Oscars still lingers in my mind. As always there were lots of dazzling diamonds to love. The greatest jewelry surprise, however, was all the colorful statement pieces. InStyle exclusively photographed five of the best Oscar treasures so you could linger as long as you like over the splendor. See the designs and read about the details below.
Gwyneth Paltrow (above)
The 1999 best actress Oscar winner added some serious drama to her chic baby pink silk-crepe Ralph & Russo gown with Anna Hu’s epic Fire Phoenix earrings. Huge pear-shape cabochon rubellites totaling almost 123 carats formed the pendants and the top portion of the jewels. Although the name of the rich crimson color gem sounds as though it is a type of ruby, rubellites are actually a rare kind of tourmaline. The big reds were surrounded by a blaze of smaller stones including diamonds, blue, pink, and purple sapphires, spinels and Paraiba tourmalines.
The Duchess of Windsor may have inspired the Van Cleef & Arpels Zip Necklace Robbie donned for her smoldering walk down the red carpet, but the Australian actress made the masterful design famous for a whole new generation. The way the gold jewel featuring 300 sapphires and 150 diamonds was styled with a red lip, blonde lob, and plunging black Saint Laurent Paris gown modernized the look of the piece and revealed its sex appeal.
Ear cuffs have made some stunning appearances on the red carpet and catwalk this season proving the trend is most decidedly here to stay. Yet few have worn the style with as much conviction as Scarlett Johansson. Her edgy faux hawk and triple ear piercings accentuated the modernity of Piaget’s Mediterranean ear cuff to perfection. The floral design featured pear-shape emeralds, aquamarines, and tourmalines accented with 278 diamonds. The Avengers star and new mother wore a little matching stud in her right ear.
Hudson not only did a show-stopping performance of “I Can’t Let Go” during the Oscar ceremony, the 2007 Academy Award winner also shut down the red carpet when she showed up in enormous emerald earrings by Lorraine Schwartz. The jaw-dropping jewels had a couple of emeralds totaling 110 carats surrounded by yellow and white diamonds.
Blanchett made a big jewelry statement with a bib necklace from Tiffany’s 2015 Blue Book collection of rare jewels inspired by the sea. Aquamarines the color of a clear ocean and turquoise accented with diamonds were set in cool collage of stones on the highly flexible platinum mounting. The piece lit up Blanchett’s blue eyes and stood out against her black John Gailliano for Martin Margiela dress.