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Alexandra DeRosa
Feb 22, 2015 @ 10:30 pm

There was one statement made loudly at the Oscars red carpet, and it was happening above the neck. The statement necklaces that stole the red carpet show at the 87th Annual Academy Awards weren't your typical red carpet jewels by any means. They were unexpected surprises -- and total hits.

Cate Blanchett (above, left), a no-fail risk-taker, opted for a turquoise Tiffany & Co. bib necklace. The actress looked statuesque in a black sleeveless Maison Martin Margiela column by John Galliano, allowing her necklace to take center stage by skipping out on extra add-ons.

Meanwhile, Margot Robbie (above, center) accessorized her plunging long-sleeve Saint Laurent gown with an ornate tassel necklace by Van Cleef & Aprels. The sexy simplicity of the gown was the perfect platform for the far-from-basic piece, which featured an array of diamonds, sapphires, and a blue beaded tassel.

The strapless Armani number Behati Prinsloo (above, right) wore also set the stage for a statement necklace. The Victoria's Secret model clasped a dark strand of baubles around her neck, showing off her toned shoulders.

All of these necklaces proved that sometimes a red carpet look isn't just all about the dress.

PHOTOS: See all of Oscars 2015 red carpet arrivals, from head-to-toe.

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