Monday, February 27, 2012

Academy Awards Jewelry - Cuffs

There were so many beautiful jewels on the red carpet last night along with a few trends and some very special pieces.  First...diamond cuffs and wide diamond bracelets.

Do you think photographers don't remove the stunned background humans on purpose as a way to get  back at celebrities for being such assholes.  Could this woman possibly think this was her photo op?  Regardless, you know right now she's wishing she spent that extra time at the gym.


Gwyneth wears Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie Hearts of Winter cuff bracelet made of 2,368 rose-cut, round brilliant diamonds weighing 163 carats and valued at $1 million; and the double hoop Duchess Hibiscus Ring made of rose cut and round diamonds with purple sapphires set in 18-karat white gold and valued at $160,000.  Ahhhmaazing.

Viola Davis looked lovely, if not a little "from the valley of the jolly....ho, ho, ho, " in Vera Wang and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Viola recycling Lorraine Schwartz's wide champagne and white diamond cuff.  It seems to be the "go to" bracelet because it has also been worn by Taylor Swift and Ashley Green at events earlier in the year.  See below...
Taylor Swift - not making an odd face for a change.
Ashley Green - not sure who she is but she nailed the look.
Penelope Ann Miller from "The Artist" wears a rare three-carat pink radiant diamond ring, surrounded by pink and white diamonds; an art-deco 24-carat diamond encrusted cuff bracelet; and 11-carat halo drop diamond earrings, all from Blue Nile.  Blue Nile is one of the best on-line resources for diamond knowledge.
These are Kristin Wiig's hands showing off three wide platinum and diamond bracelets along with a platinum, emerald, ruby and diamond ring by Neil Lane.  Since she usually wears flesh-tone on the red carpet she should have lost that dark nail polish.  Every time I see a woman wearing it I know her nails are skoovatch underneath.
Nina Garcia from "Project Runway" wearing a vintage Fred Leighton platinum ring set with a 14 carat rose cut diamond and a 1950's platinum bracelet.  

Miss Piggy, also wearing Fred Leighton.  Oh... wait, is that a nipple slip?

2 comments:

Jessie said...

I think the cuffs on Gwyneth and Viola were exceptionally beautiful, and those two women wore them well. But I doubt that a cuff the size of Gwyneth's would look good on someone like me who lacks that long expanse of arm. You should still have some arm left after the cuff, but Gwyneth's cuff would probably come up to my elbow.

Still, I'm intrigued by the way in which Gwyneth's cuff used diamonds. To my untrained eye, the setting seems innovative and fresh.

Lahore said...

No matter what Angelina Jolie is wearing, everyone is always talking about her. The beautiful mother of six wore a black Atelier Versace velvet gown with a thigh-high slit. If that wasn’t enough, the talented actress showcased a pair of exquisite Neil Lane diamond tassel earrings.
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