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When you’re a star studded celebrity walking down the red carpet on your way into the Oscars, you are already aware that the world is watching. As the press surrounds you screaming “what are you wearing?” you already know that the actual winning of an Oscar is only part the fun.
2012 was no different. And as every girl knows, even the most stunning gown would never be complete without accessorising with the latest jewellery designs.
The 84th Academy Awards saw current Hollywood step back in time to old Hollywood. This was the year that a silent French film made all the noise. The crème de la crème of Hollywood stars followed suit, by wearing classic simple dresses and adding the sparkle with large statement pieces of newly designed and vintage jewellery.Brilliant white diamonds set in platinum were very much the trend this year, with only a few exceptions wearing gold. Elegant jewellery design was very well represented; we saw creations from Anna Hu, Fred Leighton, Harry Winston, Neil Lane, Tiffany & Co, Louis Vuitton, to name but a few.
Natalie Portman opened the trend this year for white diamonds set in platinum by stepping onto the red carpet wearing a stunning utterly timeless platinum and diamond v-shaped cluster necklace with matching earrings all by Harry Winston.
Louis Vuitton proved that charm bracelets are still very much in vogue by loaning Emma Stone their new interpretation of the Charm bracelet from their prefall 2012 High Jewellery Collection.
Not to be out done, Octavia Spencer who won an Oscar for best supporting actress, wore 20 – carat diamond and platinum briolette chandelier earrings with a large diamond and platinum cocktail ring to match by Neil Lane.
Neil Lane also accessorised Angelina Jolie’s little black dress with 20 – carat cushion cut drop earrings teamed with a matching 15 – carat cushion cut white diamond ring.
Tiffany & Co vintage and new designs were worn by many stars. Most notably was Cameron Diaz, who wore an emerald cut white diamond necklace and a large white diamond dome ring to match.
Meryl Streep, winner of best actress for “The Iron Lady”, stood out from the crowd this year as being one of the very few women wearing gold; in the form of large vintage gold drop earrings by Fred Leighton.
Of course not to be outdone the boys completed their red carpet look with beautiful but understated watches. Most notably for this was Jean Dujardin, Oscar winner for Best Actor in “The Artist.” He wore a Jaeger-LeCoultre Memovox Tribute to Deep Sea Watch.
So the future of Jewellery design for this year seems to be at least in part, simple elegant glamour with a touch of old Hollywood class!
I’ve added a few links below for you to get a real eyeful of all the Oscar action.