This year’s Academy Awards ended its 69th ceremony in a somewhat baffling fashion, but the night did start glamorously enough with plenty of bling on the red carpet.
Jennifer Anniston, for instance, accessorized herself with jewels worth no less than $10.7 million, according to several news reports. Her Atelier Versace dress was complimented by emerald-cut diamond earrings with 100 carats of diamonds (worth $9.5 million) and a 20-carat Golconda diamond ring.
Ruth Negga, nominated for Best Actress for “Loving”, donned a headpiece featuring 146.16 carats of Gemfields Mozambican rubies and 3.26 carats of diamonds. According to In Style, she also wore a 14.89 carat Gemfields Mozambican ruby ring framed by white diamond pavé, set in blackened white gold. According to Vogue, Negga’s headpiece was handcrafted by designer Irene Neuwirth, and it was chosen because they reminded the actress of Judy Garland’s ruby slippers.
Jessica Beil went for a handcrafted Tiffany & Co. collar featuring over 350 fronds made of 18k gold and over 200 baguette diamonds, weighing roughly 60 carats.
Musician and music producer Pharrell Williams rivaled the style of the ladies by donning a Chanel “Pluie de Camélia” brooch in 18K white gold, diamonds and cultured pearls.
Taraji P. Henson, who starred in the critically acclaimed film Hidden Figures in 2016, wore a necklace made of 103 carats of diamonds by Nirav Modi, as well as an Evergreen Emerald Ring, colored stone and diamonds over 8 carats by the same designer.