With celebrities wearing more than $30 million in jewelry and watches, the 90th annual Academy Awards red carpet was more glittering than ever. As seen on Helen Mirren and Jennifer Garner, blue gowns were the ideal canvas for brilliant sapphires, while Greta Gerwig and Gal Gadot opted for the blue box – both donned elegant necklaces by Tiffany & Co. While standout necklaces seemed to be worn on every star in 2017, this year’s accessory of choice was undeniably the statement earring. From Black Panther heroine Lupita Nyong'o to Get Out antagonist Allison Williams, here are the ten leading ladies who caught the eyes of our jewelry specialists in New York.

Allison Janney

Dressed in a custom, fiery red Reem Acra gown, Allison Janney could not look more different than her I, Tonya character, which won her Best Supporting Actress. Janney topped her Oscars debut look with Forevermark diamonds, including a classic rivière necklace.

Mary J. Blige

Being the first double dominee for Best Song and Best Supporting Actress definitely calls for larger-than-life earrings. Mary J. Blige appropriately wore Forevermark stunners with her white Atelier Versace gown. 

Gal Gadot

Bringing Art Deco glamour to the red carpet, Wonder Woman star Gal Gadot paired her plunging Givenchy gown with the ‘Blue Ice’ necklace, featuring March’s aquamarine birthstone, from Tiffany & Co’s legendary Blue Book Collection. 

Helen Mirren

Leave it to Dame Helen Mirren to effortlessly pull off more than 150 carats of Harry Winston sapphires and diamonds.


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Draped in Giambattista Valli Couture, the gravity-defying Greatest Showman actress wowed in diamond jewels from Bulgari’s heritage collection.

Allison Williams

In a blush Armani Privé gown and dripping in Harry Winston diamonds, Allison Williams was an Old Hollywood glamour vision.

Greta Gerwig

Making history as one of only five women to be nominated for the Best Director Oscar, Greta Gerwig wore one of the evening’s most exciting and unexpected combinations: a custom Rodarte gown with an archival Tiffany & Co. moonstone necklace, designed by Louis Comfort Tiffany.

Lupita Nyong’o

Always a best-dressed actress with a meaningful message, Nyong’o shimmered in Atelier Versace. Her hair was inspired by traditional Rwandan styles, while her earrings were by Niwaka Fine Jewelry.

Salma Hayek

Salma Hayek rocked the more-is-more look in a bejeweled Gucci dress and Harry Winston diamonds. 

Ashley Judd

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The actress and ardent Time's Up proponent looked timeless in 1930s Bulgari jewels and Badgley Mischka Couture.

Lead Image: Lupita Nyong'o and Danai Gurira attends the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood & Highland Center on 4 March 4 2018 in Hollywood, California. Photo by Christopher Polk/Getty Images.