Oscars 2018: The Jewels They Wore

By Stephanie Sporn

W ith 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

What a night! Big thanks to @forevermarkusa for the gorgeous jewelry that perfectly completed my #Oscars look tonight.  And as always, none of this would possibly without the amazing glam squad! LOVE you @jillcrosbyhair, @collierstrong, @taraswennen! A post shared by Allison Janney (@allisonbjanney) on Mar 4, 2018 at 9:46pm PST

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

@Mudbound Actor @Therealmaryjblige, the first person to earn a nomination for acting and original song in the same film, wore striking Forevermark diamonds to the 90th Academy Awards. #Oscars #Oscars2018 #RedCarpet @anmoljewellers A post shared by Forevermark (@forevermark) on Mar 4, 2018 at 5:53pm PST

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

@gal_gadot shines on the #Oscars red carpet in the Blue Ice necklace from the Tiffany Blue Book Collection. #TiffanyBlueBook A post shared by Tiffany & Co. (@tiffanyandco) on Mar 4, 2018 at 9:14pm PST

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

Favorite jewels on the #RedCarpet at last nights #Oscars @helenmirren in sapphires and diamonds by @harrywinston #statementnecklace A post shared by Frank Everett (@frankbeverett) on Mar 5, 2018 at 5:16am PST

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


ZENDAYA. ✨ #Oscars photo: @gettyimages A post shared by Byrdie (@byrdiebeauty) on Mar 4, 2018 at 5:12pm PST

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

Allison Williams

Actress Allison Williams mesmerizes on the #Oscars red carpet wearing #HarryWinston’s River #Diamond Earrings weighing a total of 16.03 carats. #JewelerToStars A post shared by Harry Winston (@harrywinston) on Mar 4, 2018 at 5:06pm PST

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

Greta Gerwig

Best Director and Best Original Screenplay nominee Greta Gerwig wore a Louis Comfort Tiffany designed moonstone, diamond, and sapphire necklace to the 90th Annual Academy Awards last night. 📸 Credit: Getty Images. Swipe 👈 to take a closer look. #TiffanyAndCo #TiffanyArchives #Diamonds #Moonstone #Sapphire #Fashion #Style #TiffanyJewelry #CelebrityStyle #JewelryOfTheDay #InstaJewelry #JewelryAddict #VintageJewelry #LouisComfortTiffany #Oscars #GretaGerwig #RedCarpet A post shared by Cristina Vignone (@archivistcristina) on Mar 5, 2018 at 10:55am PST

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

Behold: The best-kept secrets backstage at the #Oscars, according to head makeup artist, @brucegrayson. Link in bio. photo: @gettyimages A post shared by Byrdie (@byrdiebeauty) on Mar 4, 2018 at 6:57pm PST

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

The stunning @salmahayek arrived on the red carpet wearing more than $4.2 million worth of #HarryWinston #Diamonds, including the Mrs. Winston #Diamond Earrings weighing a total of 27.5 carats. #JewelerToTheStars #Oscars A post shared by Harry Winston (@harrywinston) on Mar 4, 2018 at 4:46pm PST

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

Ashley Judd

It is a wrap on #oscars2018. A post shared by Ashley Judd (@ashley_judd) on Mar 5, 2018 at 3:20am PST

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.

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