2013 Oscar Jewelry Trend: The Backlace

February 25, 2013 Cheryl Kremkow Celebrity Jewelry Tags: , , , , , , , 4 Comments

Two gorgeous nominees, two Oscar wins, two stunning diamond necklaces worn draped down the back. With Anne Hathaway and Jennifer Lawrence both wearing reverse necklaces at the 2013 Academy Awards, is it any wonder that the top Oscar jewelry trend of the year now even has its own #Backlace hashtag?

The trend is even more striking because the necklaces are so different. Anne Hathaway’s backwards beauty is a chunky floral necklace by Tiffany & Co, worn as a reverse lariat.

Jennifer Lawrence’s back bling is a delicate 74-carats strand of diamond beads by Chopard, worn draped down her back.

The necklace also had an extra surprise “tennis bracelet” moment in the spotlight when Jennifer stumbled on the stairs on her way to accept her award, catching the light falling over her shoulder.

This isn’t the first time the backlace has been associated with Tiffany & Co. Audrey Hepburn memorably draped pearls across her back in the iconic scene from Breakfast at Tiffany’s.

And after its prominence at the 2013 Oscars, this won’t be the last time we see the backlace either. It may be the jewelry trend of the year.


  1. Certified Fine Jewelry 6 months Reply

    Amazing post with a lot of useful content! Thanks for sharing it 🙂

  2. Francesca 10 years Reply

    This blog posting intrigued me from start – “The Backlace.” Despite my love for cutting edge fashion, the backlace has not yet made it to my favorite fashion boutiques. This is completely new on me.

    Seeing it worn so elegantly on Ann Hathaway & Jennifer Lawrence is inspiring. As spring warms into summer I would not be surprised to see people try this (including myself).

    Thanks for teaching me something new!


  3. JewelStreet 10 years Reply

    I’m not sure if this will catch on as a mainstream trend but it does look great plus its an easy way of using old jewellery in more of a choker style.

  4. Becky 10 years Reply

    Lovely post! It will be interesting to see where else we see backlaces after two such imitate-able ladies wore them on such a big night!

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