Best Oscar Jewelry of 2014

March 3, 2014 Cheryl Kremkow Celebrity Jewelry Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , 1 Comment

After an awards season of minimalism and restraint, Hollywood glamour returned in force for Oscar night. It was a night of jewelry exclamation points. Statement necklaces! Important earrings! Million dollar bracelets! The return of the backlace!  Diamonds dominated. There was a lot of yellow gold. If there was an overall design style, it was deco-inspired.  But really, it was a night of string individual jewelry pieces.  Without further ado, here are my picks for the best jewelry pieces of the 2014 Academy Awards.

Cate Blanchett wears Chopard opal earrings on the 2014 Oscars red carpet

Cate Blanchett in Chopard Earrings

These large-scale floral motif earrings by Chopard were striking from afar but shown especially seen up close, when the play of color gave them an extra dimension and a softness that so well complemented Cate’s nude-colored gown. Here is a close-up view from Chopard that shows the delicate diamond pave and the lovely soft colors.

Opal earrings by Chopard that Cate Blanchett wore to the 2014 Oscars


Charlize Theron wears a $15 million Harry Winston necklace to the 2014 Oscars

Charlize Theron in a Harry Winston Necklace

First of all, the Dior dress was a stunning homage to John Singer Sargent’s Portrait of Madame X. But then again, Madame X wasn’t wearing a $15 million diamond necklace by Harry Winston. Somehow all those carats, particularly stunning on stage, still managed to look delicate. This look may have single-handedly brought back the statement necklace.


Lupita Nyong'o wears Fred Leighton to the 2014 Oscars

Lupita Nyong’o in Fred Leighton

Her ice-blue Prada dress is so breath-taking that you may not have noticed that her Fred Leighton jewelry was too. The earrings climb her lobes like the love child of classic old Hollywood diamond clusters and a spiky ear cuff. Her headband is gold too.  And she finished the look off with a gold snake cuff.  The combination looked young, fresh and absolutely appropriate. It was her night.

Naomi Watts wears a Bulgari necklace on the red carpet at the 2014 Academy Awards

Naomi Watts in Bulgari

This Bulgari necklace, which Naomi described as a “spiderweb” is a lovely geometric bib shape. But what really is most interesting is that Naomi is wearing it over a textured dress. And it works! There’s something about the white on white that is fresh.  Oh, and can we talk about the bracelet?  It’s classic Bulgari Serpenti.  So basically what we have here is spiders and snakes but in the most elegant way possible.

Olivia Wilde wears Lorraine Schwartz earrings to the 2014 Oscars

Olivia Wilde in Lorraine Schwartz

Olivia’s jewels are very elegant in graphic black and white. Her earringa are particularly cool: white jade with platinum and diamonds: the pave at the bottom really caught the light. Her bracelets are platinum and white and black jade and she also is wearing a black and white diamond ring. The ensemble wins the night’s could wear these jewels anywhere award.

Angelina Jolie wears 42-carat diamond earrings by Robert Procop to the 2014 Academy Awards

Angelina Jolie in Robert Procop

Simple, yes. But, oh my. These earrings are 42 carats of drop-dead gorgeous. They were like little spotlights when she was on the stage. This is what diamonds are all about.

Amy Adams wears Tiffany & Co earrings on the red carpet at the 2014 Academy Awards

The Tiffany earrings that Amy Adams wore to the 2014 Oscars

Amy Adams in Tiffany & Co

Amy Adams was one of the few stars who played with bold color. Her Tiffany earrings are a really interesting color combination: strawberry-colored rhodochrosite, lapis and turquoise in yellow gold. To top it off, she was wearing a $1.4 million yellow diamond bracelet.

Julia Roberts wears Bulgari to the 2014 Oscars

Julia Roberts in Bulgari

These Bulgari Parentisi earrings are really lovely on Julia and they looked great on camera. The use of baguettes is a little bit Deco, a little bit eighties, and absolutely fabulous.  They aren’t visible in this photo but her diamond bracelets were pretty great too.

Jessica Biel wears Tiffany & Co to the 2014 Oscars

Jessica Biel in Tiffany & Co

Although this ensemble looked a little haphazard, how can we blame Jessica if she just picked up all these pretty pieces and put them all on? What saves it is the platinum and aquamarine earrings and cuff.

Sandra Bullock wears Lorraine Schwartz to the 2014 Oscars

Sandra Bullock in Lorraine Schwartz

These diamond and platinum cluster earrings are actually pretty major, $1.8 million in brilliance.  They are a great example of the new cluster that climbs the ear.  They really look great on her, don’t you think?

Kerry Washington wears Jennifer Meyer jewelry to the 2014 Oscars

Kerry Washington in Jennifer Meyer

These pieces are simple but directional The line brooch is a great addition to the dress. The hoops are delicate but geometric and a bit edgy.  They might be a bit small in scale for the Oscar red carpet but we’d all love to wear them so they belong on the list. Double tennis bracelets complete the look.

Kristen Bell wears Piaget jewelry to the 2014 Oscars

Kristen Bell in Piaget

Just to prove how many statement necklaces there were this year, I’ll include a few more. This leafy diamond collar is classic Piaget. Very pretty.

Idina Menzel wears a Chimento necklace to the 2014 Oscars

Idina Menzel in Chimento

Nice and modern, draping well around her neck. This Chimento necklace has 77 carats of diamonds. That qualifies as a statement, don’t you think?

Jennifer Lawrence wears a Neil Lane necklace on the red carpet at the 2014 Oscars

Jennifer Lawrence in Neil Lane

The Neil Lane necklace Jennifer wore is undeniably lovely: carved rock crystal links with 100 carats of diamonds set in platinum. But it’s how she wore it that’s the surprise. Down her back. Again.  What do you think about the return of the backlace?  Is this the kind of style statement you can repeat annually? Like the trip that instantly becomes an animated gif? Not that I noticed because of the back lace but J.Law was also wearing 10-carat diamond studs and a million-dollar ring set with three fancy-colored diamonds.


Celebrity Photos by PR Photos.

1 Comment

  1. Amy Roseveare 9 years Reply

    Great article–looks like we were definitely on the same page with our opinions! 🙂

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