While Hollywood’s elite walked the Oscar’s red carpet for the 91st Academy Awards, it was the stunning jewellery adorning celebrities that really stole the show.
The Tiffany Diamond made its Oscar’s debut decades after it was last worn by Audrey Hepburn in the publicity photo shoot for Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Boasting more than 82 radiant facets, the iconic cushion-cut gem is one of the largest and fanciest yellow diamonds in the world and has only been worn three times in history.
The priceless stone, which was discovered in South Africa in 1877, was originally 287 carats, and was reportedly purchased by Tiffany & Co. a year later for US$18,000 and shaped to showcase its radiant gold hue.
"The chance to work with such an amazing piece of design and history tonight is a creative dream come true," stylists Sandra Amador and Tom Eerebout said. "There are so many beautiful jewels in the world, but the radiant Tiffany Diamond, which weighs over 128 carats, is truly exceptional, which is just so fitting for Lady Gaga."
Dazzling with more than 16 cushion-cut diamonds and 46 round brilliant-cut diamonds equating to 95 carats, the spectacular necklace certainly shone through the evening.
"The chance to work with such an amazing piece of design and history tonight is a creative dream come true," – Sandra Amador and Tom Eerebout
But it wasn’t the only opulent jewel at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles.
Awards presenter Charlize Theron was breathtaking with Bvlgari’s exquisite double-wrapped Serpenti necklace gracefully coiled around her neck. The diamond-encrusted necklace shone against the star’s custom-designed Dior gown by Maria Grazia Chiuri.
Oscar nominee Rachel Weisz sparkled in Cartier, wearing a headband styled from two matching diamond and platinum brooches from 1903.
Best Actress in a Supporting Role Oscar winner Regina King oozed elegance with pear-shaped diamond earring by Chopard alongside a ring and bracelet from the Haute Joaillerie collection. Best Actress in a Leading Role Oscar winner Olivia Colman also dazzled in Chopard earrings.
It wouldn’t be a red-carpet event without striking timepieces. Bradley Cooper completed his suave black outfit with IWC’s Big Pilot Watch with a one-of-a-kind engraving. The chronograph will be auctioned by Sotheby’s with full proceeds being donated to Antoine de Saint-Exupéry Youth Foundation.