In the category of necklaces on the red carpet at the 2014, 86th Annual Academy Awards, the nominees were Forevermark, Harry Winston, Fred Chimento, Tiffany & Co and Neil Lane.
While some women in strapless gowns and bare necklines did choose to miss a necklace and wear dangling designer earrings, the women who really stood out and made a statement, placed stunning pendants and collars at the center of their glamorous looks. Here is the look at the best necklaces at the 2014 Oscars.
Harry Winston & Charlize Theron
Most fashion commentators including Vogue agree that Charlize Theron´s Flawless Harry Winston Cluster from his Incredible Collection was the standout of the night. The intricate and dazzling necklace consisted of a thick chain embedded with a 31-carat square-emerald-cut flawless diamonds that met on her upper chess plate and then dropped down to a single stunning diamond flower-like cluster. In total it consists of 155 total diamonds and is valued at $15 million making it by far the most expensive piece of jewelry of the night.
Theron knew how to show it off too in a slinky black Dior dress with a gently plunging v neckline and very simple earrings.
Bulgari & Naomi Watts
For a simple statement Naomi Watts white Calvin Klein dress with a high round neck and cap sleeves embellished in tiny crystal embellished was lovely. But it was that spider-web diamond necklace that made it completely different to what anyone else was wearing and one of the looks of the night.
The spider-web diamond necklace is Bulgari from their High Jewelry Collection set. Watts also wore a white gold and diamond bracelet, earrings and a Serpenti bracelet.
Idina Menzel & Chimento
For sheer bling value on the red carpet, Idina Menzel comes in next in a Chimento 77.12-carat diamond collar worth more than $300,000 paired with a Chimento 34.6-carat diamond bracelet worth over $100,000. She also wore Demarco diamond earrings, and a Suzanne Kalan diamond ring.
Forevermark & Margot Robbie
Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Jewelry was unveiling their new collection via celebrities on the Oscar red carpet and the most stunning of these was the Wolf of Wall Street actress Margot Robbie who glistened in Forevermark Exceptional Diamond Jewelry by Rahaminov.
Her round 55.26 carat diamond necklace was created from Forevermark´s signature Round Brilliant Diamonds and set in white gold. The necklace and actress looked stunning in a simple black dress, black Saint Laurent by Hedi Slimane.
Numerous other stars wore pieces by Forevermark including Oscar Presenter Michael B. Jordan, Oscar Performer Karen O and Idina Menzel who swapped Chimento for Forever mark when she changed to perform. Jennifer Garner also looked great in a Forevermark bracelet and earrings but it really was Robbies´ necklace that made her diamonds dazzle most.
Neil Lane & Jennifer Lawrence
Jennifer Lawrence dripped diamonds in a Neil Lane 100-carat delicate diamond necklace which she draped down her back- The necklace is worth $2 million, making it the second to most expensive of the night. She strut the diamond chain in a bright red figure-hugging strapless Dior peplum gown.
This beautiful necklace consists of intricately carved rock crystal and looped in a chain-like platinum pattern that gives an almost floral falling look from the distance. She finished off her elegant look with a pair of 10-carat diamond stud earrings and a platinum and diamond ring set worth $1 million.
Tiffany & Co & Jessica Biel
Jessica Biel kept it classic and looked ethereal in her figure hugging to the floor silver dress by Chanel, and a studded marquise-cut diamond necklace also from Tiffany & Co. She paired it with some aquamarine drop earrings and a bracelet from the Blue Book 2014 collection, a studded diamond bracelet also from Tiffany’s.