Academy Awards

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At this years Oscars the winner on the jewellery front was platinum as some of the most glamorous stars choose it to complement those fabulous gowns (possibly the best array in years.) That platinum was the metal of choice is not to be wondered at. For starters it’s the highest quality metal, and its natural white color maximizes the brilliance of diamonds and colored gemstones, making them sparkle even brighter on the red carpet …

What the stars wore:

Want to know who wore what? Here’s the low-down …

Sandra Bullock: The Best Actress wore platinum and diamond earrings and a platinum and diamond bracelet from her personal collection by Neil Lane, to offset her shimmering Marchesa gown. Rumours that Sandra is a regular gal with a sense of humour as well as a lack of ego were solidified when she very gamely turned up in person to accept her Razzie for the Worst Actress (All About Steve) at a ceremony just 24 hours before the Oscars. She was the first actress to do so. In the past the awarding of Razzies has been met with irritation and bewilderment by their recipients…

Charlize Theron: Stuart Townsend’s ex who went to the event accompanied by her Mum, Greta, wore platinum and diamond cluster earrings (all 17.25 carats!), and a vintage marquise diamond and platinum wave bracelet, both by Harry Winston. Unfortunately for Charlize, while her jewellery was a wow! her Dior Couture lilac and lavender gown with its very strange bust detail bombed. Still, she very stoically defended it when the fashion police queried her choice. "I love the dress" she said. Spoken like a truly confident woman.

Penelope Cruz: Platinum and diamond drop earrings (18 carats), and three platinum and diamond bracelets (51 carats total) by Chopard were Penelope’s choice to complement her lush red draped gown by Donna Karan.

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Kate Winslet: Leaving her favoured asymetrical style gown aside for the night, last’s years’ Best Actress winner was a knock out in a strapless Atelier Yves Saint Laurent bustier and evening gown accessorised with platinum and yellow diamond pendant (19 carats total), platinum and yellow diamond drop earrings (10 carats), and three platinum and yellow diamond bracelets by Tiffany & Co.

Sarah Jessica Parker: Two platinum and diamond bracelets with matching earrings by Fred Leighton offset Sarah Jessica Parker’s rather shapeless pale lemon silk Chanel Couture gown.

Demi Moore: Does that woman have the recipe for the Elixir of Youth or the best plastic surgeon on the planet? Mrs. Kutchner looked 20 years younger than her chronological age in an on-the-money Atelier Versace coral and blush ruffled gown teamed with platinum and diamond bracelet encrusted with crystals, a platinum and diamond ring with a feature pearl, and a platinum and diamond hair clip by Van Cleef & Arpels.

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Jennifer Lopez: Always likely to turn up in something you wouldn’t put your worst enemy in, this year J-Lo got in right in a shimmering white Armani Prive gown moulded to those famous curves. She accessorised the gown perfectly with platinum and diamond clip earrings, and a platinum and diamond bracelet by Cartier.


Faith Hill: The country singer’s look – black lace mantilla inspired mish-mash of a dress by Roberto Cavalli was saved (just) by the stunning blackened platinum and diamond bangles (180 carats) by Lorraine Schwartz, and black sapphire and black diamond earrings set in platinum by Ofira.


Gabourey Sidibe: First-time nominee Gaby wore one of the favoured shades of the night – blue. Her cobalt gown by Marchesa was worn with a dazzling display of blackened platinum and diamond earrings set with sapphires, blackened platinum and black diamond bracelets, and a blackened platinum and diamond ring (in all over 180 carats worth!) by Lorraine Schwartz.


Nicole Richie: Looking like an Egyptian princess with those fabulous kohl lined eyes, Nicole opted for her signature vintage style in a sequined Reem Acra bell sleeved gown which she wore with blackened platinum and diamond ring (110 carats), blackened platinum and diamond stud earrings, and a blackened platinum and diamond ring by Lorraine Schwartz.


Julianne Moore: Shimmering in a silvery Calvin Klein gown that fell from the bust and oozed elegance, Julianne kept it simple with her accessories – five platinum and diamond bracelets by Bvlgari.


Maggie Gyllenhaal: While virtually every other star turned out in a block coloured gown or one that had graduations of a shade, Maggie broke the mould with her blue, black and white printed silk off-the-shoulder number by Dries Van Noten. Not on our favourite list, we have to confess. We did, however, fancy her platinum, diamond, emerald and sapphire bracelet by Fred Leighton.

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Vera Farmiga: Her hot fuchsia gown with ruffles and fortuny pleats was one only a star could carry off. Luckily that’s exactly what Vera is. With such an ostentatious gown she did well to choose jewellery that stood out but did not compete. Her choice? Platinum, opal and diamond ear clips, platinum and diamond hair clips by Fred Leighton.


Hilary Swank (Vanity Fair party): The most talked about eye-popping gown of the night was surely that of double Oscar winner Hilary Swank. The black, barely-there sequined top, wraparound skirt and scooped back number was by Armani Prive. The jewellery (which covered as much as the top!) consisted of a perfectly placed platinum and diamond chain with matching platinum and diamond earrings and a platinum and diamond cluster ring by Harry Winston.


Tina Fey: Her Michael Kors one-shoulder 50s inspired black lace gown with nude silk under layer was a bit of a hit and miss affair with the fashion press but we give it the thumbs up at jewel. We also loved Ms Fey’s platinum, diamond and onyx earrings and her platinum, black jade and diamond ring by Stephen Russell.

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Helen Mirren: Has she ever looked less than elegant? Helen Mirren once again proved at Oscars 2010 that when it comes to style she has few peers. Her dove grey Badgley Mischa gown overlaid with net sprinkled with silver sequins was accessorised beautifully with a platinum and diamond necklace (125 carats) and platinum and diamond earrings (9 carats) by Chopard.


Sigourney Weaver: Always a stand out, by virtue of her height, Sigourney wore a red Roman style Lanvin gown offset by a generous black satin bow and two platinum, ruby and diamond bracelets and platinum and diamond earrings (8 carats each) by Neil Lane.


Meryl Streep: Beautifully turned out, as ever, her softly draped Chris March gown with plunging V was a showstopper as was her dazzling platinum, diamonds and onyx ring by Fred Leighton.


Zoe Saldana: We thought she looked a bit like a cross between a Vegas showgirl and an ostrich in a gown that graduated waist to floor from soft lavender to deep purple. What were Givenchy thinking? Luckily Zoe’s platinum and diamond drop earrings (20 carats), and a platinum and amethyst ring (80 carats) by Lorraine Schwartz were more dignified.


Miley Cyrus: It’s hard to get a gown that’s just right for a teenager but Jenny Packham did Hannah Montana proud! The champagne coloured gown with corset style stop and flowing, shimmering skirt was worn with platinum and ruby ring (10 carats), and matching earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.


Amanda Seyfried: Her soft white Armani gown was the perfect backdrop for Amanda’s choice of accessories – platinum and colored diamond bracelets (250 carats), platinum and colored diamond ring, and blackened platinum and diamond earrings all by Lorraine Schwartz who was by far the most favoured jewellery designer of the night.

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