Bling Ring! The Biggest Carat Queens on the Oscars Red Carpet
Total Carat Count: 147
If you follow the star's newly launched Snapchat account, you saw her jaw-dropping jewels. She teamed her purple Oscar de la Renta design with more than $1.6 million in Tiffany & Co. sparklers, including $1.3 million in diamonds on her wrists alone, plus $250,000 pear-shaped and marquise diamond earrings and a 7.49-carat emerald cut tsavorite and diamond cocktail ring (worth $150,000).
Total Carat Count: 81
What does $3.7 million worth of Harry Winston diamonds look like? Just check out Charlize's iced-out look, featuring a cluster diamond pendant necklace (48.8 carats!), platinum-set cluster earrings (15.49 carats!) and a cushion-cut diamond cocktail ring (8.78 carats!), which added some crazy sparkle to her head-turning Dior Haute Couture gown.
Total Carat Count: 55
Also dripping in Harry Winston jewels, the Scandal star teamed her custom Atelier Versace gown with 42.54-carat diamond hoop earrings and a 12.02-carat three-row diamond ring.
Total Carat Count: 80
We imagine the Quantico star (who said she felt like “a princess”) had to return her $7 million of Lorraine Schwartz jewels pretty much the second she exited the auditorium. Her 50-carat diamond drop earrings alone are valued at $3.2 million. But she didn't stop there, adding a 22-carat diamond ring worth $3.4 million, a 10-carat pinky ring worth $850,000 and another 8-carat diamond ring worth $300,000. (And yes, all of them have been pinned to our “Dream Engagement Rings” Pinterest board. )
Total Carat Count: 80
The Modern Family star played up the color of her custom midnight blue silk organza Marchesa gown with 65-carat sapphire-and-diamond vine earrings and a 15-carat sapphire-and-diamond ring.
Total Carat Count: 154
PeopleStyle editors agree this whole look was a personal best for the actress. She accessorized her figure-flattering royal purple Atelier Versace gown with a showstopping collar necklace from Bulgari's High Jewellery collection featuring nine cushion shaped sapphires (109.25 carats), 18 marquis diamonds (19.25 carat), round brilliant-cut diamonds (11.15 carat) and trapezoidal and pavé diamonds (14.75 carat).
Total Carat Count: 32
Also pulling from the Bulgari High Jewellery collection, our Best Dressed pick added more sparkle to her glittering Armani Privé gown with a “Four Seasons” necklace boasting nine round brilliant cut diamonds (3.81 carat), plus a string of smaller round brilliant cut diamonds and pavé diamonds (28.52 carats).
Total Carat Count: 200
No breakover red carpet appearance would be complete without so many diamonds they can be seen from outer space. The star wore close to $3 million worth of Neil Lane jewelry, including four diamond-and-platinum bracelets totaling 150 carats, diamond-and-emerald platinum earrings weighing in at 10 carats and a large 10-carat diamond-and-platinum ring worth $250,000.
Total Carat Count: 60
Marking her third Oscars red carpet choosing a statement necklace, the nominee teamed her Dior Haute Couture gown with a diamond necklace from Chopard's High Jewelry Collection featuring 47.35-carats of diamond beads set in 18kt white gold. She didn't stop there, adding diamond studs and a “Copacabana” ring featuring 12.71-carats of diamonds set in 18kt white gold.
Total Carat Count: 64
We love that Cate follows a “Go big or go home” red carpet dressing philosophy, adding even more flair to her seafoam green custom Armani Privé gown with an array of 2016 Tiffany & Co. Blue Book Collection jewels including $125,000 diamond drop earrings and a $110,000 ring in platinum (weighing in at 2.30 carats).
Total Carat Count: 27
The actress gets the award for coolest cuff on the carpet, amping up her fire-orange Stella McCartney gown with a Forevermark by Jade Trau diamond bracelet set with a 12-carat stone, plus round brilliant diamond earrings.
Total Carat Count: 50
The Game of Thrones star complemented her eco-friendly, custom Galvan x Opening Ceremony gown with Tiffany & Co. jewels including a cluster diamond necklace ($245,000), tsavorite-and-diamond earrings ($85,000) and $28,000 worth of rings.
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Total Value: $205,000
The Martian star's hottest accessory at the Oscars was his wife, Luciana Barroso, but his custom 44mm Van Cleef & Arpels rose gold watch came in at a close second. The design features six planets — Earth, Mercury, Venus, Mars, Jupiter and Saturn — and each is hand sculpted out of a hard stone. The coolest part? Each planet moves around the dial according to its actual length of orbit in space.