Hollywood’s biggest night returned for its 95th season and this year’s show delivered some of the most memorable Oscars jewellery looks in history. Pulling out all the stops to work with the world’s best designers and jewellers, our favourite celebrities have curated head-turning red carpet looks that are more than the sum of its parts.
Deepika Padukone, for one, elevated her Louis Vuitton gown with the evening’s most stunning jewellery piece: a Cartier high jewellery necklace featuring diamonds, yellow diamonds, and one 67.18-carat pear-shaped briolette-cut yellow sapphire centre stone. Likewise, Angela Bassett looked absolutely amazing in Moschino, accentuated by Bulgari Serpenti high jewellery.
Also especially memorable was the Tiffany & Co. necklace that Florence Pugh wore with her jaw-dropping outfit by Valentino. From the American jeweller’s 2022 Botanica collection, its undulating curves diamonds and white gold perfectly captured the actress’ youthful and dynamic personality.
Indeed, while glorious high jewellery necklaces are usually the highlight when it comes to red carpet glamour, young celebrities and stylists these days are showing a preference for other kinds of jewellery pieces over necklaces—especially necklaces that are rather too ostentatious, which has a tendency to add a few years to the look.
Leaving the neckline bare, on the other hand, results in a fresher, lighter overall look, unencumbered by a heavy diamond festooned necklace. Celebrities like Stephanie Hsu and Ana de Armas, for instance, embodied new age red carpet glamour by eschewing big necklaces in favour of high jewellery earrings and bracelets.
That, along with the profusion of halter, high, round, and other fanciful necklines this year, meant that necklaces have taken a backseat for once, relinquishing the spotlight to statement bracelets, rings, and earrings.
Another key Oscars jewellery trend this year came from the men. While male celebrities wearing brooches on their jacket lapels is not big fashion news anymore, some have upped their jewellery game by wearing not one but two brooches as a stylistic or personal statement. Presenter Michael B Jordan and Best Supporting Actor winner Ke Huy Quan were the celebrities who embraced this trend.
Scroll on to see all of Vogue Singapore’s best 2023 Oscar jewellery looks.
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Angela Bassett in Bulgari
Angela Bassett jazzes up a frothy purple Moschino gown with Bulgari Serpenti high jewellery. The serpent-themed necklace mirrors the dress’ asymmetric flow, almost mimicking the actress’ gorgeous natural curves.
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Old Hollywood glamour was the direction for Deepika Padukone’s red carpet look. Her black velvet off-shoulder dress by Louis Vuitton was the perfect backdrop to the Cartier jewels she wore, including a stunning Magicien high jewellery necklace featuring one pear-shaped yellow diamond centre stone, a Pluie de Cartier diamond bracelet, and diamond rings from Cartier Étincelle and Reflection de Cartier collections.
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Cara Delevingne in Bulgari
Channelling Old Hollywood glamour, Cara Delevingne fired up the red carpet with this a crimson Elie Saab gown and stunning Bulgari high jewellery including a triple twirl Serpenti necklace, a Serpenti cuff bracelet, emerald and turquoise ring, and Serpenti earrings.
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Jessica Chastain in Gucci High Jewellery
It’s Gucci from top to toe for Jessica Chastain this Oscars season, and even that fantastic Gucci Lionhead high jewellery necklace comes from the Italian luxury house. Studded with over 80 carats of tsavorite garnets and diamonds, it was the perfect match to the custom silver crystal and sequin-embroidered gown.
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Zoe Saldana in Cartier
Wearing a Fendi couture gown, Zoe Saldana accessorised with diamond drop earrings, an Arabesque motif diamond necklace, and a pearl statement ring all from Cartier.
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Florence Pugh in Tiffany & Co.
Trust Florence Pugh to storm the red carpet statement with this Valentino ensemble consisting of a strapless bustier top and micro shorts, complete with a fabulous train for dramatic effect. The actress also wore Tiffany & Co. high jewellery. That statement necklace with undulating white gold and diamonds comes from the American jeweller’s 2022 Botanica Fall collection.
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Janelle Monae in Reza Jewellery
Janelle Monae absolutely sizzles in custom Vera Wang, bringing a pop of orange to the otherwise muted “champagne” carpet. She accentuates the look with a diamond choker and diamond earrings from Reza Jewelry.
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Lady Gaga in Tiffany & Co.
Lady Gaga modelled this sheer Versace dress just days after it premiered at the brand’s Fall 2023 collection show, and she added a touch of bling with a vintage Tiffany & Co. necklace in platinum and diamonds made circa 1955-1965.
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Phoebe Waller Bridge in Bulgari
Phoebe Waller Bridge dresses in a black Dolce & Gabbana gown, accessorising with Bulgari Serpenti high jewellery necklace and ring.
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Jenny Slate in Gismondi 1754
If there was just one thing Jenny Slate’s form-fitting strapless number by Thom Browne ever needed, it was this one-of-a-kind high jewellery necklace by Gismondi 1754. Echoing the streamlined silhouette and clean lines of her dress, this diamond and emerald Abbraccio necklace exudes equal parts feminine power stylistic brilliance.
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Michelle Williams in Tiffany & Co.
Michelle Williams wore this beautiful custom Chanel gown with a sheer cape layer, and white gold Tiffany & Co. diamond jewellery from the Victoria and Schlumberger collections.
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Elizabeth Banks in Pomellato
The Cocaine Bear director walked the red carpet in a bespoke Vivienne Westwood, complete with Pomellato diamond-paved jewellery from the Italian jeweller’s Iconic and Nudo collections. The necklace’s sleek silhouette provide the right counterpoint to all those ruffles and waves.
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Halle Bailey in De Beers
Halle Bailey wore a sheer corset dress by Dolce & Gabbana, accessorising with classic De Beers diamond jewellery.
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Stephanie Hsu in Cartier
Not even that bubble gum pink Valentino Spring couture gown could overshadow Stephanie Hsu’s million-dollar smile. She accessorised tastefully with Cartier [Sur]Naturel high jewellery diamond and blue sapphire earrings, and an Arabesque motif bracelet, leaving her neckline bare for a fresh and youthful evening look.
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Rihanna in Moussaieff
With her Alaïa gown, Rihanna rocked red carpet maternity style in Moussaieff orangey brown and yellow diamond earrings, orangey brown diamond ring, dark brown diamond dress ring with white diamond pavé
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Michelle Yeoh in Moussaieff and Richard Mille
The Oscars Best Actress was a picture of ethereal beauty as she stuns in a white Dior couture feathered gown, and completed her red carpet look with cascading diamonds from Moussaieff. Along with diamond drop earrings and a fabulous pear-cut diamond ring, Michelle Yeoh also wore a diamond lariat necklace but not on the neckline, rather, in her hair—which was brilliant in every sense of the word.
In addition, she is one of the few Hollywood celebrities who always wears a timepiece—her trusty Richard Mille—on the red carpet. This time, she donned a RM07-02 in white ceramic with a diamond paved centre.
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Cate Blanchett in Louis Vuitton
Cate Blanchett’s custom blue draped asymmetrical velvet top with shoulder pads and long black double satin skirt are from Louis Vuitton, as were her high jewellery earrings and rings.
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Mindy Kaling in Boucheron
Mindy Kaling rocked the red carpet with a bodacious Vera Wang cutout dress and accessorised with statement drop earrings from Boucheron’s Ailleurs high jewellery collection.
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Ana de Armas in Louis Vuitton
Ana de Armas wore a custom silver silk organza embroidered lurex and glass rhinestone mermaid gown, plus high jewellery diamond earrings, bracelet, and ring, all by Louis Vuitton.
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Emily Blunt in Chopard
Emily Blunt’s strapless Valentino gown was made even more elegant with shoulder-dusting Chopard Haute Joaillerie earrings featuring 76.17-carats of pear-shaped pink sapphires and 5.89-carats of diamonds.
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Kerry Condon in Briony Raymond Jewelry
Kerry Condon’s canary yellow dress by Donna Karan brightened up the red carpet while her Briony Raymond bracelet and earrings brought just the right amount of sparkle.
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Melissa McCarthy in Gismondi 1754
Christian Siriano created Melissa McCarthy’s gown less than a week before Oscars night after her original dress was ruined by a pipe burst in the designer’s studio. She also wore diamond and ruby jewellery by Italian legacy jeweller, Gismondi 1754.
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Halle Berry in Pomellato
Like a Grecian goddess brought to life, Halle Berry was a vision in her Tamara Ralph slit gown which had sparkling rosettes all around. Her jewellery choices were kept clean and minimalist with Pomellato Iconica non-diamond pavé rose gold jewellery, and that did wonders to pair with the outfit while complementing her gorgeous skin tone.
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Fan Bing Bing in Lorraine Schwartz
Red carpet stalwart Lorraine Schwartz dressed Fan Bing Bing in stunning emeralds while Tony Ward created this dramatic green and silver gown.
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Jennifer Connelly in Louis Vuitton
Jennifer Connelly’s Louis Vuitton ensemble came with this beautiful statement neckline, and she accessorised wisely with white gold diamond rings from the maison’s high jewellery and diamonds solitaire collections.
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Andrea Riseborough in Alexander McQueen
Andrea Riseborough’s red carpet style consisted of a Dior couture lace gown and traffic-stopping Alexander McQueen ear cuffs culminating in a drop-shaped pearl.
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Andi MacDowell in Pomellato
Andi MacDowell needs very little to stand out, which was why her black Saint Laurent dress was the perfect outfit that evening—along with just a smidge of diamonds from Pomellato’s Sabbia collection.
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Ariana Debose in De Beers and Omega
The actress wore a custom Versace sequinned panel dress with diamonds from De Beers and a dainty Omega Constellation timepiece.
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Nicole Kidman in Harry Winston and Omega
Nicole Kidman wore an Armani Privé slit dress with 3D floral shoulder detail, accessorising with classic Harry Winston diamonds and an Omega cocktail watch.
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Jamie Lee Curtis in Cathy Waterman
Known for her penchant for under-the-radar jewellery, Jamie Lee Curtis’ Oscar-winning look came from Dolce & Gabbana and American jeweller Cathy Waterman.
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Brendan Fraser in Omega
The Oscar Best Actor winner earned high praise for this red carpet look accentuated by a diamond set lapel brooch and an Omega Speedmaster Chronoscope.
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Austin Butler in Cartier
The Cartier ambassador was in Saint Laurent by Anthony Vaccarello and iconic Cartier jewellery pieces including the Panthère de Cartier ring and bracelet, plus a Cartier Collection ring, all in yellow gold
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Ke Huy Quan in Fred Leighton and Omega
Ke Huy Quan personalised his Giorgio Armani tuxedo with two jewellery pieces on his lapel: a black flower brooch by Fred Leighton and a diamond stud brooch. He also wore an Omega Globemaster.
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Michael B Jordan in Tiffany & Co.
The Creed star continued his two-brooch streak, taking full liberty with the Tiffany & Co.’s iconic Bird on a Rock creations, one with an over 32-carat morganite and another with an over 58-carat green tourmaline.
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Ram Charan in ethnic jewellery
Actor Ram Charan looked super suave in his modern-ethnic get-up, accessorising with a trio of brooches and medallion buttons designed in the style of chakra motifs.
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Jay Ellis in Cartier
Suited up in custom Fendi, Jay Ellis went for a Cartier Tank Must watch in stainless steel and diamonds.
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Idris Elba in Gucci High Watchmaking
As the star of the Italian fashion house’s latest haute horlogerie campaign, Idris Elba was fittingly suited in Gucci, and wore a 40mm G-Timeless Planetarium tourbillon timepiece from the high watchmaking collection.