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Jewelry at the Oscars

Celebrity Jewelry at the Academy Awards Presentations

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Browse our photo galleries of designer jewelry worn to the Academy Awards, past and present. Discover which jewelry designers became a part of each celebrity's red carpet ensemble. You can be sure that all of the top celebrity jewelry designers will be represented on Oscars night.

2013 Academy Awards Jewelry

Jennifer Lawrence at the 2013 Oscars
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Vintage was a key theme at the 2013 Oscars, for the jewelry and many of the gowns, which were reminiscent of old Hollywood. Overall, jewelry seemed more delicate... more reserved, but its retail value was as high as ever.

2012 Academy Awards Jewelry

Kristen Wiig Academy Awards Jewelry
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The 2012 Academy Awards presentation (the 83rd) were held on Sunday evening, February 26th. The gallery is still growing on Oscars night, but still a work in progress. Watch for updates throughout the evening and into Monday, the 27th, with all of the details about the designer jewelry celebrities wore to the event. As always, our focus will be Oscar jewelry and accessories, with close-up photos that allow you to zoom in on the details.

2011 Academy Awards Jewelry

Amy Adams
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Diamonds were in plentiful supply at the 2011 Academy Awards, but lush green emeralds made a splash, too. Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, Annette Bening and Celine Dion all chose emeralds for Oscars night. Natalie Portman's colorful tassel earrings blended with her jewel-toned gown.

2010 Academy Awards Jewelry

Maggie Gyllenhaal
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Most celebrities stuck to the usual fare of white diamonds and platinum for their 2010 Oscars jewelry, but onyx, colored diamonds, sapphires and emeralds were in the crowed, too. Yellow gold jewelry had been popular at red carpet events during most of the previous year, but it wasn't seen on many celebs at the Academy Awards.

2009 Academy Awards Jewelry

Freida Pinto
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Diamonds and platinum once again ruled at the Oscars, but a few celebs, like Heidi Klum, used colorful jewelry to accent their red carpet ensembles -- Heidi's red dress is in sync with her work to help raise awareness for women's heart health. Angelina Jolie, Amy Adams and Phoebe Cates all accessorized with bold, colorful jewelry, and Freida Pinto's diamond drop earrings were reportedly vintage pieces from her native India. Mickey Rourke chose one piece of jewelry for a sentimental purpose -- his necklace included a photo of his 18-year old Chihauhau, Loki, who passed away away a week before the event.

2008 Academy Awards Jewelry

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Diamonds and red gowns ruled at the 2008 Academy Awards, with black gowns coming in a close second. Most of the celebrities wore white or colorful diamonds set in gold or platinum. We saw plenty of the chandelier and large drop and pendant earrings that have appeared at recent awards events, and many women decided to put the showy necklaces back on after going bare-necked for a few years.

Oscars Preview Event, 2008

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The jewelry at the 2008 Oscars preview event glittered with diamonds set in platinum and gold. Wide (but open) necklaces and bracelets were popular and so were long drop earrings.

2007 Academy Awards Jewelry

Cate Blanchett arrives at the 79th Academy Awards
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Wide and stacked bracelets and bangles were a preview of the bracelet trends that followed the 2007 Academy Awards event. Earrings were another focus at the 79th Annual Academy Awards Presentations, and beads, jewels, glitter, feathers and other types of embellishments were rampant on gowns, making low-key jewelry more important. Many celebrities chose vintage jewelry that suited their vintage and vintage-look gowns.

2006 Academy Awards Jewelry

Michelle Williams and Heath Ledger at the 2006 Academy Awards
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Vintage Hollywood glamour was back in style for the 2006 Academy Awards, with women wearing everything from vintage look flowing gowns to the more stilted fashions you'd find on a 1958 Barbie. Jewelry was mostly understated, but elegant, with white and colorful diamonds on lots of ears.

Oscars Preview Event, 2006

Chopard Pink Diamonds
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Each year, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences hires a coordinator to orchestrate a fashion preview event prior to the Oscar® presentation ceremony. Models walk the runway wearing jewelry, gowns, shoes and accessories that designers hope to showcase on celebrities the night of the awards. The 2006 event was organized by Patty Fox.

A Celebration of Oscar Fashion

Gown Worn by Charlize Theron in 2005
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Vogue editor André Leon Talley curated "A Celebration of Oscar® Fashion" in 2007, presenting a runway show of gowns and jewelry worn by at past Academy Awards ceremonies. Models wore jewelry by Cartier, Martin Katz, Neil Lane, Fred Leighton, Van Cleef & Arpels and Harry Winston. Shoes and other accessories were furnished by Manolo Blahnik, Judith Leiber, Christian Louboutin, Prada, Roger Vivier and Stuart Weitzman.

Exceptional Designer Jewelry at the Oscars, 2000-2010

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Take a look back at some of the best designer jewelry trends we saw at the Academy Awards during the first decade of the new century. Styles did change somewhat from year-to-year. Diamonds and platinum nearly always rule, but during the decade we began to see more colorful gemstones on the red carpet, too, along with wider stacks of cuffs and bracelets. Jada Pinkett Smith, shown here in 2002, was one of the celebrities who kept jewelry to a minimum in respect for the 9/11 attacks on the U.S.
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