Monday, March 8, 2010

Historical jewelry at the 82nd Academy Awards

By on Monday, March 08, 2010 3 Comments

82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals
For the second straight year, many of the A-listers who attended the Academy Awards wore no necklaces. But they did sparkle in other ways especially their ears and their hair. Diamonds were hugely popular.

My favorites of all the red carpet jewelry were the real historical pieces from Fred Leighton - who specialize in gorgeous vintage jewelry. British actress Carey Mulligan, the Best Actress nominee had the evening's most stunning earrings -a spectacular 19th century cascading diamond earrings which only recently came into the Fred Leighton collection.

Presenter Elizabeth Banks also wore a vintage Fred Leighton - an understated diamond headband.

82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Zoe Kravitz sported a Fred Leighton 19th century diamond wing brooch in her hair. I wish there was a closer shot available but it's an interesting way to wear a brooch.

2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals

Julianne Moore wore 2 diamond and platinum Bulgari (circa 1930) - from their historical archives collection:

2010 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter - Arrivals

Sarah Jessica Parker wore 19th century diamond cluster earrings proving some jewelry designs are forever popular :

82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Maggie Gyllenhaal's bracelet is a Fred Leighton 1940's diamond cluster statement bracelet. Not sure if that is an emerald gemstone or not.

82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Mariska Hargitay's stunning Fred Leighton diamond necklace is also from the 19th century:

82nd Annual Academy Awards  Arrivals

Jennifer Lopez's diamond ear clips are vintage Cartier (1934, London).

82nd Annual Academy Awards Arrivals

Meryl Streep wore a magnificent Fred Leighton Art Deco diamond and oynx bracelet teamed with a silver purse.

82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

It's not historical but Mariah Carey's huge diamond brooch was another stand out because brooches are not that popular these days. Bodice brooches hark back to previous centuries. She certainly made use of the dress design to place it.

82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

Update: A reader wanted to see a closeup of Kate Winslet's $2.5 million dollar platinum and white and yellow diamond necklace. So this one is for you, Marsha!

82nd Annual Academy Awards - Arrivals

This necklace is Art deco inspired and based on jewels in the Tiffany archives. Those are rare fancy yellow diamonds.

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  1. Gorgeous pieces...I don't always wear a necklace either. I always wear at least two bracelets and earrings so I sometimes feel a necklace would be too much!! :0)

    Can't go wrong with diamonds...

  2. .. and you know who all those people are too!

  3. Wow... seorang selebritis terlihat lebih spektakuler dengan memakai perhiasan-perhiasan yang mengagumkan. Desainnya sangat eksotis dan mewah. Saya sangat kagum dengan artikel ini.