Diamonds sparkle at the Academy Awards

Diamonds were a hit on Oscar night, showcasing some of the most dazzling diamonds on offer at the 83rd Annual Academy Awards ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday night.

Academy Awards hostess, Anne Hathaway, set off her bare neckline with a $10 million Tiffany Lucida Star Diamond necklace set with a total of 94 carats of diamonds. The necklace was paired with 10-carat diamond earrings, also from Tiffany, and a 5-carat diamond ring. Best actress award winner Natalie Portman accessorized with a Tiffany rubellite tassel earrings set with rose-cut diamonds, an Elsa Peretti Diamonds by the yard bracelet, diamond earrings worn as hair accessories and a diamond ring, both by Jean Schlumberger.

De Beers Forevermark brand featured strongly among the guests. Melissa Leo accepted her best supporting actress award wearing Forevermark 2.05-carat diamond drop earrings paired with a 10-carat Forevermark diamond flower ring.

Amy Adams jazzed up her deep midnight blue L’Wren Scott sequined gown with a Cartier emerald and pearl necklace that layered over the navy blue beads of her dress and a striking platinum houte joaillarie secret watch bracelet set with several rows of colorless diamonds and featuring a large carved emerald watch face in the center, also by Cartier.

Best actress nominee Nicole Kidman matched her Dior Couture gown with a 150-carat 19th Century Riviere diamond necklace by Fred Leighton and wore the long strand of old-mine diamonds as a choker, with a string of sparkling stones trailing down her open back.

Actress Helen Mirren was nearly all Cartier, wearing a classic silk gray gown designed by Vivienne Westwood in collaboration with Cartier jewels. She complimented the shape and color of her dress with a vintage platinum necklace from 1907 set with diamonds and pearls, and a large diamond and platinum bracelet from Cartier’s Archive Museum Collection.

Jennifer Hudson wore a fancy colored diamond and platinum ring, platinum and diamond earrings, a wide 50-carat diamond and platinum bracelet, and a platinum and diamond leaf bracelet all by Neil Lane. Colored diamonds also made an appearance on best actress nominee Jennifer Laurence who displayed platinum and fancy yellow 16-carat diamond earrings by Chopard. Sandra Bullock was spotted donning diamond and platinum stud earrings, together with vintage platinum and diamond bangles by Harry Winston.

Mila Kunis was glamorous in Neil Lane diamond and platinum cocktail ring, line bracelet, bangle and earrings totalling 30 carats while Penelope Cruz wore a 10-carat pink sapphire ring with two carat diamonds by Chopard. Young best supporting actress nominee Hailee Steinfeld was ballerina pretty with her platinum and 10-carat diamond headband, and a platinum and diamond ring by Fred Leighton.