“So shine bright tonight
You and I
We are beautiful like diamonds in the sky
Eye to eye so alive
We’re beautiful like the diamonds in the sky”
These beautiful lyrics by Rihanna resonate with the spirit of the Oscars where each celebrity shines like a natural diamond. The Oscar award event, year on year, commemorates stellar performances by artists in motion pictures. Each of these performances shines like a natural diamond. Every time there is an Oscar red carpet, the world is taken by storm by the celebrities’ attire ensembles, each completed with stunning natural diamond jewellery.
The Legacy of Wearing Natural Diamond in Oscars
Natural diamond jewellery has always been a favourite with celebrities because of the elegance and sparkle that it exudes. Right from Audrey Hepburn wearing a Tiffany Yellow Diamond in 1961 for a public event for Breakfast at Tiffany’s to Lady Gaga wearing the same 128 carat yellow natural diamond in 2019 Oscars, the love for this sparkling stone is phenomenal!
It was Harry Winston, the renowned jeweller, who first started the trend of patronising diamond jewellery on loan for met gala events in 1944. The first celebrity to ever wear natural diamond jewellery for an Oscar was Jennifer Jones as she bagged the best actress award for the movie. Post that, Natalie Wood, Elizabeth Taylor and Madonna bedazzled the audience in Oscar Red Carpets with their exquisite natural diamond jewellery.
With the glorious Oscar awards, commemorating outstanding contribution to the field world Cinema, here are some spectacular red carpet moments.
Accessorizing a simple blue dress with an elaborate natural diamond necklace by Harry Winston, Julia Louis-Dreyfus is every bit elegance personified.
Looking every bit a gothic princess, Gal Gadot completes her Red Carpet look with an exclusive natural diamond necklace with 125 diamonds set in platinum from the legendary Tiffany’s.
Salma Hayek enchants everyone at the Oscar Red Carpet with an ethereal white billowing gown with a Feuilles de Laurier tiara and complementing earrings.
She was a Red Carpet nymph with her natural diamond chandeliers in white gold and a pretty natural diamond studded beetle hair clip.
A unique netted corset with custom designed natural diamond drop earrings by Forevermark x Anita Ko completed Scarlett‘s look for the red carpet.
All about Zazie was magical, right from her frizzy hairdo to her unique fringe natural diamond necklace with a collar, by BVLGARI.
Mindy Kaling shone with her intricate natural diamond jewellery from the house of Chopard, including a 124-carat necklace.
Florence Pugh was indeed a doll in a green satin dress and a Louis Vuitton diamond drop necklace.
Charlize was a diva in a black Dior single shoulder dress and delicately crafted natural diamond jewellery from Tiffany & Co’s High Jewellery Fall 2020 collection. The eye-catching necklace took over 18 months to complete and features over 160 natural diamonds, including a marquise diamond of over 21 carats.
Timothée made a style statement with an outstanding platinum brooch from Cartier, embellished with natural diamond and rubies.
Cynthia dazzled like a natural diamond with her performance and also because of her Atelier Versace gown in sparkling white with natural diamond rings and earrings from Piaget.
Natalie was an epitome of sobriety in a black embroidered gown with a natural diamond ring and earrings from the house of Cartier.
Cavallari was the Red Carpet mermaid in a pastel blue silk dress and ethereal natural diamond jewellery, by Nadine.
Deemed as one of the best looks of the red carpet at Oscars 2020, Regina King sported a beautiful pastel pink single shoulder gown with a Harry Winston Draperie diamond bracelet, and rings.
Janelle was a medieval princess in a shimmery hooded gown, laden with crystals teamed up with a creatively crafted natural 35-carat diamond choker necklace by Forevermark.
Billie Eilish was an epitome of the uncanny at the Oscar Red Carpet with her natural diamond rings with different cuts, by Chanel.
Chrissy Metz was beautiful in an off shoulder red gown with natural diamond earrings and a geometric ring in white gold by Forevermark.
Léa Seydoux looked ethereal in her white Louis Vuitton gown and natural diamond earrings from the “Precious Lace Collection” by Chopard.
She was a shimmery maiden in a white sequined single shoulder dress and an arch ring sporting diamonds and sapphire.
Natural diamonds are not only ethereal but eternal in its appeal. When it comes to earrings, marquis cut diamond drops are very popular with flowing gowns. Similarly, natural diamond tennis bracelets have an unmatched quality to complement every attire whether it is contemporary indo-western or completely Indian. With fashionistas firing up your imagination with iconic natural diamond jewellery patterns, it is time you create your own statement with all these jewellery inspirations. For more styling ideas, do check out what the celebrities wore at BAFTA and Grammy’s Awards this year.