Diamonds at the Oscars

Who saw the Oscars last night? What did you like best about it? If you’re like most viewers, the outfits probably caught your eye on more than one occasion.

The great thing about the Oscars is that the big name jewelers get to show off their latest creations under the full spotlight of the worlds public. We always think of fashion designers getting attention for their gowns, suits, tops, and skirts, but we don’t always give so much thought to the people that make jewelry. While diamonds are thought of as a “girl’s best friend,” plenty of men like to show them off as well.

The biggest starts show up to the Oscars with their dazzling outfits. For example, in the past, actresses such as Salma Hayek and Jennifer Lopez chose Grecian-style draped dresses. Lopez also wore diamonds with a flowing gown and a train in a yellowy shade of olive. UK actress Kiera Knightly accessorized her Vera Wang dress with a vintage Bulgari necklace and many of the other stars wore diamonds on just about everything, ears, necks, fingers and wrist! The stars of one film even wore diamond teeth coverings.

The next Academy Awards event won’t be until February of 2013, but keep your eyes out for the jewelry next time! There are plenty of other award shows until then, too.

Some people turn their noses up at the value of the jewelry but to me it’s great to see such beautiful dresses and gowns off set by some of the finest jewelry in the world!