Our Favorite Red Carpet Pieces
For The 2023/2023 Awards Season
One of the most exciting aspects of the red carpet is the stunning jewelry and watches worn by celebrities. From dazzling diamond earrings to sleek timepieces, the right accessory can complete a look and make a statement. As a jewelry & watch repair company, we have seen our fair share of stunning pieces on the red carpet.
As the awards season comes to an end, we’d like to spotlight some of our favorite pieces and some of the most attention grabbing looks that we think deserve an award. Whether you’re a fashion enthusiast or simply appreciate the beauty of fine jewelry and watches, you won’t want to miss this!
Let’s Look Back at the Season…
80th Golden Globe Awards
Rihanna in Cartier
Rihanna shined bright like a diamond as she graced the Golden Globes, where she was nominated for Best Original Song from “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.” Her pear diamond stud from REZA paired beautifully with her diamond Cartier High Jewelry earrings, which added to her already glamorous look.
Rihanna completed the look with a Cartier Sixième Sens High Jewelry necklace. The necklace was intricately designed and made up of multiple diamond cuts, including baguette cuts and princess cuts. The combination of her Schiaparelli gown, REZA diamond stud, diamond Cartier High Jewelry earrings, and Cartier Sixième Sens High Jewelry necklace made her a true sight to behold.
28th Critics’ Choice Awards
Angela Bassett Wins On and Off The Red Carpet
Angela Bassett took home a Critics Choice Award for best supporting actress for her role in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
But before she took home the award, she highlighted the red carpet with her custom look by Christian Siriano, paired with gold diamonds by Messika, and a crystal-embellished leopard clutch by Judith Leiber.
65th Annual Grammy Awards
Timepieces Have Their Biggest Hits At The Grammys
Watches were a hit at the Grammys, with the top three belonging to Trevor Noah, Jay-Z, and Kendrick Lamar.
Trevor Noah, who hosted the Grammys for the third time, wore a rare 18-karat rose gold Patek Philippe watch with baguette diamonds and a Cartier high jewelry brooch. Jay-Z, who has quite the collection, wore a Grandmaster Chime Patek Philippe watch and a Tiffany Bird on a Rock brooch. Kendrick Lamar, who won Best Rap Album Grammy for his 2022 LP, chose the Rolex watch that is known as the beginning of turquoise dial trend: the Rolex Perpetual.
The Fox’s Jewel-Encrusted Dress Impresses
Aside from timepieces, celebrities also made a statement with their jewelry at the Grammys.
Megan Fox stunned in a chic nude dress with a jewel-encrusted bodice. She also donned Lorraine Schwartz jewels which included a 6 carat oval diamond ring, 10 carat emerald-cut diamond ring, and a 15 carat pear-shaped diamond ring.
The look was capped off with a solid 14kt white gold manicure that was estimated to have cost around $30,000 each. The stiletto nail tips were 3D scanned by Jillian Sassone to create custom molds that were filled with 14-karat white gold, then polished and shined before arranging and adhering 15 white diamonds into the shape of a cross on each tip.
Taylor’s Earrings Steals The Show
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift “made the whole place shimmer” at the Grammys on Sunday night, rocking a heavy set of Lorraine Schwartz jewels that boasted over 136 carats of natural purple sapphires, paraibas, and diamonds, which were soon to be auctioned for close to $3 million.
The jewels made for a striking red carpet look, paired with a bejeweled midnight blue Robert Cavalli set as an obvious reference to her latest album “Midnights.”
75th Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards
Christina Ricci in a Sleek Sparkle
At the 75th Annual Directors Guild of America (DGA) Awards, “Wednesday” actress Christina Ricci was bringing the spirit of her character with her red carpet look.
Out of all the stars that walked down the red carpet, we wanted to give the spotlight to this award presenter’s jewelry ensemble. This set featured a ring with a multiple gemstones including a green sapphire, amethyst, and diamond. To complement this look, she was styled with a Martin Katz black diamond bracelet and purple amethyst drop earrings.
This look was definitely a nod to the personality of her iconic character.
76th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTA)
Michelle Yeoh Looking Pretty In Pink
The nominee for Best Actress in “Everything Everywhere All At Once” was adorned with stunning jewelry that caught everyone’s attention.
Her earrings, which reached down to her shoulders, were encrusted with diamonds and 32.44-carats of Burmese rubies. Additionally, she wore a Burma pink sapphire ring that was all-natural and extremely rare.
However, the most remarkable piece was her bangle, which had 56.70 carats of cushion-shaped pink spinels and cushion-shaped pink sapphires. The bangle was further enhanced with briolette and oval-shaped diamonds, and it was crafted by Moussaieff Jewellers.
Jodie Turner-Smith Beaming in Blue
Jodie Turner-Smith, the British actress and model, undoubtedly turned heads that night with her stunning appearance.
She donned a breathtaking Chopard necklace and earring set, which matched perfectly.
The set was adorned with over 38 carats of heart-shaped sapphires and 12 carats of white diamonds, radiating an unparalleled elegance.
To add an extra touch of glamour to her look, she wore crystal freckles across her nose and cheeks, complementing her jewelry look perfectly.
Kate Middleton in Fabulous Florals
The Princess of Wales graced the red carpet with her regal presence, exuding elegance and sophistication.
However, it was her floral earrings that truly caught everyone’s attention.
Though many assumed they were luxurious and expensive, the surprising truth was that they were actually a budget-friendly find from Zara, costing only $28!
Despite their affordable price, the earrings were a stunning addition to her look, proving that you don’t always need expensive jewelry to steal the spotlight.
Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards
The 29th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards was full of iconic pieces on their red carpet.
Zendaya Bedazzled in Colored Gemstones
The glamour was shining bright from Zendaya as she was wearing Bulgaria’s High Jewelry, nominated for outstanding performance by a female actor in a drama series for her Euphoria role.
Bringing over the old Hollywood glam to the awards show, Zendaya was styled in a sculpted pink gown completed with beautiful statement jewelry.
These pieces included a yellow gold necklace full of gemstones of a cushion aquamarine, cushion tanzanite, cushion morganite, and 17 round spinels pavé-set around diamonds, 24 being pear-shaped, 65 round brilliant-cut.
Aubrey Plaza Bedazzled in Vibrant Citrines and Topazes
The iconic Aubrey Plaza also left an impression on the red carpet with an outfit that was paralleled with her famed energy. With her custom dress that encapsulated a modern 70’s vibe, this White Lotus co-star was styled with the matching Mouaward jewelry ensemble “Joie de Vivre.”
This ensemble featured beautiful topaz and citrine stones set with white diamonds. The drop earrings had two beautiful pear-shaped orange citrines of 48.23 carats with 6.86 carats of white diamonds, the bracelet had 44.20 carats of cushion Brazilian imperial orange topazes with 12.40 carats of diamonds, and a ring with a 33.26-carat topaz of a matching caliber, set with 3.62 white diamonds. The intensity of these beautiful orange gemstones completed her unique dress that was the talk of the internet.
95th Academy Awards (Oscars)
As one of the most glamorous events of the year, the Oscars never fails to disappoint in terms of red carpet jewelry pieces. This year, it seemed like snake-themed necklaces were a huge trend!
Cara Delevingne’s Serpentine Choker
British model and actress Cara Delevingne slithered onto the Oscars 2023 red carpet in her Bulgari snake choker.
The iconic piece of jewelry featured a beautifully crafted serpent that wrapped around her neck, showcasing its intricate diamond scales and an emerald eye.
Additionally, Cara flaunted a pair of matching Bulgari earrings that were also composed of diamonds and emeralds.
The earrings complemented the choker perfectly and enhanced Cara’s overall look with their captivating sparkle.
Michael B Jordan’s Bejeweling Brooches
Michael B Jordan stunned at the Oscars 2023, accessorizing his outfit with two magnificent Tiffany & Co. brooches.
One featuring a 32-carat pink manganite encircled by diamonds and a pink sapphire, and the other boasting a 58-carat green tourmaline with similar accents.
The jewels were designed by Jean Schlumberger and added the perfect touch of sophistication to Jordan’s already impeccable attire.
Sandra Oh Defies The Norm in Orange
Sandra Oh exuded effortless charm at the red carpet, pairing her orange gown with an 18 karat yellow gold Harry Winston necklace featuring a citrine stone.
The necklace featured 78 carats of sapphires and 11 carats of diamonds that further enhanced Sandra’s elegant look.
According to E! News, it’s rare to see celebrities wearing orange at these award shows, as it tends to clash with the color of the red carpet.
However, Sandra Oh broke the mold and confidently pulled it off, leaving no doubt that orange is, indeed, her color.
The Exquisite Emeralds
Besides the snake-themed trend that was apparent on the red carpet this year, there was also a notable amount of large emeralds that were being worn.
Singer Sofia Carson was styled with a Chopard necklace piece featuring 92 carats of diamond and 122 carats of beautiful and loud emeralds. Chinese actress Fan BingBing had noticeable large drop earrings also with 85-carats worth of emeralds to match her dress. Gucci also was included in the emerald trend with Jessica Chastain wearing their stunning emerald and diamond necklace.
A Few Watches Also Stood Out
Although there was a multitude of timepieces showcased at the event, many opted for a more traditional and understated aesthetic.
Nevertheless, a handful of attendees made daring fashion statements by selecting more striking pieces.
Hong Chau, for example, turned heads by sporting a Panerai Luminor Due Luna, but so did Michele Yeoh’s Richard Mile RM07-02.
The ever-elegant Idris Elba donned a Gucci G-Timeless Planetarium, cementing his status as one of the most stylish men on the planet.
We listed some of our top picks and even awarded those with the best pieces and overall looks throughout the season. Here are some honorable mentions that we just couldn’t leave behind on the red carpet.
Golden Globes: Jenna Ortega in Tiffany & Co.
Jenna Ortega turned heads at the Golden Globes by wearing three necklaces as one statement piece, including designs from Tiffany & Co. and Elsa Peretti. Her standout piece was the $6,000 Elsa Peretti Snake Necklace, symbolizing both the darkness of her character in ‘Wednesday’ and the pursuit of growth and excellence – very fitting as she was nominated for best actress in a TV musical or comedy.
Jenna’s two other Tiffany & Co. necklaces were equally elegant. She wore a stunning $210,000 T1 Diamond Necklace from the ‘T’ collection, made of 18 karats of white gold with 12.22 carats of baguette diamonds. Additionally, Jenna wore a Tiffany Jean Schlumberger Lynn Necklace, crafted with 148 round-cut diamonds set in 18k gold and platinum. While the exact cost is unknown, a similar necklace sold for $13,000 at an auction in 2010.
BAFTA: Anya-Taylor Joy Glistening in Gold & Diamonds
Anya-Taylor Joy’s stunning appearance at the BAFTAs was elevated by her carefully chosen accessories. The exquisite vintage gold and diamond necklace from the Tiffany & Co. Archives collection hugged her neck, complementing her attire perfectly.
The addition of the Tiffany & Co. Schlumberger Two Bees Engagement ring and a Sixteen Stone ring, along with the Knot Double Row hinged bangle, added a touch of sophistication and elegance to her overall look. To top it all off, she accessorized with a sparkling Jaeger-LeCoultre Rendez-Vous Secret diamond watch, making for an impeccable ensemble.
It’s safe to say that she looked absolutely gorgeous!
SAG Awards: Michelle Yeoh in Breathtaking Yellow
With every red carpet, we always look forward to Michelle Yeoh’s looks!
At the SAG awards, the Everything Everyone All At Once star was wearing beautiful Moussaieff yellow diamonds to complement her dress.
These jewelry pieces included chandelier earrings with 24.70 carats of pear-shaped fancy yellow diamonds with 11.08 carats of pear and circular shaped white diamonds, matched with a rectangular-shaped fancy vivid yellow diamond ring of 21.02 carats.
This Best Actress winner completed her look with a black diamond watch.
Oscars: Emily Blunt in “Anything-But-Quiet” Chopard Earrings
Presenter Emily Blunt showed up to the Oscars red carpet this here with eye-catching rose-colored drop earrings by Chopard.
These vibrant colored gemstones definitely made a sparkle with her elegant look that night.
The Trend of the Season
When the Grass Gets Cut, the Snakes Come Out
Snake Necklaces on the Red Carpet
Snake necklaces were definitely the biggest jewelry trend at this year’s award season. These sinuous pieces, often crafted from precious metals and adorned with diamonds or other gemstones, were spotted on countless A-list celebs, adding a touch of glamour and intrigue.
Amongst the impressive list of stars who rocked these serpentine pieces were Jenna Ortega, Julie Garner, Julianne Moore, Ariana de Bose, and Cara Delevingne, to name but a few. Whether worn as a statement piece or layered with other necklaces, snake necklaces proved to be a versatile and eye-catching accessory choice this year.
The trend is expected to continue into the upcoming fashion seasons, making snake necklaces a must-have item for anyone looking to stay on-trend in the world of high fashion.
Awarding Our Picks of the Season
Award For the Most Notable Looks
Taking the Cake: Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh has been breaking records left and right this awards season.
This iconic star has been the first Asian woman to win Best Actress at the Oscars, SAG Awards, and Spirits Awards. To add onto this incredible list of achievements that she’s accomplished just this year, we’d like to award her with our own title of “Most Notable Looks.”
Every red carpet event that she’s graced her walk on this entire season turned all cameras and every look with dazzling jewelry.
From her Pretty In Pink look at the BAFTAs to her elegance beaming in jewels and the Richard Mille timepiece at the Oscars, Best Actress Michelle Yeoh has definitely won our hearts this year.
Award For the Best Jewelry Statement
Grammys: Taylor Swift’s Earrings
Taylor Swift’s $3 million purple sapphires and diamonds earrings were undeniably the star of the show and our winner for the best jewelry statement of the award season.
These breathtaking earrings were a true masterpiece of craftsmanship, while making a bold statement that put all eyes on her.
Adding to their allure, they also held a special meaning, being an Easter egg for her newest album “Midnights.” I mean, who doesn’t love a good Easter egg?
It’s no wonder that these earrings quickly became the talk of the town and a source of envy for every jewelry lover. Taylor Swift truly shined as the latest fashion icon with this unforgettable look.
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