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The Best Red Carpet Jewels of All Time

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April 05, 2021

Diamonds, rubies, gold, and crowns. The Academy Awards is when the A-list celebs can use all the glamorous props they want. Here's a list of the best red carpet jewels of all time.

An Oscar night is a long waiting event for many people — celebrities, spectators, movie directors, critics, media channels, and the list goes on. 

Celebs are the ones shining and getting all the attention, so why not top off a spectacular designer's look with a sparkling and extravagant jewel?

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Madonna, 1991

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In 1991 Madonna performed at Oscar's ceremony and appeared with Michael Jackson there. Both Madonna and Michael were showing off heavy diamond accessories. 

The queen of pop wore a $20 million worth of Harry Winston jewels on her and Michael cared a blinding diamond brooch.

Celine Dion, 1998

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Three versions of the Titanic's Heart of the Ocean were made for the movie and Celine Dion wore one of them at Oscar's night in 1998.

Celine wore a 171 carat Ceylon sapphire replica of Rose's famous pendant. The original was sold a few days earlier for $1.4 million at Sotheby's.

Salma Hayek, 1997

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Salma Hayek arrived at Oscar's bringing to life an old Hollywood glamour, a hair tiara. The hair jewel was a Cartier set with diamonds.

Hayek made her first appearance at the Academy Award, pairing her stunning tiara with an Armani dress and equally stunning earrings.

Hilary Swank, 2000

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Hilary Swank won the Oscar for best performance in the movie Boys Don't Cry in 2000. At that night, she wore original royal jewelry.

Combining with a Randolph Duke bronze dress, Swank used an Asprey and Garrard diamond necklace initially created for one of Queen Victoria's daughters in 1890.

Beyoncé, 2005

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Beyoncé and Lorraine Schwartz's collaboration resulted in several incredible red carpet looks. But one of the most memorable ones was Schwartz's diamond mesh earrings.

They brought a unique concept to the occasion, inspiring many other celebs. The look has since been worn by everyone from Chrissy Teigen to Rita Ora.

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Angelina Jolie, 2009

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These stunning pair of earrings Angelina Jolie wore in 2009 made to our list: another oversized Lorraine Schwartz. This time, made with emeralds.

Jolie's 115-carat drop earrings served as inspiration for many other celebs after that, increasing the demand for boldly colored stones on the red carpet.

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