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Diamonds Won the Oscars Red Carpet

Turn down the brightness on your screen or risk being blinded by the shine ahead.

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This is it! We’ve reached the culmination of awards season. You can practically hear the cacophony of sighs of relief from the stylists and glam teams from the Hollywood hills, but not before the film industry’s most celebrated make one final—arguably the most glamorous—walk down the red carpet. And let’s just say they turned out, blinged out. From Charlize Theron’s 21-carat marquise drop necklace to Zazie Beetz draped in 120 carats of emeralds and diamonds, Oscars 2020 had so many rare gems that we dialed up Will Kahn, jewelry director at Moda Operandi and of the must-follow @willsnotebook, to give us all the carat details. Turn down the brightness on your screen or risk being blinded by the shine ahead.


Zazie Beetz

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The Bling: Bulgari

“In a Bulgari diamond necklace, emerald-and-diamond choker, diamond earrings and rings. I love how she is layering the two major necklaces; it’s a modern way to wear jewelry. Doubling down on the glamour. The star is really the 5.48-carat oval emerald in the center of the choker.” —Will Kahn

The Carat Total: 120 carats of diamonds and emeralds

Charlize Theron

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The Bling: Tiffany & Co.

“Charlize Theron always brings the jewels, and tonight is no exception. Her Tiffany & Co necklace culminates in a 20-plus-carat marquise-cut diamond drop.” —WK

The Carat Total: D color, internally flawless marquise diamond of 21 carats; 26 carat total

Greta Gerwig

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The Bling: Buglari

“Though snubbed for a Best Director nomination, she is shining in Old Hollywood glamour tonight in a Bulgari High Jewelry necklace in platinum with seven emerald beads, 14 pear diamonds, 32 round diamonds, and pavé-set diamonds. The Oscars is still the place for true glamour, and she is doing just that.” —WK

The Carat Total: 96 carats of emeralds and diamonds

Regina King

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The Bling: Harry Winston

“I love a statement necklace, but sometimes you should go for the statement bracelet. Regina went for a decadent Harry Winston diamond bracelet in a crossover tassel motif.” —WK

Natalie Portman

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The Bling: Cartier

“Simple but chic in Clash de Cartier gold hoop earrings and a Cartier yellow diamond High Jewelry ring.” —WK

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

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The Bling: Harry Winston

“Elegantly spare dress with a huge diamond collar from Harry Winston. I love the lines of the necklace and how she, along with stylist Cristina Erhlich, paired it with large but simple diamond earrings.” —WK

Cynthia Erivo

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The Bling: Piaget

“I’m obsessed with her stacking earrings and rings in a glamorous eclectic mix of diamonds.” —WK

Janelle Monáe

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The Bling: Forevermark

“[Because] a whole hooded dress of crystals isn’t enough, a diamond five-row necklace by Forevermark.” —WK

The Carat Total: 60.44 carats of diamonds

Timothée Chalamet

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The Bling: Vintage Cartier

“As if I couldn’t love him more, he accents his Prada look with a vintage Cartier brooch from 1955. Platinum, diamonds, and rubies—dreamy!” —WK

Renée Zellweger

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The Bling: David Webb

“I prefer a more jewel-heavy look, but I’ll give Renée a pass for wearing a David Webb carved rock crystal ring with diamonds and sapphires. Elegant choice, but I would have loved an earring.” —WK

Florence Pugh

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The Bling: Louis Vuitton

“I am living for Florence’s diamond asymmetrical necklace with imperial topaz pear drop from Louis Vuitton. It’s a bold choice, but works because she’s paired it with no other jewelry, and it contrasts with her turquoise dress.” —WK

The Carat Total: 21.03 topaz

Scarlett Johansson

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The Bling: Forevermark x Anita Ko

“If you’re going to do a diamond earring at the Oscars, please let them be almost 28 carats of flawless, responsibly sourced Forevermark diamonds designed by L.A. queen of diamonds, Anita Ko.” —WK

The Carat Total: 56 carats of diamonds with a value of $2.5 million

Photos: Getty

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