Oscar Jewelery 2022: We pick the winning looks – JCK | Directory Mayhem

The Oscars returned to the Dolby Theater on March 27, and people are still trying to unravel them. The powers that be have been presented with a number of accolades while off-air, but the broadcast has been longer than ever. Megan Thee Stallion rapped a verse from “We Don’t Talk About Bruno” from the Disney(!) animated film Encanto. And the Best Actor winner attacked a presenter/former Oscar presenter on stage.

As for fashion, it was a night of red dresses and mostly white diamonds. Props to the stars (and stylists) who have managed to put their own spin on some timeless looks or come up with something really daring. And of course to the men who brought a lot of their own bling with them.

Ariana DeBose 2022 Oscars
Ariana DeBose (Photo: Michael Baker/AMPAS)

Best Red Dress and White Diamond Combo: Ariana DeBose in De Beers

De Beers Diamond Line necklace triple row diamond bracelet
De Beers 41.29 ct. Necklace with Two Lines of Diamonds in Platinum; De Beers Arpeggia 9.5ct. double row diamond bracelet in 18k white gold
De Beers Drops of Light earrings and necklace
De Beers 20.73 ct. tw Drops of Light Diamond Necklace in Platinum; De Beers 4.21 ct. tw Drops of Light diamond earrings in platinum
De Beers Reflections of Nature Elsemere Treasure Ring Arpeggia single row diamond ring
(From top) De Beers Reflections of Nature Ellesmere Treasure 3.75 cts. Ring with two diamonds in 18k white gold; De Beers Arpeggia 1.05 cts. 18k white gold double row diamond ring

Okay, technically it isn’t a dressbut go with us here: Ariana DeBose – who won all the major awards before the Oscars for her performance as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s Westside Story Remake – looked every inch a winner in a hybrid tuxedo dress look by Pierpaolo Piccioli for Valentino. And what goes better with red than white diamonds? Up the classic quotient: De Beers layered diamond tennis necklaces.

Marlee Matlin 2022 Oscars
Marlee Matlin (Photo: Michael Baker/AMPAS)

Best Red Dress and Colored Stone Combination: Marlee Matlin in Briony Raymond

1980s Harry Winston Lapis via Briony Raymond
Early 1980s Harry Winston Lapis Lazuli and Diamond Earring and Necklace Suite by Briony Raymond New York
1950s Van Cleef and Arpel's Ring via Briony Raymond
1950s Van Cleef & Arpels sapphire and diamond ring by Briony Raymond New York

We love a red dress on a red carpet as much as anyone, but we love someone who mixes it up even more. Oscar winner Marlee Matlin – one of the stars of KODA, which won three Oscars including Best Picture, made a bold and blue choice, and it paid off: an early ’80s Harry Winston lapis lazuli and diamond necklace and earrings, and a Van Cleef & Diamond sapphire and diamond Arpels 1950s ring, all by Briony Raymond New York. Would more actresses follow her example when it came to choosing jewelry?

Kodi Smith McPhee 2022 Oscars
Kodi Smit-McPhee (Photo: Michael Baker/AMPAS)

Best Watch (And More): Kodi Smit-McPhee in Cartier

Cartier Revelation Dune Panthere Watch Diamonds
Cartier Révélation d’Une Panthère watch, 37 mm, in 18K white gold with diamonds and metal bracelet
Cartier Haute Joaillerie necklace in 18k white gold with diamonds
Cartier Haute Joaillerie necklace in 18k white gold with diamonds
Cartier diamond earrings in 18k white gold
Cartier High Jewelery earrings in 18k white gold with diamonds
Etincelle de Cartier ring Cartier Juste un Clou ring
(From left) Étincelle de Cartier ring in 18k white gold with diamonds; Cartier Juste un Clou ring in 18k white gold with diamonds

You couldn’t help but notice it peeping out from under the sleeves of Smit-McPhee’s baby-blue Bottega Veneta suit: a Révélation d’Une Panthère watch set with diamonds, diamonds and more diamonds by Cartier. (Plus a diamond necklace and a couple of rings for good measure.) The power of the dog The supporting actor-nominee may not have landed an Oscar, but he’s definitely landed on the Best Dressed lists around the world.

Rita Moreno 2022 Oscars
Rita Moreno (Photo: Mark von Holden/AMPAS)

Best Tires: Rita Moreno at Verdura

Verdura Twisted Horn Earclips Platinum Diamond
Verdura twisted horn clip earrings, a 1952 design in diamond and platinum

A pair of hoop earrings usually goes unnoticed on the red carpet. But the twisted verdura horn clip earrings worn by Rita Moreno, the Oscar-winning star of the 1961 original Westside Story, were so bold that they even peeked through their feathered headgear. 90-year-old actress and OG Anita – stunning in a dramatic off-the-shoulder Carolina Herrera gown – also stars in the west side Remake as Valentina, the widow of drugstore owner Doc.

Lupita Nyongo 2022 Oscars
Lupita Nyong’o (Photo: Mark Von Holden/AMPAS)

Best Colored Diamonds: Lupita Nyong’o in De Beers

De Beers Reflections of Nature Motlatse Marvel Earrings
De Beers Reflections of Nature Motlatse Marvel Earrings 5.48 cts. two fancy deep orange, pink and white diamonds set in 18k white, yellow and rose gold
De Beers Reflections of Nature Landers Radiance Cluster Ring
De Beers Reflections of Nature Landers Radiance Cluster Ring of 7.24 cts. two fancy brown, orange, yellow, pink and white diamonds set in 18k white, yellow and rose gold
De Beers Alchemist of Light Rays of Light Crown Ring
De Beers The Alchemist of Light rays of light crown ring of 2.93 cts. two fancy bright orange and white diamonds set in titanium and 18k white and rose gold

With its pink and gold embellishments and streamers, this Prada dress is almost a jewel in its own right, so Nyong’o didn’t need much more glitz. (Did we really say that?) But her longtime stylist, Micaela Erlanger, made some smart, subtle choices: earrings and a ring from De Beers’ 2021 Haute Joaillerie collection, Reflections of Nature, and an art deco-inspired statement ring from the Alchemist 2022 by Light brand high jewelry collection. Nyong’o never goes wrong with jewelry.

Jessica Chastain 2022 Oscars
Jessica Chastain (Photo: Michael Baker/AMPAS)

Best Colored Stones: Jessica Chastain in Gucci

Gucci Haute Joaillerie pink purple light blue spinel earrings
Gucci earrings with 13.32 ct. two pink, purple and light blue spinels and diamonds in white gold
Gucci High Jewelery Spinel Diamond Bracelet
Gucci bracelet 22.76 ct. two pink spinels and diamonds in white gold
Gucci High Jewelery Spinel Diamond Rings
(From left) Gucci solitaire ring, 7.74 ct. two pink spinels and diamonds in white gold; Gucci ring with 6.1 ct. two lilac spinels and diamonds in white gold

The third time was indeed the appeal for Chastain, who eventually won an Oscar for her sensational, likable portrayal of singer, evangelist and TV personality Tammy Faye Bakker Tammy Faye’s eyes. For her golden moment, the actress wore a made-to-measure Gucci tulle gown with bronze and lilac ombré sequins and Gucci high jewels in pink, lilac and light blue spinel. All-diamond jewelry would have been nice, but the spinel choice was terribly unexpected.

Jessica Chastain 2022 VF Party
Jessica Chastain (Photo courtesy of Getty Images)
Bonus: Jessica Chastain in Gucci at the vanity fair After the party
Gucci High Jewelery Opal Tanzanite Diamond Necklace
58.38ct Gucci necklace. two opals, tanzanites and diamonds in white gold

Chastain transformed into another Gucci dress after the ceremony – an emerald green strapless lamé silk – and added a spectacular Gucci statement necklace to boot.

Timothee Chalamet 2022 Oscars
Timothée Chalamet (Photo: Mark von Holden/AMPAS)

Best Necklaces (And More): Timothée Chalamet at Cartier

Cartier Diamond Necklace Panthere Necklace
Cartier Geometry & Contrast necklace in 18k white gold with diamonds; Panthère de Cartier necklace in 18k white gold with emeralds, diamonds and onyx
Clash de Cartier ring High jewelry ring by Cartier
(From left) Clash de Cartier ring, medium model, in 18k white gold; Cartier High Jewelery ring in 18k white gold with emeralds, onyx and diamonds
Panthere de Cartier rings
(From left) Panthère de Cartier ring in 18k white gold with diamonds, emeralds and onyx; Panthère de Cartier ring in 18k white gold with tsavorite garnets and onyx
Cartier Clash Bracelet Onyx Diamonds
Cartier Clash bracelet in 18k white gold with onyx and diamonds
Panther de Cartier bracelet
Panthère de Cartier bracelet in 18k white gold with emeralds, onyx and diamonds

No shirt, no problem! Chalamet – who played the lead role dune, the highest-grossing film of the night, made headlines with its sequined Nicolas Ghesquière suit for Louis Vuitton. (Perhaps a reaction to all the body armor he was wearing dune.) Hey, all the better to show off those Cartier necklaces! And he didn’t stop there: He also added a jumble of rings and two bracelets. Who can’t wait to see what they’re wearing to the Met Gala?

Venus Williams Oscars 2022
Venus Williams (Photo: Mark Von Holden/AMPAS)

Best Silver (yes, Silver!): Venus Williams in Elsa Peretti

Elsa Peretti large bone cuffs
Elsa Peretti Large Left and Right Wrist Bone Cuffs in Sterling Silver; Tiffany & Co.

Tennis legend Venus Williams served up serious style in a plunging silver-studded Elie Saab gown and silver jewelry that was instantly recognizable JCK Reader: large Elsa Peretti Bone cuffs on both wrists. She also wore a sculptural silver ring and earrings by the late designer. Don’t be surprised if you see a run on Peretti pieces at Tiffany & Co. this week. Williams proved they’re dead black — but as we all know, they’re also perfect everyday pieces.

Gaga and Liza 2022 Oscars
Lady Gaga and Liza Minnelli (Picture: Blaine Ohigashi/AMPAS)

Best Silver (Part 2): Liza Minnelli in Elsa Peretti

Has anyone else caught Minnelli – who presented Best Lady Gaga Movie – also wearing Elsa Peretti cuffs on both wrists? We suspect the cuffs were Minnelli’s own; She has been photographed wearing them countless times over the years. Let’s hope she managed to snap a Wonder Twins-style backstage pic with Williams!

Above: We think Zendaya is smiling because she wears so much Bulgari jewelry. We would definitely be! (Photo: Michael Baker/AMPAS)

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