By Erika Winters
With gorgeous gowns and glittering diamonds, the theme of classic Hollywood glamour prevailed at the 2013 Academy Awards. Our favorite looks include the blush-pink gowns offset by down-the-back (backlace) diamond necklaces worn by Oscar winners Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway.
And when it came to the most regal look of the evening, Amy Adams stole the show in a dove-grey Oscar de la Renta gown and exquisite diamond jewels by Mouawad. Jessica Chastain was in true old-Hollywood form with vintage Harry Winston diamonds and a dress of pure vavoom by Armani Privé. Jennifer Aniston and Nicole Kidman shined in vintage jewels by Fred Leighton. And Jennifer Garner stunned in $2.5 million of Neil Lane jewels, including a 200-carat diamond necklace.
When it came to contemporary looks, we loved Les Miserables star Samantha Barks’ incredible 14.67-carat oval diamond necklace by House of Waris for Forevermark. And singer Jennifer Hudson looked fabulous in colorful opal earrings by Sutra.
Overall the jewelry looks were balanced and tasteful–apropos for Hollywood’s biggest night. We expected to see grand diamonds, as we did with the 2012 Oscars. But larger colored-stone pieces, especially those set with this year’s uber-popular emeralds, were conspicuously absent from the 2013 Academy Awards.
Enjoy our favorite looks from the 2013 Oscars Red Carpet!
2013 Oscar Winners Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway
Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway pose with their awards in the press room at the 85th annual Academy Awards. Jennifer Lawrence won the Best Actress award for her role in Silver Linings Playbook, and Anne Hathaway took the Best Supporting Actress award for her work in Les Miserables. WireImage
Jennifer Lawrence in Chopard Jewels
Academy Award winner Jennifer Lawrence shined in diamonds by Chopard. The actress kept it simple and elegant with diamond drop earrings and a long diamond rope, which draped down her back. WireImage
Anne Hathaway in Tiffany & Co.
Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway stunned in a dynamic diamond necklace by Tiffany & Co. Like her fellow Oscar winner Jennifer Lawrence, Hathaway wore her diamonds down her back. Getty Image
Amy Adams in Mouawad Jewelry
Amy Adams wore one of the most regal looks of the evening. The Oscar nominee wore diamond jewels by Mouawad, including a 68.30-carat diamond bracelet, a 10.67-carat diamond ring, and 12.67-carat diamond earrings. Worth $1 million, the suite was perfect with her stunning Oscar de la Renta gown. AFP/Getty Images
Samantha Barks in House of Waris for Forevermark
Les Miserables star Samantha Barks wore a spectacular diamond necklace by House of Waris for Forevermark. The necklace is set with a stunning 14.67-carat oval-cut Forevermark diamond. Getty Image
Jessica Chastain in Harry Winston
Oscar nominee Jessica Chastain wore vintage diamond jewels by Harry Winston. Her wide hoop earrings and bracelet paired with her Armani Privé gown evoked mid-century Hollywood glamour for a look of pure vavoom! Getty Image
Jennifer Hudson in Sutra Jewels
Oscar performer Jennifer Hudson stunned in vivid opal earrings by Sutra. Getty Image
Jennifer Aniston in Fred Leighton
Oscar presenter Jennifer Aniston wore vintage diamond jewelry by Fred Leighton (and her engagement ring from Justin Theroux) perfectly paired with her red Valentino ball gown. Getty Images
Nicole Kidman in Fred Leighton
Nicole Kidman wore jewelry from Fred Leighton including gold earrings and a hair ornament that accented her L’Wren Scott gown. Getty Image
Jennifer Garner in Neil Lane
Jennifer Garner wore $2.5 million of diamond jewelry from Neil Lane, including a 200-carat diamond necklace in darkened platinum. WireImage