Classic Diamonds Showcased Sophistication and Old Hollywood Glamour at the 81st Annual Academy Awards(R)

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 23 /PRNewswire/ — DIAMONDS, in all their natural beauty, dazzled on the red carpet at the 81st Annual Academy Awards(R). Oscar nominees and attendees chose diamonds to accessorize their glamorous looks for Hollywood’s biggest night.


Throwback glamour was the mood of the evening as evidenced by the classic and alluring looks of iconic Hollywood beauties. Academy Award winner Kate Winslet channeled Grace Kelly in her 28 carat pear shaped diamond cluster earrings, 117 carat multi-cut diamond bracelet and diamond ring by Chopard. Audrey Hepburn’s spirit was present in both Anne Hathaway wearing a diamond starburst brooch in hair, diamond watch bracelet, diamond swirl earrings, and diamond rings by Cartier and in Academy Award winner Penelope Cruz who wore the ultimate diamond classics – diamond riviere necklace, stacked diamond line bracelets and diamond studs from Chopard.


Timeless allure was revealed, as diamonds were the foundation of many Red Carpet ensembles. Taraji P. Henson’s 19th Century diamond statement necklace and 6 carat cushion cut diamond drop earrings from Fred Leighton framed her face beautifully. The diamond mixed cut micro-set drop earrings and diamond 3 stone ring from William Goldberg worn by Queen Latifah were the perfect complement to her look. And Amanda Seyfried’s Fred Leighton diamond flower necklace, 19th Century diamond bracelet, old mine cut diamond earrings, and 19th Century diamond ring were the perfect ornamentation to her red dress and Veronica Lake waves.


THE LEGACY AND BEAUTY OF DIAMONDS WERE SHOWCASED IN THE EVENING’S TOP DIAMOND TRENDS featured at the 2009 Academy Awards. The top diamond trends included:


Classic Diamond Drop Earrings

  • *Diane Lane – Neil Lane – Diamond Drop Earrings
  • Jennifer Aniston – Bulgari – Diamond Earrings with 2 Pear Shaped Diamonds
  • Natalie Portman – Kwiat – 6 carat Diamond Drop Earrings
  • Phoebe Cates – Fred Leighton – Diamond Drop Earrings
  • *Queen Latifah – William Goldberg – Diamond Mixed Cut Micro-Set Drop Earrings
  • Reese Witherspoon – Fred Leighton – Diamond Triple Drop Earrings with 7 carat Old Mine Cut Drops
  • *Taraji P. Henson – Fred Leighton – Diamond Pendant Earrings with 6 carat Cushion-Cut Drops

Stunning Diamond Statement Necklaces

  • *Amanda Seyfried – Fred Leighton – 19th Century Diamond Flower Necklace
  • *Diane Lane – Neil Lane – Diamond Fringe Necklace
  • *Penelope Cruz – Chopard – Cushion-Cut Diamond Necklace
  • *Taraji P. Henson – Fred Leighton – Diamond Pendant Earrings with 6 carat Cushion-Cut Drops; 19th Century Diamond Flower Necklace

Spectacular Diamond Bracelets, including diamond line bracelets and cuffs

  • *Amanda Seyfried – Fred Leighton – 19th Century Diamond Bracelet
  • Anne Hathaway – Cartier – Diamond Watch Bracelet from the Private Archive Collection; Diamond Double and Triple Row Bracelet, Cartier London 1934
  • *Diane Lane – Neil Lane – Darkened Diamond and Platinum Bracelet
  • Evan Rachel Wood – Neil Lane – Darkened Diamond Bracelet
  • Halle Berry – H. Stern – Diamond Hera Cuff Bracelet
  • Jennifer Grey – H. Stern – Stern Star Diamond Bracelet in Black and White Diamonds
  • Jessica Biel – Louis Vuitton – Diamond Cuff Bracelet
  • *Kate Winslet – Chopard – Multi-Cut Diamond Bracelet (117 carats)
  • *Penelope Cruz – Chopard – Diamond Bracelets
  • Phoebe Cates – Fred Leighton – Diamond Bracelets
  • Robin Wright Penn – H. Stern Diamond Bracelet
  • Sarah Jessica Parker – Fred Leighton – Diamond and Gold Arm Bangle
  • Tilda Swinton – Fred Leighton – 9 Diamond and Multi-Colored Gold Bangle Bracelet
  • Tina Fey – Fred Leighton – 19th Century Diamond Flower Bracelet
  • Viola Davis – Fred Leighton – 2 Vintage Diamond Bracelets

The following celebrities wore DIAMONDS to the 81st Annual Academy Awards:

  • Alicia Keys – Fred Leighton – 19th Century Diamond Leaf Pendant Earrings, 19th Century diamond ring
  • *Amanda Seyfried – Fred Leighton – Old Mine Cut Diamond Stud Earrings; 19th Century Diamond Flower Necklace; 19th Century Diamond Bracelet; 19th Century Diamond Ring
  • Amy Adams – Fred Leighton – Diamond Stud Earrings
  • Anil Kapoor – Chopard – Diamond and White Gold Cufflinks
  • Anne Hathaway – Cartier – Diamond Starburst Brooch (worn in hair), Cartier Paris 1958; Diamond and White Gold Swirl Earrings; Diamond Watch Bracelet from the Private Archive Collection; Diamond Double and Triple Row Bracelet, Cartier London 1934; Diamond Pave Ring; 9.6 carat Princess Cut Diamond Ring with Pave details
  • Beyonce – Lorraine Schwartz – 2 Yellow Diamond Flower Rings
  • Brad Pitt – David Yurman – Black Diamond Ring; Black Diamond Cufflinks; Black Diamond Stud Set
  • Deborra-Lee Furness – Fred Leighton – Diamond and Onyx Earrings; 1930’s Diamond and Black Jade Bracelet
  • *Diane Lane – Neil Lane – Diamond Drop Earrings; Diamond Fringe Necklace; Darkened Diamond and Platinum Bracelet; Darkened Diamond and Platinum Rings
  • Evan Rachel Wood – Neil Lane – Darkened Diamond Chandelier Earrings; Darkened Diamond Bracelet; Diamond Ring
  • Frank Langella – Le Vian – Diamond Cufflinks; Diamond Shirt Studs
  • Halle Berry – H. Stern – Diamond Hera Earrings; Diamond Hera Cuff Bracelet; Diamond Hera Ring
  • Heidi Klum – Lorraine Schwartz – Diamond and Coral Earrings; 3 Diamond Bangle Bracelets and 1 Diamond and Coral Bracelet; Diamond and Coral Ring and Diamond Ring
  • Jennifer Aniston – Bulgari – Diamond Earrings with 2 Pear Shaped Diamonds; Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring, over 11 carats
  • Jennifer Grey – H. Stern – Diamond Solitaire Earrings; Stern Star Diamond Bracelet in Black and White Diamonds; Stern Star Diamond Ring
  • Jessica Biel – Louis Vuitton – Diamond Pendant Earrings; Diamond Cuff Bracelet
  • Kate Ledger (Sister of Heath Ledger) – Fred Leighton – Old European Cut Diamond Stud Earrings (7 carats); 2 Turn of the Century Diamond Bracelets; Diamond Octagonal Ring and Diamond Band Ring
  • *Kate Winslet – Chopard – Diamond Pear-Shaped Cluster Earrings (28 carats); Multi-Cut Diamond Bracelet (117 carats); Diamond Ring
  • Maria Menounos – Platt Jewelers – Rose-Cut Diamond Cluster Earrings; Rose-Cut Diamond Ring
  • Miley Cyrus – Neil LaneDiamond Pendant Earrings
  • Moran Atias – Chopard – Diamond Earrings
  • Natalie Portman – Kwiat – Deco Diamond Hair Pins and Diamond Hair Combs; 6 carat Diamond Drop Earrings; Vintage Diamond Cluster Ring
  • Nicole Kidman – Diamond waterfall earrings; Diamond Brooch in hair
  • *Penelope Cruz – Chopard – Diamond Stud Earrings (11 carats); Cushion-Cut Diamond Necklace (69 carats); Diamond Bracelets; Starburst Yellow Diamond Ring (21 carats)
  • Phoebe Cates – Fred Leighton – Diamond Arrow Pin in her hair; Diamond Drop Earrings; Diamond Bracelets; Diamond Rings
  • *Queen Latifah – William Goldberg – Diamond Mixed Cut Micro-Set Drop Earrings; Diamond Trilogy Oval Ring, over 11 carats
  • Reese Witherspoon – Fred Leighton – Diamond Triple Drop Earrings with 7 carat Old Mine Cut Drops; 19th Century Rose Cut Diamond and Blue Enamel Ring
  • Robert Downey Jr. – Cartier – Diamond and White Gold Pasha 42 Watch on Black Crocodile Strap
  • Robin Roberts – Lorraine Schwartz – Diamond and Pink Gold Caviar Drop Earrings; 2 Diamond and Pink Gold Caviar Bangles, Diamond and Pink Gold Mesh Cuff Bracelet; Diamond and Pink Gold Caviar Right Hand Ring
  • Robin Swicord (Nominated for Best Adapted Screenplay for “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button”) – Neil Lane – Diamond and Yellow Gold Bangle Bracelets; Diamond and Yellow Gold Ring
  • Robin Wright Penn – H. SternAres Diamond Earrings; Diamond Bracelet
  • Ryoko Hirosue – Van Cleef and ArpelsDiamond Linear Earrings; Diamond Wreath Necklace
  • Sally Bell (Heath Ledger’s Mother) – Fred Leighton – 1950’s Diamond Leaf Earrings; 1950’s Diamond Bracelet with Brown Diamonds; 3-Stone Diamond Ring; Diamond Band Ring
  • Sarah Jessica Parker – Fred Leighton – Diamond Flower Ear Clips; Diamond and Gold Arm Bangle; 9 carat Cushion-Cut Ring
  • *Taraji P. Henson – Fred Leighton – Diamond Pendant Earrings with 6 carat Cushion-Cut Drops; 19th Century Diamond Flower Necklace
  • Tilda Swinton – Fred Leighton – 9 Diamond and Multi-Colored Gold Bangle Bracelet
  • Tina Fey – Fred Leighton – Diamond Pendant Earrings; 19th Century Diamond Flower Bracelet
  • Academy Awards Trophy Presenter – Martin Katz – Diamond Pear Shape Drop Earrings; Diamond Rope Necklace with 100 carat Black Diamonds; 5 Diamond Bangles; Diamond Right Hand Ring
  • Viola Davis – Fred Leighton – 1930’s Diamond Stylized Hoop Earrings; Diamond Honey Comb Bracelet, 2 Vintage Diamond Bracelets; 1950’s Diamond Double Clip Brooch on her Dress
  • Virginia Madsen – Loree Rodkin – Diamond and Yellow Gold Multi-Estelle Princess Cross Earrings; Diamond and Yellow Gold Maltese Cross Bracelet; Diamond and Yellow Gold Etched Ring



*The Diamond Information Center (DIC) has purchased the rights to red carpet diamond photos to be used for editorial purposes.
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