The red carpet at the 92nd Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood was awash in diamonds, most of them decorating the décolletage of Tinseltown’s leading ladies, from presenter Julia Louis-Dreyfus in 60 carats of Harry Winston to The Joker star Zazie Beetz in not one but two showstopping Bulgari high jewelry necklaces.
The trend was a welcome departure from previous Oscar ceremonies, when the only concessions to bejeweled adornment came in the form of icy statement earrings.
The night’s jewelry highlights (presented below) included Best Supporting Actress nominee Florence Pugh (Little Women) in a galactic-looking diamond wrap necklace by Louis Vuitton, and double nominee Scarlett Johansson (Marriage Story, Jojo Rabbit) in a pair of pear-shaped diamond earrings by Forevermark x Anita Ko.
Even the guys brought the sparkle: Taika Waititi, winner of Best Adapted Screenplay for Jojo Rabbit, wore a diamond-and-pearl pin by Greek designer Nikos Koulis, while presenter Timothée Chalamet chose a vintage Cartier ruby-and-diamond brooch to glam up his rakish zip-up jacket.
The most dramatic jewelry look of the night, however, belonged to performer Janelle Monae, who complemented her Swarovski crystal-studded Ralph Lauren gown and matching hood—a textile ode to diamonds if ever there was one—with more than 60 carats of Forevermark diamonds around her neck. Naturally.
Zazie Beetz in Bulgari
High Jewelry Divas’ Dream necklace in white gold with three round cut diamonds totaling 78.42 cts.; High Jewelry necklace in white gold with a 5.59-ct. oval-shaped emerald, 84 buff top emeralds totaling 1.96 cts., and 12.01 cts. pavé-set diamonds
Janelle Monae in Forevermark
Lace of Light Diamond choker in 18k white gold with 36.54 cts. diamonds
Greta Gerwig in Bulgari
High Jewelry necklace in platinum with 56.13 cts. emerald beads and 25.84 cts. diamonds
Julia Louis-Dreyfuss in Harry Winston
Wave diamond necklace in platinum with 60.18 cts. diamonds
Charlize Theron in Tiffany & Co.
High Jewelry pendant in platinum with a 21-ct. marquise diamond and 26 cts. diamonds
Florence Pugh in Louis Vuitton
“Riders of the Knight” diamond wrap choker high jewelry necklace with a teardrop gemstone
Salma Hayek in Boucheron
No details have been released about Salma Hayek’s pearl-accented tiara, but the stunning headpiece was one of the head-turning jewelry moments of the night.
Scarlett Johansson in Forevermark
Exceptional pear diamond drop earrings (26.65 cts. total) in 18k white gold
Kirsten Wiig in Nikos Koulis
Oui Arrowhead Fringe earrings in 18k gold
Timothée Chalamet in Cartier
Tradition brooch c. 1955 in 18k white gold and platinum with rubies and diamonds
Taika Waititi in Nikos Koulis
Lingerie pin with diamonds and grey Tahitian pearl