If the Academy Awards is the Super Bowl of red carpets, the 2022 Oscars majorly delivered—especially when it came to the display of natural diamond jewelry. From cinematic legends like Nicole Kidman to Tinseltown newbies like Ariana DeBose, these looks made the 94th Academy Awards epic.
The Best Diamond Jewelry Looks From the 2022 Oscars Red Carpet
The Eyes of Tammy Faye star and Best Actress winner Jessica Chastain was ethereal in an ombre purple Gucci gown and matching set of Gucci High Jewelry including a ring, earrings and bracelet with natural diamonds and pink spinel. The earrings featured 13 carats of diamonds, while the bracelet rang in with a whopping 22 carats.
Leave it to Zendaya to school us on how to layer diamond bracelets with a Valentino ensemble like a pro! The star stacked 12 of Bulgari’s flexible diamond Serpenti Viper bracelets down her arms and topped the look with a matching Bulgari Serpenti Viper white gold and full pavé diamond collar.
West Side Story star and Best Supporting Actress winner Ariana DeBose wore an outfit by Valentino and diamond jewelry by De Beers and Omega. Her look included a double-row diamond tennis necklace, matching diamond drop earrings, a triple strand diamond tennis bracelet and an Omega Constellation watch with a diamond bezel.
Tracee Ellis Ross
Tracee Ellis Ross went for a romantic-glam look with slicked back hair, red lips, and a strapless red Carolina Herrera ballgown that drew all the attention to her NIWAKA Byakurei diamond and pearl collar and classic diamond stud earrings.
“We paired the most extraordinary DeBeers jewelry pieces with Lupita’s gold fringe Prada gown. I loved how the fringe ring from the Alchemist of Light collection could not be more perfect because it mimicked the detailing of the dress,” Lupita Nyong’o’s stylist Micaela Erlanger told Only Natural Diamonds in an exclusive statement about the look. The earrings featured 2.93 carats of fancy natural orange diamond center stones.
Erlanger added “the earrings and other statement rings from the Reflections of Nature collection looked like the light has been reflected and refracted. You don’t ever want your jewelry to compete, rather you want them to enhance each other. These pieces effortlessly did just that.”
Timothée Chalamet may be the most in-demand young movie star working today, but his Oscar look was the definition of rock star glam. The actor went shirtless to the ceremony, rocking an open sequined and lace black Louis Vuitton blazer paired with a Cartier diamond tennis necklace and plunging Panthère de Cartier pendant and rings. The pendant was set with 374 diamonds and two emeralds for the panthers eyes; the actor also wore several Cartier pavé diamond rings including the Juste un Clou sparkler.
Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith
Best Actor winner Will Smith and wife Jada represented couple’s flair for fashion on the red carpet. Jada wore Glenn Spiro’s floral disc pavé white diamond earrings set in green titanium to match her green Jean Paul Gaultier gown, while Will wore a Dolce & Gabbana suit, pavé diamond tie ring and diamond pin by Cartier.
If Nicole Kidman wasn’t on the red carpet, did the red carpet even happen? The legend and Best Actress nominee for her turn as Lucille Ball in Being The Ricardos created another iconic red carpet moment in a gown by Armani and Harry Winston jewelry. Kidman’s diamond jewelry look included the 33.42 carat Eagle Diamond Necklace with pear-shaped yellow diamond drop, diamond bracelets, earrings and a ring.
Zoë Kravitz channeled Audrey Hepburn for her Oscars red carpet look, complete with side-swept bangs, a pink column dress by Yves Saint Laurent and Kwiat’s 36 carat diamond collar with graduated oval-cut diamonds. The actress also wore approximately 10 carat diamond stud earrings.
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker
Kourtney Kardashian and Travis Barker brought their signature edgy-chic style to the red carpet. Kardashian wore a strapless black Mugler dress and Lorraine Schwartz diamond earrings while Barker donned an all-black Maison Margiela look accessorized with a Lorraine Schwartz diamond brooch.
In a sea of black tuxedos, The Power of the Dog star Kodi Smit-McPhee stood out in a powder blue Bottega Veneta suit and Cartier diamond collar, watch and rings. The full diamond-set Révélation d’Une Panthère watch stole the show, with approximately 20 carats of diamonds—and a $249,000 price tag.
Nominated for Best Actress for her role as Princess Diana in Spencer, Kristen Stewart wore a custom Chanel tuxedo jacket and shorts paired with a Chanel High Jewelry necklace. At $1.6 million, the Ganse Noir spinel and diamond lariat necklace featured radiant cut diamonds along with large, uniquely cut diamonds at the bottom of the necklace, plus a 14.73 carat pink spinel center stone haloed by black onyx.
Pam + Tommy star Lily James was pretty in a pink Versace dress and a Piaget diamond collar fully set with white pear-shaped diamonds and an approximately seven carat fancy yellow pear-shaped diamond drop.
Caitriona Balfe’s white Louis Vuitton gown looked regal from every angle. The Belfast star finished the look with a Van Cleef & Arpels heritage bow diamond collar fully set with diamonds, cheval earrings and a bracelet and a snowflake ring.