A Definitive Ranking of Jewels at the Oscars (and Their Price Tags)

Featured Article, Living & Spending
on February 22, 2015
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The 87th Academy Awards are upon us, and beyond the buzz surrounding which movies merit a statue, a fashion free-for-all is in effect as celebrities prepare to make a splash on the red carpet. And as ever, we’re fascinated by the price tags. So, just for fun, lets take a look into the some of the most expensive jewelry ever worn to the Oscars.


1. Elizabeth Taylor

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Elizabeth Taylor wore this Cartier ring-turned-necklace at the 1970 Academy Awards, and we are still talking about it. The retail price? A mere $1 million.

2. Gwyneth Paltrow

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We’re coming in with another $1 million winner with Gwyneth Paltrow and this Anna Hu Haute Joaillerie “Hearts of Winter” cuff bracelet, worn at the 2012 Oscar Awards—complete with 2,368 rose-cut, round brilliant diamonds. That’s a total of 163 carats.

3 Amy Adams

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Amy Adams donned an unforgettable combination of Cartier Jewels at the 2011 Academy awards. The total price of her necklace, earrings and bracelet combined comes to a whopping $1.3 million.

4. Jennifer Lawrence

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J. Law strikes again with this platinum Neil Lane necklace with carved rock crystal and 100 carats of diamonds, totaling $2 million! But let’s be honest, she does look THAT good.

5. Angelina Jolie

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Between the unforgettable color and the stunning shape, these 115-carat earrings have us drooling. Angelina Jolie wore these $2.5 million accessories to the 2009 Oscars.

6 Jennifer Garner

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Neil Lane re-enters our list with this $2.5 million diamond necklace set in black gold. Jennifer Garner wore this piece in gracefully down 2013 Oscars Red Carpet.

7.  Kate Winslet

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For the 2010 Academy Awards, Kate Winselt paired this timeless Tiffany & Co Yellow diamond necklace (a scant $2.5 million) with more Tiffany & Co canary yellow earrings and bracelets (an additional $975,000).

8. Charlize Theron

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In 2013, Charlize Theron outdid Paltrow’s diamond cuff from the year before with her own Harry Winston diamond studs and cuffs. The retail price of these jewels would be a $4.5 million. No big deal.

9.  Nicole Kidman

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There was no missing Nicole Kidman’s L’Wren Scott diamond necklace as it draped over her shoulders and dress at the 2008 Oscars red carpet. This statement piece costs a cool $7 million.

10. Anne Hathaway

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While Anne Hathaway’s star diamond necklace did not drape, it certainly stunned. This Tiffany & Co piece worn by Anne at the 2011 Oscars red carpet cost $10 million.

11. Charlize Theron

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Charlize Theron certainly has a penchant for pricey jewelry. At the 2014 Oscars she wore this $15 million Harry Winston necklace (reminiscent of Elizabeth Taylor’s necklace from 1970, no?). All the diamonds in this piece add up to a total of 31 carats.

12. Gloria Stuart

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And finally, with the most expensive piece of jewelry worn to the Oscars, we have Gloria Stuart and her 15-carat blue diamond necklace totaling a whopping $20 million. Harry Winston designed this piece as his own version of the heart of the sea necklace from the Titanic for Gloria Stuart’s appearance at the 1998 Academy Awards.

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