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Far From The Mainstream Crowd: Outstanding Jewels At The Oscars 2016

Brenda KangComment

High-shine diamonds on white gold or platinum are the norm on the annual Oscars red carpet, and this year, a whole bevy of A-listers have once again paraded a glittering array of jewellery. While the usual suspects were classic diamond necklaces, earrings and bracelets ­– all easy to match regardless of the gown, several celebrities caught our eye with their tasteful and non-conformist selections.

One of them was the ethereal Olivia Wilde, who stood out with her choice of a Neil Lane Edwardian-style choker with matching '50s-style pearl and diamond earrings. The pieces didn’t feature many large diamonds at all, but she pulled them off flawlessly in her Grecian-style Valentino Haute Couture ivory gown without looking dated. We hope such intricate, vintage-inspired choker necklaces make a comeback!

Another sexy style goddess was the stunning Charlize Theron, who didn’t just break the cardinal rule of eschewing red on the red carpet, but wore her ultra-long Harry Winston Secret Cluster 48.8-carat diamond pendant necklace on her statuesque Dior-clad frame so well she positively smouldered. 

Meanwhile, popular red carpet fixture Cate Blanchett was a feminine sight to behold in an Armani Prive seafoam-green floral gown, accentuated with a glimmering pair of fern-patterned Tiffany & Co. diamond drop earrings and a bold, floral-motif Tiffany & Co. diamond cuff.

Jessica Alba wasn’t spotted at the Oscars ceremony, but stole the show at the Vanity Fair after-party with her statement David Webb Crescent hammered gold necklace, which contrasted beautifully with her long, flowy white Roberto Cavalli gown. She didn’t just remind us of a '40s movie star, but demonstrated that you need no diamonds if your taste is spot-on.

Scroll down for images of more noteworthy Hollywood stars who rocked their Oscars baubles with style and sophistication.

Sofia Vergara's dazzling Lorraine Schwartz diamond and blue sapphire chandelier earrings were as big as personality.

Sofia Vergara's dazzling Lorraine Schwartz diamond and blue sapphire chandelier earrings were as big as personality.

The Chanel Fine Jewellery plume-motif diamond bracelet and ring added a feminine touch to Daisy Ridley's youthful, gamine beauty.

The Chanel Fine Jewellery plume-motif diamond bracelet and ring added a feminine touch to Daisy Ridley's youthful, gamine beauty.

The luscious blue sapphire gemstones on Tina Fey's Bulgari necklace were a gorgeous match with her rich purple Versace gown.

The luscious blue sapphire gemstones on Tina Fey's Bulgari necklace were a gorgeous match with her rich purple Versace gown.

Julianne Moore's bold Chopard circle-motif diamond earrings and floral-motif diamond cuff were head-turners, and complemented her rather simple strappy black Chanel gown well.

Julianne Moore's bold Chopard circle-motif diamond earrings and floral-motif diamond cuff were head-turners, and complemented her rather simple strappy black Chanel gown well.

Naomi Watts' bold Bulgari leaf-patterned diamond necklace worked seamlessly with her simple hairdo and chic Armani Prive bustier gown.

Naomi Watts' bold Bulgari leaf-patterned diamond necklace worked seamlessly with her simple hairdo and chic Armani Prive bustier gown.

Always simply turned out but chic, Kate Winslet was quietly elegant in her diamond cascade earrings by Indian jeweller Nirav Modi.

Always simply turned out but chic, Kate Winslet was quietly elegant in her diamond cascade earrings by Indian jeweller Nirav Modi.

Kerry Washington went for a modern Amazonian look with a Versace leather bustier gown, injected with a dose of glamour with vintage 1963 three-row diamond hoop earrings and a 12.02-carat diamond platinum ring by Harry Winston.

Kerry Washington went for a modern Amazonian look with a Versace leather bustier gown, injected with a dose of glamour with vintage 1963 three-row diamond hoop earrings and a 12.02-carat diamond platinum ring by Harry Winston.

Reese Witherspoon, the darling of Tiffany & Co., piled on the bling with stacked diamond bracelets on her right, and a chunky geometric bangle on the left.

Reese Witherspoon, the darling of Tiffany & Co., piled on the bling with stacked diamond bracelets on her right, and a chunky geometric bangle on the left.