The Oscars happened a few month ago, but you can still find photos and commentary online about what all of your favorite celebrities were wearing. Some of the things that stand out among all of those gorgeous gowns are the gems that the movie stars wear around their necks, wrists, and on their fingers.
If you think that the gowns that they wear on the red carpet are expensive, you’ll be surprised to know that their jewelry is also well endowed. From diamonds to rubies and emeralds, you can find beauty on the necks of most of the women celebrities you love.
Who Was Most Notable?
The 2016 Oscars were home to some dazzling jewels. From Naomi Watts’ Bulgari diamond necklace to Olivia Wilde’s diamond choker., the diamonds truly stole the show. Many of them found on the ears and wrists of fashionable celebs as well, like Rachel McAdams shoulder length dangling diamond earrings and Julianne Moore’s diamond and white gold hoop-like earrings..
If diamonds aren’t a girl’s best friend then you might wonder why so many celebrity women chose to don the diamonds this year.
Do They Own Their Gems?
One of the biggest questions that many people have when it comes to those thousands of dollar necklaces, earrings, and serpentine bracelets, like that worn by Olivia Munn, is whether or not those beautiful gems are owned by the celebrities that wear them. Usually they aren’t.
While the majority of movie stars can easily afford their own diamonds, when it comes to award shows, jewelry companies and designers want their pieces to be seen on celebrities and they loan out, and sometimes give, their pieces to the celebrities to wear. That means free advertisement in every fashion mag for a good month after the award show airs!
Are They Insured?
Imagine “borrowing” a piece of jewelry from a store that cost three-thousand dollars or more, and then having it break or get lost during a wardrobe change. That money would have to come out of the celebrities pocket, and even though it might just be pennies to them, it still looks bad. Jewelry makers and companies tend to require celebrities to have insurance that covers any loss or damage to the loaned jewels.
There is a whole process that celebrities go through for this use of gems on the red carpet. Sometimes a designer approaches them, and sometimes they approach a designer they like. They have to arrange pickup, have proof of insurance, and also plan a time to return the gems.
This seems to be a lot of work for someone that could outright buy any piece of jewelry they want, but it’s worth the press for both celebrity and jeweler.