Classic diamond looks dominated the red carpet at the Oscars. Statement earrings, including chandeliers overshadowed the classic riviere necklaces. Luxurious but simple, dramatic but modern, stiletto diamond earrings were the top Oscar jewelry trend of the night. Some of my favorites were long slim drops with a large gem, which have the same long and lean vibe. Actresses of all ages looked modern, strong and chic in this flattering earring style that’s ripe for a revival.
Saoirse Ronan in Cartier
The sophisticated diamond drops by Cartier that Satires Ronan wore are especially beautiful because they use opposing pairs of pear-shaped diamonds to add grace and a slight vintage vibe to a sleek modern silhouette.
Jane Fonda in Chopard
The sleek silhouette of Jane’s structured gown was the perfect match for these long sleek diamond earrings by Chopard that end in major pear-shaped diamond drops.
Jennifer Lawrence in Nikawa Jewelry
These are the most streamlined of the night’s stilettos a classic line of diamonds. What makes them cool is all the other hoops and studs Jennifer has layered with them. This feels fresh, young and modern.
Jennifer Garner in Piaget
These long earrings have a pattern of small diamonds and a pear drop at the end: just enough detail to be interesting close up while the simple silhouette keeps things streamlined at a distance.
Laura Dern in Atelier Swarovski
Clean and geometric, the emerald cut drops on these earrings add an edge to Laura’s graceful white Calvin Klein gown. This is probably the best lab-grown diamond jewelry we’ve seen at the Oscars so far.
Busy Phillips in Irene Neuwirth
Irene and Busy are BFFs and Oscar jewelry is the better for it: just look at these fun drops, sleek, sophisticated, serious but also swingy and fun.
Maya Rudolph in Irene Neuwirth
Ok, these are not strictly stilettos. But look at them: the perfect accent to bold color. I like it when red carpet jewelry morphs into something that I can picture these women wearing around town too.
Eiza Gonzales in Chopard
The star of Baby Driver is stunning in bright yellow and spectacular long diamond drops by Chopard. The perfect sleek sparkle to match the modern lines of her dress, don’t you think?
Sally Hawkins in Chopard
These earrings are simple enough to wear often, don’t you think? Pear-shaped pink quartz drops are offset with rubellite tourmalines.
Which of these long and lean earrings are your favorite? Do you think the trend for stilettos and long drops will continue on past the red carpet season? Prefer necklaces? Don’t miss my top five picks for the best 2018 Oscar jewelry, four of which were necklaces!