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These Were the Most Dazzling Jewels at the 2019 Oscars

Get inspired by these show-stopping looks.

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The Oscars traditionally wrap award season with shining examples of what looks and categories of jewelry have begun to trend at the Golden Globes, Critics Choice, SAGs and Grammys. What’s clear is that each of the award shows has become about glamour and show-stopping jewels.

The 91st Academy Awards drove home the message of the awards season that all classifications of jewelry are important for 2019. Although earrings continue to evolve as the strongest in diamond and gemstone jewelry, we are seeing a winning number of statement necklaces, wide bracelets and cocktail rings. And happily, the hair jewel made a comeback during the final awards show of 2019

Here we take a look at the best jewel at the 91st Academy Awards in each category.

But before we do, special mention needs to go to one historical jewel that hasn’t been worn since 1961. The famous Tiffany diamond, bought by Charles Lewis Tiffany in 1878, a year after it was discovered in South Africa, became the jewel in the company’s proverbial crown. A “wardrobe of settings” was created for the 128.54-carat diamond by Jean Schlumberger, renowned designer for Tiffany & Co., and it was worn by Audrey Hepburn in 1961 for publicity stills for the film Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Prior to that, it was worn once by Mrs. Sheldon Whitehouse for a Tiffany Ball in 1957. Until its appearance on Lady Gaga last night at the 2019 Oscars, set into a platinum and white diamond necklace, it was on display at the legendary store. Lady Gaga wore it with Tiffany fancy yellow and white diamond and platinum earrings that set off her black gown.

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It was a moment that will be remembered and written about for years to come.

And now for the winning jewels in each category:

Earrings

Gemma Chan in Bulgari High Jewelry diamond and emerald earrings that have the feeling of dangling Pagodas. They are the perfect length and light the face with movement and swing. Photo: Rex/Shutterstock

Bracelet

Michele Yeoh in a Chopard diamond bracelet climbing up her wrist. It is perfect with her Elie Saab gown and linear diamond drop earrings. We have seen many Art Deco and Deco inspired bracelets as well as modern cuffs and flexible styles, but this winding cuff is one of the most breathtaking styles of the season. And it bespeaks a bracelet look that continues to trend and will do so into holiday sales. Photo: Rex/Shutterstock

Necklace

Laura Harrier in a Bulgari High Jewelry necklace constructed of 10 antique cut emeralds (33.09 TCW), eight cushion rubellites (18.49- TCW), 154 step cut diamonds (4.57 TCW) and pavé-set diamonds (21.37-TCW) set into platinum. It’s one of the gemstone jewels that offers both a timeless elegance and a youthful appeal. Photo: Rex/Shutterstock

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Ring

Regina King in Chopard diamond ring. Although her earrings and bracelet will also stop you in your tracks. Photo: Rex/Shutterstock

Hair Jewel

We say hail to Rachel Weisz, her stylist and Cartier for this look of perfection. Two Cartier Collection brooches from 1903 are fashioned into a garland style diamond and platinum headband. Photo: Getty Images/PGI; Still Courtesy of Cartier

 

Still courtesy of Cartier

 

Jewelry Ensemble

Hands-down Amy Adams in Art Deco and late 1930s jewelry mixed with more modern styles from the Cartier Collection and Cartier high jewels. We particular loved the diamond clip brooch, Paris, circa 1935 fastened to a modern High Jewelry diamond “Tennis” necklace. Photo: INSTARImages/PGI; Stills: Courtesy of Cartier

 

Stills courtesy of Cartier

There were many dazzling styles in each classification. Look to them for inspiration as you create displays, themes and sales for the jewels you have in store or decide what to buy for the upcoming seasons.

Beth Bernstein is a published author of three books and jewelry and fashion expert with 18+ years experience. A broad knowledge of the history of jewelry and fashion coupled with a background in "the story", writing, trends, design concepts has earned Beth a proven track record.

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Jewelry Insurance Startup Firm Raises $2M

The founder is a third-generation jeweler.

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BriteCo, a jewelry-insurance startup company, announced a $2 million seed round.

The round’s investors include Brian Spaly, the founder of Trunk Club; and Jeff Taylor, the former chairman and CEO at Cole Taylor Bank.

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The firm provides verified appraisals and immediate replacement coverage by HDI global, an A-rated insurance carrier, according to a press release.

“As a third-generation jeweler, my family and I have a long history delighting customers and helping them celebrate moments of joy in their lives,” said Dustin Lemick, BriteCo founder and CEO.

“But the jewelry buyer is changing rapidly. Millennials now represent the largest jewelry buying demographic, and their expectations are different from those of prior generations. BriteCo helps jewelers by providing them with the optimal blend of online convenience and personal attention.”

Lemick and his family have owned and operated retail jewelry locations in the Chicagoland area for over 60 years.

BriteCo explains that its coverage has no deductible, automatically updates protection each year using advanced price analytics and predictive models, and offers a streamlined claims experience. It also “offers an easy to use, cloud-based Appraisal Management System (AMS) that is faster and more accurate than the jewelry industry’s traditional manual processes,” according to the release.

“What Dustin and his team have accomplished in such a short period of time is amazing,” said Jeff Taylor, one of the company’s investors. “Getting BriteCo licensed in virtually every state before officially launching is a testament to their hard work and the professionalism with which they’re approaching this big challenge.

“I’m excited to be a part of their push to modernize the jewelry insurance and appraisal process and to help millions of people across the US protect their most valuable possessions.”

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Fugitive Jeweler Arrested in $2B Fraud Case

India is seeking to extradite him.

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Nirav Modi, the billionaire jeweler who’s suspected in a $2 billion fraud case in India, has been arrested in London, The Telegraph reports.

He was arrested on behalf of Indian authorities, and he appeared Westminster Magistrates’ Court to fight extradition to India, according to the newspaper.

In court, he “spoke only to confirm his details and to refuse to submit to extradition” related to embezzlement allegations, The Telegraph reports.

He’s due in court again on March 29.

Modi had been staying in a high-dollar apartment in London’s West End, according to the newspaper.

Last year, The New York Times described Modi as being “on the run” and noted that figuring out his location had become something of a “national pastime” in India.

He remained at-large despite Interpol’s issuance of a reed notice for his arrest in July, according to The Telegraph.

Modi is at the center of a fraud case involving Punjab National Bank, where employees are “suspected to have steered fraudulent loans” to Modi’s businesses, Reuters has reported.

Modi has apparently been involved in a new new diamond business in the UK, according to The Telegraph.

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This 13-Carat Pink Diamond Just Sold for $8.7M+

The sale represents a dollar-per-carat price of $656,933.

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Gem Diamonds Ltd. announced that a 13.33 carat pink diamond recovered at the Letšeng mine in February has been sold for $8.75 million.

The sale represents a dollar-per-carat price of $656,933.

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That’s a record for a Letšeng diamond, according to a press release from Gem. The company owns both the Letšeng diamond mine in Lesotho and the Ghaghoo mine in Botswana.

The diamond sold on tender in Antwerp. Gem did not reveal the identity of the buyer.

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Yahoo Finance reports that Gem mined about 127,000 carats of diamonds last year.

That amounts to under 1 percent of the worldwide total, making the company a relatively small player compared to industry titans such as Alrosa and De Beers.

 

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