6 Platinum Jewelry Looks Inspired by 2019’s Most Memorable Red-Carpet Styles
Platinum is perfect for the red carpet: The naturally bright white metal enhances the brilliance of diamonds and colored gemstones and its strength makes it the industry standard for holding heavy jewels securely in place. Throughout the 2019 awards show season, Hollywood’s biggest stars were decorated in platinum pieces from designers like Cartier, Harry Winston, and Tiffany & Co. A-listers made bold statements with big necklaces, donned diamonds with rich historical significance, and discovered striking new ways to wear pins and brooches.
If this season’s red-carpet looks made your jaw drop, take a peek at six platinum looks that tap into the biggest trends from the Oscars, Golden Globes, and SAG Awards.
A Bold Look is Born
Hours before she took the stage to accept a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song, Lady Gaga graced the red carpet with a look from Tiffany & Co. that was larger than life. Gaga wore more than 100 carats of diamonds set in platinum. A custom Tiffany Aurora necklace made with over 300 diamonds, including a 20-carat pear-shaped diamond at its center, was paired with Tiffany cluster earrings. The pieces were the perfect accompaniment to the star’s blue-hued gown, a nod to Judy Garland in the 1954 version of “A Star Is Born.”
Another platinum look we love: These Tiffany Victoria Mixed Cluster Earrings beautifully frame the face with a mix of marquise and pear-shaped diamonds set in platinum.
Destroying it in Red
Nicole Kidman had us seeing red at the Golden Globes, where her jewelry perfectly complemented her sequined, body-hugging burgundy gown. The “Destroyer” star wore a pair of Harry Winston draperie cluster earrings made with rubies and more than 17 carats of diamonds set in platinum.
Another platinum look we love: If you can’t get enough of the look of rubies and diamonds combined, feast your eyes on YAFA Signed Jewels diamond and ruby platinum necklace, a bold and unique collection of geometrically cut gemstones set in platinum. Omi Privé’s ruby and diamond platinum earrings are another exquisite choice: A total of 44 rubies and 104 diamonds are set in platinum and 18K rose gold.
At January’s Screen Actors Guild Awards, Amy Adams’ arm candy made us do a double-take. To complement her black gown while adding a small pop of color, Adams wore Cartier earrings made with spinels, onyx, and diamonds set in platinum. The “Sharp Objects” star also donned a Cartier bracelet with rows of delicate diamonds set in platinum.
Another platinum look we love: Uneek’s “Grand Entrances” three-row diamond bracelet showcases 24 carats of diamonds set in platinum. This red-carpet-ready piece was designed with old Hollywood in mind.
A Crown Favourite
Because platinum stands the test of time, it’s a popular choice for settings that surround vintage gemstones. At the 2019 Academy Awards, “The Favourite” star Rachel Weisz wore a pair of Cartier diamond brooches as a hairpiece. Set in platinum, the gems date back to 1903. They were a timeless complement to Weisz’ modern red gown, which featured a shiny caplet made from latex.
Another platinum look we love: Jirair Collection’s platinum floral band with diamonds captures the nature-inspired, wraparound feel of Weisz’ headband.
Nothing Shallow About This Look
Perhaps more memorable than her performance of “Shallow” alongside Bradley Cooper was what Lady Gaga wore to the Academy Awards—a 141-year-old, 128-carat Tiffany & Co. yellow diamond pendent that appeared to pop from its platinum setting. The legendary diamond was last worn by Aubrey Hepburn in 1961 while shooting publicity photos for “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” Making its red-carpet debut, the jewel was surrounded by 16 cushion-cut diamonds and 46 round brilliant diamonds, also set in platinum. Earrings made with yellow and white diamonds set in platinum rounded out the colorful jewelry look that paired perfectly with Gaga’s very first Oscar.
Another platinum look we love: If you’re going gaga over yellow diamonds, you won’t be able to take your eyes off of this ultra-sophisticated yellow diamond hermonie platinum ring from Harry Kotlar or this pair of platinum, yellow diamond, and pavé earrings that are party-perfect and full of exotic influence.
A Monochromatic Moment
At the 91st Academy Awards, Amy Adams’ metallic white and silver mermaid-style gown took a back seat to the statement jewelry that was paired with it. The “Vice” star wore a collection of diamonds from the 1930s, all set in platinum. At the center of a modern diamond tennis necklace sat an eye-catching clip-on diamond brooch, while a diamond ring, bracelet, and earrings amped up a look that exuded old Hollywood glamour.
Another platinum look we love: Just like Adams’ Cartier brooch, the Asscher Cut Diamond Platinum Ring Necklace from Harbor Diamonds New York is a bold piece that can be worn in more than one way. It’s constructed with an attachment on the back so that it can also be worn as a ring. Enhanced by the ice-white brightness of platinum, the pendant features an angular diamond cut that creates a hypnotizing appearance of woven light.