Sunday, February 24, 2008

Platinum Perfect

Old Hollywood Glamour is back! Sunday, the world’s hottest film stars sparkled in millions of dollars worth of pure Platinum bling at the 80th Annual Academy Awards. Jewelry and style expert Michael O’Connor notes that “stacked cuff bracelets, bold cluster earrings and candy-colored cocktail rings set in Platinum are in vogue this season for women, while men will be sporting unique Platinum watches and tie accents.” O’Connor adds that “A-listers choose Platinum jewelry because it holds their gemstones more securely than any other metal and makes their jewelry sparkle from afar, which is very important on the red carpet and on stage.”

Following is a list of Platinum baubles that celebrities wore on the red carpet and at parties this Sunday (retail prices are provided when available):

Cameron Diaz: Platinum earrings by Bvlgari.

Cate Blanchett: Blackened Platinum earrings ($800,000) and multiple blackened Platinum bangles ($250,000) by Lorraine Schwartz.

Jennifer Hudson: Platinum bangles, earrings, rings and a hair pin by Neil Lane (total over $2 million).

Laura Linney: Platinum earrings, pendant necklace and cuff bracelet by Cathy Waterman.

Demi Moore: Platinum and diamond bracelets, earrings and a cocktail ring by Neil Lane (total over $5 million).

Madonna: Platinum and diamond stacked bracelets, rings, chains and a pair of earrings designed by Neil Lane especially for her (total over $5 million).

Ali Landry: Platinum earrings and bracelets by Neil Lane.

Forest Whitaker: Platinum, diamond and onyx cufflinks by Kwiat. Platinum stud earrings, and a Platinum and diamond “Aire Traveler” watch by Chris Aire (total more than $125,000).

Johnny Depp: Accents his heirloom cufflinks from Heath Ledger with Platinum shirt studs by Kwiat. Or, platinum and rough diamond cufflinks by Neil Lane.

George Clooney: Platinum cufflinks by Kwiat.

Patrick Dempsey: Platinum cufflinks by Kwiat.

Steve Carrel: Platinum cufflinks by Kwiat.

Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson: Platinum cufflinks by Neil Lane. Or, cufflinks by Kwiat.

Summer Phoenix: Platinum dress clips, bracelets and rings by Neil Lane.

Kristen Chenoworth: Platinum and diamond earrings and a cuff bracelet by Kwiat.

Maya Rudolph: Platinum earrings and bangles by Neil Lane.

Saorise Ronan: Platinum bracelet by Kwiat or Neil Lane.

Madison Michelle: Platinum, diamond and tanzanite necklace and drop earrings, and Platinum and diamond stackable rings by Erica Courtney (total over $156,000).

Oscar Trophy Presenters: Platinum jewelry by Rafinity, including a Platinum and 85 carat diamond necklace (total $1.2 million).