Longtime readers here will know that I’m a big fan of the blingy, showy jewelry we get to see each year at the Academy Awards. While I’m not doing comprehensive Oscars jewelry coverage this year—not getting enough sleep at the moment for that!—I’m going to feature some pieces that I particularly liked this year. First up: a gorgeous emerald necklace on a young American singer.
Actress and singer Sofia Carson cut a glamorous figure as she arrived on the champagne-colored carpet at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for the Oscars on Sunday evening. She performed one of the Oscar-nominated songs, “Applause” from the film Tell It Like a Woman, at the ceremony.
She wore a glamorous white ballgown from Giambattista Valli for this year’s awards ceremony.
The overall look was a throwback to the glamorous days of Hollywood stars past—I think inspired by actresses like Audrey Hepburn (hair and makeup) and Elizabeth Taylor (gown and jewels). The draping of the fabric reminds me a bit of Taylor’s 1957 Oscars gown, and also of this look from Cannes the same year.
But you all know what I’m here to talk about: the emeralds. Carson wore a fabulous necklace of diamonds and emeralds from Chopard for the ceremony. It also looks like something that Elizabeth Taylor would have had in her collection.
The necklace features seven octagonal-cut emerald pendants, which collectively weigh in at 122.49 carats. Thin diamond fringes are interspersed between the emeralds.
Carson’s stylist, Nicolas Bru, wisely decided not to have her wear any other jewels, letting the emeralds shine on their own.
Here’s a look at the back of the necklace.
Say what you want about Hollywood styling, or the practice of loaning jewels for red carpet experiences. I’m just glad that a necklace like this gets a moment in the spotlight! (PS: I may sprinkle in a few more Oscars posts this week, but we’ll be focusing Monday on the jewels worn for the Commonwealth Day service in London. And never fear, the Jordanian royal nuptials will be featured in our Wedding Tiara Wednesday article!)