If there ever was a place to dress to impress, it’s on the red carpet. Celebrities not only wear some of the most luxurious clothing out there, but they also dote lavish jewelry. Such stunning rocks have price tags well into the millions. Read on to see the most expensive jewelry ever worn on the red carpet.
Carrie Underwood’s $31 Million Diamond Necklace
Country music star Carrie Underwood showed just how far she’s come since her American Idol days by wearing a $31 million diamond necklace to the 2013 Grammys. The Jonathan Arndt piece featured oval, pear, marquis, and round-cut white diamonds.
All in all, the stunning necklace was a total of 381 carats! It’s among the most expensive pieces of jewelry ever worn on any red carpet, not just the Grammys. That year the singer won the Grammy Award for Best Country Solo Performance for her song “Blown Away.”
Cate Blanchett’s $18 Million Chopard Jewelry
Actress Cate Blanchett stunned at the 2014 Oscars wearing Chopard jewelry that totaled around $18 million! Her drop earrings featured 62 opal and diamonds clustered together. While her earrings stole the show, she had two other jewelry pieces that stunned in their own right, too.
On Blanchett’s wrist was 49 carats of brown diamonds set in white gold. She also wore a 4-carat, pear-shaped diamond ring. The star was certainly dressed appropriately to accept her Oscar win for Best Actress, which she earned through her performance in Blue Jasmine.
Charlize Theron’s $15 Million Diamond Jewelry
Charlize Theron dazzled at the 2014 Oscars with her 21-carat diamond necklace, which featured an eye-catching pendant that glistened under the camera flashes. The emerald-cut diamond necklace matched her diamond earrings, all of which were by designer Harry Winston.
Though Theron didn’t take home an Oscar that year, she was no stranger to the award show. She earned her first Oscar in 2004 for her performance in Monster and received two other nominations for her roles in North Country and Bombshell.
Anne Hathaway’s $10 Million Star Diamond Necklace
Anne Hathaway wore a total of seven stunning outfits when she co-hosted the 2011 Oscars alongside actor James Franco. She kicked off the night by gracing the red carpet in a stunning 94-carat diamond necklace.
The Tiffany & Co. Lucida Star diamond necklace is worth a jaw-dropping $10 million! At that price, we’re amazed she had the will to take it off! While the hostess didn’t have any nominations that year, she did win the Oscar for Best Performance in 2013 for her role in Les Misérables.
Sandra Bullock’s $6.4 Million Platinum And Diamond Bracelet
Many of the stunning pieces of jewelry to appear on the red carpet are necklaces, but Sandra Bullock defied this unspoken rule at the 2014 Oscars. Even though she was wearing a strapless dress, the actress went without a necklace.
Instead, she let her $6.4 million platinum and diamond bracelet do all the talking. She did pair the bracelet with diamond earrings worth another $1.8 million! Both stunning pieces were by designer Lorraine Schwartz. That year, Bullock received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role in Gravity.
Gloria Stuart’s $20 Million Blue Diamond Necklace
You may recognize Gloria Stuart as the older Rose in the film Titanic. The actress arrived at the 1998 Oscars dressed just like her character, giant blue diamond and all. While her necklace wasn’t the exact same one used in the movie, it did look strikingly similar.
The necklace Stuart wore was a 15-carat blue diamond necklace by Harry Winston worth $20 million! She wasn’t shy about the piece, holding it up for the cameras as she walked the red carpet. Stuart received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress for her role in Titanic.
Jessica Alba’s $5.8 Million Diamond Necklace
Jessica Alba had a timeless look at the 2013 Golden Globes with her loose curls and strapless gown. The thing that most popped about her ensemble, though, was undoubtedly her $5.8 million diamond necklace.
The Harry Winston piece made Alba’s coral gown look all the more elegant. The actress joined George Clooney, Jennifer Garner, and Megan Fox as a show presenter. Alba was no stranger to the award ceremony. Years prior, she received a Golden Globe nomination for her role in the sci-fi drama Dark Angel.
Helen Mirren’s $3.8 Million Sapphire And Diamonds
Helen Mirren looked classy as ever in her sapphire and diamond jewelry, which she wore to the 2018 Oscars. Her stunning necklace popped against her solid blue dress. The cushion-cut necklace matched perfectly with her earrings and ring, all of which were designed by Harry Winston.
Altogether, the jewelry set is valued at $3.8 million! While Mirren was just there for the fun of it that year, she’s had quite a bit of success at former shows. She won the Oscar for Best Actress in 2007 for her role in The Queen and has had three other Oscar nominations.
Margot Robbie’s $1.9 Million Diamond, Sapphire, And Gold
As mesmerizing as many of the pieces of jewelry on this list are, few have a history like the one Margot Robbie wore to the 2015 Oscars. The stunning necklace dates back to 1938 when it was made for the Duchess of Windsor.
The piece consists of 150 diamonds, 300 sapphires, and 18 carats of gold, making it worth $1.9 million! That year, Robbie was but a presenter, though she did receive nominations in later years for her roles in I, Tonya and Bombshell.
Jennifer Lopez’s $5 Million Diamond Accessories
Jennifer Lopez may be Jenny from the block, but she wasn’t afraid to show off her rocks at the 2011 Golden Globes. The actress, singer, and dancer wore a sparkly outfit that matched perfectly with her diamond accessories.
Her Harry Winston diamond earrings were worth $3 million alone! Then there was the diamond brooch in her hair, her diamond bracelet, and a diamond ring, which altogether totaled about $2 million. Lopez has received two Golden Globes in her career: one for her title role in Selena and the other for her starring role in Hustlers.
Kate Winslet’s $3.5 Million Yellow Diamond Set
Kate Winslet shined in her stunning yellow diamond jewelry at the 2010 Oscars. The actress wore a $2.5 million Tiffany & Co. necklace. She paired it with matching canary diamond earrings and a bracelet that together tacked another $975,000 to the ensemble.
Winslet wasn’t up for an award that evening, but she’s had many Oscars in her past. The award-winner has received a total of six Oscar nominations. In 2006, she won the Oscar for Best Actress for her performance in The Reader.
Sofia Vergara’s $7 Million Ruby, Sapphire, And Emerald Earrings
Sofia Vergara arrived at the 2013 Emmys in a vibrant red dress, but her huge earrings were the part of the ensemble that really stood out. The stunning jewelry featured ruby, sapphire, and Columbian emeralds and was designed by Lorraine Schwartz.
If the $7 million earrings weren’t already enough to impress, Vergara also matched them with a 40-carat diamond ring she wore on one hand and a 21-carat diamond ring on the other! The Modern Family star was a nominee that night for Best Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series.
Jennifer Lawrence’s $2 Million Backwards Diamond Necklace
When wearing a $2 million necklace, you’d think it would be front and center. That wasn’t the case for Jennifer Lawrence’s 2014 Oscar ensemble, though. She wore a 100-carat diamond necklace that hung low on her back rather than her chest.
Designed by Neil Lane, the backward necklace was perfect for Lawrence, who wore a strapless dress and had short hair at the time. If anything, the unique design brought even more attention to Lawrence. She received an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actress that night for her role in American Hustle.
Charlize Theron’s $4.5 Million Diamond Cuffs
Charlize Theron certainly knows how to dress for the red carpet. In 2013, she arrived at the award show with a strapless white gown that stuck out in the crowd. She didn’t pair it with a necklace, though. Instead, she wore diamond cuffs on either wrist.
The bracelets alone totaled $4.5 million, not to mention her diamond stud earrings. Charlize was only a presenter at the award show that year, but she didn’t hold back when it came to dressing up.
Angelina Jolie’s $2.5 Million Emerald Earrings
Angelina Jolie let her earrings do all the talking at the 2009 Oscars. Her emerald-drop earrings were positively radiant and stood out for both their look and their value. The 115-carat pair designed by Lorraine Schwartz were worth a staggering $2.5 million!
That year, Jolie garnered an Oscar nomination for Best Actress for her role in Changeling. Though she didn’t take home the award that night, she did score the Oscar a decade prior for her supporting role in Girl, Interrupted.
Nicole Kidman’s $7 Million Diamond Necklace
While Nicole Kidman’s $7 million necklace she wore to the 2008 Oscars wasn’t the most valuable in all of red carpet history, it may very well be the biggest standout yet. The necklace featured three tiers that held a staggering 7,500 diamonds in total!
Custom-made by L’Wren Scott, the stunning piece reportedly took more than 6,200 hours to make by hand! The necklace not only draped down her chest but down her back, too! Kidman wasn’t up for an award that night, be she has garnered three Oscar nominations and one win for her role in The Hours.
Jennifer Garner’s $2.5 Million Diamonds
The necklace that Jennifer Garner wore to the 2013 Oscars popped more than many other diamond necklaces, and there’s a reason for that. Designer Neil Lane set the diamonds in darkened platinum so that the color contrast would stand out.
As a result, the necklace’s pattern is impossible to miss, making it even more worth its $2.5 million price tag. Though Garner has yet to receive an Oscar, she has had luck at the Golden Globes where she scored three nominations and one win for her role in Alias.
Isla Fisher’s $5.5 Million Diamond Jewelry
Isla Fisher’s 73-carat diamond necklace stunned, especially in contrast to her dark gown. She wore the dazzling necklace to the 2019 Golden Globes, along with 8-carat diamond earrings and two diamond rings, one a 6-carat and the other a 2-carat.
All of the stunning pieces were by Harry Winston and they totaled $5.5 million! Fisher wasn’t there for her own nomination but for that of her husband, actor Sacha Baron Cohen. Cohen scored the nomination for his role in Who is America?
Amy Adams’ $1.3 Million Diamond And Emerald Jewelry
Amy Adams needed jewelry that would stand out against her sparkly midnight blue dress, and that exactly what she got. She opted for platinum, diamond, and emerald pieces that included a watch bracelet and a matching necklace.
The Cartier set totaled $1.3 million and was certainly impossible to miss. Adams wore the stunning jewelry to the 2011 Oscars, where she garnered a Best Supporting Actress nomination for her role in The Fighter. The Oscar nomination was one of six that she’s received so far in her career.
Lady Gaga’s $30 Million Tiffany Yellow Diamond
Lady Gaga arrived at the 2019 Oscars wearing a necklace that has already gone down in Hollywood history. Audrey Hepburn famously wore the 128.54-carat yellow diamond Tiffany necklace while promoting her film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
Worth $30 million, the necklace certainly stood out as Gaga graced the red carpet with it on. The singer took home the Oscar for Best Original Song that night for “Shallow.” She also garnered a nomination for Best Actress for her role in A Star Is Born.