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Pearls Wow at the 2016 Academy Awards

Posted by on 3/2/2016 to News
Pearls Wow at the 2016 Academy Awards
The 88th Academy Awards were held last Sunday night and while big, glamorous diamond earrings, rings and necklaces had the biggest spotlight (ahem Charlize!), some really lovely and unique pearl designs also had their moment in the sun! 

Olivia Wilde stunned the crowd with an Edwardian-style seed pearl and diamond choker by Neil Lane. Matching diamond and pearl stud earrings completed the look! 

Brie Larson from The Room was perhaps my favorite look of the evening. Her sapphire blue gown featured a plunging neckline and a diamond, gemstone and cultured pearl studded belt: Wow! Completing her look was pair of low-key glam pearl and diamond earrings and glittering diamond hair combs. Very nicely done. 

Up and coming Irish actress Saoirse Ronan really wow'd the crowd with a glittering emerald green dress and mis-matched pearl and emerald earrings by Chopard. These earrings were really familiar to me, so I went digging and it turns out I found a similar pair pinned on my Pinterest Emeralds board! Check it out: 

Lastly (but definitely not least!!) I spotted Whoppie Goldberg in a demure LBD, and some very not demure pearls! On her wrist was a very artistically styled Octopus bracelet/ring combo that wrapped beautifully up the hand and around the wrist. The Octopus and Squid design motifs have been pretty prominent in Steampunk jewelry over the last few years, but Whoppie's South Sea pearl bauble is one of the cooler ones I've ever seen. 

Due to the prominence of Big Hollywood style diamond jewelry, there really weren't a ton of pearl styles to feature this year, but I sure did love what I saw! Which one is your favorite? 
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