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Big Diamonds Decorate Stars for Oscar Night

Celebrities favor big diamond collections at the Academy Awards 2012.
Feb 27, 2012 5:59 AM   By Deena Taylor
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RAPAPORT... It was lights, camera and plenty of bling in Los Angeles on Sunday night as Hollywood’s hottest starlets decked-out in diamonds for their pre-Oscar walk down the red carpet.  Creations from Harry Winston, Neil Lane, Tiffany & Co., among others were well presented  at the 84th annual Academy Awards.

Here’s a list of some of the more impressive pieces:

Octavia Spencer, who won the Oscar for best supporting actress, wore 20-carat diamond and platinum briolette chandelier earrings and a diamond and platinum cocktail ring by Neil Lane. Last year's best actress winner Natalie Portman donned a platinum and diamond v-shaped cluster necklace and 5.76 carat oval diamond and platinum drop earrings by Harry Winston to go with her vintage strapless red Christian Dior gown with quirky polka dots (pictured  courtesy of the Platinum Guild International).  

Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams wore a Forevermark brilliant-cut diamond necklace set in silver and gold by Fred Leighton together with a diamond ribbon brooch. Forevermark diamonds were also featured by actresses Amara Miller and Julia Ormond.  Miller chose a Forevermark pear-shape ring and pear-shape drops set in 18-karat white gold by Rahaminov, while  Ormond wore Forevermark oxidized diamond drop earrings and oxidized rose cut diamond bangles by Kimberly McDonald.

Rooney Mara, another best actress nominee, wore a platinum and diamond ring with a miniature portrait circa 1910 by Fred Leighton.

Jennifer Lopez wore diamond drop earrings and diamond rings by Lorraine Schwartz while Angelina Jolie accessorized her strapless black velvet Versace gown with 20-carat cushion-cut diamond drop earrings, a 15-carat cushion-cut diamond ring and a pair of 25-carat diamond pins worn on the back of her waist all by Neil Lane.

Cameron Diaz wore an emerald cut diamond necklace, a platinum and bezel-set diamond stud earrings and round diamond dome ring set in platinum by Tiffany & Co. together with her cream and gold Gucci dress. Penelope Cruz chose a 56-carat pear-shaped diamond necklace, 15-carat diamond cluster earrings and a 43-carat fancy-shape diamond line bracelet by Chopard.

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