The 2019 BAFTA awards were held on Sunday 10th February at London’s Royal Albert Hall, and famous faces did not disappoint with their astonishing jewellery selections for the occasion.
Glenn Close, Claire Foy and Rachel Weisz all wore diamond drop earrings as their jewellery statement, continuing the red carpet trend seen at the SAG and Golden Globe awards. While the three actresses chose to be adorned by the renown French maison Cartier, Viola Davis and Thandie Newton picked their dramatic drop earrings from contemporary designers: Fernando Jorge and Solange Azagury-Partridge respectively.
A star who is quickly earning a reputation for wearing incredible jewellery on the red carpet is Michelle Yeoh. She paired her Elie Saab gown with an enormous suite of Moussaieff jewellery: a necklace set with 74 carat natural fancy intense yellow diamond, accented with another 80 carats of colourless diamonds, as well as a pair of matching earrings featuring 17 carats of natural fancy intense yellow diamonds and 7 carats of colourless diamonds.
One of the most striking jewellery moments came courtesy of Cate Blanchett, who wore a faux gem embellished custom gown from Christopher Kane with Pomellato jewellery. The ‘Ritratto’ rings in London Blue Topaz and Amethyst set in rose gold were paired with the ‘Victoria’ ring in jet and black diamonds set in rose gold.
Another actress who selected one large, bold jewellery piece was Amy Jackson, whose diamond ‘Serpenti’ necklace by Bulgari was paved with 74.78 carats of diamonds and alluded to classic Hollywood glamour.
A truly regal jewellery ensemble and a nod to the current trend for floral pieces in 2019 came courtesy of Amy Adams, who decorated her Prada burgundy gown with a floral Cartier brooch at the waist. It was accessorised with earrings featuring pink tourmalines, garnets, chalcedony, mother-of-pearl, and diamonds, as well as a vintage diamond bracelet made in 1957, a ‘Panthère de Cartier’ emerald, onyx and diamond bracelet and a ‘High Jewellery’ onyx and diamond ring.
The unconventional ways of wearing fine jewellery have become a real trend, especially when it comes to decorating hair styles with precious creations. Just as Emily Blunt did for the SAG awards, a few weeks later Laura Harrier stepped on BAFTA red carpet wearing Bulgari high jewellery brooch in her chic hairdo. The large jewel featured black onyx, emeralds and mandarin spessartite garnet, the tones of which complimented her orange Louis Vuitton gown.
This dazzling display of jewels has us looking forward to the most anticipated of all award events - The Oscars, taking place on Sunday 24th February. We’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for the exceptional jewellery which will undoubtedly be worn on the red carpet in Hollywood in just two weeks’ time!