Pearl Jewelry on the Red Carpet: a Look at the 2016 Oscars

Every year thousands of people have their eyes glued to the screen on Oscar night. This evening is as much about who wore what than it is about the awards. It’s a thrilling night for celebrities, designers, fans, and critics alike. All eyes are on the ladies’ outfits to see who nailed it and who didn’t, and this year was no exception.

At this year’s 88th Academy Awards, the stars showed a lot of love for pearl jewelry. We saw some classic pieces, but we also saw celebrities pushing the boundaries with exciting and daring pearl designs. Here at Timeless Pearl we’re so excited about the trends we saw this year, that we decided to share our highlights with you.

Brie Larson

Oscar-winning actress Brie Larson was the epitome of elegance with her blue Gucci gown lit up with a belt adorned with all kinds of gems, and, of course, pearls. Accessorizing with pearl drop earrings added that special touch of elegance to her outfit.

Olivia Wilde

Olivia Wilde broke the style rules with a backless ivory-white Valentino gown with a plunging square neckline. The dramatic Edwardian pearl-and-diamond choker and pearl earrings by Neil Lane completed her show-stopping look.

Lisa Thompson

Production Design Oscar winner Lisa Thompson embraced pearls by wearing a long classic strand of pearls paired with pearl drop earrings that complemented the rest of her outfit.

Saoirse Ronan

Another risk taker, Saoirse Ronan wore mismatched Chopard earrings with an emerald green dress from Calvin Klein as an ode to her home country, Ireland. She pushed the envelope with one emerald earring, and one pearl earring. Her look was young and fresh, and hopefully, we’ll see more of this trend.

Tracy Edmonds

Tracy Edmonds decided pearl jewelry was not enough, and instead opted for a body-hugging Lorena Sarbu ivory dress completely covered in pearl beads.

Whoopi Goldberg

Probably the most unexpected jewelry piece came from this veteran actress. Whoopi Goldberg wore an extraordinary piece by jeweler Sevan Bicakci. This pearl bracelet is not for the faint-hearted, and we loved that Whoopi was brave enough to wear this octopus bracelet made from gold, silver, thousands of small diamonds, and a humongous South Sea baroque pearl.

Pearl Jewelry: Taste and Confidence

These women all have a few things in common: they have impeccable taste and they exude confidence. Dressing well and being comfortable with what you’re wearing can make a huge difference in how you feel about yourself, and how others see and behave towards you. We love what pearls can do for a woman’s confidence.

These stars pushing the boundaries has inspired us to try new things, so watch this space for exciting new pieces coming your way.

What did you think of these outfits, and more specifically their pearl jewelry?

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