Statement Necklaces Are Having Their Moment at This Year's Oscars Red Carpet

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So. Many. Diamonds.

The Oscars officially close out awards season which means celebrities really do their best to look flawless. Their outfits take months to create so it’s only natural that their accessories are just as exquisite.

And this year’s Academy Awards red carpet offered plenty of gorgeous jewelry moments. In fact, when it came to necklaces specifically, the motto seemed to be: go big or go home. Case in point? Joker actress Zazie Beetz wore not one but two necklaces that cost more than $1.3 million. While interviewed on the red carpet, some female stars revealed that their statement jewelry was so expensive that it required them to be followed by a security guard.

Here we rounded up the most stunning statement necklaces we spotted on this year’s Oscars red carpet. From Idina Menzel’s jaw-dropping Harry Winston diamond necklace to Grega Gerwig’s emerald piece, get ready for some major jewelry inspo.

Idina Menzel


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The singer/actress quite literally shone on the red carpet thanks to this sparkling Harry Winston cascading diamond necklace weighing a whopping 60.3 carats. 

Zazie Beetz


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All eyes were on the German-American actress tonight who stepped out in 120-carats worth of Bulgari jewelry that included two white gold necklaces.  

Julia Louis Dreyfus


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The Veep actress has never had a bad red carpet moment and tonight was no exception. She wore an elegant Vera Wang dress in navy that she accessorized with a beautiful Harry Winston necklace. After all, they don’t call Winson “the jeweler to the stars” for nothing.

Janelle Monae


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Monae shut down the carpet in a custom silver metallic Ralph Lauren dress that took 600 hours and thousands of Swarovski crystals to make. She paired it with a diamond choker by Forevermark.

Mindy Kaling


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Kaling told Ryan Seacrest that her show-stopping fringe diamond necklace had its own security guard to make sure it remained safe throughout the evening.

“I just cannot trip. I cannot lose this necklace,” she joked. 

Greta Gerwig


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The Little Women director wore a custom Dior gown and a Bulgari High Jewelry necklace that featured seven emerald beads surrounded by 49 diamonds that weighed almost 75 carats.

Charlize Theron


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Just before Theron hit the red carpet, her stylist Leslie Fremar posted a picture of her exquisite Tiffany&Co necklace on Instagram writing: “A night like tonight calls for one-of-a-kind natural diamonds – it’s no wonder these precious gems have been synonymous with Hollywood for decades.”