Top 5 Oscar Jewelry Looks

Even with all the excitement the Fashion Weeks has brought recently, our favorite runway is the Oscars red carpet. Like most of you, I had my eyes glued to the TV last night watching all the beautiful stars strut down the red carpet. Here are our favorite jewelry looks of the night.

1. Choker Necklaces:  One of my favorite looks of the night was shockingly Michelle Williams. The adorable actress hasn’t been choosing the most exciting gowns recently but her coral Louis Vuitton dress with peplum detail was a knock-out! (Style Tip: Peplum waists are THE go-to look this Spring) She didn’t over do it with jewelry but chose a diamond choker necklace and a jeweled bow brooch pinned on her dress. I think a simple pair of diamond studs wouldn’t have hurt but she looks lovely! Cameron Diaz, Penelope Cruz and Katie Holmes also rocked the choker look. Get the look for less at Ice

2. Over-sized rings: The stars might not have worn huge necklaces or earrings at last night’s Oscars but they made up for it in the rings category. Ladies like their rings big! Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Stacey Keibler all wore statement rings that grabbed our attention.

Gwyneth Paltrow in Tom Ford, rocking both the Cuff & Over-Sized Ring!

3. Cuffs: The other over-sized look of the night went to cuff bracelets. Gwyneth Paltrow may have had an understated white gown but she still looked elegant and chic with the help of her cuff bracelet and cocktail ring. Viola Davis also paired a wide cuff with her emerald green gown.

4. Drop Earrings: I was expecting to see lots of chandelier earrings as we did at the Golden Globes but instead Hollywood’s beauties opted for drop earrings which are less dramatic but just as stunning. With drop earrings you have the opportunity to show off large diamonds or gemstones. Mila Jovovich, Angelina Jolie and Natalie Portman all looked drop-dead gorgeous in their drop earrings.

Mila Jovovich Oscars
Get Mila's look for less with these CZ drop earrings

5. Sapphires: For the last few years emeralds have been the most popular colored gemstone on the red carpet and it was definitely there this year too but we were thrilled to see sapphires growing in popularity. Another woman who sported the peplum style was the hilarious Tina Fey who opted for a navy blue Carolina Herrara gown. She accessorized this look with blue sapphire chandelier earrings similar to these topaz or tanzanite earrings. Leslie Mann also looks gorg in blue sapphire jewelry.

Tina Fey Oscars 2012
Tina Fey in stunning blue Chandelier Earrings. Get the same look!

These are our favorite jewelry looks from the 2012 Oscars. Now we want to hear from you in the comments below. What were your fave looks from this year’s Oscars?

 

SNO Bracelets at the Oscars

Being nominated for an Oscar is the greatest honor for anyone in the film industry and winning the award of course has it’s benefits. But did you know that even if you don’t win, you walk out with a swag bag full of goodies.  These bags usually include the latest electronic gadgets, beauty products, even vacations! Totally jealous!

We’re thrilled to announce that at this Sunday’s Academy Awards, these swag bags will include a piece of jewelry from the SNÖ of Sweden Collection! The stars will be able to wear the “Sparkly” bracelet by SNÖ of Sweden which features three strands of mother of pearl and an wooden clasp. I love the the edginess the over-sized clasp give to the bracelet and your outfit. These bracelets are available in three colors at Ice – sparkly tan, white & fuchsia.

Get your hands on a little piece of Hollywood.

View the entire SNO of Sweden Collection

Elizabeth Taylor: Film & Fashion Icon (1932-2011)

July 1947

Just last month we were talking about our favorite Oscar jewelry looks and couldn’t help but mention the violet-eyed beauty Elizabeth Taylor.

Early this morning the legendary actress passed away at the age of 79.

Although the actress earned three Oscar awards she was most often in the headlines for her marriages, fashion sense and humanitarian work. Along with millions of admirers around the world, we not only loved her as an actress but also for her jewelry collection.

Her passion for jewelry led her to write a book, Elizabeth Taylor: My Love Affair with Jewelry, name her perfumes after her favorite gemstone – White Diamond and own one of the most desired jewelry collections. Taylor was never seen without a little extra sparkle – even to a trip last month to the hospital. Most famously her (twice) ex-husband Richard Burton gave her a pear shaped diamond which at the time was the most expensive diamond at $1 million. It was later sold in an auction to build a school.

Taylor loved to look her best and dazzle in her jewels but was also well known for her charitable work to help those in need.  She often auctioned her famous jewelry collection to raise money for causes she believed in,  including one of her most treasured pieces, the emerald & diamond engagement ring from Richard Burton. “Please know that it is not easy for me to give it away. It is only my commitment to AIDS that persuaded me to let it go. My love is inside that ring forever”, Taylor said.

Elizabeth Taylor was a star. She will never be forgotten. We send our deepest condolences to her family and friends. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

Will You be Adding Purple to Your Wardrobe?

After Sunday’s Oscar awards you’ve without a doubt heard about how purple was the hot color on the red carpet. In my opinion, Mila Kunis wore the color the best in her lilac Elie Saab gown. Another favorite was the two-toned Dolce & Gabbana worn the always stunning, Scarlett Johansson. Academy Award winner Natalie Portman also chose a plum toned dress for the event.

All this purple has got me thinking that I need to add more to my wardrobe but how much purple can you possibly have in your closet? Instead of wearing the color in a dress or blouse, add hints of purple in your jewelry like this Amethyst & White Topaz ring (pictured). This gorgeous cocktail ring would not only add the perfect hint of color to your outfit but it won’t hurt the bank either at only $50. A pair of Amethyst studs are also a subtle way to add a violet splash to your look.

Will you be following the red carpet trend by adding purple to your wardrobe?

This Year’s Top Films Inspire Oscar Fashion Trends

I think Anne Hathaway's cocktail ring just winked at you

As we thought it might be, The Kings Speech was the big winner on Oscar night. I think that war-era femininity might be responsible for the resurgence in lace this year, such as on Mila Kunis, Amanda Seyfried, Madonna at the after-party and, most notably, Scarlett Johansson who just. Looked. Amazing. I know some in the blogosphere are torn about this one, but I loved it. Despite all the yelling paparazzi, screaming fans and flashing cameras, Scarlett somehow always manages to look totally relaxed on the red carpet, like she was born to be there.

Despite The King’s Speech impressive influence, The Black Swan seemed to make the biggest fashion-impression this year – and I’m holding it responsible for the reserved palate of colors we saw. Other than a few ladies in red (Sandra Bullock, we love you!), it seemed like everyone was in variations of black/grey or white/beige. Not only that, did you notice a number of gowns were decked out in feathers and feathery fabrics (Hilary Swank, Naomi Watts, Sharon Stone, Halle Berry and others).

For the most part, jewelry was kept simple and classic, with a perfect pair of diamond studs appearing over and over. It’s a good reminder that when you’ve got fancy fabrics or necklines going on, it’s wise to let your jewelry be an accessory, not a distraction. And you can never, ever go wrong with a pair of diamond studs.

One noteworthy jewelry statement was made by hostess Anne Hathaway, who let her baubles match her bubbly personality with an attention-grabbing cocktail ring. I found 5-carat rock version for an easy $45. Nothing will make you feel more outrageously glamorous for a better price.

Get This Oscar Look: Helen Mirren

We can always count on the British film icon Helen Mirren to dazzle us with her red carpet jewelry. She loves wearing big bold necklaces as she did this past Sunday at the 83rd Academy Awards but the look we want from the actress is her drop (dead gorgeous) earrings.

As we pointed out already in our previous post, earrings were the hottest accessory at the Oscars this year.  Dame Helen Mirren wore some of the most glamorous earrings of the night featuring diamonds and pearls. She pulled this look off exquisitely with her cropped cut and gorgeous charcoal Vivienne Westwood gown.

Get this look for less at Ice.com:

The gorgeous design is crafted from beautiful warm rose gold and studded with shimmering white diamonds and brown Tahitian Pearls.

Pearl drop earrings featuring cultured Freshwater Pearls accented with bezel-set diamonds that can be worn casually or for a night out.

Search our collection of Pearl Earrings to find a pair that suits your style the best.

The 5 Most Talked About Earrings at the Oscars

The 83rd Academy Awards were held last night and we couldn’t be more excited to tune in to see all the glamorous fashion and jewelry. One piece of jewelry that we think shined the most were earrings. The Ice.com team discussed our favorite earrings this morning and some that we wish the starlets would have reconsidered.
Emeralds: Reese Witherspoon and Annette Bening both wore dark gowns with vibrant green emerald earrings. Reese’s Neil Lane emeralds were highlighted nicely with her high ponytail. Both Reese and Annette’s drop earrings closely resembled Angelina Jolie’s famous emeralds she wore to the Oscars in 2009. You can get the look for less with these green Amethyst drop earrings.
Colorful Gems: Gwyneth Paltrow was a favorite amongst many in her Calvin Klein silver sleek dress and colorful Louis Vuitton multi-gemstone earrings and brooch. We’re unsure of what the exact design is but the colors are gorgeous with her skin tone.
Dangle Earrings: The newly slimmed down Jennifer Hudson looked ravishing in her tangerine Versace gown. She paired it with long diamond dangle earrings that looked lightweight and comfortable. She was definitely a fan favorite of the night.
Tassles: The biggest jewelry surprise was probably Oscar award winning actress Natalie Portman’s maroon Tiffany & Co. tassel earrings. The consensus at the office is that they were a miss for us but a few of our Twitter followers disagreed that they were a hit. What do you think?
Disappointment of the night: Marisa Tomei is a favorite actress to many, including Lady Gaga who recently said she would want Marisa to play her in a movie of her life. We are not only disappointed in her choice of gown but I wonder, what was she thinking putting those earrings on? Would you wear these flower themed gemstone earrings?
Other honorable mentions were Mila Kunis’ diamond and platinum Neil Lane ribbon earrings, Jennifer Hudson’s long drop earrings and Oprah Winfrey’s fabulous diamond earrings.
What were your favorite jewelry looks on the Oscars red carpet?

Turn to Twitter for Latest Oscar Scoop

Two days left until we stare at our TV screens to watch the beautiful people walk down the red carpet. Until then, our eyes have been glued to our Twitter feed to find out all the latest news about the Oscars.

What we found out:

  • Some of the presenters include lovely ladies such as Sandra Bullock, Mila Kunis, Amy Adams and handsome men Javier Bardem, Robert Downey Jr & Tom Hanks.
  • Performances include Gwyneth Paltrow, Mandy Moore and Florence & The Machine.

We’re excited to find out more details about the opening number by the hosts. Hope they live up to the greats such as Steve Martin and Billy Crystal. Who have been your favorite Oscars hosts? What do you think Anne and James will do?

Don’t forget to join us this Sunday while we watch the Oscars with you.

Watch the Oscars With Us

Everyone watches the Oscars, even if you say you hate them you’ll catch yourself flipping back and forth to see what the stars are wearing. We love watching awards show – the fashion, the performances, the monologues…oh yes and the awards of course.

The 83rd Annual Academy Awards are taking place this Sunday night, Feb. 27th. If you’re like us and want to comment on everything going on throughout the night please join us while we watch it. We’ll be on Facebook and Twitter.

What to expect in our Oscar viewing party?

  • We’ll be commenting live on the fashion hits and misses, jewelry, cheering for the winners and laughing at the scripted jokes
  • We don’t like talking to ourself so we expect you to join in on the conversation
  • Everyone who joins in on our Oscar viewing party will be entered to win $100 to spend at Ice.com :)

Join in on the fun this Sunday at 7pm EST. Like us on Facebook and Follow us on Twitter to participate.

5 Oscar Jewelry Looks We’re Still Thinking About

As the Academy Awards quickly approach we can’t help but reminisce about the memorable jewelry worn by red carpet beauties over the last few years. We’ve drooled over plenty of Oscar jewelry – but we narrowed it down to five favorites for the sake of this post.

Amy Adams dazzled in an elegant red gown paired with a bold multi-gemstone necklace. This eye-catching piece featured 39 carats of diamonds, and 630 carats of sapphires, emeralds and rubies. Oh my!

Nicole Kidman may be beautiful but she tends to fade in the background with her typical black or pale colored gowns.  At the 2008 Oscars she took her standard black attire and added a jaw-dropping 1,399-carat diamond necklace to spice up her look. One thousand three hundred ninety-nine Carats!! Don’t you just love the lives of the rich and famous?

Sandra Bullock won the Best Actress award at the Oscars last year and wins the Best Earrings Award from Ice.com. The combination of her gown, vibrant red lips and hair positioning made her earring stand out in the most elegant way. So simple, so perfect.

Angelina Jolie wore magnificent 115 carat emerald drop earring and matching 65 carat ring at the 2009 Oscars. This is my personal favorite Oscar jewelry memory. Hoping Angelina will top this look at the 2011 awards ceremony on Feb. 27th.

I may not have been around to watch the 1970’s Oscars but after doing some research I couldn’t help but admire Elizabeth Taylor’s 69 carat pear-shaped diamond necklace. These days most actresses borrow their jewels from designers for the night but Mrs. Taylor pulled this stunner out of her personal jewelry box.

What are some of your favorite jewelry from past Oscar red carpets?

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