THIS YEAR'S BEST-DRESSED NECKS EITHER WENT NAKED—OR THEY WENT TO TOWN
This one-of-a-kind Swarovski crystal necklace was part of an over-the-top costume for Minnie Driver in The Phantom of the Opera. When Beyoncé wore it to sing "Learn to Be Lonely" from the film. it nearly stole the show.
The Phantom star went regal with this matched set. The necklace has 28 carats of diamonds and 38 carats of rubies.
Bulgari custom-made the House of Flying Daggers star's 42-carat diamond necklace and 3-carat diamond earrings.
The Kinsey nominee wore South Sea pearls set in platinum with diamonds by jeweler Cathy Waterman.
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT
SHOWSTOPPING OR SIMPLE THESE EARRINGS MADE NEWS AROUND THE LOBE
The new Damiani spokesmodel wore the Italian firm's earrings and bracelet.
Her $750,000 platinum and diamond Neil Lane earrings matched the jewels clipped to her gown.
L.A. jeweler Loree Rodkin lent these 7.29-carat chandelier danglers to the Sideways nominee.
The Million Dollar Baby boxed up Chopard's $90,000 2-carat cushion-cut diamonds for the show.
She rocked steady in these 3-carat Van Cleef & Arpels diamond studs worth $175,000.
The actress swapped these Chopard 5-carat-plus yellow diamonds for emeralds for the Vanity Fair party.
LORDS OF THE BLING
WHO SAYS DIAMONDS ARE A GIRL'S BEST FRIEND? THIS YEAR MEN WERE AMONG OSCAR'S BEST BEJEWELED
The actor who portrayed Hunter S. Thompson in 1998's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas paid tribute to the late journalist with a gonzo pin bearing Thompson's signature symbol.
Jackson punctuated his black tie with a star of Peace diamond stickpin from Cynthia Bach.
The Oscar winner's ample ice included white-gold-and-diamond cuff links with the initials of his daughter Corinne and grandmother.
He glittered in a diamond-encrusted watch from Piaget and a bracelet and ring from Jacob & Co.