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Diamonds and white metals, mostly platinum, were the stars of the 88th Academy Awards red carpet jewelry presentation Sunday. Earrings were big with chandeliers, geometric designs and large drops. There were plenty of bare necks but when necklaces were worn, they were outsized and dramatic.

The winner was Charlize Theron who appeared near the end of the event wearing $3.7 million worth of Harry Winston Diamonds. The show stopper was the 48-carat Secret Cluster Diamond Necklace, which was complemented by Winston Cluster Diamond Earrings, 15.49 carats, Cushion-Cut Diamond Ring with Micropave, 8.78 carats, Micropave Diamond Band Ring, and Queen Diamond Ring, 7.44 carats, all set in platinum.

Prior to Theron’s arrival the top look was Naomi Watts’ who arrived early wearing a big, bold Bulgari diamond necklace.

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Charlize Theron arrives at the 88th Academy Awards in $3.7 million worth of Harry Winston Diamonds including the Secret Cluster Diamond Necklace, 48.8 carats, the Winston Cluster Diamond Earrings, 15.49 carats, Cushion-Cut Diamond Ring with Micropave, 8.78 carats, Micropave Diamond Band Ring, and Queen Diamond Ring, 7.44 carats, all set in platinum. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

The two Olivias arrived adorned with sparkling gems. Olivia Wilde wore a Neil Lane choker and earrings with lots of pearls; while Olivia Munn appeared with a $1 million Forevermark by Jade Trau Exceptional Diamond Cuff Bracelet featuring a 12.06 carat round brilliant Exceptional Forevermark Diamonds.
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Saoirse Ronan had one of the most interesting looks of the evening wearing mismatched green and white Chopard drop earrings.

Two red carpet staples, Cate Blanchett and Julianne Moore never disappoint. Blanchett was adorned in Tiffany & Co. jewels from the Tiffany Blue Book collection. It included drop earrings in platinum with marquise and round diamonds, a starfish cuff in platinum with round diamonds, and a ring in platinum with a 2.30-carat round diamond and round diamond border. Meanwhile, Moore was adorned in Chopard jewels.

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Tina Fey wore a big, bold Bulgari sapphire necklace.

There were other jewelers well known throughout the world but not necessarily on the red carpet who had their time on the big stage.

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