You don’t have to go home with a golden statuette to shine at the Academy Awards—all it takes is a little bling. 2021’s ceremony may have been different than previous years, but stars haven’t lost their taste for fine jewelry. This year’s lineup ran the gamut from intricately crafted earrings—Andra Day sporting Tiffany & Co’s stunning platinum and 18K yellow diamond drop pair—to sentimental pieces like the multi-colored rings worn by Best Original Screenplay winner Emerald Fennell and created by her father, London jewelry designer, Theo.
Diamond encrusted rings, specially designed hair clips, and playful cufflinks were all worthy of attention, but the night’s glitziest piece belonged to Zendaya. In a six-million dollars worth of Bulgari gems the star was positively blinding. Her customizable diamond collar with removable brooch offered a preview of the brand’s 2021 high jewelry collection, and a moment of pure decadance. In a year where luxury has been in short supply, the influx of noteworthy accessories was cause for celebration and a thrilling throwback to the gilded glamour of Old Hollywood.
Below, a closer look at all the night’s best jewelry.