The Year in Adventurous Celebrity Jewels
2019 was anything but routine
Stars stood out on the red carpet (and the tennis court) this year by making some adventurous jewelry choices. There were bejeweled creatures, a custom-made hand piece, a Nike Broosch and one golden bra. It was a fabulous ride and a departure from the beautiful, but comparatively safe looks we have seen in the recent past. See links to all the stories as we covered them below.
Zoe Kravitz wearing an Elsa Peretti for Tiffany gold Halter Bra at the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party.
Let’s Talk About Zoë Kravitz’s Gold Bra
At the Vanity Fair Oscar party, the Big Little Lies star stunned in an 18K gold Mesh Halter Bra designed by the great Elsa Peretti for Tiffany. She paired the pieces with assorted Tiffany diamond jewels and a low-slung black skirt from Saint Laurent.
Monica Bellucci wearing the Maria Felix crocodile necklace at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival and the original 1975 necklace she wore in 2006.
Monica Bellucci Revived an Iconic Jewelry Look
Monica Bellucci made a style call back in Cannes. The Cartier crocodile necklace she wore to the May 18, 2019 screening of Les Plus Belles Annees D’Une Vie (The Best Years of a Life) was inspired by María Félix’s crocodile necklace that she had donned in 2006 for the Film Festival. The vintage piece is one of Cartier’s most iconoclastic designs.
Queen of Camp, Lady Gaga wore four different outfits on the red carpet and one Tiffany necklace set 28-carats of princess-cut diamonds and a gold butterfly accent from the 2019 Blue Book collection. The singer who was a co-host of the evening explained, “As Susan Sontag suggested in her 1964 essay, camp is above all a mode of enjoyment and appreciation. I chose to wear Tiffany’s solid gold butterfly, which is dressed in radiant diamonds, as the epitome of enjoyment and appreciation above all else. It’s a moment of fantastical glamour and an appreciation of the glorious beauty of nature.”
Serena Williams playing at Wimbledon in her Nike ensemble accented with a Broosh, diamond jewels and her Audemars Piguet Royal Oak.
Serena’s Nike Broosh and Diamonds at Wimbledon
Serena Williams is known for the fashion statements she makes on the court. Among all the star’s recent eye-catching looks, however, none have been quite as well accessorized as her outfit for this year’s Wimbledon. Serena stepped on the court on July 2, 2019, to play her first round against the Italian qualifier Giulia Gatto-Monticone in a white knitted dress with cutouts at the waist and the Nike Swoosh embellished with 34 Swarovski crystals and several diamond jewels.
Colin Jost and Scarlett Johansson wearing her Infinity Stones bracelet by Sonia Boyajian at the World Premiere of 'Avengers: Endgame' in Los Angeles.
Scarlett Johansson’s Infinity Stones Were A Gift
Colin Jost wanted to give Scarlett Johansson something really special to celebrate Avengers: Endgame. The SNL star envisioned a jewel inspired by the Thanos Gauntlet set with the Infinity Stones from the Marvel films and he knew just where to get it. He went to Scarlett’s good friend, jewelry designer Sonia Boyajian, and commissioned the piece three months in advance of the world premiere.
Angelina Jolie Wears 50-Carat Diamond Scorpion
At first glance I thought the giant scorpion on Angelina Jolie’s hip at the Maleficent: Mistress of Evil premiere on September 30, 2019 in Los Angeles was a sequined part of her Atelier Versace black gown. I didn’t think it was a fine jewel, because it’s ginormous. I am happy to report, I was wrong. The Scorpion is a 50-carat diamond and platinum brooch with gold details on the body and black diamonds on the underside and ends of the legs. Composed like a piece of sculpture, the tail curls over and the legs have a bend. Jolie conceived the slightly sinister 3-1/2 inch long statement piece with Los Angeles based jeweler, Robert Procop.