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Platinum Jewelry Illuminates the Red Carpet at Sunday Night's 88th Academy Awards

Well before Spotlight won for Best Picture and Leonardo DiCaprio scooped up his first-ever Best Actor award for The Revenant, a bevy of Hollywood beauties — all donning stunning platinum baubles — illuminated the Red Carpet at the 88th Academy Awards. The jewelry mirrored the star-studded festivities — exciting, dramatic and frequently over-the-top.

Here are some of the highlights from Sunday night...

• Cate Blanchett, a Best Actress nominee for Carol, wore platinum by Tiffany & Co. Her ensemble included drop earrings with marquise and round diamonds ($125,000), a starfish cuff with round diamonds and a ring with a 2.30-carat round center diamond surrounded by a swirl of round diamonds ($110,000).

• Charlize Theron turned heads in a show-stopping 48.8-carat Secret Cluster Diamond Necklace by Harry Winston. The long platinum necklace was complemented by diamond cluster earrings (15.49 carats), cushion-cut diamond ring with micropavé (8.78 carats), micropavé diamond band and Queen ring with diamonds (7.44 carats). The platinum grouping was valued at $3.7 million.

• Reese Witherspoon wore an impressive suite of platinum jewelry by Tiffany & Co., which included a pair of earrings, three platinum bracelets and one platinum ring. The $1 million grouping included a ring featuring an emerald-cut 7.49-carat tsavorite with diamond accents.

• Jennifer Garner was decked out in a platinum ensemble by Neil Lane. She wore four platinum-and-diamond bracelets (150-carats, priced at $2.5 million), swirl drop earrings with diamonds and emeralds (10 carats), emerald-cut diamond ring (10 carats) and two additional platinum-and-diamond rings.

• Presenter Priyanka Chopra wore a beautiful pair of diamond drops set in platinum by Lorraine Schwartz. The earrings boasted a total weight of 50 carats and were valued at $3.2 million. She also wore three platinum rings with the following total weights and values: 22 carats ($3.4 million), 10 carats ($850,000) and 8 carats ($300,000).

• Lady Gaga, who performed the Oscar-nominated song “Til It Happens to You,” wore more than $8 million worth of platinum jewelry, including emerald-cut diamond drop earrings from designer Schwartz.

Celebrities photos courtesy of Platinum Guild International. Photo credits: Getty Images. Cate Blanchett jewelry. Photo credit: Tiffany & Co.

Green With Envy: Beyonce Rocks the Grammys in 230 Carats of Emeralds and Diamonds

It’s been three days since Beyonce’s bedazzling appearance at the 57th Annual Grammy Awards and the world is still green with envy over the diva’s breathtaking emerald-and-diamond baubles totaling 230 carats and valued at $10 million.

Beyonce, who captured a “Best R&B Performance” Grammy for her song “Drunk in Love,” sported six fashion rings on five fingers for a total of 150 carats of gleaming diamonds and Colombian emeralds, reported PEOPLE Magazine.

The ring tally did not include her own 18-carat (with a “c”) engagement ring that she wore on a sixth finger, nor did it include the dangling pair of diamond-accented Colombian emerald earrings that weighed an impressive 80 carats. Designer Lorraine Schwartz provided Beyonce with her treasure trove of baubles.

On her right hand, she wore emerald rings on her ring and middle fingers, as well as an unusual ring on her index finger featuring opposite-facing pear-shaped diamonds. On her "love" hand, she wore two rings — one emerald, one diamond — on her index finger, a diamond ring on her middle finger and her engagement ring on her ring finger.

Beyonce’s emerald display at the Grammy’s came nearly two years after another high-profile, yet a bit more understated, emerald-bedecked performance of the National Anthem at Barack Obama’s Presidential Inaugural in 2013.

The singer’s fans will certainly remember the 130 carats of emeralds that adorned her ears and right hand as she entered the venue with her husband, Jay Z. The Lorraine Schwartz 80-carat petal-motif emerald earrings and 50-carat emerald ring were valued at $2.5 million.