by Wendy Sy

Jewelry Inspired by Celebrity Red Carpet Looks

Now that award season has officially wrapped up following the Oscars, let’s talk jewelry. Celebrities near and far flocked to Hollywood to celebrate wins and congratulate peers, all while dressed to the nines. From metallic dresses to silky gowns, we’ve matched top red carpet looks to James Allen pieces that will make you feel like a star.

jewelry inspired by celebrity red carpet looks

2018 RED CARPET LOOKS & JEWELRY PICKS

Angelina Jolie + White Gold Pavé Diamond Bangle

Red carpet jewelry to match Angeline Jolie's Critics Choice Awards outfit

How angelic is Angelina Jolie’s white feathered dress at the Critics’ Choice Awards? For your own take on the look, go for this eternity style bangle—it has the hallmarks of a halo, with diamonds all around. Plus, it’s versatile enough to be worn as red carpet jewelry or as an everyday piece.

Gal Gadot + Sapphire Accented Halo Ring

Red carpet jewelry to match Gal Gadot's Critics' Choice Awards dress

When it comes to red carpet jewelry, engagement rings can have the same effect as cocktail rings. Dazzling and dramatic, this ring is adorned with sapphires set around the outer edge of the pavé halo. It goes hand in hand with the embellished fringe of the Wonder Woman actress’ metallic dress at the Critics’ Choice Awards.

Kerry Washington + Interlocking White and Black Diamond Necklace

Intertwining necklace to match Kerry Washington's red carpet outfit

It’s no secret that this red carpet season brought about a number of female-empowerment movements, from Time’s Up to #MeToo. Stars including Kerry Washington wore all black in solidarity at the Golden Globes to stand up for equality in Hollywood. Channel the Scandal actress’ style with this interlocking diamond pendant featuring the dark hue.

Reese Witherspoon + Green Emerald Vintage Ring in Rose Gold

Red carpet jewelry to match Reese Witherspoon's emerald SAG Awards dress

At the Screen Actors Guild Awards, Reese Witherspoon opted for an emerald green gown with old Hollywood curls. Reese’s classic look can be styled with this vintage rose gold halo ring—see it in 360° for a closer view of the gemstone’s shine. Red carpet jewelry perfection.

Nicole Kidman + Diamond and Marquise Sapphire Stackable Ring

Red carpet jewelry to go with Nicole Kidman's Oscars dress

At the Oscars, Reese’s Big Little Lies co-star Nicole Kidman dazzled in dark blue. To harmonize with the color of her sculptural gown, go for this diamond and marquise sapphire wedding ring. Yes, it’s designed to fit side by side with a matching engagement ring or a few stackable rings, but it can also be worn alone for a subtle touch of glam.

Emma Stone + Magnolia Ruby and Diamond Earrings

red carpet jewelry and earrings to match Emma Stone's Oscars outfit

Unexpected, right? Emma Stone opted for a silky pantsuit instead of a traditional gown this year at the Oscars. To match her scarlet red jacket, we’re all for these magnolia ruby and diamond earrings. The milgrain detail running along the floral-inspired outline adds a charming dash of character.

Lupita Nyong’o + Art-Deco Inspired Pavé Diamond Necklace

Yellow gold necklace to match Lupita Nyongo's red carpet Oscars dress

Lupita Nyong’o sashayed onto the Oscars’ red carpet in a head-turning gold number. For a piece of jewelry that would sum up the Black Panther actress’ ensemble, consider this Art-Deco inspired pavé diamond necklace. With clean, geometric lines, it complements rather than competes with the look.

Allison Janney + Pear-Shaped Pink Sapphire Ring

pink pear shaped engagement ring to match Allison Janney's red carpet look

Leave it up to Allison Janney to pull off a vibrant pink dress at the Independent Spirit Awards. To match the I, Tonya actress’ outfit, pick up a ring in a similar hue. Lately, we’ve noticed scores of celebrities rocking pear shaped engagement rings, a style that’s here to stay. Engaged or not, this pink sapphire gem makes a bold statement for sure.

In case you would like more celeb inspo take a look at our Grammy-inspired jewelry. You can also check out more styles or design your own here.

Have a favorite match from the above? Let us know in the comments below or on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter!

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Wendy Sy

Wendy Sy

Wendy is a jewelry-obsessed New Yorker who writes about all things style and beauty.

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