Oscar Envy – The Gowns, The Gems, The Glamour

With the Oscars behind us, it’s fun to look back at some of the nights most glamorous dresses, and better yet , the beautiful jewelry that was adorned on the stars. Whether Hollywood’s A-Listers chose to don sparkling metallic gowns like Halle Berry and Naomi Watts,  shimmering nudes like Jessica Chastain, or Winter frost whites like Charlize Theron, Jennifer Lawrence, and Kristen Stewart, the jewels that they accessorize with are as much of a fashion statement as the dress itself.

Stars like Jennifer Garner made a statement with necklines covered in diamonds, while Halle Berry kept it simple with a pair of black onyx earrings .Stars like Jennifer Garner made a statement with necklines covered in diamonds, while Halle Berry kept it simple with a pair of black onyx earrings .

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When you are going out for a special night on the town, headed to a black tie affair, a ball, or a high profile fundraiser, how do you decide what to wear for your special evening. Choosing the perfect jewelry to accessorize your attire for a glamorous evening can be difficult. We all know that diamonds go with everything, but diamonds are not a realistic option for everyone. Besides, it’s fun to add a little color to and pizazz to your formal attire. You can really make a modest gown glow with the right jewelry and you can perfectly compliment a more risqué gown with understated elegance and dainty jewelry.

Regardless of the color or style of your gown, here are a few great natural gemstones that will liven up your look and perfectly accessorize you for an evening of glam, without breaking the bank.

Opal jewelry is one of my personal favorites for an evening out on the town. With the variations in the color and the intensity with which the stone sparkles, opal jewelry can work with any color combination that you may want to wear. For the perfect pop of fire, try pairing a cluster opal necklace with a matching opal bracelet and there is no need to overdo it with more jewelry. Understated elegance is always a win win. Maria Menounos would have looked great accessorized with fire opals in her pink Romona Keveza gown.

Quartz jewelry works perfectly with many hues. Pale pink rose quartz can be an elegant addition to both lite and dark toned gowns. Two actresses that could have easily paired quartz jewelry with this years Oscar gowns are Silver Linings Playbook actress Jennifer Lawrence with her winter frost white gown, and Les Misérables actress Samantha Barks with her plunging neckline, black gown. A beautiful quartz necklace could have worked well with both of their gowns, as different as they were.

Larimar jewelry would have added some additional fire to Kelly Rowlands asymmetrical Donna Karan Atelier gown. A pair of chunky larimar earrings could have been the perfect addition to her gown and nicely framed her facial features as well.

  Onyx jewelry would have been perfect with Jennifer Aniston’s red Valentino gown this year. An onyx necklace and onyx bracelet could have added the perfect pop of black and shiny to Jennifer’s gown. We all know that black and red go great together.

What would you wear if you were attending the Oscars? How would you choose to accessorize? Share your thoughts with us below in the comments