Oscar Trendwatch: Big Diamond Bracelets

02/27/2007 at 05:30 PM ET

As thousands of carats of diamonds sparkled on Oscar’s red carpet, we found ourselves mostly staring at wrists. From Nicole Kidman’s 375 carat raw diamond cuffs (valued at one million dollars each!) to Rinko Kikuchi’s “Dentelle de Camelia” from Chanel, large cuffs made a major statement. Another popular wrist-trend: the stacking of multiple diamond bracelets to give the illusion of one bold piece — Anne Hathaway and Gwyneth Paltrow were prime examples of this look. If you can’t borrow from Fred Leighton like some of these lucky ladies, here are a few fabulous fakes worth checking out.

For a bold cuff, try Viola’s 7.5 Inch CZ Flower Cuff Bracelet on Amazon.com, $189, or the 8 Row Rhinestone Bracelet, $25 on Girlprops.com.

For layering bangles, try the Margaux Stretch Cuff Round Crystal Bracelet, $25, on Target.com, or the Darlisa Rhinestone Bracelet, $7, at Forever21.com.

Click here for more Oscar Jewels . And for more of the latest news and gossip on the award shows, check out our Red Carpet Confidential blog.

Photo: INF; Shugerman/Getty; Johnson/jpi; TSUNI / GAMMA / HACHETTE PHOTOS

FILED UNDER: Jewelry , Red Carpet

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R on

I feel that big diamond bracelets have always adorned the red carpet. I’ve seen it in past years and also recently. I think they’re a great alternate to the bracelets which bag over loosely. It also glams up an otherwise monotone or plain gown.

Joanna on

Well i found an even better one, People! Check out the “Crystal Bangle”, top left corner $16.50

http://www.icingbyclaires.com/icing_style.asp?page=1

So beautiful!!!

Agree?

Alice on

I think the’re absolutely gorgeous!! Chanel makes the best ones (their star collection is amazing). More wearable than a big diamond necklace…but just as stunning.

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PH on

Nicole Kidman screams elegance, she is pure style.

Nighthag on

I’ve always liked small jewelry myself. I’ve never liked huge rings or bracelets. Even my wedding rings are tiny. But I think for an event like the Oscars, big jewelry is best as long as its elegant.

Ashley on

I agree with Night. It is just too much for normal folks, but for the Oscars, etc., it is best. Must be nice!!!!!

Catz on

Jeez Nicole! What you doing with a muppet as a husband? She looked spectacularly radiant with or without bracelets! Still..who’s the other chick? she needs an extreme makeover!

Mary on

Sheesh Catz, since when did being Japanese call for an extreme makeover? I think Rinko looks just fine.

Catz on

err….Mary? You have no schooling for reading or what? Did i say a thing about her race? If you are easily offended then….DEAL WITH IT!

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