The Most Ostentatious Oscars Jewelry Ever Worn on the Red Carpet

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The Academy Awards are often considered a fashion-centric parade for the latest and greatest dress designs — but take a closer look, because the real gems are those glittering at the ears, wrists, and necks of Hollywood's celebrities. Angelina Jolie's black Elie Saab gown would have been bland without the teardrop emerald earrings she wore for the 2009 Oscars, and Kathy Ireland's appearance at the 2010 awards was made memorable only because of the staggering pearl and diamond bib she wore to the ceremony. We looked back through the years and found the most gaudy, ostentatious, and ornate jewelry ever worn on the Oscars red carpet. For better and for worse.

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