What Could You Buy With the Money Spent on Oscars Jewelry?

The Oscars are an excellent chance for celebrities to pull out their finest gems and parade around in a way which would flagrantly unacceptable for any occasion. And there is something about a diamond wreath necklace or sparkling tennis bracelet that makes us dream of the finer things in life. Which brings up an important philosophical question: What could (or would) you buy with the monetary worth of one piece of Oscars jewelry?

We looked at the price tags of a few of the more lavish designer gems on display at the Oscars and dreamt up the fabulous things we could purchase. The comparisons will shock you... and maybe depress you a little bit. Sorry about that in advance, but there's bling on the other side of this slide, so just keep on clicking.

Jennifer Hudson in Sutra

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With $13,250...

You could purchase 21 pairs of iconic Christian Louboutin Pigalle Pumps and still have some change to spare.

Anne Hathaway in Tiffany

While her Valentino gown garnered most of the attention at the 2011 Oscars, Anne Hathaway’s 94-carat Tiffany Lucida Star Diamond Necklace, ringing in at $10 million, also caught some eyes.

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With $10 Million….

You could buy the actual ruby, diamond, and sapphire-studded bra worn by Candice Swanepoel at the 2013 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Why you might want to purchase this particular piece of lingerie is a separate issue.

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Anne Hathaway in Tiffany

Anne Hathaway is a Tiffany girl at heart, and she proved it yet again in 2013 when she wore a beautiful diamond Tiffany Blue Book Collection necklace, valued at $485,000, to the Oscars.

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With $485,000...

You’ll need a multiple-car garage for the three 2013 Porsche 911s that you can purchase for the price of Anne’s necklace.

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Amy Adams in Cartier

Amy Adams’ $1.35 in statement jewelry by Cartier gave the celebrity extra star power at the 2011 Oscars.

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With $1.35 Million...

You could make a visionary music video. After all, Britney reportedly made “Work Bitch” for between $800,000 and $1.2 million.

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Jennifer Garner in Fred Leighton

This stunning Neil Lane necklace and matching earrings, which cost $2.5 million, was worn by a beaming Jennifer Garner to the 2013 Oscars.

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With $2.5 Million….

A luxurious Upper West Side Coop is available for sale at the $2 million price point. Puggle and quirky furniture collection not included.

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Jessica Chastain in Harry Winston

Jessica Chastain’s deceptively understated Harry Winston gems at the 2012 Oscars cost close to $2 million.

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With $2 Million...

Pop into Barneys and buy 667 embroidered Fendi Baguettes. Carrie Bradshaw would be proud.

Charlize Theron in Harry Winston

Charlize Theron let her glamorous bracelets take center stage at the 2013 Oscars, wearing $4.5 million in Harry Winston gems and other designer jewelry.

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With $4.5 Million...

A beachfront, four-bedroom home on Turks and Caicos is well within budget.

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Cameron Diaz in Tiffany & Co.

Cameron Diaz went with a simple but striking $1 million Tiffany & Co. diamond necklace for the 2012 Academy Awards.

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With $1 Million...

Get ready to go on a quirky-prep shopping spree, because $1 million will buy you exactly 4,000 of the softest cashmere sweaters J. Crew has to offer.

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Reese Witherspoon in Neil Lane

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With $1 Million...

A charming renovated farmhouse in Provence, France can be yours for up to seven years. Bon voyage!

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Jessica Alba in Cartier

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With $92,000

How about a cruise via sailboat? Take a cruise from Athens to Venice, and once you reach the city, take a room at the legendary Hotel Cipriani for two weeks. Throw in a few spa services and a shopping excursion to Dolce and Gabbana, and repeat the whole experience again next year.

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