It may have been a fashion blackout at the BAFTAs this year, as attendees donned dark hues in support of the Time’s Up Movement, but a generous frosting of diamonds and gemstones brought a cocktail of colour to the red carpet
Margot Robbie, Rachel Weisz and Lily James in Harry Winston
Harry Winston, known as the King of Diamonds, was famously the first jeweller to dress the red carpet in 1944, when he loaned diamonds to an actress for the Academy Awards. The house of Harry Winston continues to play a starring role on the red carpet and this year dressed Margot Robbie, Lily James and Rachel Weisz for the BAFTAs.
Robbie, who was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for I, Tonya, offset her black Givenchy couture gown with a show-stealing pair of sparkling Winston Cluster earrings and matching ring.
Rachel Weisz and Lily James, both of whom presented awards, wore cascading chandelier earrings, also from the iconic Cluster collection. James added generous glitz with two Cluster bracelets, while Weisz wore a flawless Lotus ring.
The Duchess of Cambridge showcased the versatility of her transformable fine jewellery by donning a pair of mesmerising cushion-cut emerald earrings, previously worn as a drop design to the St Andrews 600th anniversary dinner in New York in 2014. The striking set was complemented by a matching bracelet and dramatic drop necklace, accented by three vivid emerald stones. The Duchess wore a coordinating forest green Jenny Packham dress, not too dissimilar to a gown worn to the National Portrait Gala last year.
Eric Underwood in Jaeger-LeCoultre
American British ballet dancer Eric Underwood wore a Reverso Tribute Duoface wristwatch by Jaeger-LeCoultre in cool rose gold. This limited-edition watch is one of just 100 pieces, created in collaboration with Casa Falgiano, the revered Argentinian bootmaker.
Sally Hawkins in David Morris
Sally Hawkins was nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance in The Shape of Water. The fantasy film led the nominations this year, up for no less than 12 awards and winning three. Hawkins shone on the red carpet in a Ralph & Russo belted sequin gown, infused with seventies glamour and topped with a pair of David Morris Three Row Illusion chandelier earrings.
Saoirse Ronan in Cartier
Saoirse Ronan, nominated for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Lady Bird, fashioned a fluttering Chanel gown with a pair of High Jewellery earrings by Cartier, loaned from Harrods. The drop design is fashioned with glittering diamonds and finished with a smooth emerald.
Angelina Jole in Graff
Red carpet veteran Angelia Jolie wore a custom-made gown by British couturier Ralph & Russo. She complemented a sweetheart neckline with shoulder-skimming earrings by Graff, weighing a mighty 32.98 carats. The opulent pear-shaped design was matched by a juicy Bombé cocktail ring, sculpted with 89 scintillating diamonds.
Isabelle Huppert in Chopard
French actress Isabelle Isabelle Huppert dazzled in Giorgio Armani feathers and sequins on the BAFTA red carpet, enhanced by twinkling Chopard diamond earrings, plucked from the Haute Joaillerie collection.