An opal’s beauty is timeless. The incredible gemstone displays a myriad of colour, making it perfect for statement jewellery or a simple, yet classic way to jazz up any outfit. Celebrities have been wearing opal for decades, but its recent resurgence with stars of all ages just shows that the gem’s classic look and diverse applications aren’t going anywhere. So, here are seven celebrities that absolutely rocked their opal earrings on the red carpet.
Cate Blanchett, Academy Awards, 2014
Attending the 2014 Academy Awards, Australia’s own Cate Blanchett donned an incredible ensemble that was worth over $18million. While her stunning nude Armani gown was a winner on the red carpet, the outfit really came together with a pair of statement white opal and diamond Chopard drop earrings that exuded the kind of classic elegance we expect from our talented beauty.
Bryce Dallas Howard, Golden Globes, 2016
What better accessory is there for a fiery redhead like actress Bryce Dallas Howard than a pair of Irene Neuwirth fire opal and diamond earrings? Donning these earrings at the Golden Globes in 2016, the Jurassic World star scorched the red carpet with her classic style that flawlessly complemented her skin tone and hair.
Jennifer Hudson, Academy Awards, 2013
Talk about pure perfection! At the 2013 Oscars, singer, actress and US The Voice judge, Jennifer Hudson tied her knockout sapphire gown together with a pair of gorgeous boulder opal earrings. Paired with simple makeup and a nude lipstick, these opal earrings were the perfect accessory.
Sarah Paulson, Golden Globes, 2014
On the small screen, Sarah Paulson has terrified us playing different characters in each season of American Horror Story. But the stunning white opal and diamond Irene Neuwirth earrings she sported at the 2014 Golden Globes were nothing short of breathtaking. With Paulson’s light skin tone and strawberry blonde hair, these opal earrings were the perfect accessory for the glitzy, star-studded event.
Meghan Markle’s engagement
When you think of magical moments in history, it’s going to be hard to top the engagement announcement of Suits actress Meghan Markle to the dashing Prince Harry. While her engagement ring caught the world’s attention, it was her Les Plaisirs de Birks yellow gold and opal earrings that were the talk of the town. The Duchess of Sussex’s accessories have always wowed crowds, but these simple yet exquisite opal earrings truly captured Markel’s sparkle.
Anna Gunn, Emmy Awards, 2013
When Breaking Bad actress, Anna Gunn, won her first Emmy Award in 2013, not only did she accept the award wearing a stunning Romona Keveza gown, but she accessorised it with a pair of gorgeous opal and pearl Irene Neuwirth earrings. With her hair in a classic loose updo, these earrings really made an eye-catching statement.
Taylor Swift Grammy Awards 2015
At the 2015 Grammys, Taylor Swift showed just how fabulous opal earrings could be. Matching beautifully with her show-stopping turquoise dress, the songstress accessorised it with Lorraine Schwartz earrings featuring opal surrounded by Paraiba and diamond pave. Taylor Swift’s style never seems to waver, and here we saw how chic this modern yet classic jewellery perfectly complemented her fashion sensibilities.
Add some dazzle to your outfit with opal earrings that will wow crowds and turn heads. Whether it’s a statement piece or a simple yet elegant addition to your ensemble, visit us at our CBD flagship store or QVB boutique to find the right jewellery for you.