It rarely happens that a piece of jewelry steals the show from a dress. That's exactly what happened at the Los Angeles Oscars this night - and then in the case of Lady Gaga! - Almost a miracle. But the fact is, the yellow Tiffany Diamond, who led the singer and actress to her black Alexander McQueen robe across the red carpet, is an absolute spectacle with its 128K and $ 30M worth of robes. Recently, the jewel of Tiffany & Co. was worn by Audrey Hepburn.
Considered one of the most important 19th century gemstone discoveries, the Tiffany Diamond was unearthed in South Africa in 1877 and purchased a year later by jeweler founder Charles Lewis Tiffany. Since then, the piece, which usually rests in a well-kept treasure chest, has been worn exactly three times: first by Mrs. Sheldon Whitehouse at the "Tiffany Ball" in Rhode Island in 1957, second by Audrey Hepburn at a photo shoot for "Breakfast at Tiffany's", and now by singer Lady Gaga, who was nominated for "Best Actress" and "Best Song" at the 91st Academy Awards (and won the latter category).
"Lady Gaga is the ultimate creator, champion and and rule-breaker, and I'm thrilled that she will wear the Tiffany Diamond on the red carpet for the first time 141 years after his discovery," said Reed Krakoff, creative director of Tiffany & Co. Stylists Sandra Amador and tom Eerebout continue, "The chance to work with such an incredible piece is a creative dream, there are so many beautiful jewels in the world, but this brilliant diamond, weighing over 128 carats, is truly unique, exactly like Lady Gaga. "
The 32-year-old completed the look with the Fancy Vivid Yellow earrings with white and yellow diamonds.