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The best jewellery at the BAFTA Awards 2023

Celebrities sparkled on the red carpet for the BAFTA Awards 2023. Catherine, Princess of Wales wore £17.99 Zara earrings, while high jewellery creations twinkled on Michelle Yeoh, Lily James, Ellie Goulding, Geri Horner and Paul Mescal from the likes of Bulgari, Moussaieff, De Beers, Chopard and Cartier

19 February 2023

By Kim Parker

It may have been a Sunday evening, but there was no Netflix and chill with a takeaway for some of the brightest stars of the silver screen, as they flocked to central London for BAFTA 2023. And as expected, there was plenty of sparkling jewellery to be seen on the red carpet.

Michelle Yeoh, nominated for a Best Actress gong, was early to arrive and look sleekly chic in a pale rose Dior suit, adorned with a suite of precious pink gems from Bond Street stalwart, Moussaieff. She wore a rare natural Burma pink sapphire ring, accompanied with shoulder-dusting Burma ruby and diamond earrings. An eye-catching pink sapphire and diamond bangle shimmered on her right wrist, whilst on her left, the actor sported a diamond-encrusting timepiece by luxury watchmaker, Richard Mille.

Michelle Yeoh
Michelle Yeoh, wearing Moussaieff jewellery, arrives at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images for Moussaieff)

Catherine, Princess of Wales, stunned onlookers in her all-white floor length McQueen gown and black elbow-length gloves, as well as a spectacular pair of copper-coloured floral cascade earring by Zara, which cost just £17.99 (and are now sold out).

Princess of Wales
Catherine, Princess of Wales, attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall (Photo by Chris Jackson/Getty Images)

Singer Ellie Goulding opted for a white diamond Serpenti collar necklace by Bulgari, the official jewellery partner for the BAFTA awards.

Ellie Goulding at BAFTA 2023
Ellie Goulding attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images)

Fellow singer Geri Horner also opted for jewels by Bulgari, in her case a dramatic Diva’s Dream high jewellery necklace and matching drop earrings.

Geri Horner
Geri Horner attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images)

Bulgari was also the choice of Lily James, star of Pam and Tommy, who high jewellery earrings in white gold and oval diamonds with a matching ring.

BAFTA Lily James Bulgari
Lily James poses in the Winners Room at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Alan Chapman/Dave Benett/Getty Images)

She may not have scooped a best supporting actress gong for her turn in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but Angela Bassett did look suitably queenly in a pair of feathered diamond earrings by Boucheron.

Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)

German model and influencer, Leonie Hanne, chose a pair of high jewellery Enchanted Lotus earrings by diamond specialists De Beers.

Leonie Hanne at BAFTA 2023
Leonie Hanne attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images)

Brooches continue to be a huge trend amongst the best-dressed men. Best actor nominee Ke Huy Quan sported a beautiful floral pin on his left lapel as he arrived at the ceremony (and an Omega watch in stainless steel and yellow gold peeping out from his right cuff).

Ke Huy Quan

Dapper gentlemen Paul Mescal (in Cartier) and Paapa Essiedu (in Hermès jewellery) also sported shimmering diamond pins over their hearts.

Paul Mescal and Paapa Essiedu
Paul Mescal and Paapa Essiedu arrive at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)

Meanwhile, Dungeons & Dragons actor Regé-Jean Page opted for a pair of diamond clips from Boucheron‘s latest high jewellery collection, Like A Queen.

Rege Jean Page
Regé-Jean Page attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images)

It was a big night for LBDs (Long Black Dresses) and white diamonds, too. Carey Mulligan, Ariana de Bose and Julianne Moore all wore Bulgari. Mulligan opted for a diamond and emerald high jewellery necklace whilst de Bose and Moore fell for the snake-like charms of the house’s Serpenti collars.

Anya Taylor Joy, cosy in bronze velvet Schiaparelli couture, donned a vintage gold and diamond necklace by Tiffany & Co. for the event.

Anya Taylor Joy
LONDON, ENGLAND – FEBRUARY 19: Anya Taylor-Joy attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images)

Actor Naomi Ackie looked angelic in an all-white gown with a silver corset belt, plus Cartier high jewellery diamond and emerald earrings and a white diamond ring.

Naomi Ace
Naomi Ackie attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images)

Best actress winner Cate Blanchett wore a multi-stranded high jewellery necklace by Louis Vuitton, with pearls and a 23.78 carat step-cut tourmaline repurposed from another piece of jewellery.

Cate Blanchett BAFTA 2023 Louis Vuitton
Cate Blanchett poses in the Winners Room at EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Jodie Turner-Smith embellished her feathered Gucci gown with a necklace from Chopard, featuring over 38 carats of heart-shaped sapphires and over 12 carats of white diamonds. She also wore sapphire and diamond earrings to match, a ring set with a 3.79-carat tanzanite and another set with a garnet weighing 4.89 carats.

Jodie Turner Smith
Jodie Turner-Smith arrives at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)

EE Rising Star Award nominee, Sheila Atim, was also decked out in Chopard diamonds. She chose an 18k white gold high jewellery necklace with over 226 carats of heart-shaped diamonds, and matching diamond chandelier earrings.

Sheila Atim
Sheila Atim attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)

Dr. Who star Tracy Ifeachor added a sprinkling of white diamonds to her ruched red dress courtesy of London jeweller David Morris. The actor chose a delicate necklace with rose cut diamonds in graduated flower motifs, plus white gold and rose cut diamond earrings, a flexible double-row bangle and a three-row eternity ring.

Tracy Ifeachor
Tracy Ifeachor attends the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Dominic Lipinski/Getty Images)

Emma Thompson tapped into the ongoing trend for modern pearls with a suite of baroque pieces by designer Melanie Georgacopoulos.

Emma Thompson
Dame Emma Thompson arrives at the EE BAFTA Film Awards 2023 at The Royal Festival Hall on February 19, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images)

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