March 13, 2022—It was a big day on the Awards Season calendar. The BAFTAs took place in London and in Los Angeles it was the Critics Choice Awards. Now there are some pretty clear favorites in the movie categories for the Oscars on March 27. Will Smith (King Richard) and Jessica Chastain (The Eyes of Tammy Faye) are looking good in the Best Actor and Actress slots. Ariana de Bose (West Side Story) and Troy Kotsur (CODA) seem like locks in the Best Supporting Actress and Actor categories.

In other words, the prizes are being spread around to lots of different movies. And in some ways the theme extends to jewelry. Not prizes, of course, but styles. They continued to run the gamut at Critics Choice. The biggest surprises to this jewelry journalist were the modified head pieces worn by Jada Pinkett Smith and Jodie Turner Smith. See all the best looks below.

Oh, and I wondered in my post about the BAFTAs that took place in London today, how nominated stars for both awards programs made their decisions on which events to attend. In the end they didn’t have to decide. People in London changed ensembles and went to an outpost party for the Critics Choice Awards after the BAFTAs ended.

Selena Gomez in the Boucheron Flèche [Arrow] diamond ear motif.

Caitriona Balfe in a Van Cleef & Arpels Palmyre diamond necklace and À Cheval diamond earrings.

Jada Pinkett Smith in a Jacquie Aiche Sophia Bezel Head Piece set with 53 diamonds in round, teardrop and marquise shapes.

Jodie Turner Smith wore a Bvlgari High Jewelry emerald and diamond necklace in her hair. She also had on a Bvlgari Serpenti bracelet and several rings from the Italian jeweler.

Lady Gaga in diamond and platinum pendant earrings from Tiffany’s 2022 Blue Book Collection.

Rachel Zegler in Tiffany diamond and platinum necklace and earrings.

Ariana Debose in Chopard earrings from the Temptations Collection set with 16.58-carats of pear-shaped rubellites, 14.00-carats of rose-cut green tourmalines, amethysts and diamonds.

Jean Smart wearing an array of vintage jewelry from Beladora and a high-jewelry Girard-Perregaux timepiece.

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Boucheron diamond jewelry.

Kristen Dunst in a pair of antique rose diamond bracelets and a rose cut diamond ring from Fred Leighton.

Rita Moreno in Irene Neuwirth Gumball Earrings set with green opal, Kingman Turquoise, and diamonds and a diamond necklace.

Marlee Matlin in Fernando Jorge earrings.

HoYeon Jung in Louis Vuitton earrings.

Margaret Qualley in Chanel diamond jewelry.

Michaela Jaé Rodriguez in Pomellato diamond and gold earrings.

Halle Berry in Samer Halimeh emerald earrings.

Dominique Jackson in Hanut Singh.

Kaitlyn Dever in Cartier.

D’Pharaoh Woon-A-Tai in a necklace from Whirling Log & Arrow.

The Best Jewelry at the Critics Choice Awards There were some surprises in the mix

by Marion Fasel