We all love an award ceremony not only to see who has taken home which prize but also to gasp over what gowns and jewellery the Hollywood elite have chosen to wear.

Last night’s (February 26th) Oscars were no different with celebrities wearing a range of earrings, necklaces, rings and bangles to the star-studded event in Los Angeles.

One of the top honours of the night is the Best Actress award which Meryl Streep took home for her role as former British prime minister Margaret Thatcher in The Iron Lady.

The renowned actress dazzled in a gold Lanvin gown and put her younger counterparts to shame with her stylish choice of jewellery.

Streep wore stunning gold pendant earrings to complement her red carpet outfit.

When she accepted her Oscar, the 62-year-old said: “I really understand that I’ll never be up here again

“When they called my name I had the feeling I could hear half of America going, ‘oh, no. Come on’.”

Meryl has been nominated for an Oscar a record 17 times and has won three times with the previous time being in 1982 for Sophie’s Choice.

Earrings were a key look on the red carpet, with Jessica Chastain donning a golden pair to contrast with her black and gold Alexander McQueen dress.

Meanwhile, Jennifer Lopez walked down the red carpet wearing a diamond pair of earrings, a look copied by Octavia Spencer who won the Best Supporting Actress Oscar for The Help.

Stunning Natalie Portman, who presented the Best Actor Oscar to Jean Dujardin, wore a pair of tear-drop earrings teamed with a glistening necklace.

Redhead Emma Stone also added a touch of bling to the event with her choice of jewellery. She complemented her stunning locks and dress with diamond and ruby earrings.

These were teamed with a chunky bangle and silver clutch bag.

Silver jewellery was also a big trend at the A-list event, with Best Actress nominee Michelle Williams wearing a silver necklace to set off her red backless gown.

Sandra Bullock, Angelina Jolie and Glenn Close also all dazzled in silver jewellery.

Now, most of us don’t have the same budgets as celebs when it comes to finding an outfit and accessories for an important event but looking for jewellery online will help you find stylish pieces at affordable prices.

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