"Modern Family" star Sofia Vergara definitely has connections! The red hot Latina wowed at the 65th Primetime Emmy Awards, but it wasn't just due to her plunging, bright red gown.
According to People, the Emmy-nominated sitcom star accessorized her ensemble with more than $7 million in jewels. Vergara's Lorraine Schwartz bling totaled 161 carats and included a 100-carat pair of platinum earrings set with rubies, sapphires and Colombian emeralds, a 40-carat emerald-and-diamond ring, and a 21-carat Asscher-cut diamond ring.
But Vergara's 161-carat combo isn't the most expensive jewelry ever worn to an awards show. Check out these stars who've out-blinged her.
At the 80th Academy Awards, Nicole Kidman had tongues wagging when she wore a loaded L'Wren Scott long rough diamond necklace that dripped down the front (and back!) of her dress. And while the value of the drapey piece was about the same as Vergara's entire gem tally (according to Time, the price tag for the necklace is estimated to be worth about $7 million), the custom piece boasted 7645 diamonds and weighed in at a whopping 1400 carats. A press release for the unique necklace described it as being made of "rough, faceted, and polished diamonds" and taking more than 6200 man hours to handcraft.
At the 1998 Academy Awards, actress Gloria Stuart shined in a replica of the sapphire and diamond "Heart of the Ocean" necklace from the movie "Titanic." But this was no knockoff. According to Forbes, the 15-carat Harry Winston piece was worth more than $20 million and is the most expensive piece of jewelry ever worn to the Oscars.
Carrie Underwood brought out the big time bling at the 2013 Grammy Awards. The "American idol" alum outshined the competition with $31 million worth of Johnathon Arndt jewelry, including a necklace that featured 381-carats of oval, pear, marquise and round brilliant white diamonds. The country superstar joked to E! News: "It's worth more than me."
And not only did Anne Hathaway don $10 million in jewelry at the 83rd Academy Awards in 2011, but she got paid the big bucks to do it! According to Us Weekly, Hathaway - who was co-host of the Oscars that year -- was paid $750,000 to exclusively wear Tiffany & Co. jewels throughout the evening. The gems included a $10 million Tiffany Lucida Star diamond necklace, earrings, and ring. Yeah we know, hosting the Oscars is a dirty job but somebody's got to do it.
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