Chopra, Lady Gaga wore most expensive jewelry at the Oscars.
By Dileep Thekkethil
Priyanka Chopra, 33, is from India, where more than half of its people live below the poverty line, but at the Oscars, in Hollywood, California, Sunday evening, she was one of the most watched celebrities on the red carpet and as a presenter.
Most people who watched her were struck not only by the figure hugging white lace dress by Zuhair Murad she wore, but also by the resplendent diamond earrings and rings she sported, which cost an extravagant $8 million.
The Bollywood actress, who made her American television debut with ABCâ€™s drama thriller â€˜Quantico, which resumes its next season soon, presented the award for Best Film Editing to Margaret Sixel for â€œMad Max: Fury Road.â€
The embellished gown by Murad, the style of which over the years have got the moniker â€œnaked dressâ€, looked perfect for the curvaceous and beautiful actress and former Miss World. A simple hairstyle and make-up complemented her dress.
Many discerning celebrity watchers also noticed the glittering earrings on her ears and three rings on her fingers, all of which is estimated to have cost a total of $8 million. Only Lady Gaga, apart from Chopra, wore such expensive stones at the awards, with her jewelry also reportedly to the tune of $8 million.
Chopra wore Lorraine Schwartz jewels, including a stunning 50 carat diamond front back earrings that cost an incredible $3.2 million. On her hands, she had a 22 carat diamond ring worth $3.4 million, alongside a 10 carat diamond pinky ring worth $8,50,000 as well as an 8 carat diamond bypass ring costing $3,00,000.
Of course, once the Oscar night was over, Chopra had to hand over the rented stones back to Lorraine Schwartz. With a heavy heart, of course.