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Oscars 2019: Up Close and Personal With Amy Adams’s Rare Cartier Jewelry Before the Big Night


Photo courtesy of Petra Flannery/Cartier.

It’s not the Oscars without a whole lot of sparkle—and not just any diamonds will do for Hollywood’s biggest night. So at the 2019 Oscars, stylist Petra Flannery headed all the way to Geneva, Switzerland to tour the Cartier archives in order to find the perfect pieces for Amy Adams, nominated last night for Best Supporting Actress. “Touring the archives was a magical experience,” Flannery told W. “Learning about the history and trying on jewelry that once belonged to some of the most famous style icons of all time was a privilege.” And the long trip yielded the perfect piece: Cartier’s 1935 Pyramid Brooch crafted out of platinum and diamonds. “Its Deco allure was just the right design for Amy’s elegant look,” Flannery said. “We paired it with a 37.46 carat diamond necklace, and voilà!” The jewels complimented Adams’s custom Versace dress for a look that Flannery called “modern glamour.” And indeed it was. Here, a closer look as Adams got ready for the big night.

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“From the outside looking in. Cartier, Geneva.” Behind the scenes with Petra Flannery as Amy Adams gets ready for the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Photo courtesy of Petra Flannery/Cartier.

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“The office of Jeanne Toussaint, Cartier’s Creative Director in the 1930s who created the iconic Cartier Panther.” Behind the scenes with Petra Flannery as Amy Adams gets ready for the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Photo courtesy of Petra Flannery/Cartier.

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“The Cartier Paris workshop highlighted the finer details of jewelry craftsmanship that paralleled those of the Atelier Versace team.” Behind the scenes with Petra Flannery as Amy Adams gets ready for the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Photo courtesy of Petra Flannery/Cartier.

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“The only thing better than a little red box is a big red box.” Behind the scenes with Petra Flannery as Amy Adams gets ready for the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Photo courtesy of Petra Flannery/Cartier.

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“White glove service.” Behind the scenes with Petra Flannery as Amy Adams gets ready for the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Photo courtesy of Petra Flannery/Cartier.

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“Once I saw this at the archive, we knew it was the perfect piece for Amy’s Oscar look.” Behind the scenes with Petra Flannery as Amy Adams gets ready for the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Photo courtesy of Petra Flannery/Cartier.

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“Getting to know the pieces.” Behind the scenes with Petra Flannery as Amy Adams gets ready for the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Photo courtesy of Petra Flannery/Cartier.

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“Oscar Sunday.” Behind the scenes with Petra Flannery as Amy Adams gets ready for the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Photo courtesy of Petra Flannery/Cartier.

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“Pyramid Clip Brooch, created in 1935.” Behind the scenes with Petra Flannery as Amy Adams gets ready for the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Photo courtesy of Petra Flannery/Cartier.

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“Oscar snacks.” Behind the scenes with Petra Flannery as Amy Adams gets ready for the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Photo courtesy of Petra Flannery/Cartier.

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“Modern Deco details.” Behind the scenes with Petra Flannery as Amy Adams gets ready for the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Photo courtesy of Petra Flannery/Cartier.

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“Rich in diamonds, rich in history.” Behind the scenes with Petra Flannery as Amy Adams gets ready for the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Photo courtesy of Petra Flannery/Cartier.

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“Final Oscars fitting at my studio.” Behind the scenes with Petra Flannery as Amy Adams gets ready for the 2019 Academy Awards on Sunday, February 24th, 2019. Photo courtesy of Petra Flannery/Cartier.