Celebrities are often celebrated for their red carpet designer looks, whether they are in custom gowns, sustainable designs or trending items off the runway. However, just now and then, lavish diamonds take the limelight. 

Various award shows' red carpets have seen millions upon millions worth of diamonds strutted and photographed on them. From the dainty ice on the ears to larger than life neckpieces, some which could easly buy a Camps Bay mansion and more. 

Let’s have a look at some of the most expensive diamonds to hit the red carpets in recent history, courtesy of the world’s largest jewellery brands. 

Mindy Kaling

The most recent jewels to gain international buzz was Mindy Kaling’s Oscar’s accessories. Her drop earrings, conspicuous necklace and ring were the perfect touch of glamour to her minimal look well. Of course, walking around in more than $1 million (about R15 million) worth Chopard jewellery earned her a security guard for the accessories – Oceans 8 style. 

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If you thought that was a lot of money for jewellery, you may need to take a seat for the diamonds that are coming up later. The 2020 Oscar's red carpet saw jewellery that cost almost 30 times more than Mindy’s. And this was worn by one individual. But first, we'll warm you up to the big-ticket rocks.

Regina King

With both hands iced, the actress' jewels reportedly cost half a million dollars (about R7 million). The jewels accessorised a Versace gown with Swarovski crystals that are masterfully constructed. 

Zazie Beetz 

The Joker actress literally stacked on the jewellery by Bulgari featuring a high-jewellery choker of emeralds on top of a high-jewellery Divas’ Dream necklace. The accesories were completed with matching earings. All those carats reportedly add up to $1.3 million (R19.5 million).

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Lupita Nyong’o 

At the 26th Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards Lupita was already sparkle-filled in a Louis Vuitton custom gown but added $3.5 million (R52.5 million) worth of diamonds.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Lupita Nyong

Charlize Theron

The red carpet loves Charlize, and judging by her looks, she loves the major red carpets too. At the 2020 Oscar’s, the actress wore a Tiffany & Co statement neckpiece reportedly worth $5 million (R 75 million).

Jennifer Lopez

The Hustler’s star attended the SAG awards in a gorgeous Georges Hobeika all-black gown and accessorised it with a Harry Winston necklace worth more than $9 million worth (about R135 million)

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JANUARY 19: Jennifer Lop

Lady Gaga

The multihyphenated Lady Gaga had a big year in 2019 having an eventful award season in addition to receiving Oscar buzz, the star showed up to the Academy Awards dressed appropriately. Not only did she show up in a stunner gown, she topped that off with a Tiffany diamond necklace worth $30 million (more than R 400 million). 

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Carrie Underwood

U.S. singer Carrie Underwood tops the list of the most expensive diamonds to have graced the red carpet. At the 2013 Grammy Awards, the country music singer walked the red carpet in a necklace by Jonathon Arndt, which were worth $31 million (this now coverts to more the R460 million).

LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Singer Carrie Unde

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