By Tamera Adams
tadams@nationaljeweler.com

Barring a Golden Globes-style news-conference presentation, the red carpet at the 80th Annual Academy Awards is expected to be adorned in pure gold on Feb. 24.


InStyle.com's "Red carpet retrospective" shows the A-list's love affair with platinum, diamonds and bare necks in the past, but this year, gold necklaces and bracelets have been named must-have accessories.


Last week's Vicenza Fair in Italy featured gold jewelry that was definitely red-carpet ready. Serpents, flowers and insects appeared to be popular themes at the gold-jewelry exhibition.


So who among the starlets attending the Oscars this year will woo the press and fans with their gold-jewelry picks?






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