The 2016 Oscars stage had over 100,000 Swarovski crystals

It's a record-breaking number at the Oscars. American set designer Derek McLane used over 100,000 Swarovski crystals to deliver yet another stunning stage for the 88th Academy Awards ceremony.

The stars were there. The sparkling jewelry pieces were there. And the stage of all stages was there, more effervescent than ever. McLane envisioned a golden proscenium arch with 18 panels featuring 37,000 Swarovski crystals.

The 20,000-pound structure framed the stage, in front of a giant 80-foot x 40-foot crystal closedown wall with 149 black panels emblazoned with another 22,000 crystals. Dolby Theatre's custom-made torchieres and opera boxes were also adorned with Swarovski's effects.

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Joan of Arc's ring bought by France

A ring that belonged to the French heroine Joan of Arc was sold for £297,600, at TimeLine Auctions, in London. The new owner is France.

The historic handcrafted silver-gilt piece was accompanied by documents which prove the authenticity of the ornament. The square-shaped ring was offered by Joan of Arc to Cardinal Henry Beaufort before she was executed.

"If there is one icon of ancient French law which excite passions today between the English and the French it is the saintly figure of Joan Dark, the 16-year-old girl who, for the benefit of France, tried her utmost to defeat the invader, the English," notes the spokesman for Timeline Auctions.

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The top jewelry trends at the 2016 Oscars

The Academy Awards ceremony is the ultimate celebration of cinema excellence and art, and a night of true glamour. On the 2016 Oscars, the elegant diamond and white precious metals ruled the red carpet.

The big winners of the 88th Academy Awards were "Spotlight" and Leonardo DiCaprio, as well as "Mad Max: Fury Road", winner of six Oscars in technical categories, and Alejandro González Iñárritu, who won as Best Director for the second year in a row.

In a night of surprises, and under the controversy of the lack of diversity among the nominees, the star's stunning gowns were styled with statement earrings, dramatic necklaces and stand out rings, ranging from timeless traditional to vintage and contemporary shapes.

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John Hardy has found his Magic Cut

Bali-based jeweler John Hardy has unveiled The Magic Cut.

John Bali has been creating handcrafted jewelry for more than 45 years in the heart of Indonesia. After visiting Bali for the first time in the early 1970s, the artisan found his spiritual home and established his brand.

Since 1975, he has been developing collections "for the seekers, the explorers, and the storytellers." The Magic Cut aims to be "perfect in proportion, improbable in impact."

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Pamela Love designs Shinola's first jewelry collection

Shinola and Pamela Love have teamed to develop a jewelry collection.

The American luxury lifestyle brand and the jewelry designer will produce a new line of bracelets, necklaces, and earrings in multiple metals, including 14-karat gold and sterling silver.

All products will be marketed under the Shinola brand, and will be produced in Los Angeles. The jewelry pieces will be available between $200 and $2,000.

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