Julianne Moore in one of Elizabeth Taylor’s most famous necklaces: lovely?

Ah, jewelry p0rn. Where have you been all my life? Last night, BVLGARI hosted a “celebration of Elizabeth Taylor’s collection of BVLGARI jewelry” and many stars came out to party. Only a choice few got to actually wear some of Elizabeth’s famous jewels though, so I’m including some close-up beauty shots of some of my favorite pieces. I should note something else too – while Elizabeth Taylor had some beautiful pieces from Bulgari, she had a beautiful and varied collection of pieces from many jewelry designers and some exquisite vintage and historical pieces too. I think it’s bizarre for Bulgari to basically claim ownership of Elizabeth’s jewel-encrusted memory. Still, I never say no to jewelry p0rn.

The best of the evening was probably Julianne Moore in Alexander McQueen. The dress is meh, but Julianne got to wear Elizabeth’s exquisite emerald necklace, purchased by Richard Burton in the first years of their romance. God, isn’t it beautiful?!

Here’s Naomi Watts in a terrific black Roland Mouret dress with what I believe is one of Elizabeth’s vintage/historical pieces.

Drew Barrymore in Max Mara, with a multi-colored gem necklace. Love it!

I guess Kate Walsh is showing off a ring, earrings and a bracelet. I’m enchanted by that huge cocktail ring on her right hand.

And here’s Kiki Dunst, who is one of the faces of Bulgari (that’s why she’s there, I guess), but I don’t think she’s wearing any of Elizabeth’s jewels…?

Photos courtesy of FayesVision/WENN.com.

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  1. bopit says:

    I love a redhead in emeralds! It looks so striking.
    I love the piece Drew is wearing SO much but I wish her neckline was lower so it would showcase the gems more.

  2. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Julianne Moore-gah! she is so effin beautiful it kills me.

    Actually-this is a great group of ladies here (except for Kate Walsh-no idea who she is)–they all look like beautiful, REAL people, not the usual ‘toxed aliens that I’ve become so accustomed to seeing.

    • Hannah Young says:

      Years and years ago, I saw Julianne Moore in the lobby of the courthouse in NYC when she was there for jury duty. She was breathtaking – she was luminous and so, so beautiful, dressed conservatively and with barely any make up – that I still remember it to this day.

  3. Belle Epoch says:

    Julianne looks like Christmas. Would a different color dress have been better?

    • Anmelt says:

      ITA. The jewellery is amazing and I remember seeing these piece on Liz Taylor looking glamorous. However at this event the outfits are terrible to begin with and then to make matters worse is that they don’t do a good job of displaying the jewellery. Key example is Kate Walsh: could she not have worn something shorter sleeved silk tank with a simple but elegant pair of trousers, the busy print from the long sleeved dress totally detracts from the gorgeous ring and bracelet.

    • Jane says:

      I like the dress on her, but I think to show off the beautiful emeralds, a black dress would have been better. It is like the necklace and dress are competing for attention and it should be the necklace that is the star of the show.

      Most of the stuff is really beautiful though and love the long necklace on Watts. she wore black and that was the smart choice.

    • Tiffany says:

      Did they know what piece they would wear? My guess is for security they kept the pieces at the venue and handed them out when the ladies got there.

      Just a guess, though!

    • Az says:

      YES! I HATE emeralds worn with red. And rubies worn with green. She should have worn black. Or white.

  4. Erandyn says:

    Wow, if it’s the same one I remember from their bio, it was the start of a collection. Richard ended up buying her the entire set over the course of a few years (earrings, bracelet, ring).

    Also, Kaiser – Richard and Liz had a close personal relationship with Bulgari back in the day, often chilling in the back room together, talking gem porn. Sounds like a bit of a tribute to those days.

  5. the original bellaluna says:

    Oh dear God, that necklace is GORGEOUS! And of course, Julianne Moore is wearing it, so…SWOON!

    (And I do like that cocktail ring!)

  6. T.Fanty says:

    Julianne looks gorgeous. The rest are meh.

  7. lower-case deb says:

    i guess Lindsay Lohan is persona non grata at this event? Even though she’s the most recent person to portray Elizabeth Taylor in any media? (sort of like the reigning miss universe of some such…)

    i have to wonder whether Lindsay is sitting at home crying “that should’ve been ME!!”, while pointing at Julianne Moore.

  8. GoodCapon says:

    Jewelry porn sums it up perfectly!

    A redhead + diamonds = win!

  9. Roma says:

    “I’m Lindsay Lohan, why wasn’t I invited to wear Liz’s jewelery? Don’t you all know she wanted me to carry on her memory? I’m the only red head allowed to wear her jewels. And who the f**k is Julianne Moore? Has she acted in Disney films? I think not!”

    This is all I thought of when I looked at Julianne Moore in that gorgeous, gorgeous necklace. That when the Cracken wakes up from her most recent bender and sees these photos, she will flip.

  10. Hannah says:

    Hmm, jewelry is completely uninteresting to me. Too much of a minimalist, I guess.

  11. Agnes says:

    Julianne is stunning, as usual. And the necklace is amazeballs.

  12. Miss so and so says:

    LOVE Julianne but with that necklace I think that it should be the focus and her hair interferes. It would be better if her hair were up.

  13. Mayday says:

    I think the dress is actually perfect, if one is wearing a necklace like that.

  14. L says:

    You know Lindsay Lohan is pissed she wasn’t invited. She’s the next Liz Taylor after all. :D

    I love the emerald necklace. Naomi looks the best in my opinion.

  15. Ruth says:

    None of them is really styled to show off the jewellery though- Julianne would have looked better with her hair up and none of the jewellery really looked right with the clothes.. fabulous peices though.

  16. lucy2 says:

    Julianne looks amazing, and that necklace is unbelievable.
    A little puzzled how Kate Walsh got in there with all the much more famous actresses, and why some of them wore stuff that didn’t show off the jewelry well.
    Funny how all the idiots like Lindsay and Kim who try to claim kinship with Liz weren’t invited.

  17. Micki says:

    Julianne Moore has to pull her hair out of her face, it doesn’t show the necklace it its advantage. And I don’t think she pulls it, sorry.

    I’d love to have what Drew is wearing and also the vintage one on the second photo.

  18. BooBooLaRue says:

    Yes! I loathe redheads in red!

  19. cassius. says:

    kate walsh sort of looks like kristen wiig in those pictures.

  20. EmmaStoneWannabe says:

    Yay for Kirsten Dunst being there! Love/miss her so much..she needs a comeback ASAP.

    The emerald necklace is worth killing for! That is to-die-for beautiful.

  21. lady mary. says:

    deep deep pleasure,totally jewellery porn.now what does one do to get a manlike ‘Richard”eh?

  22. Sugar says:

    the photos look somewhat like an after thought hey it would be great to photograph you ladies wearing the jewels so the sported them. As lovely as they look I would now like to see each woman dressed & hair styles to really showcase these beautiful jewels. I love the necklace Drew has but the high neckline hides it.
    anyway it must have been fun for them. I hope they each got to choose what they wanted to wear.
    Too bad so sad for LILO-this event was a prime example that you have no claim to make or stake about your relevance or similarity to Elizabeth Taylor.

  23. fabgrrl says:

    Julianne Moore wearing Elizabeth Taylor’s jewelry. Yes, I approve wholeheartedly.

  24. aud says:

    how could they not invite Lindsay?!

    she and Elizabeth were connected, you know. Lindsay would love to wear that necklace…..and then claim they gifted it to her

  25. kitkerenina says:

    Actually, with Helena Bonham Carter now (awesomely) set to play Liz, I think Kirsten Dunst would be well cast as one of the blonde 50′s or 60′s bombshells that contrasted to Liz so well. A young Debbie Reynolds, perhaps? Or even Marilyn Monroe?

  26. twoblues says:

    Those emeralds, “my precious”!!!!!

  27. elceibeno08 says:

    I really wished sometimes that men could wear jewels like this collection. It is not fair that women get all the pretty things for themselves. Who came up with the idea that only ladies can wear them. It must be a conspiracy from way back. Why does Kaiser call them jewelry porn?

  28. KellyinSeattle says:

    I love accessories / jewelry!!! I honestly think that Elizabeth’s jewelry shouldn’t be worn by today’s actresses…she was in a league of her own. And I don’t how most everyone is dressed…but I love the jewelry. I’m a dork always glued to the HSN and QVC channels whenever they have any sort of jewelry.

  29. Mara says:

    Sorry but none of these women are elegant enought to wear Liz Taylor jewlery ,Nicole Kidman ,Kate Winslet or Cate Blanchet should be there to wear the beautiful jewelry instead of these lady’s they look terrible

  30. Barbara says:

    My first thought reading and looking at this article was, OMG I hope they did not let Lindsay Lohan in the door!!

  31. geekychick says:

    Jewels are beautiful, R. Mouret dress is hideous, Max Mara (I adore Max Mara) should have checked what Drew decided to wear (or her stylist) because this particular combination is not a good PR, and I don’t get Kiki Dunst hype.

  32. snoots says:

    Drew’s purse is cracking me up. Love it!

  33. j.eyre says:

    gorgeous – all the pieces.

    I think Naomi’s is my favorite or these though. Drew’s is a close second but I agree with the commenter above, the neckline is competing a bit with it – although in a really interesting way.

  34. erika says:

    WHAT!?!?!?? Drop Liz’s JEWELS BIOTCH!!!

    those jewels belong to the most famous, loved, redheaded fire crotch of ALL Hollywood…

    Crackroach!!! how dare Julia try to copy Lindsay’s signature style, she is trying to steal LOho’s limelight. She’s not the talented, potential Oscar hopeful that Loho is!!!

    There’s only room for one ginger in this town….Loho is going to SUE2

  35. blonde on the dock says:

    Julianne Moore needs a bit of sun. She looks like a corpse. I’m a natural rehead and have to be careful in the sun but I’m not that pale.

    • Brittney says:

      A corpse, really? She’s so beautiful precisely because she treats her skin so well and avoids the sun. And I’m not seeing “corpse” at all here. She’s aging incredibly well and her skin looks impeccable. There’s a lot of color in her face, too! When you have makeup teams surrounding you 24/7, you don’t need UV rays to get that “natural glow” going.

  36. I like the emerald necklace – though if I had something similar myself (wouldn’t have to be genuine) I wouldn’t really pair it with a bright red dress… Green is one of the obvious choices, or black… But emerald green could also go nicely with purple or cobalt… Or even yellow (Brasil national colors, yeah!!!)

    the multicolor necklace is pretty too…

  37. Brittney says:

    I ADORE the one Drew is wearing… wow. I wish her shirt showed it off better, but I do love her outfit too.

  38. Chickie Baby says:

    The late, great Ms. Taylor put together a coffee table book of her jewelry in the early 2000′s (’02 or ’03 maybe) and it is FULL of color pictures of a huge portion of her jewelry collection. To look through it is overwhelming and very cool. She was a rare beauty.

    Totally worth finding that book if you are as fascinated with her as the world has been for many years. And the pieces worn in today’s pictures are wonderful—what lucky ladies to have the chance for such glamour!

  39. Mazunte says:

    I love Kiki Dunst’s outfit. Simple yet very elegant. And the little purse matching the pears is beautiful.
    Julianne looks gorgeous. Somehow I think the red dress is okay even if it reminds me of christmas with the emerald necklace.

  40. Aqua says:

    A reporter for The Daily Mail said that Julianne Moore could of done better and that she was failed to do the necklace any justice.I couldn’t disagree with him/her more.I think she is not only one of the most beautiful women in Hollywood she is also one of the most talented.