Oscar’s Looks Locally at Benold’s Jewelers

You don’t have to be a celebrity to adorn major bling, Austin’s own Benold’s Jewelers has you covered on how to get an Oscar worthy-look locally, right in here in Austin. Find Benold’s Owner, Milton Doolittle’s favorite looks and recommendations for how to get a red carpet look below.

At the Golden Globes we saw bare necklines and heavy earrings but that wasn’t the case at the Oscars – large statement necklaces stole the show. Jessica Chastain wore a stunning diamond necklace and kept hear ears bare. Get this look with Benold’s Simon G TB201 necklace featuring white diamonds. Price upon request.

Jessica Chastain (Photo Courtesy of AP Images)

Jessica Chastain (Photo Courtesy of AP Images)










America Ferrera wowed in a sea foam green Jenny Packham gown but we were even more in love with her turquoise pave earrings. Get this look with Benold’s Simon G Caviar Collection 18k white gold diamond and paraiba tourmaline earrings. 2.28 CTW diamonds $13,000.

America Ferrara (Photo Courtesy of Getty Images)

America Ferrara (Photo Courtesy of Getty Images)










Anna Kendrick had a major bling moment on the red carpet. She wore a diamond collar of five rows with matched diamond earrings totaling 13 carats! But, like we said earlier you don’t have to be a celebrity to have a moment, to get Anna’s look Benold’s recommends Simon G 18K white gold and diamond earrings. 2.00 CTW Mosaic collection $15,400

Anna Kendrick (Photo Courtesy of Getty Images)

Anna Kendrick (Photo Courtesy of Getty Images)










Unlike previous years when yellow gold accessories were the stand-out trend of the award season, in 2015 white gold, platinum & silver jewels had their moment. Karolina Kurkova was covered in platinum from her ears to her wrists. Get her look with Benold’s Simon G white gold diamond and blue sapphire ring. 2.79 CTW and 1.20 CTW $11,000 and Benold’s Simon G timeless and classic diamond bracelet. 7.34 CTW $22,000

Karolina Kurkova (Photo Courtesy of Just Jared)

Karolina Kurkova (Photo Courtesy of Just Jared)



The Academy Presents “Beau and Jeff: A Tale of Two Bridges”

Celebrated Actors to Discuss Their Careers, Family and Hollywood Legacy

(left to right) Jeff, Beau and Loyd Bridges

LOS ANGELES, CA – Actors Beau Bridges and Jeff Bridges will share the stage at the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ “Beau and Jeff: A Tale of Two Bridges,” on Monday, August 4, at 7:30 p.m. at the Bing Theater in Los Angeles.  In a conversation about their long and remarkable careers, including that of their father Lloyd, the siblings will select clips from each other’s work and discuss the legacy of a legendary Hollywood dynasty.

Beau began acting as a child in the late 1940s, worked extensively in television through the ’60s, and became a film standout in the 1970s, with leading roles in Hal Ashby’s directorial debut, “The Landlord,” and the Best Picture nominee “Norma Rae.”  He recently appeared in the Oscar®-winning feature “The Descendants” and currently stars in the television series “Masters of Sex” and “The Millers.”

Jeff has been nominated for six Oscars®, winning in 2009 for his lead performance in “Crazy Heart.”  He has appeared in such studio films as “Tron,” “Starman,” “Iron Man” and “True Grit,” as well as such independent-minded features as “The Last Picture Show” and “The Big Lebowski.”  He will next be seen in the drama “The Giver,” due out next month.

Lloyd Bridges’ numerous credits over his 60-year career include the popular television series “Sea Hunt” and more than 100 feature films, from the classic “High Noon” to such comedies as “Airplane!” and “Hot Shots!”  Although all three Bridges never shared the big screen, this year marks the 25th anniversary of Beau and Jeff’s only film opposite each other, the Oscar®-nominated romance “The Fabulous Baker Boys.”

Tickets for A Tale of Two Bridges are $5 for general admission and $3 for Academy members, LACMA Film Club members and students with a valid ID.  Tickets may be purchased online at www.oscars.org.  The Bing Theater is located at 5905 Wilshire Boulevard in Los Angeles.  For more information, call (310) 247-3600 or visit www.oscars.org.

Oscars Looks for Less from Austin Owned Benold’s Jewelers

Milton Doolittle of Benold’s Jewelers, one of Austin’s oldest locally owned jewelry stores, shares how to get Hollywood’s look for less.   

Jennifer Lawrence wore a Neil Lane, 100 ct. diamond necklace priced at $2 Million dollars!! To get this bling for less bucks, Doolittle suggests draping their 18k white gold, 9.5 carat Jan Necklace priced at $25,000.


Along with a stunning black Dior gown, Charlize Theron wore a 31 ct. Harry Winston diamond pendant necklace priced at $15 Million! To give this Hollywood look an Austin feel, Doolittle recommends Benold’s 14k white gold and .20 ct. diamond Tourbillon Drop Pendant Necklace. $2,500.


Keeping it young and fresh, Emma Watson layered multiple silver rings including a Chanel giant bow ring, multiple Repossi lilac custom rings, a Bouchon upper knuckle ring and triple side diamond Solange rings.  To get this look, Doolittle recommends the A. Jaffe 18k white, yellow or rose gold stackable rings ranging from  .20 ct. to .50 ct. Prices start at $900.