Do you remember that stunning yellow-diamond Lady Gaga wore around her neck the night of the 2019 Oscar Awards? According to Tiffany & Co., Gaga is the second person in history to wear the necklace.

 

 

Believe it or not, the legendary Audrey Hepburn was the first to wear the massive yellow stone back in 1961 and since then, it has been remastered, redesigned and in 2019, made its second public appearance at the Oscars.

 

 

 

Lady Gaga posted on Instagram, “For the Oscars, Tiffany & Co. to go into their vault and let me wear their iconic, 141-year-old Tiffany diamond. The last person to wear this was Audrey Hepburn while promoting Breakfast at Tiffany’s.  It was an honour to wear it and made my unforgettable night even more special.”

 

 

 

Tiffany & Co. later posted on their Instagram a closeup of the gorgeous diamond with the caption, “In the spotlight. The world-renowned Tiffany Diamond weighs 128.54 carats and has only been worn twice before—including by Audrey Hepburn. Worn by Lady Gaga at tonight’s #Oscars, it is suspended from a platinum necklace of alternating cushion-cut and round brilliant diamonds. Appearing as if it is lit by an inner flame, the legendary cushion-cut yellow diamond has a unique 82 facets—24 more facets than the traditional 58-facet brilliant cut. The Tiffany Diamond is, quite literally, priceless.”

 

 

Here’s the real story on the necklace – “Making history. Discovered in the Kimberley diamond mine in South Africa in 1877, the original rough Tiffany Diamond weighed 287.42 carats. The following year, it was acquired by founder Charles Lewis Tiffany for $18,000, earning Mr. Tiffany the nickname the “King of Diamonds.” Later, the rough stone was brought to Paris, where it was cut into its current shape, weighing 128.54 carats.”

 

 

Gaga’s stylist Sandra Amador told PEOPLE, “The history of the diamond resonated with her on many levels.  Lady Gaga has always idolized [Hepburn] and respected her immensely, so that connection in itself felt so serendipitous and perfect.”

 

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That night, Gaga wore a black Alexander McQueen dress, black Giuseppe Zanotti booties and diamond earrings.

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