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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Uggie and Miss Piggy Are Bejeweled at the 2012 Oscars

Uggie the dog
Photo credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images
Chopard and Fred Leighton were two of the most successful jewelers at this year’s Oscars and whether the wearer had two legs or four legs or no legs, the jewelers showed their flair and artistry in designing baubles that fit the occasion.

The Swiss luxury brand Chopard had the good fortune of bejeweling several members involved with the big winner of the evening, TheArtist, including Uggie the dog. For his four-legged walk on the red carpet, the Jack Russell Terrior was adorned with a black-satin collar shaped as a bow that is clasped in the front with an 18k yellow gold bone engraved with his name.

The one-of-a-kind collar was designed by Caroline Scheufele, co-president and artistic director of Chopard. The collar will be auctioned off to benefit the Amanda Foundation, a Los Angeles–based animal rescue organization.

Meanwhile, Fred Leighton had the honor of providing jewels for the most beautiful Muppet of them all (just ask her): Miss Piggy. She was apparently demanding lots of bling and the jeweler complied by adorning her with a 1950s 55-carat diamond and platinum swirl necklace and matching 40-carat swirl bracelet; and a 70-carat amethyst and diamond ring from the 1940s.

Miss Piggy wears Fred Leighton. Photo credit: Getty Images

She approved of the jewelry, according to reports.