Aside from being misidentified as Oprah Winfrey at the Academy Awards by an erroneous tweet issued by a beauty website, Whoopi Goldberg’s presence on the red carpet caused a commotion due to the elaborate (read: huge) octopus ring/bracelet she was sporting on her right hand.
The piece is by Turkish jeweller Sevan Bıçakçı, His web site notes, “Sevan Bıçakçı has started his journey as a jeweler when he was only 12 years old as an intern in Hovsep Çatak’s workshop. His first personal collection that he created in 2002 was inspired by the historical Grand Bazaar – Sultanahmet area where he spends a considerable part of his daily life. Since then his unique designs that require intensive craftsmanship have been attracting the attention of collectors as well as some distinguished stores. A wider range of the designer’s collections are on display in his boutique located in Istanbul.”
Kraken on, Sevan – and Whoopi.