The Academy Awards Ceremony on Sunday, February 24 had a local connection yet again this year. Local residents Mr. & Mrs. Eugene Gearty walked down the Red Carpet once again. Mr. Eugene Gearty is no stranger to the Academy Awards and last year Eugene received the Oscar for sound effects in the movie “Hugo”. This year he was nominated for the sound effects in the movie “Life of Pi”.
Mr. and Mrs. Gearty had another local connection this year. Mrs. Gearty was adorned in spectacular platinum and diamond jewelry supplied by Beaufort’s own Modern Jewelers located at 807 Bay Street. She wore three pieces of jewels given to the couple before departing for the Academy Awards. These pieces included a 22-carat Platinum and Diamond necklace, Platinum and diamond bracelet containing 522 brilliant cut diamonds and a pair of Platinum and diamond earrings with a total weight of 6.5-carats.
Modern Jewelers auctioned off these beautiful Platinum and diamond jewelry pieces worn by Mrs. Gearty. Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Lowcountry.