Bulgari has partnered with the Elton John Foundation to support its charitable cause. To mark the beginning of the three-year collaboration, Bulgari held an auction during the 24th annual Academy Awards Viewing Party hosted by the foundation.

Attended by celebrities including Hilary Swank and Andie McDowell, the event saw Bulgari's iconic Serpenti necklace go under the hammer. The white gold, pave diamond piece ultimately sold for Dhs515,000, with proceeds going directly to the foundation. In a surprise move, Hilary Swank also decided to auction her Serpenti ring (pictured below), raising another Dhs146,000.

Bulgari ring

In addition to the live auction, Bulgari had set up a mini photo exhibition to showcase the brand's intimate involvement with Hollywood, displaying images of the pieces that were worn by Hollywood royalty, in both reel and real life.

Take a look at the celebrities who attended the party here...

David Furnish and Elton John

Hilary Swank

Sheryl Crow

Peter Dundas and Natasha Poly

Lana Del Ray

Ashley Greene

Nicole Trunfio

Bellamy Young

Ian Somerhalder

Jon Kortajarena and Daniel Paltridge

Natasha Poly