The 2009 Grammy Awards brought us glittering diamond divas, rock and roll glamour and some gasp-worthy misfires.
Just another day in the life of the music industry.
Musicians love to flaunt the ice, and the Los Angeles Staples Center was frozen over with it. Teen sensations and BFFs, Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus, looked all grown up in classic black. Taylor wore a floor-length Kaufman Franco gown with Lorraine Schwartz brown diamonds, and Miley matched her moxy with black Max Azaria and Mimi So diamond danglers. Keep it up, ladies.
Grammy winner and heart warmer, Jennifer Hudson, wore square diamond earrings and a matching bracelet that worked much better than the Roland Mouret dress that said ‘dinner napkin’ more than dazzle. And fellow American Idol, Fantasia, rocked the ice on every surface from designer, H. Stern, and First Lady-favorite, Loree Rodkin. Not to be outdone was Katy Perry in H. Stern six-stone princess-cut diamond drop earrings, a diamond Sofia bangle bracelet and an H. Stern floral diamond Right Hand Ring. Keyshia Cole brought out the big guns with her Damiani diamond statement necklace, and another wattage winner was new singing sensation, Adele, in over 30 carats of Stephen Russell diamonds. Take that Amy Winehouse!
Metallics made their usual appearance on a sequined Gwenyth Paltrow in Versace and Chopard, Grammy-winner Carrie Underwood wearing Zuhair Murad and Jonathan Arndt diamond drops, Lee Ann Rhimes in Philosophy and Bleeding Love chanteuse, Leona Lewis in Rhandi Rahm.
But what is a Grammy red carpet without some shocking fashion misfires. This year the drama queens were Paula Abdul in an ensemble worthy of the Star Trek enterprise; rapper, M.I.A., in a Manish Arora dress that defied explanation; and Grammy-winner, Estelle, who channeled diamonds in outer space with her silvery Bernard Chandran frock and Damiani jewelry accessories. Music, mayhem and madcap fashion – there’s nothing like the Grammys. If you’re a little bit rock and roll, search Jewelry.com’s brand new treasure chest full of diamond offerings for a glittering Grammy look all your own!