The Jewelry Insider

January 6, 2010


Diamond jewelry was out in full force at the Palm Springs International Film Festival yesterday, which makes sense since the Opening Night Gala was sponsored by Cartier.


And while the likes of Dame Helen Mirren, Oscar winner-Marion Cotillard, and the next Anne Hathaway – the divine Anna Kendrick (run, don’t walk to see her in Up In the Air), graced us with their presence and sported stunning jewelry with their couture – you have to leave it to Miss Mimi to really class up the joint.

Mariah Carey, who was given the Breakthrough Actress Award for her performance in Precious, appeared on the red carpet in more diamond bling than a Liberace convention. Witness the wind-catcher earrings, the diamond cuffs, the butterfly right hand ring – AND of course her 17-carat pink diamond engagement ring from hubby, Nick Cannon.

But it wasn’t her carat-count that had tongues wagging. Nope. It was her drunken, rambling acceptance speech that will now appear next to ‘cringe’ in the dictionary. You know it’s bad when Sean Penn quipped before handing out a music award to songwriter-producer T Bone Burnett,

“Think anything’s going to make YouTube tonight?”

Yup. It did. And you can see a snippet of the action here.

Ahhh, Awards Season begins again! Stay tuned for People’s Choice Awards coverage here and on Jewelry.com tomorrow!

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  1. Mr. Lozano

    I didn’t know that much about Maria when I saw “Precious” so when I was googling all the amazing performers afterwards I could not believe the contrast between her character in the movie and the poster girl. What a great movie, what a great director to get those performances out of non-actors, wow.

  2. Jewelry Insider

    I haven’t seen it yet but want to. Yes, Mariah Carey is certainly not known for her acting chops but I’ve heard she is amazing in the film. And that poor director had to stand next to her on stage (aka: make sure she didn’t tip over) while she rambled on and on to accept her award. Let’s hope she doesn’t make a habit of it…

  3. Tungsten Rings

    Yes, I wish I had the money to afford that Diamond she was wearing, but then again, she did look like a fabulous drunk on stage when giving her acceptance speech .)

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