SAG Awards Jewelry Roundup 2011

Juliana Margulies in Bavna jewelry

The 17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards brought us a red carpet full of diamond dangle earrings, icy cuffs, a few scary statement necklaces and a splash of color for good measure.

If this sounds familiar, it’s because all the big red carpet events lately have followed the same ‘play it safe’ pattern when it comes to bedazzling our favorite Hollywood beauties.

I’m not complaining, really. The SAG Awards are known as a more low-key carpet than the Globes and the Oscars. I just miss the smack-your-face, lower-jaw-drop jewelry moments from years’ past. It just ain’t happening much in 2011, I’m afraid.

That said, here’s a roundup of last night’s jewelry trends for your drooling pleasure.

Diamond Divas:

SAG winner, Natalie Portman, and Glee diva, Lea Michele, stunned in millions worth of Tiffany diamond dazzle. You have my permission to hate them.

Natalie Portman in $2 million Tiffany 27.95-carat yellow diamond earrings

Lea Michele in $300,000 worth of Tiffany diamond jewels

Drops and Dangles:

The ubiquitous diamond dangle earring category made a strong showing – with a few standouts like Julianna Margulies in Bavna statement stunners and the always-gorg Kim Kardashian in her go-to jewelry favorite, Lorraine Schwartz.

Heather Morris in Martin Katz

Eva Longoria in Neil Lane

Tina Fey in Lorraine Schwartz leaf earrings

Kim Kardashian in Lorraine Schwartz

Black and White:

Amy Adams has never looked this good, in my humble opinion – thanks to the year’s standout red carpet jewelry designer, Kimberly McDonald. While Christina Hendricks got too close to Elvira chic with her dress choice, I love the black teardrop earrings by Sutra (which she didn’t lose this time!).

Winona Ryder in Gray jewelry

Christina Hendricks in Sutra earrings

January Jones in Lorraine Schwartz

Amy Adams in Kimberly McDonald

 

Amy Adams in Kimberly McDonald

Diamond Cleavage…Um, I Mean, Cuffs:

Sofia Vergara continues to wow in a plunging blue Roberto Cavalli with a sparkling Chopard diamond cuff.
Sofia Vergara in Chopard diamond cuff


Claire Danes in Fred Leighton diamond bangles

Natalie Portman in Tiffany diamond bangles

Mila Kunis in $270,000 Cartier tiger cuff. Meow!

Color Queens:

While previous awards shows gave us a definite color trend to squawk about (emeralds for the Globes), the SAGs gave us just a varied smattering of gemstone hues.

Rosario Dawson in Susie Fox

Jane Krakowski in Lorraine Schwartz

Mariska Hargitay in David Webb turquoise earring

Necklace No-Nos:

So far, 2011 is NOT the year of the necklace. I’m on the fence about Nicole Kidman’s Fred Leighton flower piece – but Jenna Ushkowitz’s gold bib number has to go.
Nicole Kidman in Fred Leighton

Our fun-filled SAG Twitter chat (#SAGjewelry) led by the all-knowing Cindy Edelstein (aka JewelryBizGuru), was the usual snark-fest with the occasional gasp. But we all agreed we were missing a stand-out jewelry star – and that Guiliana Rancic needs to stop speaking English.

Check out all the fun here – and weigh in with your thoughts!

Next up? The Grammy Awards on February 13th!

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  1. Anonymous

    Oh dear another ho-hum jewellery event! I DID like Natalie Portman’s earrings though. What stone was in Rosario Dawson’s earrings – it looks like chrysoprase or jade? And Julia Stile’s earrings look interesting but they’re hard to see. WHAT was Nicole Kidman thinking wearing that necklace with that neckline???

  2. Jewelry Insider

    I wish I knew the stones in Rosario Dawson’s earrings. I heard both jade and turquoise but I’m thinking it’s something entirely different.Still on the lookout.

    Kimberly McDonald is the new Lorraine Schwartz. Bravo! And agreed – Nicole Kidman used to do no wrong on the carpet. Now? I’m always wondering ‘what the?’…

  3. Anonymous

    I’ve heard Rosario’s earrings described as emerald too! Definitely no emerald I’ve ever seen. As well as jade or chrysoprase they could be green hemimorphite or variscite? Also, Christina Hendricks – what are they – diamond teardrops or something more exotic in the centre?

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