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2011 Golden Globes Jewelry Fashion Recap

Natalie Portman in Victor & Rolf and Tiffany jewelry

Jewelry fashion at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards was a lot like that bittersweet time when you realize there isn’t an Easter Bunny. You’re kinda disappointed – but as long as you still have some sugar in a basket – all is good.

Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

While no one knocked my socks off this year, the sugary sparkle came in the guise of big earring looks, gumball-sized cocktail rings, layered wristwear and a few whimsical surprises to keep us all guessing.

Julianne Moore in Lanvin and Bvlgari jewelry

Candy-colored frocks in pinks (I was right!) and greens littered the carpet, with a dose of ‘hide your husband’ red and basic black for good measure.

Catherine Zeta Jones in Monique Lhuillier and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry

Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace and Robert Procop jewelry

January Jones in Versace and Neil Lane jewelry (not pictured)

Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang and David Webb jewelry

Statement earrings were the most popular jewelry choice tonight, with traditional diamond chandeliers rocking it right along with newcomers like geode gems on Kelly Osbourne and the forgotten step-child of the jewelry world – onyx on Nicole Kidman.  Who knew?

Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen and Kimberly McDonald jewelry

Leighton Meester in Burberry and Cathy Waterman jewelry

Tina Fey in L’Wren Scott and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry

Guiliana Rancic in Ippolita jewelry

Nicole Kidman in Prada and Fred Leighton jewelry

Many opted for the understated but always-elegant diamond stud earring to add the sparkle splash. Zzzzzzz……

Piper Perabo in Oscar de la Renta

Eva Longoria in Zac Posen and Neil Lane jewelry

Delicate, web-like diamond necklace designs took the place of the blingtastic bib-look of years’ past:

Dame Helen Mirren in $1.6 million Cartier necklace

Sarah Hyland in Max Azria and Mikimoto jewelry

Diana Argon in J Mendel and Cathy Waterman jewelry

And turquoise is still going strong? Who knew?

The jewelry-loving peanut gallery in our champagne-filled Live Red Carpet Twitter chat last night all agreed that Jane Krakowski’s Lorraine Schwartz earrings, Tina Fey’s Lorraine Schwartz ensemble, Halle Berry’s diamond bangles and Sofia Vergara’s, well, everything were some of the best jewels of the night.

And the worst? According to the JIC ladies, Heidi Klum jumped the shark in an ensemble that was “all project and no runway”. Classic.

While bigger wasn’t better in the bauble department this year – it was de riguer for these bride of Frankenstien-inspired tresses. Yikes.

And Sandra Bullock’s bangs deserve their own accessory category called: “unfortunate”. Sorry, Sandy.

Sandra Bullock in Jenny Packham

What do you guys think? Who did I miss? Weigh in! And thanks again to all who joined the #globejewelry Twitter chat extravaganza. See you at the Oscars on Feburary 27th (#oscarjewelry)!

Angelina Jolie’s Red Carpet Emeralds: Take Two

Angelina Jolie wore an emerald Versace gown on the 2011 Golden Globe red carpet tonight, with tiny emerald earrings to match. While this DOES take her out of her boring black/no jewelry funk, why do I feel like I’ve been in this movie before?

Oh yeah….

So for those who were keeping track of my double-diamond dare to Ms. Jolie (if she wore anything but black and basics I would chug a glass of bubbly) – consider me a loser. But another Angelina Jolie emerald statement somehow feels like cheating.  Just sayin’.

Stay tuned for my full Golden Globe jewelry recap – a red carpet where dresses out-sparkled the jewelry, my pretty-in-pink prediction came true, and the only thing big? Was the hair.

And the price tag for Dame Hellen Mirren’s $1.6 million Cartier necklace. Hello, lover.

The Jewelry Insider

January 11, 2011

The 2011 Golden Globe Awards are likely to give us jewelry-gawking fools the most star-studded red carpet yet – with heavy hitters like Angelina Jolie, Natalie Portman, Anne Hathaway, Nicole Kidman, Halle Berry, Michelle Williams and Julianne Moore (deep inhale) all nominated, not to mention TV beauties like Kyra Sedgwick and Lea Michele.

So. Before I launch into my jewelry fashion predictions, please consider this invitation to join me and the rest of the jewelry-loving blogosphere as we live Tweet the red carpet using the hashtag:


I’ll be starting the fun (and popping the champagne) at 6pm EST (3pm PST,) but the witching hour is probably going to hit around 7pmish. Stay tuned – and weigh in!

OK. While making any kind of fashion prediction is usually just an exercise in being wrong – here are my thoughts for the Globes:

1. Bare Necked Ladies

While statement necklaces were the go-to jewelry staple of 2008 and 2009 the look started to wane in 2010 and (I think) will be hard to find in 2011 – even though they’re my favorite jaw-dropper of a jewel on the carpet. Sigh.

2. Vintage Vixens

Vintage gems are always a favorite red carpet choice among A-listers and their stylists (Rachel Zoe, et al) – and with blackened metal trending big for Spring 2011, I’m expecting to see a lot of this category on Sunday night. Especially on stars like Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway.

3. Pink Is the New Purple

The 2010 Globes were all about purple gowns and gems – and this year? I’m going with pink. Pink dresses, pink gemstone jewelry, pink handbags. I might be way off here, but if color authority, Pantone, picked blushy Honeysuckle as their Spring 2011 color topper – I’m thinkin’ the Hollywood set is going to follow suit. Gwyneth Paltrow doesn’t have a monopoly on this color, people.

4. It’s Not Easy Being Green

The last two years saw emeralds shine bright at the big awards shows (e.g. Angelina Jolie’s 2009 Oscar earrings, Julianne Moore’s Bvlgari beauties at last year’s Globes). In 2011, though, the precious gemstone category is all about sapphires and rubies.

Kate Middleton getting Princess Diana’s sapphire engagement ring hurtled the category to new heights this holiday, and ruby engagement rings are making big news on stars like Jessica Simpson, American Idol’s Crystal Bowersox and Bachelorette/Soap Star/Skating With the Star, Rebecca Budgi. I’ve seen Nicole Kidman rock the red before. And Natalie Portman has the baby blues these days so….

5. Angelina Jolie Will Disappoint Me

I think you all know how I feel about Ms. Jolie’s lack of imagination when it comes to her red carpet chocies lately. Was her emerald Oscar miracle a one-hit-wonder? I hope I’m wrong, but my guess is we’ll be getting more black and more diamond basics. If not?  I’ll chug an entire glass of champagne while Tweeting. Twist my arm.

So there you have it. Those five predictions along with a smattering of statement earrings and yellow gold are the jewelry styles I’m looking for on the 68th Annual Golden Globe red carpet this Sunday.

What do you guys think? Pretty darn close? Or pass the Perrier-Jouet?