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Oscar Jewelry Trends 2013: No Color, No Commotion, No Comment

While the 2013 Oscar jewelry red carpet sported stunning star looks from Jessica Chastain’s elegant “Old Hollywood-inspired” Armani Prive copper dress paired with 1960s Harry Winston diamonds, to Naomi Watts also in a shimmering Armani Prive frock and 20 carats of Neil Lane, I felt like I was Dorothy stuck in Kansas – never to enter the technicolor wonderland of Oz.

No emeralds. No sapphires. No rubies. No significant gemstone moment to speak of. It’s the first time tasteful diamond looks dominated on all of the nominees – as if the stylists sent a memo to keep things icy.

And Anne Hathaway, this century’s ‘go-to’ style star had a rare miss with a last minute switch from a Valentino frock to a pale pink Prada number, with darts in all the wrong places and a Tiffany and Co back necklace that saved her look from being an all-out fashion faux-pas.

While lovers of high fashion and classic diamond accessorizing will drool over the night’s stand-out trend – the back necklace (Anne Hathaway’s aforementioned Tiffany piece and Jennifer Lawrence in dainty Chopard diamonds), it was Jennifer Garner’s stunning 200-carat diamond and dark platinum Neil Lane statement necklace that made my mouth water. Great Gucci dress. Great jewelry. Great (nominated!) husband. What more do you need on Oscar night?

Diamond wristwear was the other big trend of the night with nominee, Amy Adams sporting a stunning Moawad diamond bracelet,  Charlize Theron dazzling in a cuff-sized Harry Winston piece, and Jessica Chastain in a twisted diamond and yellow gold Harry Winston stunner – among many others.

Rare color statements made a splash with Renee Zelwegger sporting a rockin ruby and diamond cuff by Van Cleef & Arpels, and Jennifer Hudson dazzling in blue and green gemstone jewels by Sutra to match her skin-thin frock by Roberto Cavalli.

But gone are the Angelina Jolie emeralds and the jaw-dropping statement necklaces of Awards Shows’ past. Gone are the green statements. The blue statments. Heck – even the RED statement was only represented by the biggest A-lister fashion UNDERstatement, Jennifer Aniston.

Instead Veronica Lake wavy hair and a flashy manicure seem to be the accessories of choice these days.

And Helen Hunt did her best “Sharon Stone shocks in Gap” statement by wearing a dress by H & M (albeit with $700,000 worth of diamond accoutrements sewed in to the seams).

And then there’s Jane Fonda doing her best to bring back the 80s. Neon yellow? In dress form? Yellow gold? Are those shoulder pads? Now THIS is a fashion statement. I kinda love it. You?

Weigh in with your thoughts, jewelry hounds. And be sure to check in with my sugar momma, Jewelry.com tomorrow with our ‘Oscar Jewelry for Less’ sale. Ba-ling!

The Jewelry Insider

February 2, 2009

The seemingly endless awards season continued this weekend in Los Angeles with the 61st annual Directors Guild Awards, and the red carpet shimmered with metallics that marveled – and some that missed the mark.

Slumdog Millionaire helmer, Danny Boyle, came out on top as the night’s big winner, as did the star of his film, Fredia Pinto in a Zac Posen metallic mini with nary a jewel in sight. Metallic frocks always pose the problem of how to properly accessorize without venturing into gaudy-land, and Pinto’s less-is-more choice worked in my book.

Another beauty proving her ‘metal’ was Amy Adams in a silver sequined Jasmine Di Milo dress from Spring 2007 with just a splash of diamonds on the ears. And doing some heavy metal lifting was fellow Oscar nominee, Marisa Tomei, in white strapless Dior and a chunky silver statement necklace with heart details and a cuff to match. Ms. Tomei often walks the fine line between glam and gauche, and this time the look served her well.

Not as successful was Brothers & Sisters’ Rachel Griffiths, whose champagne coloured Lanvin dress with Neil Lane jewels felt more potato sack than posh. And Virginia Madsen is usually the perfect incarnation of old school Hollywood glamour, but this metallic blue mermaid look with gold drop earrings looks like it would work better on the costume rack of a Bette Midler review. Sorry, Virginia.

Keeping things boringly tasteful was Claire Danes in a navy Temperley London gown with big diamond hoops and Taraji P. Henson in a strapless black Kaufman Franco number that would have fared better without the awkwardly shaped diamond necklace – the bodice beading gave the look enough sparkle in that area, don’t you think?

While it’s clear some of these celebs could use a little more ‘direction’ in the fashion department, the DGAs are the perfect place to work out the red carpet kinks before the Academy Awards, where the fashion stakes are high and real gold ‘metal’ winner is Oscar! To be continued…