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Julia Roberts Rocks ‘Barely There’ Bling Trend


Is it me? Or has celebrity jewelry fashion dropped completely off the radar this month? I’ve been searching high and low for big summertime stars to wow me with their bauble choices at various movie premieres and the like…and well…it just ain’t happening.

And then it occurred to me. Maybe (gasp!) less is more?

Take Julia Roberts at her Larry Towne premiere in LA this week. Nevermind the on-trend menswear look (which I find ‘safe’ and ‘snore-worthy’) – but take a gander at the jewelry choice. Simple diamond studs and a three-strand emerald wrap necklace by Beladora.com. Easy. Breezy. Beautiful. Or how about Jenna Elfman at the same event? Just a splash of a  yellow gold drop earring and she’s good to go.

And Katie Holmes sported similar ‘tiny treasure’ style at the LA Film Festival in small pearl earrings and a delicate yellow gold ‘S’ pendant (for daughter Suri, I suppose). Sweet.

So while we’ve all been starved for a lower jaw-drop moment since the Cannes Film Festival over a MONTH ago – I have to admit: I’m OK with diamonds on the down-low every once in a while. Just DON’T make it a habit, Hollywood.

Rihanna’s Ring Bling

Jewelry trends – from mood rings and circle pendants to tennis bracelets and statement necklaces – aren’t always easy to spot right away. Usually, they start with a celebrity (Like Oprah Winfrey and the diamond circle pendant). So as jewelry hounds are wont to do, I’ve been digging around for a celebrity jewelry trend that’s ready to break to the masses – and break big.

Enter Rihanna.
National Jeweler wisely pointed out earlier this year that the superstar has been wearing rings on every finger wherever she goes (the AMAs, The Woman of the Year Awards, what have you).

Not long after, I spotted the same trend on the Fall Ready-to-Wear runways – Karl Lagerfeld’s latest Chanel offering for one. And at the Kids’ Choice Awards last weekend (often the perfect place to spot the next big thing), stars were ringing up like there was no tomorrow.

So I’m calling it. The latest big celebrity trend for the masses is: rings on every finger. You might not be able to wear the look at your next important Board Meeting or to defend your dissertation – but go for it with any casual or dressy ensemble, I’m thinking.

Time to dust off those long lost rings that haven’t seen the light of day in a while (mood rings included!). Troll the vintage shops, grandma’s jewelry box – and of course places like Jewelry.com and JewelClub (code: INSIDER) – for affordable, fun ring styles you can pile on like the tastemakers.

So what do you guys think of my proclamation? Am I on the right track? Would you wear this look -and if so – where? Weigh in!

2010 Golden Globes Jewelry Roundup

The rain couldn’t drown out the dazzling jewelry fashion at the 2010 Golden Globes tonight, and while the red carpet started off slow with lots of stars who opted for little or no jewelry – the showstoppers arrived just in time to save this jewelry hound from hyperventilating.

If 2009 Golden Globe jewelry was about the statement necklace, 2010 was all about the statement earring. Tassels, topaz, and tear-drops were big winners with Julianne Moore in emerald Bulgari beauties, Lea Michele in more emerald teardrops, Courtney Cox in black sapphires designed by Ofira Schwartz. Stunning!

and Kate Hudson and Meryl Streep in tassled elegance, among MANY other earring showstoppers.

Despite rumors to the contrary (and the Julianne Moore emerald forest), diamond jewelry won big over color this year with stunners like Sandra Bullock and Jennifer Garner in diamond danglers…

Chloe Sevigny and Tina Fey in diamond cluster earrings;

Penelope Cruz and Maggie Gylenhaal in simple diamond drops;

and Drew Barrymore in icy Lorraine Schwartz diamond studs (and one whopper of a moonstone statement ring – not pictured).

Icy cuffs complimented just about every look with the necklace a veritable no-show compared to years’ past.

The boring-in-black awards go to Amy Adams in a jewelry-less snoresville ensemble and A-list queens, Jennifer Aniston and Julia Roberts – who seem to have an allergy to color on the red carpet these days. Step it up, sisters. We need you!

And the less-is-more award this year has to go to one Mariah Carey, who thankfully didn’t have to speak this time around but brought out more cleavage and diamond overload than a Dolly Parton convention. Yikes.

What do you guys think of the Golden Globe jewelry extravaganza? Are Julianne’s jewels fab or funky? Julia’s statement necklace – cool or clunky? Weigh in!