Jewelry fashion at the 2010 Emmy Awards was an eclectic mix of surprising statements and safe bets. Chandelier earrings, big necklaces and crazy cuffs mixed with (snore) diamond studs, bare necks and lots and lots of basic black. Thankfully, I had my friend, Veuve Clicquot, with me to even out the ups and downs.
BUT – I wasn’t hurled into a red carpet funk, like I was at the barren bling-scape at this year’s Oscars. And I have Lorraine Schwartz to thank. As you’ll see, she was responsible for most of my favorite ‘lower-jaw-drop’ moments last night.
(And Jimmy Fallon’s Glee-inspired Bruce Springsteen opening number made me want to give up jewelry blogging forever for a life of song.)
Kim Kardashian paired her bejeweled Grecian goddess of a Marchesa gown with an 80-carat (!) Lorraine Schwartz cuff in both white and champagne diamonds that kicked a slow-starting red carpet into high gear.
And then Lea Michele came on the scene in a ruffled navy Oscar de la Renta fantasy dress and a stunning diamond mesh statement necklace with that ‘blackened metal’ look that’s apparently all the rage this season. Glee!!!!! And we have Ms. Schwartz to thank again.
Eva Longoria Parker and Julia Louis-Dreyfus sparkled in big earring statements from Loren Jewels (rubies) and Irene Neuwirth (chrysophase and diamonds), respectively.
But wait. Just when you thought the statement necklace was a sparkling Lea Michele mirage only to slink back to our 2009 red carpet roundups – enter: Heidi Klum in all legs and diamond and ruby neck candy by (you guessed it!) Queen Lorraine. Big win!
Yellow gold was a ‘trend-lette’ last night, with Glee’s Jayma Mays in Neil Lane stunners and Modern Family’s Sofia Vergara in a head-to-toe gold look with a dress by Carolina Herrera and jewels by (drumroll….) Lorraine Schwartz!
As were red gemstones – like this 60-carat rubellite and diamond ring by Ofira on Kyra Sedgwick (in addition to all the ruby looks mentioned above).
January Jones walked the line with me in the dress department (a daring cobalt blue Versace) but her bed-head hair style hid 10.12 carat Cartier diamond stud earrings worth $1.2 million (the horror!) and did nothing to make her avant-garde garment choice work.
And speaking of ‘find the diamonds’ chic – Christina Hendricks (in another trend-lette – purple), Julianna Margulies, and Julie Bowen walked the Emmy red carpet with nary a jewel to the naked eye. C’mon, ladies!
So all in all, there were some colorful, daring moves that outshined the ‘play it safe’ crowd at this year’s Emmy-fest. I am missing many of your favorites, I’m sure (Tina Fey? Anna Paquin? Betty White?) – so weigh in with your comments and questions!
And if you want a fun jewelry romp through the Twitter-sphere, check out my live tweet at #emmyjewelry last night with great ‘tramps like me’ @jenniferheebner, @jessicawalden, @Michelle_Orman, @AGTA_Spectrum, @gemgossip, @JulReDesigns,@quinsultant, @Treflebijoux, @Cocoabebe and MANY more!