Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Coloured Gems Hit the Red Carpet at Golden Globes 2020

I actually missed watching the Awards yesterday, a combination of heat, drought and fires here Downunder and things just slipped by!

So after researching, here is a recap.   Following the recent trend of turning to coloured gemstones, an array of "not diamonds" made the red carpet, a move I fully approve of!    Here are some of the highlights, in no particular order....

Zoey Deutch wearing diamonds and sapphire by Harry Winston

Charlize Theron in Tiffany & Co, diamond, emerald and sapphire necklace
Beanie Feldstein wearing Irene Neuwirth's "Tropical Flower" earrings.

Busy Phillips - wearing ruby tassel earrings

Cynthia Erivo wearing a 3 million dollar diamond collar (!) with a 40 carat cabachon sapphire focal drop by Bulgari.

Whilst Gillian Anderson wore Tiffany & Co diamonds, I loved her back necklace and thought it deserved a mention!

Glenn Close wearing Cartier diamond and sapphire earrings

J Lo sported Columbian Emeralds and Diamonds in a necklace by Harry Winston.

Leslie Bibb wearing Anita Ko jewellery.  I can't find exactly what it is, however it appears to be rubies and diamonds.

Rose Leslie wore emerald earrings to tone in with her gown.

Salmak Hayak donned Chopard earrings featuring apatite, Paraiba tourmaline and lazulites.

Sofia Carson wearing morganite by Le Vian and Djula

Sophie Vergara wore huge hoops containing 180 carats of champagne diamonds, courtesy of Lorrain Schwartz.

Cate Blanchett wearing Italian brand Pomellato earrings - rose gold, diamonds and blue topaz.
Anna de Armas wearing Tiffany & Co  - mixing it up by wearing diamond earrings and a sapphire necklace.

Taylor Swift wearing Lorraine Schwartz black opal and sapphire earrings.

What was your favourite?

Till next,

Monday, 28 January 2019

Jewellery at the SAG Awards 2019

The Awards season is almost at its pinnacle - and its shows in the jewellery on the actresses!   Apart from some highlights at the other award ceremonies this year, the big jewellery houses have been under represented compared to previous years.  The SAG awards though, brought forth Bulgari, Chopard, Cartier, Fred Leighton, Gismondi, Tiffany, Forevermark, Harry Winston, Niwaka, and more.   I personally was pleased to see some favourite designers of mine, Irene Neuwirth and Kimberley McDonald have a couple of pieces there too.  Scroll through and have a look at the jewels and for something a bit more unusual some guy jewels down the bottom too!

Of course, diamonds were most heavily represented!  Emily Blunt (at top) wore Forevermark diamonds in a wonderful curve that reflected the shape of her structured dress.  She also wore a diamond hair pin which looked superb in her simple bun.

Amy Adams wore Cartier earrings made with diamonds, spinel, onyx and platinum and a diamond bracelet.  I like her choice - the black and diamonds go well with her black dress and the pink spinel gem at the ear adds a touch of delicate colour.

Lady Gaga is definitely favouring Tiffany lately and here she is in a whimsical choker and earrings made with 18ct yellow gold , platinum and diamonds.

Glenn Close had quite a bit of stage time presenting and winning and looked very chic in her Cartier necklace and white suit.

Margot Robbie wowed on the red carpet, reportedly in head to toe Chanel. 

Laura Harrier sported a beautiful pair of Bulgari earrings of sapphire, emerald and diamonds.  Bulgari always does coloured gemstones well!

Elizabeth Moss wore single earrings from Jennifer Meyer

Danai Gurirra wore Bulgari diamonds that went beautifully with her white dress.

Gemma Chan was poised and elegant in Harry Winston vintage diamonds

Rachel Brosnahan showcased these gorgeous diamond and pearl ribbon earrings by Irene Neuwirth beautifully!

Michelle Yeoh is becoming known for her personal collection of jewellery and watches.  I am not sure who made her earrings, but they are a lovely, shapely statement that echoed the shape of the feathers in her gown.

Robin Wright looked a little beachy and very fit and wore a long pendant necklace by Niwaka that sat in her plunging neckline.

Rhea Seehorn chose a simple line of diamonds for her earrings, by Hearts on Fire.

Susan Kelechi Watson went for gold with her sunny yellow dress.

Rachel Weisz wore elegant tassel earrings by Cartier

I adored Angela Bassett's earrings of natural quartz geode surrounded by diamonds by Kimberley McDonald.

Stacey Weitzman, pictured here with her husband Henry Winkler, went all out with pearls

As did Susan Sullivan - whose strand of large pearls must have been close to 2 metres long!

Jane Fonda was dripping in diamonds - and why not!  These were by Gismondi

Nina Kiri wore diamonds by Amwaj of Abu Dhabi.

Melissa McCarthy wore Chopard diamonds, because a girl can never have too much sparkle, even when she wears a sparkly gown!

Mandy Moore looked restrained in Niwaka diamonds,

and Alison Brie wore swirls of Fred Leighton diamonds.

Sofia Hublitz wore Djula earrings, while

Britt Baron reportedly wore the most expensive necklace - over 50 carats of diamonds with a retail price of $1.1million (USD) by Gismondi  - and it looks sweet!

Jordana Spiro chose Kimberley McDonald with dark geodes rimmed with diamonds.

and Sydney Sweeney wore Irene Neuwirth singles for a matched, yet unmatched look.

And last but not least.... its a little unusual to see men wearing more jewellery than a ring, watch and occasionally a chain/pendant combo, however Chadwick Boseman wore three large botanical/nature themed lapel pins on his suit.  They could even be brooches, but that doesn't sound very manly, so we'll stick with lapel pins instead!

I hope you enjoyed the jewellery, next stop on the awards train is the Academy Awards!

Cheers for now,

Monday, 14 January 2019

Critics Choice Awards 2019 - Independent Designers Rule Jewellery Choices

Second in the Awards Night line up is the Critics Choice Awards... this is an interesting event as the level of dress seems to vary from an evening frock to all glammed up.  The jewellery varied as a consequence as well - once again, earrings were the favourite, followed by bracelets/rings and finally necklaces.  However it was nice to see a variety of gemstones and even pearls being worn, rather than just diamonds. 

Smaller jewellery houses and independent designers were represented on the red carpet with most of the big houses taking the night off.   The exception was Bvlgari and Laura Harrier wore a beautiful line of diamonds around her neck.  

Some red carpet favourites also made an appearance - Lorraine Schwartz (who is known for her bold gemstone jewels), Fred Leighton and Neil Lane.

Some of the independent designers/small jewellery houses that had pieces on the red carpet included Anita Ko, Messika, David Webb, Irene Neuwirth, Gismondi, Ricardo Basta, Silvia Furmanovich, Emmanual Tarpin, Kallati, Anna Khouri and Nikos Koulis.  The overwhelming majority of these pieces were earrings. 

My favourite piece of the night was a pair of earrings worn by Poppy Delevinge by Kallati  (top of page).  I haven't been able to find information on them, however they appear to be blue topaz and diamonds.

Allison Janney was the most bedecked with multiple diamond pieces from Neil Lane with necklace, bracelets and rings.

Other pieces by Neil Lane were worn by Anna Paquin

and Chrishell Stause

Fred Leighton provided yellow gold and diamonds for Emmy Rossum,

while Lorraine Schwartz provided diamonds for Constance Wu

and Emily Blunt

David Webb is becoming more popular on the red carpet, worn most notably at this event by Amy Adams with large jade, sapphire, diamond, gold and platinum earrings,

and Kristen Bell.

I have been following Irene Neuwirth for years as I love her eclectic mixing of gemstones and a number of actresses were wearing her jewels at this event including recent Golden Globe winner, Sandra Oh wearing hearts of chrysoprase,

while Connie Britton wore multi gemstone sparkler earrings,

Regina King wore a selection of mixed single earrings,

and Judy Greer wore a pair of fire opal earrings, with her very colourful dress.

Messika had some jewels on the red carpet at the Golden Globes, and on this red carpet graced the neck of Julia Roberts with a diamond choker,

and covered the wrists, fingers and ears of Charlize Theron.

Other designer jewels seen included Gemma Chan in linear rubies by Anita Co;

Angela Bassett in diamond chandeliers by Gismondi;

Jameela Jamil in labradorite by Ricardo Basta ;

Jodie Comer in carved rock crystal quartz, brown and white diamonds and pearls by Silvia Furmanovich ;

Mandy Moore in linear circles of diamonds, rubies and sapphires by Emmanuel Tarpin ;

Marina de Tarira in Kallati ;

Glenn Close in tanzanite and diamonds by Ana Khouri ;

Rachel Brosnahan in emeralds by Nikos Koulis ;

and Debra Messing in diamonds by FD Gallery.

As well as these, Olivia Munn was wearing south sea pearls (good to see pearls get an opportunity to shine on the red carpet!),

and Elizabeth Olsen wore pearls too :)

Which was your favourite? 


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