Monday, 26 January 2015

Jewellery at the SAG Awards 2015

Another awards night has been and gone.  Earrings were once again the highlight, very few necklaces, some bracelets and larger cocktail rings.   As the Screen Actors Guild Awards are a little less dressy, many actresses broke out of the white diamond-only lane to wear coloured gems. 

Here are some of the coloured gemstone highlights...

One of the few to wear jewels around her neck was Jennifer Aniston (above) who wore a 'body chain' by Amrit.   Yes folks, that chain just keeps on going .... down!   From what I have seen it also went around  her sides and back but it was difficult to see with her long hair down.

Sophia Bush in opal earrings by Irene Neuwirth:

Viola Davis in pearl and coral earrings:

Sarah Hyland in Lorraine Schwartz sapphire and diamond earrings:

Julianne Moore in Chopard amethysts:

Julia Roberts in Tiffany & Co:

Joanne Froggatt in onyx earrings by EF Collection:

Paula Patton in turquoise and diamond earrings by Kimberly McDonald:

Claire Daines in Norman Silverman:

Felicity Huffman:

Mayim Bialik in emerald tassel earrings:

Keltie Knight:

Lupita Nyongo in Fred Leighton onyx earrings:

Maggie Gyllenhall in Fred Leighton gold earrings:

Sophie Turner in oversize gold hoops:

Felicity Jones in pearl drops by Van Cleef & Arpels:

Still in the diamond only brigade was:

Naomi Watts in Bulgari:

Reese Witherspoon in Harry Winston:

Emily Rossum in Cartier:

Kaley Cuoco-Sweeting in Forevermark:

Gretchen Mol in Solange Azagury-Partridge:

Joan Collins (can you believe she is 81!?)

 Vitalie Taittinger (of the champagne family):

Shaun Robinson:

Aleysia Reiner:

 Emilia Clarke:

And sporting the earring cuff trend in diamonds was Emma Stone...

...and Keira Knightly.

 What were your favourite jewels of the night?

Till next :)

Thursday, 22 January 2015

2014 Jewellery Auctions - the top 10 most expensive jewels

It was a great year for jewellery auctions and records toppled.    The top 10 most expensive jewels are photographed above.... here are their details...   


1. The Zoe Diamond

Sold at Sotheby's New York on 21 November 2014 for the princely sum of $32,645,000 this 9.75carat fancy vivid blue diamond was from the collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon.   This record breaking diamond set a new auction record worldwide for any blue diamond and a new record for any diamond per carat ($3,348,205). 


2. The Hutton-Mdivani Jadeite Necklace

The Hutton-Mdivani Necklace composed of 27 bright green graduated jadeite beads with a Cartier ruby and diamond clasp was formerly owned by Barbara Hutton, Louise Van Allen and the Princess Nina Mdivani. It was purchased by the Cartier Collection on 7 April at Sotheby's Hong Kong for $27,441,026.   This necklace set a new world auction record for any jadeite jewellery and a new world auction record for a piece of Cartier jewellery.


3. The Winston Blue

The largest flawless fancy vivid blue diamond in the world (13.22 carats)  was purchased on 15 May by Harry Winston at Christie’s Geneva sale for $23,795,372.  For approximately six months it held the world auction price for any blue diamond. 


4. An 8.41-carat Fancy Vivid Purple-Pink Diamond

Sold at Sotheyby's Hong Kong on 7 October 2014, this 8.41 carat fancy vivid purple-pink diamond sold for $17,778,247. 

5. A Belle Époque Diamond Devant-de-Corsage Brooch, by Cartier

A historic brooch made 1912 by Henri Picq, this was sold by Christie's Geneva for $17,581,612 on 14 May to Symbolic & Chase, a London based jewellery dealer.   It sold a few months later for over $20 million.  

6. The Blue Belle of Asia
The fourth largest faceted sapphire in history is placed at number 6.  The Ceylon sapphire weighs an amazing 392.52 carats and was sold by Christies of Geneva for $17,295,796 on 11 November, setting a new world auction record for any sapphire.


7. The Graff Vivid Yellow

Yellow isn't everyone's favourite colour, but this fancy vivid yellow diamond of 100.09 carats sold at Sotheby's Geneva in May for $16,347,848, setting a new world auction record for any yellow diamond. 


8. Pair of Fancy Vivid Blue & Fancy Vivid Pink Diamond Earrings, by Bulgari

I love this mismatched pair of vivid blue and vivid pink diamond earrings.   Purchased by Laurence Graff for $15,820,731 on 11 November from Christie's Geneva.  



9. A 75.97-carat Pear-Shaped D Color, Flawless Diamond

75.95 carats of flawless diamond sold for $14,474,732 on 14 May at Christie's Geneva.  

10. A 70.33-carat Cushion Brilliant-Cut Diamond
Another colourless stone to end the top 10 - a flawless cushion brilliant cut diamond sold for $14,201,234 on 13 May 13 at Sotheby's Geveva.

Which is your favourite?
Till next :)

Monday, 12 January 2015

Red Carpet Jewellery from the Golden Globes

Given my recent post on jewellery trends for 2015, I was looking forward to seeing the jewels down the red carpet at the first Awards ceremony this year - the Golden Globes.

The Globes tends to be a slightly less dressy affair than say the Oscars or Cannes, so I wasn't expecting amazing things, but I really must say to the stylists responsible... PLEASE get out of the diamond stud/single drop diamond frame of mind.  It is time to move ON!!

That being said, there were some lovely jewels amongst the boring....and without further ado I will start with the woman many say was the best dressed down the red carpet - Emily Blunt (pic at top).  With her simple almost Grecian style chiffon dress that fell effortlessly around her, the beautiful blue paraiba tourmaline and diamond floral earrings (and bracelet) by Lorraine Schwartz (worth over $2million!) were a welcome spot of colour.

Also following the nature trend were these rather fabulous diamond feather earrings by Boucheron, worn by Salma Hayek.  (Although personally I would have foregone the floral headpiece).

Kate Gorney went with these massive diamond encrusted leaves for earrings - they look so heavy though!

And Catherine Zeta Jones and Diane Kruger had floral inspired diamond earrings (Catherine's earrings by H. Stern and Diane's by Kwait).

On the wrap/serpentine trend the most photographed necklace on the night must have been Naomi Watt's Bulgari necklace.

And a more subtle variation on the serpentine theme, was Amy Poehler's red carpet necklace of diamond and pearl by Beladora.

Inspired by the Pantone colour of the year and its associated tonal shades...

Winner of the Globe of the night, Joanna Froggatt wore ruby and diamond rose gold earrings by Italian jewellers Casato.

Anna Kendrick in her Fred Leighton ruby and diamond earrings.... (do you think they look like raspberries, or is it just me!?) ....

And Helen Mirren in 9 carats of ruby and 3 carats of diamonds in her earrings by Chopard

On the vintage trend were Sienna Miller's diamond earrings by Tiffany ...

Lorde's Neil Lane collar,

...and Jennifer Aniston's Neil Lane earrings in black and gold

Looking for the yellow gold trend we have Miss Golden Globes for 2015, Greer Grammer, in diamond and gold earrings by Neil Lane, although white gold, platinum and silver far outweighed its yellow counterpart this night.

Geometric themes showed up in the ears of Julia Louis-Dreyfus (by Irene Neuwirth), 

and Anna Farris in her Lorraine Schwartz white diamond fold earrings.

The coloured stone trend made an appearance too, noticeably in the form of ....

the Chopard earrings of briolette cut amethysts (30cts), cushion shaped peridots (8cts) and brilliants (3cts) set in 18k white gold, worn by Lupita Nyong'o,

the sapphire earrings by Harry Winston, worn by Cindy Crawford,

the lapis lazuli earrings worn by Maura Tierney,

the hematite and diamond earrings by Dove by Doron Paloma,  worn by Melissa McCarthy,

the emerald slice earrings by Kimberly McDonald worn by Leslie Mann,

AND the amazing labradorite ensemble by Irene Neuwirth, worn by Amy Poehler while presenting.

Whilst the linear earring is not a predicted trend, quite a few pairs appeared on the red carpet.

Jessica Chastain in Piaget...

Kate Beckinsdale in Lorraine Schwartz blackened gold and champagne diamonds...

Amal Almuddin in Harry Winston...

And Jennifer Lopez in Lorraine Schwartz platinum mesh earrings.

In the "classics" section belong Jane Fonda in Bulgari and Lily Tomlin in their diamonds (my goodness, what genes Jane Fonda must have to look that fantastic!!)

Laura Prepon in Jacob and Co diamonds.

Zosia Mamet in a simple strand of Harry Winston diamonds.

And finally, Juliana Marguiles looking regal in her Bulgari diamonds.

So, what do you think.... what was your favourite down the red carpet?

Annette :)


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