Wednesday, 2 March 2016

Academy Awards 2016 - diamonds rule down the red carpet

The Oscar's are always a glittering affair - this year they were particularly so with a heavy dose of diamonds on ears, wrists, fingers and even occasionally necks.   There were a few little splashes of colour, mostly green, blue or pink/red,  but the star's stylists definitely showed their preference for the colourless gem.   Earrings were often large, following this year's trends and while there were many bare necks, necklaces did make the odd appearance - more noticeably so at the pre and after parties than down the red carpet itself.

Necklaces of note down the red carpet included Naomi Watts in Bulgari - she can often be relied upon for a necklace and this year's stunning necklace was quite fabulous.    Charlize Theron (top photo) has also been known to don a spectacular necklace regularly and this year wore Harry Winston diamonds to a value of $3.7million with the long sautoir matching her plunging neckline.  

Olivia Wilde wore a diamond collar by Neil Lane that suited her swept up hair and gave a Victorian air ... if you discount the contemporary gown. 

Jennifer Lawrence didn't wow with her jewellery but she did wear a fine chain of diamonds by Chopard, its just unfortunate that they could hardly be seen - a good case for choosing colour or even black to go with her dress.  

Sophie Turner (above) wore Tiffany diamonds around her neck and tsavorite garnet and diamonds on her ears and Tina Fey (below) bucked the diamond trend by selecting a blue sapphire and diamond necklace by Bulgari.  

I loved Saorise Ronan's (above) choice of green jadeite, emerald, diamonds and pearl earrings by Chopard.   They were the same length, but a different combination that caught attention and highlighted her shimmering green dress.  I applaud her jewellery adventures this awards season and hope to see her down the red carpet next year too!

Priyanka Chopra must have worn the most expensive jewellery on the night - Lorraine Schwartz diamonds valued at $7 million!    They were certainly big stones.

Sophie Vergara often chooses bold jewellery and this year went with Lorraine Schwartz blue sapphire and diamond vine earrings.

 Jennifer Garner went for a classic look in emerald and diamond earrings by Neil Lane.

Jessica Biel also went for emeralds and diamonds, hers are by Piaget.

Heidi Klum wore Lorraine Schwartz white and pink diamonds.

Brie Larson chose Niwaka pearl and diamond earrings and wore more diamonds in her hair.  There was no note if the belt was gems and pearls...

Jennifer Jason Leigh wore Piaget earrings that included 200 diamonds, 22 freshwater cultured pearls and 374 pink sapphires.

Alicia Vikander wore Louis Vuitton diamond earrings.

 Cate Blanchett wore Tiffany diamonds.

Julianne Moore went for Chopard diamonds for earrings a cuff bracelet.

Kate Winslet chose Nirav Modi diamonds for her earrings and bracelet.

Kerry Washington rocked the vintage look with 60s hair and earrings (diamonds by Harry Winston 1963) and the top of her dress at least was a bit Barbarella-ish!

Lady Gaga went for serious sized diamond earrings by Lorraine Schwartz.

Emily Blunt wore Niwaka diamond earrings

Red carpet interviewer Guiliana Rancic wore massive diamond earrings by Forevermark - perhaps a bit too large.

 Maria Menounos also went with Lorraine Schwartz diamonds.

Reese Witherspoon wore Tiffany diamonds.

Daisy Ridley wore Chanel diamonds.

 Margot Robbie wore Forevermark diamond hoop earrings.

Quite a few necklaces by Pasquale Bruni were seen at Oscar related parties.  Two pairs of earrings that were pretty spectacular at one of these events were Anne Hathaway's diamond and yellow gold earrings by Irene Neuwirth and Minni Driver's diamond earrings in white and rose gold by Forevermark.

Mary J Bilge

Olivia Culpo


Anne Hathaway

Minnie Driver

So what were your favourites?

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Jewellery on the 2016 BAFTA's red carpet

The stars braved the chilly weather in London in their gowns and jewels.   A standout in the jewellery department was Saorise Ronan (above) in a multicoloured sapphire collar by Chopard.    Star Diamonds executives would have been having heart palpitations when Julie Walters (below) lost one of their diamond earrings - fortunately it was found a little later when Julie and friends went looking!

Here are the other notable jewels from the night...

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton diamond earrings that reflected the pattern in her gown:

Angela Bassett in Maxior Jolas:

Annabelle Wallis in big ruby and diamond chandelier earrings by Chopard:

 Bev Powley in diamond star earrings:

Cate Blanchett in Tiffany & Co large cluster diamond drops:

Dame Maggie Smith showed age is no barrier to wearing statement earrings:

Emilia Clarke in Tiffany & Co diamonds cluster earrings:

Isla Fisher in emerald and diamonds:

Julianne Moore in emeralds by Chopard:

Kate Winslet in diamond 'morning dew' earrings by David Morris:

Russian model and actress Katia Elizarova wore a statement bangle:

And not to be left behind some wives of stars wore some notable jewels too....

Luciana Barrosso, wife of Matt Damon wore long earrings with diamond surrounds:

And Felicity Blunt (sister of Emily Blunt) wife of Stanley Tucci, wore some lovely diamond drop earrings:

Tuesday, 2 February 2016

SAG Awards 2016 - Red Carpet Jewels

Nicole Kidman wore a beautiful diamond and emerald sautoir by Fred Leighton to the 2016 SAG Awards.

The stars came out to play at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards this year!   Diamonds of course featured heavily.  In the coloured stone department green was the most popular choice, a few reds and pinks appeared and the timeless favourite of black.    Earrings once again were the most popular jewel to wear but a few stand out necklaces made an appearance.  Bracelets and rings abounded as well.  

There are lots of sparklies to get through... so without more ado, let me show you some of them (in no particular order)!

Alicia Vikander in Louis Vuitton, who also made her dress.

Amanda Peet

Brie Larson -  in Tiffany & Co. diamond linear drop earrings (although she really doesn't look that happy about it!)...

...and some diamond bracelets too!

Christina Hendricks in Butani diamond geometric drop earrings.

Christina Ricci in Fred Leighton bracelets and rings featuring amethyst and diamonds....

...and chandelier earrings.

Amy Poehler in Dana Rebecca Designs (gorgeous blue colour - Amy is known for selecting something different!)

Claire Daines in Tiffany, not much of a jewellery wearer Claire has stuck with small earrings but lashed out with a bangle.

Demi Moore in Cartier circle earrings.

Diane Lane in Harry Hotlar earrings reportedly worth $500,000.

Emilia Clarke in Dior earrings that contrast with her hot pink dress.

Eva Longoria in Lorraine Schwartz emeralds.

Hannah Murray wearing a beautiful malachite ring.

Helen Mirren in Harry Winston diamond earrings and bracelets.

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Chanel necklace and rings.

Juliana Margulies in an ensemble of Neil Lane diamonds.

Julianne Moore in Chopard diamond chandelier earrings

Julie Bowen wearing long Lorraine Schwartz earrings.
Kate Winslet wearing Neil Lane large drop earrings.

Kristen Wiig in Nikawa diamond earrings

Laura Prepon going for the 2016 Pantone Colour of the year Rose Quartz in jewels by Forevermark.

Laverne Cox showing a bit of leg (!) and 90 carats of Lorraine Schwartz diamonds.

Lily Rabe also in Lorraine Schwartz statement earrings (although they look like they would be a wee bit heavy!)

Melora Hardin wearing some unusual rings.

Neha Kapur wearing gold, rubies and pearls.

Nicole Kidman showing her Fred Leighton bangle and rings.

Priyanka Chopra in Kimberly McDonald druzy earrings.

Queen Latifah in Bavna geometric drop earrings

Samira Wiley in emeralds.

Saorise Ronan in Forevermark diamond earrings

Sarah Hyland in Lorraine Schwartz pink opal and diamond earrings...

... and a bold bracelet too.

Sophia Vergara loves to make a statement and can be relied upon to usually wear statement jewels - this year was definitely no exception with this huge collar and matching earrings by David Webb.

Sophie Turner wears sweet diamond star earrings by Chanel.

Tina Fey wore $100,000 Mouawad diamond earrings.

Uzo Aduba wore emerald and diamond drops to pick up the green in her gown.

Vicky Jeudy wore a beautiful diamond sautoir.

Viola Davis went all out in Buccellati on her wrist ...

and ears.  

And last but not least...

Sarah Silverman in white, black and espresso coloured diamond flower studs.

What was your favourite from this event?


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