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? 

Monday, 7 January 2019

Diamonds Dominate the 2019 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet

Another Golden Globes has come and gone.   Diamonds, as usual, were the dominant gemstone, however there was a noticeable amount of jewellery with green or yellow gemstones too.  Earrings of course were the most popular item seen on the red carpet, followed by bangles/bracelets, a few necklaces and then the occasional brooch, usually worn as a hair adornment.

Sit back and scroll to see some of the jewellery highlights from 2019's event.

First off, and most noticeable in the jewellery department, was Lady Gaga (above).  Her Tiffany diamond ensemble contained in excess of 300 diamonds and $5 million USD, and she wore it well!  Here are some close ups of her jewels too:

Here are some others (in no particular order) who heavily favoured diamonds.... Alyssa Milano

Amber Heard couldn't make up her mind on which pair to wear, so she wore one of each :)

Charlize Theron in Bulgari

Claire Foy in Lorraine Schwartz (the stylist isn't going to be happy that that earring isn't sitting right!)

Constance Wu in Messika

 Dakota Fanning in vintage Beladona

 Debra Messing

Elizabeth Moss in Neil Lane

Emily Blunt in Neil Lane

 Gemma Chan in Forevermark

Isla Fisher in Harry Winston

Julia Roberts in Chopard

Kiki Lane in a delicate Bulgari choker

Lupita Nyong'o in Bulgari

Michelle Yeoh (whilst she wore predominately diamonds, Michelle also sported a large emerald ring which was her own, and what appeared to be a jade bangle as well).

Rachel Weiz in a Cartier choker

Sandra Oh with a lovely stack of Forevermark diamonds on her wrist as well as generously sized earrings.

Kristen Bell also favoured diamond bangles, earrings and brooch

  Danai Gurira wore diamonds in her hair as well as on her ears

Yvonne Strahovsky in an unusual geometric choker by Lorraine Schwartz

Taraji P Henson, like Lady Gaga, dripping in diamonds.

Thandie Newton.  We almost missed these lovely diamond hoops under her mane of hair.

And Camilla Belle chose a dramatic look and geometric earrings

The green/emerald brigade included Jodie Comer,

Saorise Ronan in Chopard,

And Catherine Zeta-Jones in Lorraine Schwartz.

A few braved yellow including Indya Moore,

Lucy Lui

and Rachel Brosnahan

A few other colours appeared, such as Jessica Chastain in pink Piaget

Jameela Jamil also in a pink shade,

And Allison Janey in multihued David Webb

I wonder what the Oscars will bring?


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