Natalie Portman in Victor & Rolf and Tiffany jewelry
Jewelry fashion at the 2011 Golden Globe Awards was a lot like that bittersweet time when you realize there isn’t an Easter Bunny. You’re kinda disappointed – but as long as you still have some sugar in a basket – all is good.
Lea Michele in Oscar de la Renta and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry
While no one knocked my socks off this year, the sugary sparkle came in the guise of big earring looks, gumball-sized cocktail rings, layered wristwear and a few whimsical surprises to keep us all guessing.
Julianne Moore in Lanvin and Bvlgari jewelry
Candy-colored frocks in pinks (I was right!) and greens littered the carpet, with a dose of ‘hide your husband’ red and basic black for good measure.
Catherine Zeta Jones in Monique Lhuillier and Van Cleef & Arpels jewelry
Angelina Jolie in Atelier Versace and Robert Procop jewelry
January Jones in Versace and Neil Lane jewelry (not pictured)
Sofia Vergara in Vera Wang and David Webb jewelry
Statement earrings were the most popular jewelry choice tonight, with traditional diamond chandeliers rocking it right along with newcomers like geode gems on Kelly Osbourne and the forgotten step-child of the jewelry world – onyx on Nicole Kidman. Who knew?
Kelly Osbourne in Zac Posen and Kimberly McDonald jewelry
Leighton Meester in Burberry and Cathy Waterman jewelry
Tina Fey in L’Wren Scott and Lorraine Schwartz jewelry
Guiliana Rancic in Ippolita jewelry
Nicole Kidman in Prada and Fred Leighton jewelry
Many opted for the understated but always-elegant diamond stud earring to add the sparkle splash. Zzzzzzz……
Piper Perabo in Oscar de la Renta
Eva Longoria in Zac Posen and Neil Lane jewelry
Delicate, web-like diamond necklace designs took the place of the blingtastic bib-look of years’ past:
Dame Helen Mirren in $1.6 million Cartier necklace
Sarah Hyland in Max Azria and Mikimoto jewelry
Diana Argon in J Mendel and Cathy Waterman jewelry
And turquoise is still going strong? Who knew?
The jewelry-loving peanut gallery in our champagne-filled Live Red Carpet Twitter chat last night all agreed that Jane Krakowski’s Lorraine Schwartz earrings, Tina Fey’s Lorraine Schwartz ensemble, Halle Berry’s diamond bangles and Sofia Vergara’s, well, everything were some of the best jewels of the night.
And the worst? According to the JIC ladies, Heidi Klum jumped the shark in an ensemble that was “all project and no runway”. Classic.
While bigger wasn’t better in the bauble department this year – it was de riguer for these bride of Frankenstien-inspired tresses. Yikes.
And Sandra Bullock’s bangs deserve their own accessory category called: “unfortunate”. Sorry, Sandy.
Sandra Bullock in Jenny Packham
What do you guys think? Who did I miss? Weigh in! And thanks again to all who joined the #globejewelry Twitter chat extravaganza. See you at the Oscars on Feburary 27th (#oscarjewelry)!