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The Jewelry Insider

January 26, 2009

Are you as tired of seeing giant earrings on the red carpet as I am? I understand the sentiment. Hollywood doesn’t want to overdo it with a huge diamond ensemble or a Titanic-sized necklace during these trying times, yet it IS the red carpet, after all, so stylists compromise with…. the ubitquitous giant earring.
Last night’s Screen Actors Guild Awards had big earrings a kimbo – from Christina Applegate in Lorraine Schwartz wagon wheels and Paula Abdul in diamond danglers to Amy Adams in giant H. Stern gemstone chandeliers and Lisa Rhinna’s flower look. And they are lovely, don’t get me wrong. But imagine my surprise when new trends presented themselves for a change – like basic gold earring statements from the likes of Angelina Jolie (the poster child of basic), Mad Men‘s Elisabeth Moss and the hilarious Jane Krakowski.

And the new looks didn’t end there. Bejeweled necklines made a glittering show on Anne Hathaway, January Jones and Eva Longoria – perhaps inspired by Michelle Obama’s diamond statement on Inauguration Day?
Colorful, off-the-shoulder looks were everywhere, and blue emerged as fashion’s big winner. Best Supporting Actress, Kate Winslet, stunned in steel blue Narciso Rodriguez and Chopard diamonds; and Desperate Housewives, Teri Hatcher and Marcia Cross, added blue gemstone earrings to their SAG looks. And the usually gothed out Evan Rachel Wood channeled classic Hollywood in teal and a unique diamond eagle brooch. Her split from Marilyn Manson is the wise choice that just keeps on giving…






So OK. Gold earrings, jeweled necklines and the color blue are certainly not big red carpet revelations, but can we admit that they are a welcome change from the big earring brigade that seems to scream ‘lack of imagination’ when it comes to accessorizing a high profile look these days? Thank you.

I’m looking forward to more of this ‘mixing it up’ when it comes to the Oscars, OK ladies? Let’s just hope Oscar voters do the same when they see Meryl Streep’s name on the ballot this year. She’s great – and she nabbed the SAG this year – but let’s give someone else a go, shall we?

The Jewelry Insider

January 9, 2009

The Critics’ Choice Awards was full of surprises last night. Slum Dog Millionaire stole the show with three big wins, and there was a tie in the Best Actress category between Meryl Streep and Anne Hathaway. A tie? It seems awards shows can’t let The Meryl be in a movie without handing her a trophy (if she wins a Globe for the dreadful, Mamma Mia, I’m moving to Canada). Perhaps the biggest surprise was a scowling Angelina Jolie who couldn’t hide her disdain during Anne Hathaway’s rambling acceptance speech. Meow!
The jewelry fashion was all about the ears, as many A-listers chose the no necklace look with strapless, classic gowns. Kate Beckinsale can do no wrong in a chocolate frock with dream catcher gemstone earrings; Marisa Tomei’s fan dress was a little much, but her clover-shaped earrings made the ensemble work; and Slumdog Millionaire beauty, Freida Pinto, wore maharajah-shaped earrings with her heavenly white cap-sleeved dress. Do I see a Slumdog earring trend emerging?

I think I am officially over the metallic dress/no jewelry look that both Eva Longoria and Evan Rachel Wood sported. Yet most celebs opted for the less-is-more jewelry statement that the New York Times recently reported we will most likely see on the upcoming Award Show red carpets this year.





While the gawker-dreamer in us wants the stars to go all out with the ice no matter what the DOW is doing, there are upsides to restraint. We mere mortals can find more and more celebrity red carpet jewelry looks for our own jewelry boxes. Jai Ho!

A similar look to Angelina Jolie’s pearl-button earrings can be found on Jewelry.com for over $200 off the original price. She can keep the scowl.

And these Penelope-inspired diamond drops could make any night on the town an award-winning affair.
Viola Davis dazzled in classic pearl-drop earrings, suitable for almost any occasion. Try these on for size for just over $100.