The 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards
Yellow gold and vintage jewels add the spark to safe, well-styled fashion
The best and brightest of film and television played it relatively safe in well-styled ensembles at the 71st Annual Golden Globe Awards, held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 12. Red proved its staying power on the red carpet in shades from cardinal to crimson, as did neutral tones, color blocking and the ever-popular combination of black and white.

Diamond studs and drop earrings—staples at award shows last year—were once again out in full force, but so were button, cluster and hoop styles for a refreshing turn. Similarly, pinky rings popped up among the go-to colossal cocktail rings. Vintage jewelry, particularly from the Art Deco period, confirmed its resurgence, while yellow gold fittingly cast its golden glow on the event.

Here are several of the occasion’s most outstanding fashion and jewelry statements:

Cate Blanchett, winner for Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Drama for Blue Jasmine, finished her Armani Privé red carpet look to perfection with a stunning pair of earrings from Chopard’s Green Carpet Collection. The earrings feature 72 marquise-cut responsibly sourced diamonds totaling 11 carats, set in a laurel design in fair-mined 18-karat white gold. She also wore a platinum and diamond line bracelet totaling 35 carats and an 18-karat white gold ring featuring three stacked rows of brilliant-cut diamonds totaling 6 carats.

In a similar fashion, Margot Robbie (The Wolf of Wall Street) donned Van Cleef & Arpels’ platinum and diamond Snowflake Lampion earrings, as well as the Maison’s platinum and diamond Tess ring from the 774 Fifth collection, which she wore on her pinky. These complemented beautifully Robbie’s custom cream-colored Gucci gown with emerald- and white-crystal detailing.

Uma Thurman, meanwhile, opted for chandelier-style earrings from Chopard featuring oval-shaped and round-cut diamonds totaling 22 carats, which framed the high neck of her custom black Atelier Versace gown. She also wore two platinum and diamond bracelets from the designer totaling 76 carats.

Zoe Saldana went the diamond stud route, showcasing Lorraine Schwartz fancy vivid pink diamond upper-ear studs along with pink gold and diamond Spike earrings. She completed the look with a pink gold and diamond Thunderbolt hair brooch and a $2.5 million pink gold ring featuring a 10-carat natural fancy gray diamond surrounded by fancy intense pink diamonds. The embellishment carried over to her attire: A black silk duchesse dress by Prabal Gurung hand-embroidered with Swarovski-crystal rosettes, plastic flowers and pearlescent coral.

Also in diamond studs, Julia Roberts, nominee for her supporting role in August: Osage County, added some sparkle to her black-and-white Dolce & Gabbana gown with a pair of platinum and emerald-cut diamond ear studs with micro-pavé diamond detail and a platinum and diamond Queen cocktail ring by Harry Winston.

Jennifer Lawrence, meanwhile, recognized for her supporting role in American Hustle, graced the lines of her strapless Dior Haute Couture ecru silk gown with black belt-like detailing with $2.5 million in Neil Lane jewelry. This included Art Deco-style platinum drop earrings featuring carved green jade, onyx, coral and diamonds, four platinum bracelets with black spinel, onyx, black and colorless diamonds, a platinum and diamond ring and a platinum, 25-carat cabochon emerald and diamond ring.

Kerry Washington, nominee for her starring role in the television series Scandal, draped her baby bump with a custom Petal gown by Balenciaga in pale-green celadon, which she accented with Fred Leighton platinum and diamond earrings from the 1920s, an Art Deco platinum, rock crystal and diamond brooch and a platinum, onyx and diamond ring from the 1920s.

Also in vintage Fred Leighton, Frances Ha nominee Greta Gerwig highlighted her “couture ballerina” look by Donna Karan Atelier—a black tea-length dress embroidered with jet glass—with the designer’s drop earrings in silver-on-gold with Old Mine-cut diamonds totaling 8 carats, a platinum and diamond Star brooch, circa 1930, which she wore in her hair, an Art Deco platinum, aquamarine and diamond ring and an Art Deco platinum, onyx and diamond ring.

Onyx was also the top choice for Allison Williams (Girls), who created the perfect match for her black-and-white feather gown by Alexander McQueen with Cartier’s Agrafe earrings in 18-karat white gold, diamonds, onyx and rubellite. Likewise, Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Witches of East End) flaunted her figure in a strapless black-and-white embroidered gown by Roberto Cavalli, which she accented with Irene Neuwirth white gold shoulder-grazing earrings featuring rectangular-cut onyx surrounded by pavé-set diamonds.

After wearing Elizabeth Taylor’s Bulgari jewelry to Cannes, Jessica Chastain chose a different piece from the designer’s Heritage collection: a platinum and diamond necklace dating back to 1930 and a matching diamond ring to illuminate her custom black silk crepe gown by Givenchy Haute Couture by Riccardo Tisci.

Naomi Watts, meanwhile, finished off her white-gold embroidered halter dress with chain detail by Tom Ford with a Bulgari yellow gold and diamond necklace from the Heritage Collection and a vintage yellow gold Serpenti bracelet.

Lupita Nyong’o, nominee for her supporting role in 12 Years a Slave, also chose vintage yellow gold jewelry as an accessory. She matched her dramatic red silk gown and cape by Ralph Lauren Collection with Fred Leighton’s 4-carat diamond ear studs, a vintage 18-karat yellow gold and cushion-cut diamond ring totaling 11 carats and a vintage 18-karat yellow gold and 4-carat diamond ring, circa 1970, which she wore on her pinky.

Following suit was Julia Louis-Dreyfus, double nominee for her starring roles in Enough Said and the television series Veep, who paired a custom red-orange Narciso Rodriguez gown with Victorian yellow gold and pearl dangling earrings and a 19th-century Etruscan yellow gold bracelet by Fred Leighton. In a similar fashion, Meryl Streep, nominee for her starring role in August: Osage County, donned the designer’s 19th-century yellow gold and horn-inlay earrings and a 19th-century yellow gold chain necklace.

Amy Adams, winner for Best Actress in a Motion Picture—Comedy or Musical for American Hustle, stunned in a red Valentino Couture gown with plunging neckline from the Shanghai Collection. To accentuate, she chose more than $8 million in Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, including yellow gold and diamond drop earrings totaling 10 carats, an 18-karat yellow gold and Asscher-cut diamond pendant totaling 30 carats, an 18-karat yellow gold and rose-cut diamond ring totaling 12 carats, an 18-karat yellow gold ring featuring a 10-carat unheated ruby surrounded with diamonds and a yellow gold and unheated ruby ring totaling 6 carats (both of which she wore on her pinkies).

Another lady in red—Bérenice Bejo—completed her flowery ensemble by Giambattista Valli with My Dior yellow gold hoop earrings and bracelet by Dior Joaillerie.

Fashion Police’s Kelly Osbourne, meanwhile, chose the sophisticated combination of black and gold in a slinky black jersey gown by Escada with front slit and contrasting gold embroidery, which she embellished with H.Stern’s Ancient America earrings in 18-karat brushed yellow gold and five rings from the Copernicus, Grupo Corpo, Hera, Moonlight and Nature collections.

Julianna Margulies, nominee for her starring role in The Good Wife, sported a similar color scheme in a gorgeous black Andrew Gn brocade gown with gold coral motif, along with Van Cleef & Arpels’ 18-karat yellow and white gold 1973 Estate drop earrings featuring onyx, coral and diamonds, an 18-karat yellow gold, platinum and diamond Ludo 1951 Estate bracelet and an 18-karat yellow gold, onyx and diamond Vintage Alhambra ring, which she wore on her pinky.

Another pinky ring was spotted on Sofia Vergara, nominee for her supporting role in the television series Modern Family. The funny lady dazzled in a strapless black Zac Posen ball gown and more than $3 million of Lorraine Schwartz jewelry, including Marquee diamond drop earrings, a floral carved-turquoise and diamond bib necklace, a platinum ring featuring a 12-carat oval-shaped diamond set sideways and a Double Marquee platinum and diamond pinky ring.

Also in turquoise, Emma Roberts (American Horror Story) was the epitome of elegance in a custom Lanvin gown by Alber Elbaz—a black Techno matte stretch creation with mermaid hem—and Neil Lane’s platinum and turquoise chandelier earrings and Jennifer Meyer Jewelry rings.

Taylor Swift, nominee for best original song for Sweeter Than Fiction, was the picture of sweetness in a strapless wild-rose silk faille gown with black bustle by Carolina Herrera and more than 25 carats of unheated rubies and diamonds, including ruby and diamond earrings and a ruby and diamond flower-cluster three-finger ring by Lorraine Schwartz.

Julie Delpy, nominee for her starring role in Before Midnight, made a similar statement in a sweeping red ball gown with asymmetrical bodice and metallic belt by Romona Keveza and Lorraine Schwartz 30-carat diamond chandelier earrings and 10-carat ruby ring.

Also in Lorraine Schwartz, Heidi Klum (Project Runway) wore a floaty black Marchesa gown with white floral design, along with black diamond earrings, a black diamond ring and a 200-carat diamond necklace composed of black diamonds and a 10-carat diamond center stone worth more than $1 million.

Mila Kunis, meanwhile, was radiant in a pale-gray silk chiffon gown shimmering with silver sequins by Gucci Premiere. Adding the perfect pop of color were ear studs featuring Gemfields emeralds by Marina B. and the designer’s 18-karat yellow and black gold Atri Noir bangle featuring Art Deco lines and a central Gemfields Zambian emerald surrounded by baguette-cut diamonds.

Also in emeralds, Helen Mirren, nominee for her starring role in the TV movie Phil Spector, selected platinum, emerald and diamond earrings by Bulgari (that were once owned by another star of the silver screen, Gina Lollobrigida), along with a platinum, gold, emerald and diamond bracelet from the designer’s Heritage Collection and a yellow gold ring featuring emeralds, sapphires, spinel and pavé-set diamonds from the High Jewelry Collection.

Pearls were spotted head-to-toe on New Girl nominee Zooey Deschanel in an ultra-feminine Oscar de la Renta ivory gown and shoes embroidered with pearls and crystals. These were accentuated with platinum flower earrings featuring pearls, citrine and diamonds, a platinum, pearl and diamond bracelet and a platinum, pearl and diamond ring by Neil Lane.

Also in pearls, British actress Emma Watson went for full Dior, wearing the French label’s double-pearl asymmetric Mise en Dior earring on her left ear with her Rouge Dior long silk crepe dress and navy blue trousers by Dior Haute Couture.

Star of Best Foreign Language Film nominee Blue Is the Warmest Color, Adèle Exarchopoulos also opted for the one earring look in Chaumet’s Frisson ear cuff in white gold and diamonds.
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