The Golden Globes 2017 – The Jewels
The red carpet has always been synonymous with fabulous jewels on beautiful women, and the 74th Annual Golden Globe Awards offerings did not disappoint.
The stand-out pieces
The most incredible jewellery award has to go to Blake Lively for her amazing Lorraine Schwartz emerald and diamond cuffs. With that enormous pop of colour at each wrist, this was a look that could not be missed. She struck the classic Wonder Woman pose, prompting debate on whether those embellished golden swags on her Atelier Versace dress were truly pockets (Pockets you say? On the red carpet??), but we believe that this pose was really employed to draw maximum attention to those gorgeous gems on each cuff. And oh boy did they show up well!
Amy Adams wore a similar cuff by Cartier High Jewellery set with a large cabochon of brown tourmaline, flanked by serried rows of obsidian (volcanic glass) and diamonds to offset her sleek sequined anthracite gown by Tom Ford.
Olivia Culpo wore a glorious pair of Lorraine Schwartz floral earrings in golden hues which emphasized the floral design of her fabulously OTT beaded dress by Zuhair Murad Couture.
The pendant necklace
For the most part, this look worked with a 16” simple necklace suspending a more complex pendant, typically in a tear-drop shape. Emma Stone was the classic model for this look in star-studded Valentino with a delicate Belle Epoque style diamond pendant necklace by Tiffany & Co. Nicole Kidman forewent the pendant to sport not one, but two fabulous diamond collet set necklaces from Fred Leighton worn close to the throat in shades that emphasized the silver-grey tones of her gorgeous Alexander McQueen gown.
Horizontal ring stack
We’ve all seen this look featuring heavily on Instagram and social media in the last year, so it is unsurprising to see it emerge on the red carpet. The winner of this trend though, has to be Tracee Ellis Ross (winner of Best Actress in a comedy TV series for Black-ish), who wore no fewer than 12 rings, including designs from Noudar, L’Dezen by Payal Shah and Hueb. The actress said “You know what happened? I flew to New York and I had them cover me in snow!” We love how happy she looks about it! A similar look was seen on Sarah Jessica Parker, Hailee Steinfeld, Drew Barrymore (in 7 rings from Harry Winston), and Hailey Baldwin. This is an easy trend to wear, and you’ll be in great company should you choose to do so!
Statement drop earrings
The statement earring was everywhere on the red carpet this year, as one would expect from a do with so many up-do’s. Jessica Biel wore gold drop earrings from Neil Lane that harked back to designs from the 1870s while Kristen Bell dazzled in diamonds from Harry Winston. Combined with her sequined Jenny Packman dress, the actress epitomised the phrase ‘more is more’.
The Classic Touch
Sienna Miller sported large pearls as both necklace and bracelets, the feminine simplicity of which was offset by her Tiffany’s diamond earrings, in a nod to high Hollywood glamour. In a reversal of roles, Thandie Newton’s diamond collet-set necklace by Harry Winston draped down her back, echoing the fall of her high ponytail and off-setting the sequin hem of her Bardot dress.
Natalie Portman continued her trend of wearing Tiffany jewels, but travelled back in time to 1910, wearing a pair of chandelier diamond fringe earrings. These added a delicate touch to the intense colour of her Prada dress, itself mitigated by crystal beading at mid-hem and cuffs. Lily Collins also went vintage, wearing a pair of Harry Winston diamond drop earrings, whose purity and prettiness were a perfect pairing for her fairytale Zuhair Murad dress. A strong red lip saved this look from becoming sickly-sweet.
Janelle Monae studded her elegant up-do with pearls, while Scarlett Stalone echoed her Grecian braids with a pair of jewelled combs in a look which elevated the otherwise subtle daytime look to a red carpet classic. Sarah Jessica Parker wore a row of dark gems from Fred Leighton down her centre parting in a look that seemed to draw from the fashions of the 16th Century.
Ruth Negga’s bold cuff bracelet was from Fred Leighton and featured responsibly sourced Mozambique rubies from one of our greatest gem suppliers, Gemfields – a company who put the people and the land first. The bold futuristic design of the cuff with its gleaming expanses of gold highlighted by rubies complemented her futuristic Louis Vuitton zip dress. In more delicate fairytale dresses were Hailee Steinfeld in Vera Wang and Giuliana Rancic, who both wore ForeverMark diamonds – the DeBeers effort to track a diamond from mine to jewel.
One of the easiest takeaway themes this year has been using jewels as a co-ordination point for an outfit – either through using the colour of the gemstones to match the colour of the dress, or to bring out details in the design of your clothes.
So, if you’re wearing green, reach for your emeralds. Blue? Bring on the sapphires. Wearing a floral top? A pansy ring might be just the thing.
This is one trend that we think will be both long lasting and easy-to-wear.
Enjoy, and carry on stacking!