Designers / Fashion

2021 Emmy Awards Jewelry: The Earrings Have It!


The era of the Zoom earring—and remote award shows—may be over, but Hollywood hasn’t quite gotten the memo. Earrings were the big winners at the 73rd Primetime Emmy Awards on Sept. 19, 2021. Earrings, the Apple TV+ charmer Ted Lasso, and the Netflix juggernaut The Crown.


Hannah Waddingham

Hannah Waddingham 2021 Emmys
Hannah Waddingham (photo: Francis Specker/CBS © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

We loved everything about the Ted Lasso supporting actress’ Emmy night appearance: her peachy-pink goddess-style Christian Siriano gown, her matching Anabela Chan earrings, and, of course, her bubbling-over-with-joy speech, complete with a shout-out to West End musical theater actors. (Waddingham is a fantastic stage actress; she’s done most of her work in London, but she did make a brief appearance on Broadway as the Lady of the Lake in Spamalot.)

Anabela Chan Pink Sapphire Earrings
Blush Rose Shard Earrings in 18k white gold and rhodium vermeil with 16 cts. t.w. lab-grown blush pink sapphires, £1,500 ($2,048); Anabela Chan

Michaela Coel

Michaela Coel 2021 Emmys
Michaela Coel (photo: Francis Specker/CBS © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

Coel, the creator and star of the wrenching BBC/HBO limited series I May Destroy You, won big, first with her fashion and later with her speech (“I dedicate this story to every single survivor of sexual assault,” she said, accepting her trophy for writing I May Destroy You). In a two-piece neon yellow gown by Christopher John Rogers, Coel was radiant in drop earrings from British brand Alighieri and a dazzling diamond line necklace by Anne Sisteron.

Alighieri Infernal Storm pearl earrings
Handcrafted Infernal Storm earrings in 24k gold–plated bronze with baroque freshwater pearls, £350 ($478); Alighieri
Anne Sisteron baguette necklace
Astor necklace in 14k white gold with baguette diamonds, $46,000; Anne Sisteron


Elizabeth Olsen

Elizabeth Olsen 2021 Emmys
Elizabeth Olsen (photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

A nominee for the Disney+ series WandaVision, Elizabeth Olsen was a vision in an elegant white caftan-esque gown from the Row (the luxe label owned by her sisters Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen), a trio of Chopard diamond rings, and a pair of completely showstopping Chopard diamond earrings.

Chopard diamond titanium earrings
Haute Joaillerie earrings in titanium with 68.77 cts. t.w. diamonds; Chopard


Yara Shahidi

Yara Shahidi 2021 Emmys
Yara Shahidi (photo: Francis Specker/CBS © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

The Emmy presenter and star of ABC’s grown-ish knocked us out with her vintage-inspired Christian Dior kelly green ankle-length gown and Cartier jewelry.

Cactus de cartier earrings
Cactus de Cartier earrings in 18k yellow gold with diamonds (photo courtesy of Cartier)
Cactus de Cartier necklace
Cactus de Cartier High Jewelry necklace in 18k yellow gold with emeralds and diamonds (photo courtesy of Cartier)


Kerry Washington

Kerry Washington 2021 Emmys
Kerry Washington (photo: Francis Specker/CBS © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

On hand to present one of the evening’s supporting-actor awards, Washington—who also paid tribute to the late Michael K. Williams (a nominee for Lovecraft Country)—stunned in a custom Etro gown and De Beers diamonds, including rings, a bracelet, and earrings. Look closely and you’ll see the rough green diamond accents!

De Beers Talisman green diamond earrings
Talisman earrings in 18k white gold with 26.95 cts. t.w. green rough diamonds; De Beers


Kate Winslet

Kate Winslet 2021 Emmys
Kate Winslet (photo: Francis Specker/CBS © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

A winner for her decidedly deglammed turn in the HBO series Mare of Easttown, Winslet wore a very simple (some might say too simple) black gown from one of her go-tos, Armani Privé. Thankfully, she was a bit more daring with her jewelry, turning to Fred Leighton for ’20s and ’30s diamond and onyx Cartier and Fred Leighton bracelets, a midcentury Leighton diamond ring, and these drop-dead Hanut Singh drop earrings.

Hanut Singh Fred Leighton Earrings
Fred Leighton white topaz, black enamel, and diamond pendant earrings by Hanut Singh



Awkwafina 2021 Emmys
Awkwafina (photo: Cliff Lipson/CBS © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

We usually don’t love a matchy-matchy look, but sometimes it just works. Case in point: the poofy-sleeve Monique Lhuillier gown and perfectly coordinated earrings by Irene Neuwirth on the Awkwafina Is Nora From Queens actress.

Irene Neuwirth Indicolite Earrings
One-of-a-kind Gemmy Gem earrings with indicolite tourmaline and full-cut diamonds, $22,180; Irene Neuwirth


Billy Porter

Billy Porter 2021 Emmys
Billy Porter in Lorraine Schwartz emerald and diamond necklace, diamond ear cuffs, bracelet, and rings (photo: Francis Specker/CBS © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

Children (as the Tony, Emmy, and Grammy winner likes to say)! You don’t have to stop at earrings—or ear cuffs, in this case! This is what happens when you add a necklace…and a bracelet and rings. Magic. Magic happens.


Angela Bassett

Angela Bassett 2021 Emmys
Angela Bassett (photo: Francis Specker/CBS © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

We know Bassett loves a big earring—especially a big ruby earring. These dazzlers are from Italian brand Gismondi 1754.

Gismondi 1754 ruby earrings
Melograno collection earrings in 18k white gold with 20 cts. t.w. rubies and 10.2 cts. t.w. diamonds, $120,000; Gismondi 1754


Allison Janney

Allison Janney 2021 Emmys
Allison Janney wearing Buccellati cocktail earrings in 18k white gold with 91.34 cts. t.w. drop-shape pearls, 0.71 ct. t.w. round brilliant-cut diamonds, and 9.76 cts. t.w. round brilliant-cut diamonds, $170,000 (photo: Francis Specker/CBS © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

Clearly the Mom actress got the pearl memo: How stunning are these Buccellati pearl and diamond earrings, especially with her white crepe Azzi & Osta ensemble and the shawl-style neckline?


Issa Rae

Issa Rae 2021 Emmys
Issa Rae (photo: Francis Specker/CBS © 2021 CBS Broadcasting Inc.)

Who else wanted to go dancing after seeing the fabulous Fernando Jorge earrings on the Insecure star and executive producer? Perhaps that has something to do with their name.

Fernando Jorge disco earrings
Disco earrings in 18k yellow gold with diamonds, $60,000; Fernando Jorge


America Ferrera

America Ferrera 2021 Emmys
America Ferrera (photo: Rich Fury/Getty Images)

We always love a pop of turquoise—yet so rarely see it on the red carpet. (Why is that?) Presenter Ferrera looked summery and beautiful with Jennifer Meyer jewels—one-of-a-kind diamond and cabochon turquoise drop earrings and a matching pear-cut turquoise and diamond surround ring—and a Juan Carlos Obando slip dress.

Jennifer Meyer turquoise earrings
One-of-a-kind turquoise oval cabochon earrings in yellow gold with baguette diamond fringe, $21,675; Jennifer Meyer
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By: Melissa Rose Bernardo

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