5 Celebs, 10 Jewels: My 2013 Emmy Awards Red Carpet Wish List



The 65th annual Primetime Emmy Awards air this Sunday night, and I can barely contain myself. Will my favorite shows win? (Probably. I watch, like, all of them.) Will NPH return to his hosting duties for one of the most legen—wait for it—dariest nights in Televisionland? (All signs point to yes.) But perhaps the most important question where our world is concerned is, what kind of jewelry can we expect to see? Are the stars going to let their couture speak for itself a la Jessica Chastain as of late and forgo the bling (hope not), or will we be dizzy with the sights of statement jewels, diamonds, and exciting new trends? Clearly hoping for the latter, I put together a wish list: five celebrities guaranteed to be watched closely on Emmy Night, both for their nominations and attire, each with a couple of jewels I’d swoon to see them sporting. These aren’t predictions, per se. But hey, if I’m right, you read it here first. We’ll have to wait until Sunday night to know for sure, but until then, wishing and hoping!

Kerry Washington


Sonette smoky quartz and coral Art Deco earrings


Joshua J Art Deco-style diamond link bracelet

Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for her hit show Scandal, Washington is a designer’s dream. She’s a force to be reckoned with on the red carpet, continuously earning praise for her choices and recently named People magazine’s World’s Best Dressed Woman. She does a great job of meshing classic and modern, rarely shies away from color and, basically, is always perfect. Her attire steals the show: She often dons just the right amount of jewelry so as not to be too over the top but still look polished and sparkling (see her Emmy look from last year here). On my wish list for the leading lady: Art Deco-style smoky quartz earrings from Sonette, and one heck of a blingy, Art Deco-inspired bracelet from Joshua J.

Amy Poehler

Gumuchian diamond Carousel drop earrings

Omi Prive square ruby and diamond ring

Typically conservative, but ocassionally a bit daring (remember the Golden Globes? Hello!), this funny lady nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series for Parks and Recreation is someone I’d expect to wear diamonds—either in the form of studs or subtle drops, like Gumuchian‘s Carousel earrings, above. Last year, the comedienne stood out in a beautiful pair of Penny Preville earrings (see the look here) and a killer cocktail ring. I love Omi Privé‘s ruby and diamond ring to add some heat to Poehler’s typically muted red carpet looks.

Zooey Deschanel

KC Designs diamodn mini bow necklace

Jade Trau bezel solitaire stacking rings

Quirky, sweet, and ultra-feminine, the adorkable actress was deprived of any nominations this year but will be presenting. She’s noticed more for her fun and funky nail art than her jewelry choices (save for those pearls she wore to the Golden Globes last year), so I don’t expect much by way of bling. But hey, there’s nothing wrong with subtle and sweet. Her look last year was ethereally gorgeous. I’d love to see Zooey donning a petite pendant, like this one from KC Designs, and a handful of delicate diamond stacking rings, like this perfect example from Jade Trau.

Claire Danes

Bahina black and white cameo earrings

Omi Prive rubellite cocktail ring

Nominated for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series for Homeland, the talented Danes is a vision in color and a whiz at pulling off loud, playful floral patterns. Last year, she disguised her baby bump in a canary yellow Lanvin dress and piled on a fun stack of Lorraine Schwartz bangles. I personally love when she amps up the drama like she did with this ensemble from the 2013 SAG Awards—dark makeup, upswept hair, dark gown. So my wish list: sweet but seductive earrings from Bahina that would offset an oxblood lip, and a killer statement ring, like this rubellite stunner from Omi Privé.

Sofia Vergara

Bapalal Keshavlal black diamond and ruby earrings

B.A. Gold diamond statement cuff bracelet

Va Va Voom! The Modern Family actress has no qualms with showing off her, um, assets, and nearly always does it with eye-catching bling to match. Nominated for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Comedy Series,  the Colombian bombshell is someone I think we can rely on to bring it where the jewelry department is concerned. Last year, she sparkled (literally, all over) in a Zuhair Murad green beaded gown paired with Neil Lane shoulder-grazing earrings plus bracelets and ring. I’d be shocked not to see her in statement earrings this year, so my wish is for a look like these black diamond drops from Bapalal Keshavlal to see her go a little darker, paired with a cuff like B.A. Gold‘s diamond bracelet, because, it’s Sofia—there will definitely be plenty of bling!

Will my jewelry dreams come true? What are yours? See you at the Emmy’s!

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