5 Fave Awards Season Gowns From NYFW SS16 and Jewels to Match

I know, I know. You’re probably getting a little tired of seeing Fashion Week stories. But bear with me—cubicle coverage is all I have! I’ve gone back and forth between being overwhelmed and intrigued by all of the blog posts, articles, tweets, Instagrams, and Snapchats of all the goings-on in New York. I get a bit envious about missing out on the events and have come to accept that I probably won’t ever be sitting in one of those coveted runway seats (I’m not even asking for front row!). But then I pull myself together, realize that I have this wonderful world of jewelry to be thankful for, and practice this mantra: If you can’t join ’em, write about ’em! So that’s what I’ll do. Awards season is upon us, people, so I’m talkin’ gowns. And today, I fancy myself something of a celebrity stylist: I’ve chosen five gowns from the runways that I would love to see on the red carpet sometime soon—naturally, with the jewels to match. I won’t be disappointing any of my fellow Twitter friends, who, year after year, join me in complaining about diamond studs and the like. Here are the mega-combinations that would be wonderful to see. Now, which celebrities would you put in these?


I want a stylist to alter this and take off that weird capelet thing, and then I want someone amazing like Cate Blanchett to wear it to the Academy Awards. She’ll probably wear Chopard jewelry (one of her favorites), but in case she’s listening, here are my suggestions anyway.


Norman Silverman Diamonds black diamond waterfall earrings

Black diamond waterfall earrings in 18k white gold with 27.42 cts. t.w. diamonds by Norman Silverman, contact for pricing


Sutra pink tourmaline shield ring

Three-stone shield ring in 18k black gold with 13 cts. t.w. tourmaline and 2 cts. t.w. diamonds by Sutra, $11,000


Sethi Couture black diamond rose-cut cocktail ring

Rose-cut black diamond cocktail ring in 18k white gold and black rhodium with 3.32 cts. t.w. diamonds by Sethi Couture, $7,100





I actually can’t tell if this is a gown or jumpsuit, but I like it either way (and I actually kind of wish it was the latter). Someone like Julia Roberts or Julianne Moore would rock this very well. I’d like it clasically styled with a pop of red lipstick and some mega diamonds. Its more casual nature would make it perfect for something like the Golden Globes.

Casa Reale Signature diamond cuff bracelet

Signature diamond bracelet in 18k white gold with 11.24 cts. t.w. diamonds by Casa Reale, $39,700


Supreme Jewelry looped diamond drop earrings

Bezel diamond teardrop earrings in 18k white gold with 6.27 cts. t.w. diamonds by Supreme Jewelry, $32,000

Shy Creation Glittara diamond statement ring

Glittara ring in 18k white gold with 4.19 cts. t.w. diamonds by Shy Creation, $6,180




I want to see Adele in this at the Grammys because rumor has it (get it? ha), she has a new album coming out this year and so our queen will be returning to the red carpet. This is one of those dilemmas though, where everyone wants a necklace because of the off-the-shoulder style, and the dress is just so crazy busy. I’m thinking a stand-out pair of earrings and some blingin’ bracelets.

Vianna B.R.A.S.I.L. Aquarelle earrings

Aquarelle earrings in 18k yellow gold with 38.18 cts. t.w. amethyst, blue topaz, pink tourmaline, and rose quartz by Vianna B.R.A.S.I.L., $7,110

Omi Prive fancy purple sapphire ring

Fancy purple sapphire ring in 18k yellow gold with 4.43 ct. sapphire and 0.14 ct. t.w. diamonds by Omi Privé, contact for pricing




Emma Stone, right? I feel like this has her written all over it. The sheerness of the skirt is too informal for the Oscars, so maybe, like, the Grammys? Emma probably wouldn’t be there, but in that case, Taylor Swift can have it.

Magerit Leyenda Brisa dragon earrings

Leyenda Brisa dragon earrings in 18k white gold and black rhodium with diamonds, rubies, and emeralds by Magerit, contact for pricing


 Avitan floating black diamond spear ring

Floating spear ring in 14k white gold with black rhodium and 0.32 ct. t.w. black diamonds by Avitan, $1,140

Parade Design Gothic rubellite cocktail ring

Gothic ring in 18k white gold and black rhodium with 11.64 ct. rubellite and 0.22 ct. t.w. diamonds by Parade Design, contact for pricing



This is kind of bonkers and vaguely mermaidish but I just really want to see this glitter on Lupita Nyong’o—even if it probably belongs on a more casual red carpet like the MTV Video Music Awards.

Lauren K colored gemstone ring collection

One for each finger! Colored gemstone rings by Lauren K, $4,995–$5,500


 Sethi Couture Heritage collection stud earrings

Heritage collection Waterfall earrings in 18k yellow gold with 1 cts. t.w. diamonds by Sethi Couture, $4,600





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