Big Diamond Jewelry Rules the 2016 Grammy Awards



Platinum and diamonds paired up in force at Monday’s 2016 Grammy Awards

Music’s biggest night of the year featured not only winning hits but also performers outfitted in the most appropriate accessories their stylists could find—diamonds, of course.

Not surprisingly, big names attended wearing the handiwork of jewelry designers familiar to many. Neil Lane dressed Christina Aguilera in platinum and colorless diamonds; Harry Winston loaned “Hello” singer Adele platinum, yellow gold, and yellow diamonds; songstress Demi Lovato wore colorless diamond studs and earring jackets in gold from Leticia Linton; and Lorraine Schwartz adorned model Chrissy Teigen in platinum earrings with 20 cts. of diamonds.

Black and colorless jewels also had a strong showing. “Electric Lady” singer Janelle Monae wore Pasquale Bruni diamond earrings, ring, and Carrera y Carrera diamond ring; model Alessandra Ambrosio wore a Noudar black diamond ring; and E! News correspondent Zuri Hall wore Bavna yellow gold and diamond earrings and a Sethi Couture ring with black rhodium and colorless diamonds.

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Earrings from Pasquale Bruni worn by Janelle Monae

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Studs and earring jackets with diamonds from Leticia Linton worn by Demi Lovato

The gents also had an impressive jewelry showing. Little Big Town singer Phillip Sweet wore a platinum and diamond star lapel pin from Neil Lane, Sweet’s band mate Jimi Westbrook wore a stud set in platinum with black diamonds by Neil Lane, and “Blurred Lines” crooner Robin Thicke wore a Project Z9 watch from Harry Winston set in zalium with diamonds.

Many of diamond styles were classic—actress Anna Kendrick’s colorless diamond stacking rings from Harry Kotlar—while a few stars (including Giuliana Rancic in Bavna earrings and Little Big Town’s Karen Fairchild in Neil Lane) bucked the all-white trend and wore yellow gold. Florence Welch, meanwhile, wore pink and yellow gold by way of Gucci jewels: a Le Marché des Merveilles ring with a bee motif; an Icon ring with citrine quartz, London blue topaz, and pink and green tourmalines; and two Flora rings with diamonds and blue sapphires. (Welch, the lead singer of UK band Florence + the Machine, was also just named Gucci’s new ambassador for watches and jewelry.)

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Florence Welch in Gucci jewelry (photo courtesy of Gucci)