Just like the statuettes received by winners, warm yellow gold and colored stones took top jewelry honors at the 65th annual Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 22.
Irene Neuwirth snagged multiple gemstone earring placements, including onyx studs on Leslie Mann, Mexican fire opal drops on Amy Poehler, triangular labradorite danglers on Linda Cardellini, pink opal drops on Best Supporting Actress winner Anna Gunn (Breaking Bad), and dark stone one-of-a-kind stunners on Constance Zimmer. She also had diamond and gold drops on Cobie Smulders who bluntly told Ryan Seacrest that she “couldn’t remember” whose jewels she was wearing. The move promptly elicited outrage—including “Sacre bleu! How could she not know the jewelry? Bad celebrity!” from @lilianraji—from live Tweeters using the hashtag #emmyjewelry.
Stud earrings—much to the dismay of many jewelry enthusiasts—were another trend. Evident on Heidi Klum, Elisabeth Moss, and Best Actress winner Claire Danes (Homeland), among others, the modest pairs were dubbed ho-hum by the Twittersphere, with @idazzle calling them “teeny effing studs” and @JCKmarketplace asking simply “WHY?”
On a more upbeat note, significant emeralds—as seen on Sofia Vergara, Maria Menounos, Christina Hendricks, and others—delighted many for their sheer size, but disappointed a few who’ve had their fill of the rock. “Emeralds again?” groaned @JewelryInsider. (Vergara, Menounos, and Hendricks all wore stunning pieces from Lorraine Schwartz.)
Yellow gold was another star of the night. Connie Britton stacked yellow gold bangles by Cathy Waterman up bare arms to accent a gold-tone embroidered velvet gown by Naeem Khan, while Padma Lakshmi rocked oversize yellow gold circular-motif drop earrings and a massive yellow gold cuff, both from Robert Lee Morris. Meanwhile, Tina Fey’s yellow gold drop earrings from Fred Leighton peeked out from behind her long brown locks, and Allison Williams sported a massive pink topaz yellow gold and a yellow gold snake ring, both also from Fred Leighton.
For a complete list of jewelry worn, see “The Big List: Who Wore What Jewelry to the 2013 Emmys” this Wednesday on the Style 360 blog.