Critics’ Choice Awards 2020: The Best Jewelry on the Red Carpet

The jewelry at Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Awards in Los Angeles was less glitzy than the notable pieces we spotted at last week’s Golden Globes, but the jewels celebs and their stylists selected for the quieter awards show were more unique feeling—and even more captivating in my book.

Director, writer, and actor Greta Gerwig (who’s being chatted about today for being robbed by the academy for a best director nomination for Little Women) wore one of the most winning jewelry looks of the evening: a pair of diamond-and-emerald stick pins from Nikos Koulis, the just-minted winner for design at the Gem Awards. Gracing her silk-covered velvet suit lapels, the Victorian-esque pins felt marvelously modern (a feat, considering the dusty reputation of stick pins). The brooch has been back for men on the red carpet since last year’s awards season, when Billy Porter, Chris Pine, Chadwick Boseman, and other leading men festooned their lapels with diamond brooches, subtle and not-so-subtle. It’s great to see that high-profile women are embracing them now, too.

Other notable jewels include Kristen Bell’s diamond earrings by Forevermark, which boast 13.02 cts. t.w. diamonds and crept up the perimeter of her entire ear, affecting space-age headphones, and Rachel Brosnahan’s suite of super-icy diamond pieces (see both below).

Below are all the looks that seriously wowed me from the 2020 Critics’ Choice Awards.

Wanda Sykes
Wanda Sykes (nominee for her comedy special Not Normal) and wife Alex Sykes in Neil Lane Couture jewelry. The comedian wore diamond and platinum drop earrings, a snake pendant necklace, and a trio of rings (via: @iamwandasykes).
Kaitlyn Dever
Kaitlyn Dever, nominated for her stellar work in Unbelievable, wearing Beladora diamond earrings (see detail below, courtesy of Beladora) and ring (image via: @favoritecelebs30)

Beladora earrings

Greta Gerwig
Greta Gerwig, winner of Best Adapted Screenplay for Little Women, wears jewelry by Nikos Koulis (the just-minted Gem Award for Design winner). At top is a Lingerie brooch with emerald, white diamonds, and pearls, and below it is a Lingerie brooch with trillion brown diamond, white diamond trillions, white diamond pavé, and two pearl brooches (photo courtesy of Nikos Koulis).
Kristen Bell
Above and top: Kristen Bell, winner of the #SeeHer award, in Forevermark 18k white gold Twin Long Drop earrings with 13.02 cts. t.w. diamonds (photo courtesy of Forevermark)
Ryan Michelle Bathe
Ryan Michelle Bathe in Neil Lane Couture earrings, bombe ring, and diamond, platinum, and gold ring (image via: @ryanmichelleb)
Lupita Nyongo
Lupita Nyong’o, nominated for her role in Us, in Pomellato gold jewelry and a Michael Kors gown (image via: @nickbarose)
Rachel Brosnahan
Rachel Brosnahan, nominated for her title role in The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, in Fernando Jorge Brilliant Circular diamond earrings, Brilliant Galaxy diamond ring, and Brilliant Sequence ring (image via: @gettyentertainment); detail below (photo courtesy of Fernando Jorge)

Fernando Jorge jewelry

Beanie Feldstein hands
Beanie Feldstein’s hands in Eriness rings (image via: @erinwalshnyc)
Beanie Feldstein
Beanie Feldstein wore a bunch of rings from Los Angeles fine jewelry brand Eriness: a ruby signet pinky ring, a ruby domed ring, a diamond disco ball ring, and a large ruby eternity band (image via: @ponchando).

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