Emmys 2019 Jewelry: Your JCK Editors’ Favorite Looks

When it comes to jewelry at last night’s 2019 Emmy Awards, it was go big or go…really small.

A clutch of celebrities on last night’s purple carpet opted for small, almost unnoticeable jewelry, usually diamond (see Zoe Kazan and Taraji P. Henson). But most celebrities and their stylists were drawn to high-volume pieces. Big and bold is definitely still happening. There were several classic David Webb earrings and bracelets, and Louis Vuitton clad Game of Thrones’ Sophie Turner and Pose’s Indya Moore in substantial diamond necklaces.

Here are the Emmys jewelry looks your JCK editors were loving most:

Angela Bassett 2019 Emmys
Angela Bassett in earrings by Sutra, rings by Wendy Yue, and a David Webb bracelet (above and below photos via: @prefacepr)
Angela Bassett 2019 Emmys earrings

Melissa Bernardo
JCK managing editor

Angela Bassett

On a night when so many actors eschewed big baubles or simply skipped jewelry altogether (sigh), thank goodness for the always-glam Angela Bassett. The 9-1-1 star, who was styled by Jennifer Austin, wore dynamic drop earrings by Sutra, rings on both hands by Wendy Yue, and a David Webb bracelet—plus a sleek tomato-red jumpsuit by Antonio Grimaldi. She did not come to play—she came to slay.

Kim Kardashian Emmys 2019
Kim Kardashian West (with sister Kendall) in chains from Peter Marco and Jadelle; via: @kimkardashian

Victoria Gomelsky
JCK editor-in-chief

Kim Kardashian West

Putting aside the awkwardness of Kim Kardashian West’s presentation on the Emmys stage (“Our family knows firsthand how truly compelling television comes from real people just being themselves”?!), she nailed it with the jewels: a chunky diamond choker, gold and diamond chain, and cross pendant necklace by Los Angeles jewelers Peter Marco and Jadelle Beverly Hills, which looked both luxe and trendy and perfectly accessorized her Vivienne Westwood black dress.


Natasha Lyonne Emmys
Natasha Lyonne in David Webb jewelry (via: @dobjets)

Randi Molofsky
JCK jewelry director

Natasha Lyonne

Natasha Lyonne, a nominee for Russian Doll, was a golden goddess at last night’s ceremony. Her ’70s-inspired Gucci lamé number didn’t show any skin, but still managed to scream high fashion. The addition of oversized cocktail rings and drop earrings from David Webb, in—what else—chunky bold gold and shimmering gems created a full effect of coolest girl at the party. Wrap it up for me; this is an ensemble I’d copy from head to toe.

Julia Louis Dreyfus
Julia Louis-Dreyfus in custom Irene Neuwirth earrings (via @matthewmonzon)

Amy Elliott
JCK contributor and All That Glitters blogger

Julia Louis-Dreyfus

I was really rooting for Julia Louis-Dreyfus to win the Emmy for best lead actress in a comedy series, given her breast cancer journey and remarkable bounce-back to give us one last go-round with Selina Meyer, her wildly offensive, impeccably dressed character on HBO’s Veep. I think her stylists, Cristina Ehrlich and Kevin Michael Ericson, were of the same mindset, dressing Louis-Dreyfus in a glamorous gold Oscar de la Renta gown and a pair of custom-designed earrings by Irene Neuwirth—an ensemble worthy of Emmy royalty. Ehrlich called them “the earrings of our dreams” in an Instagram story last night and I totally agree: The floral danglers were set with 10 cts. t.w. opals and 4.94 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k white and yellow gold. A one-of-a-kind green beryl ring and diamond ring, also by Neuwirth, completed the look. The only accessory that was missing was, well, the Emmy itself. But Louis-Dreyfus wins on every level just the same.


Emilia Clarke Emmys 2019
Top and above: Emilia Clarke in David Webb earrings (via: @grupolasrosas)

Emili Vesilind
Senior editor + social media director

Emilia Clarke

If I were awarding a game ball to jewelers on the red carpet last night, it would go to David Webb. The brand’s distinctive, glamorous designs added interest to some of the night’s most memorable looks (see Jameela Jamil and Angela Bassett and Natasha Lyonne, above). Game of Thrones star Emilia Clarke donned my favorite earrings of the evening—colored gemstone drops from David Webb that culminate in a pair of huge, shimmering opals. I like to think they were an ode to those sweet little dragon eggs, but then I’m a complete GOT nerd.


Zendaya in Cartier jewelry (and custom Vera Wang), via: @classybeautyhsv

Brittany Siminitz
JCK contributing editor


They’re comparing Zendaya’s custom Vera Wang to Poison Ivy all over the internet and, while the sculptural green confection is certainly striking, I’m thankful for its barely-there construction. That just means more focus on the jewelry. With a pair of fringy drop earrings featuring diamonds and emeralds, a killer bracelet comprising multiple rows of glittering diamonds, and an epic emerald ring worn on her right hand—all by Cartier—I thought the dress served to accessorize the jewels, not the other way around.


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