The Twitterverse was buzzing on Sunday night about who and what the stars were wearing during their annual 64th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards red carpet stroll at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. Using the hashtag #emmyjewelry, jewelry stores—?@RaymondLeeJwlrs, @londonjewelers, and @TWObyLONDON, among others—as well as industry observers like @JewelryInsider and @JewelryBizGuru, clinked virtual glasses of champagne and swapped opinions about the stars’ attire and accessories.
Favorite looks among the jewelry set included Heidi Klum in an Alexander Voltaire seafoam-colored gown with Lorraine Schwartz black opal, pink diamond, and paraiba earrings with (plus rose gold, diamond and paraiba rings), and Revenge star Emily VanCamp in a dove gray J. Mendel frock and Van Cleef & Arpels colorless diamond jewelry, including an oversize bow bracelet.
Metallic dresses—Lucy Lu in Atelier Versace, Nashville‘s Connie Britton in Andrew Gn, and Scandal‘s Kerry Washington in Vivienne Westwood, all accented by colorless diamond button earrings, studs, and small drop earrings—were also present in force. Other gown colors included bright yellows, as seen on Emmy winners Claire Danes (Homeland) and Julianne Moore (Game Change); gunmetal on 30 Rock’s Jane Krakowski; and seafoam on Klum and Julianne Hough, who wore a similarly hued mermaid-like Swarovski crystal-embellished number by Georges Hobeika.
And while Ginnifer Goodwin’s orange floral embroidered Monique Lhuillier gown garnered mixed reviews—even jewelry legend Roberto Coin weighed in with his opinion on Monday morning by email, saying the young actress “looked very interesting”—her dark-colored Rona Pfeiffer jewels were the real hit. Said Coin: “The retro-style of jewelry fit well with the overall look.”
In the same vintage vein, Art Deco jewels were plentiful. Jane Levy wore a diamond and blackened metal collar necklace, and Padma Lakshmi and Julianne Moore both donned Fred Leighton jewels, as well as a bevy of others: Tina Fey, Glenn Close, Gretchen Mol, Christine Baranski, Nicole Kidman, Kristen Wiig, and more. “@FredLeighton stealing the red carpet tonight. There isn’t one piece that isn’t beautiful and complimentary to woman wearing it,” tweeted @BethBjeweled.
Still another winner for the night: emeralds. “We are having an emerald moment,” said Krakowski to E! hostess Giuliana Rancic. (Both were wearing large emerald earrings: Krakowski’s were Lorraine Schwartz; Rancic’s were Sutra.)
A common complaint about E! coverage was the failure of channel’s red-carpet host, Ryan Seacrest, to ask every one of his interviewees whose jewelry they were wearing. At one point, @JewelryBizGuru tweeted: “We can’t depend on @RyanSeacrest to help us at all. #emmyjewelry.”
Still, kudos to E! for the “Manicam”—a video camera perched in a light box outfitted with its own tiny red carpet for stars’ fingers to “stroll” on, thus showing off their manicures; it was a cute and clever idea that actually benefited jewelry lovers, because viewers inadvertently got close-ups of bracelets and rings. More props to the channel for keeping Rancic on the payroll: “Thank goodness for Giuliana Rancic asking about #emmyjewelry. #emmys #ERedCarpet,” tweeted yours truly.
But for jewelers, the biggest style story of the night was statement earrings: chandeliers, long skinny styles, oversize drops in yellow gold, diamond slices, opals, emeralds, and vintage-inspired styles in colorless rocks. Earring shapes were as varied as the personalities of the starlets who wore them. Some of the faves included Heidi Klum, Nicole Kidman, Christina Hendricks, Sofia Vergara, Padma Lakshmi, and more.
Check out today’s Style 360 blog for the complete list!