From Pinky Rings to Ear Cuffs, the 2014 Golden Globe Jewelry Trends to Stock Now

The kickoff to this year’s awards season started on a high note with Sunday night’s Golden Globes, rife with glittering jewels, plenty of color, and some interesting, unexpected looks, too. The whole jewelry crew was excitedly discussing the red carpet arrivals on Twitter, using the hashtag #globejewelry (if you missed anything, follow the feed here). And while many of us suffered from diamond stud overload, yearning for something more from Hollywood’s most prominent stars, I admit I for one wasn’t too disappointed. Sure, I’d rather see swingy chandelier earrings over sparkling studs (more delicate ensembles may call for them, but otherwise, file them under “weekend wear” please, stars), but overall, there were a number of standout pieces. Since red carpet fashions nearly always translate to reality (read: your store’s inventory), here are a few of the most exciting looks from the 2014 Golden Globes. Visit JCK Marketplace for the pieces to stock now.


With the abundance of coral and turquoise, both in jewelry and dress, the stars must have been wishing for a change in season. My favorite look came from the newly engaged, inevitable Hollywood royal Emma Roberts, who gave more than a pop of color to her black Lanvin gown with a pair of sensationally oversize platinum turquoise chandelier earrings from Neil Lane. Then there was Sofia Vergara, who never fails to be the sweetheart of the night to jewelers everywhere. As we anxiously awaited her arrival, an air of approval and excitement burst from my Twitter feed as soon as she was sighted: a vision of bright in a more-than-a-statement necklace from Lorraine Schwartz, intricately designed as a web of flowers in carved turquoise. We were also grateful to Aubrey Plaza (in Radiant Orchid!) for shining in a multicolor necklace from Lorraine Schwartz and Dame Helen Mirren, who was a vision in green with an emerald and diamond suite from Bulgari.

What to stock? Turquoise, multicolor sapphire jewels, and, thanks to Sofia, plenty of floral designs.


The Solo Earring

This isn’t the first time Emma Watson rocked the single-earring look (see her ensemble at the 2013 Met Gala here), but it was noted, and boy did it get people talking. I loved everything about this two-in-one trend: Not only did she make a statement by donning a stud in only one ear, but she wore the lauded Dior Mise en Dior double earring that I obsessed over back in November.

What to stock? Large pearl studs and double-sided earrings.


Diamonds With a Twist

I really enjoyed the numerous playful, even edgy, takes on the traditional diamond stud/drop seen from some of our style favorites. Cate Blanchett, who never appears anything less than stunning and statuesque, was one of the style winners of the night, with a pair of wreath-like earrings made from an elegant arrangement of diamonds from Chopard’s Green Carpet collection. Others to amaze included Adèle Exarchopoulos in bursting, mowhawk-style earrings from Chaumet; Jessica Chastain draped in a sensational 1930’s necklace from Bulgari’s Heritage collection; and Amber Heard in Graziela ear cuffs.

What to stock? Diamond ear cuffs and all manner of statement earrings crafted from a unique arrangement of diamonds, like these beauties.

The Pinky Ring

The absolute style star of the night, in my opinion, was Lupita Nyong’o. The up-and-comer positively stole the spotlight in a red cape dress from Ralph Lauren, and dazzled with Fred Leighton Jewels. Okay, sure, her short hair may have been perfect for larger earrings, but the dress was so streamlined that it didn’t call for much. And then we noticed the one placement that will soon be on everyone’s ring wish list: the pinky ring. And not just any petite gold band rounding out a collection of them—this was a legitimate, traffic-stopping cocktail ring. Which begs the question: Will we soon be trading in our full-finger, knuckle, and 10-at-a-time ring trend for a single statement ring for our tiniest finger? If the styles seen on Sarah Hyland, Margot Robbie, and even Sofia Vergara are any indication, then yes.

What to stock? Cocktail and elongated rings lightweight enough (think gold over platinum) and small enough to encourage pinky wear.

Who dazzled in your favorite look of the night?

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