Jewelry at the MTV Music Video and Emmy Awards

Red carpet enthusiasts had a lot of awards shows to watch in the past week+. At The 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, hoop earrings took the spotlight, while pear-shape drops and earrings with leaf- and waterfall-like effects ruled at the 2009 Primetime Emmy Awards.

The usual suspects–Fred Leighton, Neil Lane, Chopard, among others–dressed most of the celebs, while a handful of other designers (Siera) managed to place a jewel or two on a star. To no one’s surprise, nearly everyone dressed in diamond and platinum jewels, but in a departure from the shows past, many stars wore black and/or brown diamonds in addition to the usual colorless stones.

And thank you to the Platinum Guild International and the Diamond Information Center for providing sources and some photos for most of the jewels worn by the stars at the Emmys.

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Beyonce at the MTV Music Video Awards

Nancy Walls

Nancy Walls Carell at the Emmys in Roberto Coin diamond bangles, necklace, and diamond hoop earrings

Kim Kardashian

Kim Kardashian at the Emmys

Padma Lakshmi

Padma Lakshmi at the Emmys

Leighton Meester

Leighton Meester at the MTV Music Video Awards

Black and brown diamonds

Jenna Fischer

Jenna Fischer at the Emmys in black diamond earrings, a Neil Lane diamond ring, and an Amrapali black diamond bangle
Alicia Witt

Alicia Witt at the Emmys in Martin Katz diamond slice earrings with black and brown diamonds
Jennifer Carpenter

Jennifer Carpenter at the Emmys in Martin Katz colorless and black diamond beaded bracelets and earrings
Jeanne Tripplehorn

Jeanne Tripplehorn at the Emmys in Diamond in the Rough cognac diamond stud earrings

Stud earrings

Jennifer Morrison

Jennifer Morrison in Cartier diamond studs and ring
Kristin Chenoweth

Kristin Chenoweth in Tiffany diamond studs
Patricia Arquette

Patricia Arquette in Neil Lane black diamond studs, diamond and rock crystal bracelet, and diamond and platinum cocktail ring

Rock crystals
Blake Lively

Blake Lively in Lorraine Schwartz diamond stud earrings and platinum and diamond bracelet with rock crystals

Tina Fey

Tina Fey in Fred Leighton diamond and rock crystal bangle bracelet

Pear-shape drop earrings
Emmanuelle Chriqui

Emmanuelle Chriqui at the Emmys
Jamie Lynn Sigler

Jamie Lynn Sigler at the Emmys

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