The 5 Best—and Worst—Jewelry Looks From the 2015 Golden Globes

Celebrities’ jewelry style is looking up for 2015! Consider the 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards held on Sunday night in Los Angeles, where many a star wore big diamonds and the occasional colored stone. While opinions certainly differ on who looked best—and I encourage you to share yours by way of the comment function—here are my thoughts on the best jewelry looks of the night and those whose could have used a little help.

Best Looks of the Night

Naomi Watts

Talk about a statement piece! That Bulgari Serpenti diamond necklace looked like it was made for her! It complimented her and her gown perfectly and was most certainly made with red carpet events like this one in mind.

Kate Hudson

Kate Hudson at the 2015 Golden Globes in Forevermark diamond jewelry

Courtesy Forevermark

The dress, the body, the cutouts, and her colorless Forevermark diamond and platinum jewels—earrings by Slane and a Forevermark ring and line bracelet—perfectly highlighted the negative space and silhouettes of Hudson’s ensemble. This is dressing done right.Forevermark Diamond earrings by Slane worn by Kate Hudson to the 2015 Golden Globes

Earrings in platinum with 22.04 cts. t.w. round brilliant Forevermark diamonds by Slane

Emily Blunt

The Into the Woods nominee wore stunning platinum, diamond, and Paraiba jewels from Lorraine Schwartz. The earrings, in particular, are a hit because they call attention to the rare Brazilian gemstone and stand out from the sea of colorless stones present on Sunday night.

Lorde

The young New Zealand pop star Lorde looked sharp in suit with a Cleopatra-style platinum and diamond necklace and multiple platinum and diamond rings from Neil Lane.

Kate Beckinsale

The actress wore stunning shoulder-length champagne-color shoulder dusters from red carpet jeweler Lorraine Schwartz and a couple of similarly colored bracelets. She was a vision of head-to-toe glamour.

 

Worst Looks of the Night

Zosia Mamet

While her Harry Winston colorless diamonds in platinum—stud earrings, a line necklace, and a ring—are lovely, they just seem too pale for her two-tone pastel dress. I would have dressed her in brightly colored gemstones, or even diamonds—colorless or yellow—in black rhodium for interest and depth.

Katie Holmes

I don’t care how fabulous her extensions were, she’s not wearing earrings or a necklace. And the bracelets hardly matter because they are so far away from her face. Not your best move, Katie.

Rosamund Pike

Not even diamond and platinum jewels—stud earrings and an Art Deco ring—from Fred Leighton can save the Gone Girl nominee from that dress. No, hers was a case for much bigger and perhaps more colorful jewels to balance out—or distract—from the awkward-looking silhouettes of that frock. Plus, it’s all white, like the jewels and Pike’s alabaster complexion, which is another reason why color would have helped here.

Kerry Washington

What happened? Scandal nominee Washington is usually the saving grace of awards shows, but this time, her platinum stud earrings with black and colorless diamonds have a hard time holding up her two-tone blue and purple gown. She definitely needed more jewelry and lighter colors to brighten up the look.

Lupita Nyong’o

The actress’ Chopard amethyst, peridot, and diamond drops were too small and underwhelming considering the party happening in the fabric beneath her ears. The colors of the stones are fine, but you can hardly see them. Lupita, you’re a goddess, but I think you could have used a bigger pair of stones that night.

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