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
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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