The 68th Annual Golden Globe Awards held on Sunday, Jan. 16, featured an interesting and wide-ranging mix of fashion statements. Winning combinations included chic sequined gowns paired with diamonds, while one neon pink number (on Julianne Moore)—a Lanvin gown with an asymmetrical neckline and a giant poofy sleeve that swallowed up half a Bulgari collar necklace—didn’t win many votes of approval.
The most attractive ensembles of the night, no surprise, featured an ideal balance of sparkle and fabric.
Consider Shaun Robinson in a charcoal-grey gown with light grey sequins by Oday Shakar; it was carefully accessorized with complimentary shades of diamonds—black and colorless drop earrings from Bavna, and a blackened silver ring from M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza.
Then there’s Helen Mirren in a champagne-colored Badgley Mischka strapless gown with an embroidered shrug and sheer layers; it was adorned with a Cartier platinum Cascading Diamond necklace featuring 55.08 cts. t.w. (retail $1,650,000), in addition to matching earrings and a bracelet, all with decorative effects that complimented the couture.
Sofia Vergara, meanwhile, channeled sexy in a red sleeveless Vera Wang gown that was cinched at the waist with a black belt. Her David Webb jewels included colorless diamond chandelier earrings, an oversize colorless diamond ring, and two colorless diamond cuffs—one worn higher on the arm, mirroring the belt’s cinched effect—and gave the outfit an elegant balance of colors and styling.
Sofia Vergara (Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
And then there’s the goddess in white, the radiant Jennifer Lopez, who wore a Zuhair Murad white sleeveless gown with spaghetti straps and a filmy cape dotted with white crystals. It served as a perfect backdrop for antique Harry Winston platinum and colorless diamond jewels: cluster earrings, hair pin, cuff, and a 7.06 cts. t.w. ring.
Jennifer Lopez (Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
As for the rest of the stars, many wore conservative amounts and styles of jewels, including diamond stud earrings in platinum, worn by a multitude of stars, including Scarlett Johansson and Anne Hathaway in colorless and yellow diamonds from Van Cleef & Arpels; Halle Berry in colorless Harry Winston rocks; Eva Longoria in colorless studs from Neil Lane; Julie Bowen in champagne diamonds from Martin Katz; Julianna Margulies in colorless stones from Cartier; and, Natalie Portman in colorless stones from Tiffany & Co.
Martin Katz earrings worn by Julie Bowen
A few pieces of hair jewelry, on Jennifer Lopez and Scarlett Johansson (who tucked a diamond and platinum pin circa 1934 into the side of her updo) commanded attention, while some long-sleeve gowns (à la Angelina Jolie) might have looked more interesting with bigger rings on wearers’ fingers.
Pops of color did appear in the form of Gabourey Sidibe’s amethyst drop earrings from Martin Katz and Maria Menounos’ smoky and pink quartz ring from Brumani. Piles of bracelets looked pretty on the arms of Halle Berry (in five Harry Winston bracelets) as well as multiples on Sandra Bullock and Heidi Klum.
Martin Katz earrings worn by Gabourey Sidibe
Brumani ring worn by Maria Menounos
And while Natalie Portman gets points for wearing a stunning multi-row diamond necklace in platinum (retail $67,500) from Tiffany & Co, the red roses affixed to the front of her dress fell a little flat. That night, some live Tweeters agreed: Said @JewelryBizGuru, “the red roses are creeping me out.”
Natalie Portman (Robyn Beck/Getty Images)