All That Glitters: Cool Stars, Hot Trends

Cuff ‘Em

Nothing dresses the arms of Tinseltown ladies like oversize, jewel-studded bracelets. Any variety will do—cuffs, bangles, multi-coiled strands—and the wider, the better!

Black onyx and diamond fan bracelet in
platinum; $165,000; Tiffany & Co., New York City; 800-843-3269;

Citrine and diamond necklace in 18k yellow
gold; $60,000; Van Cleef & Arpels, New York City; 877-826-2533;

Big Love

The goal of the oversize pendant is clear: It wants your attention. And celebrities are heeding its command. In saucer-size discs and tassel-laden masses, large pendants clamor for the spotlight and sometimes nab it, leaving the star to serve as the backdrop.

Hair Raising

A ribbon brooch with more than 15 cts. t.w. diamonds in silver and 18k gold; $75,000; Neil Lane, Los Angeles; 310-275-5015;

Jewels are becoming multitaskers. Necklaces double (and triple) as bracelets, and interchangeable earrings can shed a tier in no time. To that end, brooches and strands are aiming higher—for the hair—to perch atop the crowns of famous heads everywhere.

It Had to Be Hue

Colored jewels are lighting up awards shows in a rich range of vibrant tones. Sapphires, citrines, garnets…name a stone, and it’s adorning America’s biggest stars. But diamonds needn’t worry—they have supporting roles as pavé.

Irene Neuwirth 18k yellow gold chrysoprase and diamond earrings; $16,500; Barneys New York, New York City; 888-222-7639;

Bruce Glikas
Glee star—and Broadway baby—Lea Michele brightens up the 2010 Tony Award nominations with Irene Neuwirth chrysoprase and diamond chandelier earrings.