On the Red Carpet With Blue Angels Leighton Meester, Gwyneth Paltrow & Jennifer Nettles



A TV star, a country singer, and an Oscar winner reign in indigo hues

Leighton Meester

On Gossip Girl, she rules the Upper East Side; on the red carpet, Leighton Meester just plain rules. At the 14th Hollywood Awards, she pulled off a tulle (tulle!) Elie Saab number, accessorized with a wristful of bracelets from her favorite jeweler, Cathy Waterman.

Jennifer Nettles

Remember when “country” was synonymous with “sequins and ­cowboy boots”? Neither do we, thanks to stars like Sugarland singer Jennifer Nettles, stunning at the 2010 CMA Awards in a Carolina ­Herrera gown and geode-and-sapphire Kimberly McDonald earrings.

Gwyneth Paltrow

How trendy is Gwyneth Paltrow? At the CMAs, the Oscar winner—who plays a crooner in her new film Country Strong—wore an antique brooch–turned–earring from London estate dealer S.J. Phillips, the first piece from a yet-to-be-completed collection. Yes, we said earring, singular.

Look for Less

UNDER $15,000
18k white gold and colorless diamond Gothic arch cuff; $10,420; Katie Decker at Fragments, New York City; 212-334-9588; fragments.com
UNDER $5,000
Sterling wrought iron cuff; $230; Jessica Elliot, Los Angeles; 323-656-2878; jessicaelliot.com
Tanzanite, platinum, and diamond geo wheat bracelet; $161,310; Cathy Waterman; cathywaterman.com  
UNDER $15,000
Dazzle 18k gold bracelet with 36.30 cts. t.w. tanzanite and 4.15 cts. t.w. diamonds; $10,250; Trésor, Cliffside Park, N.J.; 800-368-1813; tresorcollection.com
 
UNDER $5,000
Sterling silver 4–7.5 mm La Mer freshwater cultured pearl iolite and labradorite bracelet; $265; Honora, New York City; 212-371-1515; honora.com
 
Signature black geode and natural Ceylon sapphire earrings in 18k white gold; $27,500; Kimberly McDonald; kimberlymcdonald.com  
UNDER $15,000
18k gold earrings with a large rough colored diamond center and colorless brilliant-cut diamond surround; $12,100; Todd Reed, Boulder, Colo.; 800-376-3609; toddreed.com
 
UNDER $5,000
Jess Elyse black shell earrings with 0.67 cts. t.w. diamonds in 14k rose gold; $1,705; Dana Rebecca, Chicago; 312-701-1773; danarebeccadesigns.com
 
UNDER $15,000
Paper Cut Peony earrings in 18k white and blackened gold with rose-cut diamonds; $9,960; Dickson Yewn at Fragments, New York City; 212-334-9588; fragments.com
 
UNDER $5,000
Sterling feather earrings; $120; Tustare, Rio de Janeiro; 55-21-2236-2305; tustare.com.br