Grape Expectations: Purple Takes Over the Red Carpet

Pantone’s Color of the Year, Ultra Violet, is ultrahot on the red carpet

Dua Lipa at Billboard awardsDua Lipa

You may recall that in the January/February 2018 issue of JCK we told you malachite would be one of the year’s five hottest gemstones. Clearly, Dua Lipa got the memo. At the Billboard Music Awards, she wore a bold Bulgari Serpenti malachite necklace with her ’80s-style metallic lamé Alexandre Vauthier dress in the year’s hottest hue. Lipa continued her purple reign on stage, where she donned a purple one-piece to perform her single “New Rules.”


(Above) Serpenti High Jewelry necklace in 18k pink gold with malachite and diamond; price on request; Bulgari; 800-BULGARI;

GiGi Ferranti emerald locket necklaceUNDER $10,000
Gianna Locket and Mirror Compact in 14k yellow gold with 4.7 ct. emerald, 0.71 ct. t.w. diamonds, and 0.09 ct. fancy greenish-yellow diamond; $9,500; GiGi Ferranti; info@gigiferranti;

Jacquie Aiche malachite potion bottleUNDER $5,000
Malachite Aladdin Potion Bottle in 14k rose gold with diamond chain; $2,965; Jacquie Aiche;;


Mindy Kaling at Wrinkle in Time premiereMindy Kaling

We’re jealous of Mindy Kaling for many reasons: She knows Oprah; she was in the coolest girl-gang in film history in Ocean’s 8 (Cate Blanchett, Sandra Bullock, Awkwafina, Rihanna…). And over the years we’ve seen her wear just about every color—from neon yellow to electric pink—and wear it well. This gorgeous violet Greta Constantine gown, from A Wrinkle in Time’s Los Angeles premiere, is just another amazing color choice. Oh, did we mention she has her own Barbie? 


Beladora cascade earringsON KALING
Cascade earrings with 20 cts. t.w. pear-shape diamonds in 18k white gold; $48,000; Beladora;;

Sutra diamond drop earringsUNDER $150,000
Earrings with 21.37 cts. t.w. diamonds in 18k white gold; $126,000; Sutra Jewels;;

KC Designs abstract floral diamond earringsUNDER $5,000
Abstract Floral earrings with 0.92 ct. t.w. diamonds in 14k white gold; $2,700; KC Designs; 800-552-3790;

(Lipa: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/Filmmagic; Kaling: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty)

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