We were thrilled to see Portman—not typically a statement jewelry wearer—jazz up a little Dior black dress with ruby tassels at an L.A. Dance Project gala (she was a co-chair). The kicky Van Cleef & Arpels drops were a natural choice: VCA is a supporter of LADP, which was founded by Portman’s husband, Benjamin Millepied; he’s a former principal dancer for the New York City Ballet, which premiered the Balanchine piece Jewels, inspired by the legendary gems of—you guessed it!—Van Cleef & Arpels.
(Above) Soleil d’Orient earrings with sapphires, diamonds, emeralds, spinels, and pearls in 18k white and rose gold; price on request; Van Cleef & Arpels; 877-VAN-CLEEF; vancleefarpels.com
Jharna earrings in 18k white gold with diamonds, pearls, and ruby tassel; $7,360; Amrapali; 800-210-6773; amrapalijewels.com
Modern Craft earrings in cinnamon with silk cord beads and onyx stone tops; $195; Lizzie Fortunato; firstname.lastname@example.org; lizziefortunato.com
At a recent SAG-AFTRA Foundation awards event in Los Angeles, McPhee rocked a cape-style tuxedo jacket, a lace-trimmed Maria Lucia Hohan gown, and Wonder Woman–worthy stacks of mixed metal and diamond bracelets on both arms. But it was the actress-singer’s gorgeous green Gilan shoulder dusters—which provided a much-needed pop to her otherwise all-black ensemble—that really made our jaws drop. (Well, the earrings and her picture-perfect smoky eye makeup.) Color us emerald with envy.
18k white gold earrings with emeralds, black and white diamonds, and 71.34 cts. t.w. emerald beads; $17,675; Gilan; 917-213-0349; gilan.ist
Tassel earrings in 18k yellow and black gold vermeil with green agate beads and lab-grown white diamonds; £1,295 ($1,708); Anabela Chan; email@example.com; anabelachan.com
Green onyx tassel ball earrings with micro-pavé emerald zircons in 22k gold vermeil; £495 ($653); Látelita London; firstname.lastname@example.org; latelita.com
(Portman: Steve Granitz/WireImage/Getty; McPhee: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic/Getty)