Last night’s 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards kicked off this year’s red carpet season, and it was no surprise that, as always, natural diamonds were the gemstone of choice for both Hollywood ingenues and veterans alike. It seemed like no matter what color dress or pantsuit was worn, diamonds provided that extra added sparkle each look needed. Stacked wrists loaded with diamond bracelets, long and linear diamond earrings, as well as festoon-style diamond necklaces were just some of the common themes I saw. But let’s be honest, we are in a cultural moment where these red-carpet gatherings are so much more than trend spotting. It’s my opinion that socially conscious celebrities choose natural diamonds not only for their timeless style, but because of what they represent, benefitting the lives of more than 10 million people globally through things like healthcare, education, and strict environmental standards within mining communities. They look good and feel good about wearing them.
On a separate note, I was only slightly disappointed by a few stars who chose to have bare fingers, wrists or necklines. Such a shame to leave an open opportunity for glamour, especially when some gowns are almost begging for accessories.
I saw jewelry provided by design houses such as Tiffany & Co., Bvlgari, Forevermark, Harry Winston, Piaget, Messika, and Lorraine Schwartz amongst others. Even a personal favorite antique jewelry destination, Beladora which made my top five list! Each and every one of these designers pride themselves on using natural diamonds, all of which have been mined ethically and certified through the Kimberley Process.
Here’s a rundown of my top five favorite diamond looks:
1 — Lady Gaga wearing Tiffany & Co.
The Golden Globe winning actress wore a Tiffany & Co. necklace that was specially designed just for her at Tiffany’s NYC workshop using over 300 pear-shaped and round brilliant cut diamonds, all of which were ethically sourced. The center weighs in at over 20 carats, making the total carat weight over 80 carats! The diamond earrings are also Tiffany & Co. and match the Aurora Necklace.
2 — Dakota Fanning wearing Beladora
I always hope that someone will wear antique jewelry and this look answered my prayers! Dakota Fanning wore this elegant festoon-style diamond necklace from Beladora and I think it is the perfect length and neck coverage. The details of the necklace feature garland style bows and drops typical of the time period. Diamond stud earrings from Neil Lane were worn on the ears, which I thought were perfect since the necklace was the lone statement-maker.
3 — Isla Fisher wearing Harry Winston
The firecracker actress wore Harry Winston baubles all studded in diamonds to pull off her Old Hollywood glamour look. Another festoon-style necklace and this one is just stunning. The cascading necklace and diamond drop earrings are reportedly worth more than $5.5 million dollars.
4 — Constance Wu wearing Messika Jewelry
Not only do I think Constance Wu is one of the prettiest women in show business, her look at tonight’s Golden Globes was extra feminine and lovely. I saw several diamond chokers on the red carpet, but hers stood out the most to me with what she was wearing and her style. I love the width of the choker (it’s called The Magic Spell Choker and described as a “ribbon of diamonds”) and the single pear-shaped diamond dangling in the center. It gives it a delicate vibe which her dress portrays as well. She’s also wearing two all-diamond rings and a pair of diamond stud fan earrings (called the Firebird Earrings) that complete the look!
5 — Sandra Oh wearing Forevermark Diamonds
Host and winner of the night, Sandra Oh looked stunning in a white-on-white head turner…a stunning Versace gown paired with white stacks of natural diamonds from Forevermark. Every Forevermark diamond is rare and responsibly sourced and every look Sandra changed into had her wearing diamonds! Although her parents cheering her on when she won Best Actress in a TV Series- Drama may have been the highlight of the entire night for most, I loved looking at her diamond bracelet stack. Its own form of art right there! Enjoy the close-up photo.
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