2013 Emmys Jewelry

Sophia Vargara in $7 million dollars (and 100 carats) of Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

Sophia Vargara in $7 million dollars (and 100 carats) of Lorraine Schwartz jewelry.

The 65th Primetime Emmys aired on Sunday, September 22 and the red carpet of the season’s first big award show was closely watched. While much of the accessorizing was very understated, there was a lot of fun color to be found, either in monochromatic looks or high contrast, which was the real jewelry story of the evening. That and a couple really great uses of gold.

Kelly Osbourne in Amrapali earrings.

Kelly Osbourne in Amrapali earrings.

Sarah Hyland in Lorraine Schwartz.

Sarah Hyland in Lorraine Schwartz.

Kerry Washington in Fred Leighton pink diamond earrings.

Kerry Washington in Fred Leighton pink diamond earrings.

Kaley Cuoco in Neil Lane.

Kaley Cuoco in Neil Lane.

Mayim Bialik in Takat earrings and a Bellarri ring.

Mayim Bialik in Takat earrings and a Bellarri ring.

Heidi Klum in Lorraine Schwartz.

Heidi Klum in Lorraine Schwartz.

Melissa Rauch in Jordan Alexander.

Melissa Rauch in Jordan Alexander.

Anna Gunn in Irene Neuwirth.Anna Gunn in Irene Neuwirth.

Maria Menounos in Lorraine Schwartz.

Maria Menounos in Lorraine Schwartz.

Amy Poehler in Irene Neuwirth.

Amy Poehler in Irene Neuwirth.

 Jane Krakowski in Wendy Yue.

Jane Krakowski in Wendy Yue.

Christina Hendricks in Lorraine Schwartz.

Christina Hendricks in Lorraine Schwartz.

Linda Cardellini in Irene Neuwirth.Linda Cardellini in Irene Neuwirth.

Taylor Schilling in Neil Lane.

Taylor Schilling in Neil Lane.

Jane Lynch in Janis by Janis Savitt.

Jane Lynch in Janis by Janis Savitt.

Padma Lakshmi in Robert Lee Morris.

Padma Lakshmi in Robert Lee Morris.

Connie Britton in Cathy Waterman.

Connie Britton in Cathy Waterman.

Allison Williams in Fred Leighton.

Allison Williams in Fred Leighton.

2013 VMAs Jewelry

You really never know what you are going to see on the red carpet of the MTV Video Music Awards, held yesterday in Brooklyn, but I am going to choose to acknowledge the following three ladies who brought a little class (and big jewels) to this occasion. It’s a Lorraine Schwartz trifecta too!

Jennifer Hudson in 400 carats of black and white diamonds.

Jennifer Hudson in 400 carats of black and white diamonds.

Selena Gomez wearing carved jade earrings.

Selena Gomez wearing carved jade earrings.

Taylor Swift also in black and white diamonds.

Taylor Swift also in black and white diamonds.

2013 Chopard Red Carpet Collection

Chopard 2013 Red Carpet Collection Rose Necklace

I’m really late to the party on this one, because it debuted during the Cannes Film Festival back in May, but it’s really lovely so I’m posting about it now anyway. The 2013 edition of Chopard’s Red Carpet Collection, an annual tradition for 15 years, debuted at the 66th Festival and contains 66 pieces. The colorful collection is said to be inspired by all aspects of love, and while their are many dramatic pieces, there are also a lot of whimsical ones. A collaboration with the Alliance for Responsible Mining (ARM) has made the collection ‘green’ by using gold that comes from a responsible source. Check out the Chopard Red Carpet Tumblr for tons of great photos.

Diamond necklace.

Diamond necklace.

Rose ring.

Rose ring.

Lana Del Ray in Chopard Red Carpet Jewels at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Lana Del Ray in Chopard Red Carpet Jewels at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Spinel ring.

Spinel ring.

Tanzanite earrings.

Tanzanite earrings.

Uma Thurman in Chopard Red Carpet Jewels at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Uma Thurman in Chopard Red Carpet Jewels at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Pink opal necklace.

Pink opal necklace.

Pink opal earrings.

Pink opal earrings.

Cara Delevigne in Chopard Red Carpet Jewels at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Cara Delevigne in Chopard Red Carpet Jewels at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Apple ring.

Apple ring.

Mushroom ring.

Mushroom ring.

Lea Seydoux in Chopard Red Carpet Jewels at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Lea Seydoux in Chopard Red Carpet Jewels at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival.

Parabia tourmaline ring.

Paraiba tourmaline ring.

Kunzite ring.

Kunzite ring.

Kunzite earrings.

Paraiba tourmaline earrings.

2013 Oscars Jewelry

Diamonds, diamonds and more diamonds.

Jennifer Garner in Neil Lane at the 2013 Oscars.

Jennifer Garner in Neil Lane

At the 2013 Oscars, the proliferation of colorless diamonds was definitely noticeable. There were only two big necklaces, one of which was on Jennifer Gardner who wore Neil Lane and Helen Hunt in a graphic Martin Katz that shimmered beautifully as she walked the red carpet.

Helen Hunt in Martin Katz at the 2013 Oscars.

Helen Hunt in Martin Katz

Major bracelets were the order of the day with Jessica Chastain and Charlize Theron in Harry Winston, Amy Adams in Mouawad, Reese Witherspoon in Louis Vuitton, Queen Latifah in Ritani and Naomi Watts in Neil Lane.

Oscars 2013

Clockwise from top left: Amy Adams, Naomi Watts, Charlize Theron, Jessica Chastain, Queen Latifah, Reese Witherspoon (click on image for larger view)

Jennifer Lawrence once again wore Chopard diamond jewelry on the red carpet and wore a simple diamond-accented chain down the back of her dress for a very glamorous look.

Chopard Jennifer Lawrence 2013 Oscars

Jennifer Lawrence in Chopard

Sandra Bullock wore Harry Winston in her hair.

Harry Winston Sandra Bullock 2013 Oscars

Sandra Bullock in Harry Winston

Lawrence wasn’t the only one wearing her necklace backwards. Anne Hathaway apparently chose her Prada dress a few hours before the red carpet, and accented it with a Tiffany & Co. necklace from the 2013 Blue Book Collection as well as other Tiffany jewelry. She too wore it draped down the back and… well, there could have been a better match. The straps at the back of the dress interfered with the necklace (and from the front as well) and it just takes away from the design. Maybe the jewelry was picked before the dress??

Tiffany Anne Hathaway 2013 Oscars

Anne Hathaway wearing Tiffany & Co.

Most of the gold was found on dresses, but there were some touches of it in jewel form. Other than Jessica Chastain mentioned above, gold was also seen on Olivia Munn in Harry Winston, Nicole Kidman in Fred Leighton, Salma Hayek in Cindy Chao (in her hair), Catherine Zeta-Jones in Lorraine Schwartz, Jane Fonda in Chopard, and Naomie Harris in H. Stern, each of whom had a significant amount of gold on their dresses.

2013 Oscars Gold Jewelry

Clockwise from top left: Naomie Harris, Jane Fonda, Salma Hayek, Nicole Kidman, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Olivia Munn (click on image for larger view)

Special gold mention goes to Samantha Barks of Les Misérables who wore this stunning House of Waris ‘Light Emanating from the Heart’ necklace that featured a 14.67 carat oval diamond.

House of Waris Samantha Barks 2013 Oscars

Samantha Barks wearing House of Waris for Forevermark.

Kelly Rowland again wore black Lorraine Schwartz jewelry and joining her was Kelly Osborne in Norman Silverman earrings, Melissa McCarthy in Henri J. Sillam earrings, and Halle Berry in Adeler earrings.

2013 Oscars Black Earrings

Clockwise from left: Kelly Rowland, Melissa McCarthy, Halle Berry, Kelly Osborne (click on image for larger view)

One really had to go digging to find color on the red carpet. Most notable were Jennifer Hudson’s opal Sutra earrings. Also in color are Renee Zellweger with a Van Cleef & Arpels ruby bracelet, Marcia Gay Harden in John Hardy, Fan Bingbing in Chopard rubies and Jenna Dewan in Irene Neuwirth opals.

2013 Oscars Jewelry Color

Clockwise from top left: Marcia Gay Harden, Jenna Dewan, Jennifer Hudson, Renee Zellweger, Fan Bingbing (click on image for larger view)

Zoe Saldana stood apart with some rarely seen pearls and lots of rings, including a diamond snake, from Neil Lane, reminiscent of Rihanna’s look at the Grammys (also by Neil Lane).

Neil Lane Zoe Saldana 2013 Oscars

Zoe Saldana wearing Neil Lane

I was expecting more color on the red carpet given that there was a good amount of it in the lead-up to the Oscars, but that’s the fun of it… you just never know!