Couture Musings

Emmy Jewelry Breaks the Mold

What is worn on the red carpet at the Emmy’s can range from the ridiculous to the inspiring. Celebrities use the occasion, and all of the attention, to try to court the fickle favor of fashion editors. This year’s Emmy Awards, which took place on Sunday, September 21, were no exception and the stars of television wore their latest and best.

Trends in women’s jewelry were less about showing off than about how the jewelry worked with the dress. That is NOT to say that Emmy jewelry was anything less than impressive–the Emmys are not a night to go easy on the glamor! However, the jewelry choices in general this year complemented the chosen look rather than made an ostentatious statement. There were more classic, elegant designs as well as a good mix of detail and volume. Celebrity’s (or at least their stylist’s) selections were tasteful, often including drop earrings, sexy necklaces, and larger diamond cuff bracelets and stacks of bangles.

Erica Courtney’s designs were worn by over a dozen celebrities on the red carpet this year. Lisa Edelstein from "House" showed off the trend of black diamonds with Erica’s black diamond and platinum pieces. Lisa wore Erica’s studs, Lola ring,
and Bermuda chain, all platinum with black diamonds.



The pieces
went well with her delicate white and black dress, adding detail of their own.


Jenna Fischer of "The Office," who also wore Erica Courntey, chose Erica’s 18K gold and diamond Lotus and Royal Square chandelier earrings to pair with her multi-hued, floaty chiffon dress.


Here again, the jewelry accented the feeling of the dress, goddess-inspired and romantic.

And there
are many ways to be romantic. Very different from Jenna’s look, Olivia Wilde,
formerly of "The O.C.," was Romeo-and-Juliet romantic in
Reem Acra. Olivia’s
chiffon and satin gown with beaded cap sleeved was topped off with Kwiat’s white
gold and diamond serpentine earrings.



abstract form earrings with this princess-like dress were just the right

Cross wore an Elie Saab short crinoline dress (also with an off-the-shoulder top) made of tulle with embroidered flowers and Beige taffeta belt. This pale, yet highly detailed dress, was well accented by Hearts on Fire diamond jewelry.


The earrings and a bracelet stand out and embrace the feeling of
lady-like bareness.

Opulence has always be the hallmark of Hollywood, and so diamond jewelry was not limited to the ladies on the red carpet. Backstage in the Architectural Digest Greenroom, the Hearts on Fire Diamond Chandelier took center stage.



This hand made, 10
million dollar light fixture was constructed out of diamond strands plated
in platinum and lit by fiber optics. Designed by Mark Boone, this show
stopper seemed to weave diamonds out of thin air. Both earthly and ethereal like the Emmys themselves.


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