Emmy Award actresses mad about drop earrings
|E! presenter Catt Sadler (left) wore Sutra moonstone and diamond earrings plus Amrapali diamond bands to the 61st Primetime Emmy Awards. Photo: Courtesy of D'Orazio and Associates. Mad Men actress January Jones traded Betty Draper's necklace and earring sets for diamond drop earrings and a diamond leaf bracelet from Neil Lane. Photo: Getty Images/Jason Merritt.|
While characters on the 1960s drama flit about in matched earrings and necklace sets, a vast majority of the nominated or presenting attendees at last night's awards show followed a more subtle style dictum: wear diamond drop earrings and pair them with bracelets and/or a cocktail ring.
Witness even the accessories worn by Mad Men's leading actresses: Christina Hendricks in Fred Leighton fern pendant earrings with rose-cut diamonds and a cushion-cut black-diamond ring, and Elizabeth Moss in Chopard cushion-cut diamond earrings paired with two fancy-cut diamond bracelets and a cushion-cut diamond bracelet. Rounding out the trifecta, January Jones matched a diamond leaf bracelet with diamond drop earrings, both in platinum from Neil Lane.
As for additional top winners from the evening, Damages star Glenn Close, outstanding lead actress in a drama series, wore Fred Leighton rose-cut diamond and platinum pendant earrings, while her comedic counterpart Toni Collette, of United States of Tara, wore short, earlobe-hugging drops paired with a Fred Leighton platinum, diamond and jade bracelet.
Kristin Chenoweth, outstanding supporting actress in a comedy series, kept the focus on her bedazzled dress, smartly accessorizing with only a pair of diamond stud earrings in platinum from Tiffany and Co. Big Love's Jeanne Tripplehorn also went with a shimmering pailette-studded dress and minimal jewelry. Like Chenoweth, she kept her hair pulled back, showing off her "Orielle" natural, rough, cognac-colored diamond stud earrings from Diamond in the Rough.
Also making a red-carpet splash was De Beers' new "Everlon" diamond jewelry, the diamond giant's "big idea" for the fourth quarter. Breaking Bad actress Anna Gunn debuted Everlon Diamond Knot Collection earrings, a four-row diamond bracelet and a marquise-cut diamond ring, all designed by Martin Katz.
Among the TV personalities breaking from the short drop earrings, bracelet and ring combo was a very pregnant Heidi Klum, who paired a handful of rings with black tassel-like drops. Presenter Hayden Panettiere, nominee Chandra Wilson and Big Love actress Ginnifer Goodwin were among the handful of attendees donning necklaces. Panettiere chose a 19th-century snake necklace featuring old mine-cut diamonds from Fred Leighton; Wilson wore a 37-carat fancy-diamond number in platinum from Chopard; and Goodwin selected Ivanka Trump Fine Jewelry's 18-karat rose-gold and emerald-shaped rock-crystal necklace, finished off with a ring.
Among some of the prominent gemstones seen on the red carpet were pearls, worn by Grey Gardens actress Drew Barrymore, nominee Elizabeth Perkins and E! presenter Giuliana Rancic. Barrymore selected South Sea pearl stud earrings and an 18-karat white-gold "Innocence" ring featuring a 12.5-millimeter South Sea pearl surrounded by 26 round diamonds, both from Anna Hu. Perkins, meanwhile, wore an Yvel pearl ring and freshwater-pearl brooch with diamonds topped off with Siera diamond earrings, and Rancic chose Yvel, too, donning a pearl bracelet from the brand, as well as an aquamarine ring from Paolo Costagli.