But how ‘bout that rock Emily Deschanel was wearing?
Jewelry-wise, the television Emmy Awards reached their apex in 2011, when Sofia Vergera showed up literally dripping with Colombian emeralds (100 carats) and diamonds (another 60). This year, meh. Baubles by all the usual suspects -- Bulgari, Van Cleef, Irene Neuwirth, Neil Lane, Fred Leighton –- briefly sparkled up the red carpet, but not much really stood out. Two exceptions: “Top Chef” host Padma Lakshmi’s huge, below-the-elbow gold cuff and the enormous rock on the right hand middle finger of Emily Deschanel. Ms. Deschanel also wore what she described as a “vegan gown.” Take that, Lady Gaga and your meat dress.