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Monday, 23 September 2013 00:00

EMMYS 2013: Jewelry Stole the Show (but Cancel the Dresses, Please!)

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Last night’s red carpet fashion was a fail. In fact, for the annual Emmy Awards, it may have been the worst in recent memory. I kept wondering if the stars’ stylists hadn’t yet returned from their summer vacations. On the other hand, the jewelry they wore just pulled you in. Were the jewels avant-garde? No, but you could tell that these stars of the small screen didn’t care about “safe.” Instead, they wore pieces that played to individual style. And especially when it came to the three top trends of the TV’s big night: color-drop earrings, vintage pieces, and creative cuffs.

I thought Matt Damon’s wife, Luciana, did the death-to-cookie-cutter-jewelry thing quite well—especially with her earrings. As did Brooke Burke, who looked modern and on-trend wearing a statement diamond cuff by Antonini, Katerina Maxine carved jade earrings, and Le Vian black-and-white diamond rings.

And Shaun Robinson took this new easy-evening jewelry to a whole different level with her Kara Ross ring for the Diamonds with a Story Collection made from broken sidewalk concrete and diamonds. Overall, Ms. Robinson’s jewelry choices were testament to personal jewelry style being the winner of the night. Her Silvermist diamond bracelet was by Interjewel for the Diamonds with a Story Collection, and her sleek platinum and diamond “Dolce Vita” earrings were from Gumuchian.

One after another, I watched celebrities walking onto the red carpet wearing jewelry with a refreshing playful and relaxed attitude. Like Jane Krakowski in her Wendy Yue carved turquoise earrings and carved turquoise rose ring. And Melissa Rauch wearing Jordan Alexander turquoise earrings and ring.

Since the Emmys kick off the entertainment industry’s awards season—the Globes, SAGs, Grammys, and Oscars will be here before we know it—this trend toward original, less formal evening jewelry is encouraging. And all in all, it made up for the less-than-inspiring dresses. (Well, sort of.)

Luciana and Matt Damon. Mrs. Damon in gold Naeem Khan gown, Norman Silverman diamond bracelets, and Sutra diamond bracelets

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Lorraine DePasque

Lorraine DePasque is a contributing writer for INSTORE and INDESIGN. She is also a freelance journalist who has covered the fine jewelry industry for more than two decades. Having seen thousands of collections, met thousands of artisans, schlepped through hundreds of trade shows, judged hundreds of design competitions, and writtten several thousand jewelry articles, she has one simple request: “Please don’t tell me something is innovative when it isn’t.”