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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Award Winning Jewels












The Sixtieth Annual Prime Time Emmy Awards were last night and I have to say - the jewelry underwhelmed me!

Diamonds were the gem of choice but even within that category the risk takers were few and far between! Classic diamond looks, including simple studs (albeit 2-5ct studs!) , drop earrings and stacked diamond bangles dazzled from Chopard, Harry Winston, Kwiat, Fred Leighton, and more.

Vintage diamond pieces made statement, with 1920s and '30s pieces seen on Kyra Sedgwick and Glenn Close, and old mine and cushion-cut diamonds seen on everyone from Holly Hunter to Mary-Louise Parker.

Sandra Oh went with the trend - classic rose or mine cut diamond earrings, but on her the look was stunningly classic!

The men were the least impressive - even Diddy (who designs his own clothing line) wore a basic tuxedo look Christian from last season's Project Runway was probably the biggest risk taker with a gold patterned dress shirt under his suit! Leslie David Baker shown here with one of the writers from his award winning show, The Office sported a tasteful geometric diamond brooch on his lapel that didn't look out of place at an awards ceremony! Aside from those two stand outs, the most daring men's accessory was a colored or patterned tie!

Red Carpet statements were (click photo for a larger size):

My favorite jewelry of the evening (I am working on finding a larger photo) Ugly Betty's America Ferrera in a 19th-century diamond flower necklace by Fred Leighton, paired with 2.5-carat old mine-cut diamond pendant earrings, a rose-cut diamond cluster bracelet and a 19th-century diamond line bracelet.





"Lipstick Jungle's" Brooke Shields donned Fred Leighton's old mine-cut diamond leaf and vine earrings and a 19th-century diamond bow brooch to the event.





Shocking in her victorian underwear inspired corset dress January Jones and the Kwiat team took the prize for most creative use of diamond jewelry. Mark Townsend and Kwiat created a custom diamond hairpiece for the Mad Men star by wrapping Kwiat diamonds by the yard with large diamond pieces.





Ugly Betty star Ashley Jensen (you should also check her out in Extras) pumps up a simple strapless black dress with a dramatic neckpiece.




Actress Olivia Wilde didn't need a lot of jewelry with the jewelled sleeves and tiny pleated detail in the full skirt on her gown by Red-Carpet favorite Reem Acra.






...and finally another favorite look was this multi-strand gemstone necklace from actress Elizabeth Mitchell - I am not sure that I like that they decided to hang the pendant from the top strand however (the taut strand changes the fluid look of the piece)!
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