|Jennifer Lawrence in Chopard “High Jewelry" choker with 156.77 carats of diamonds set in 18k white gold. Photo credit: Valerie Macon/AFP/Getty Images|
Harry Winston and Chopard were among the jewelry highlights at the 2016 Golden Globes red carpet Sunday in an otherwise showcase of jewels that lacked in diversity and color.
The consensus winner of this year’s awards event was Jennifer Lawrence who wore a large sparkling one-of-a-kind choker with 156.77 carats of diamonds set in 18k white gold from the luxury brand’s “High Jewelry Collection.”
|Lady Gaga in Neil Lane diamond jewels|
However, Harry Winston also had an excellent showing with Jennifer Lopez, Helen Mirren, Katy Perry and Lily James all wearing Winston’s white diamond jewels. Piaget also did well dressing actresses and actors with its jewels and watches.
|Zendaya in Yoko London pearl and diamond earrings and ring and a Lydia Courteille garnet and diamond ring|
Familiar names once again dominated the red carpet and in fact may have increased its presence. In addition to brands mentioned, there was Fred Leighton, Neil Lane, Tiffany & Co., Van Cleef & Arpels and Cartier. This may be why red carpet jewels lacked excitement overall, as white diamonds and precious metals dominated the event. A few in the jewelry industry were disappointed as well saying that just about everyone is being paid to wear jewels.
|Caitriona Balfe in Fred Leighton 1920's diamond and platinum pendant earrings; 1920's natural pearl and diamond ring, in platinum. Photo credit: Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP|
But there were still plenty of highlights. I don’t think Lady Gaga looked better in her Neil Lane jewels. The young Zendaya showed refined international tastes with her choice of Yoko London pearl and diamond earrings matched with a garnet and diamond ring by Parisian high jewelry designer Lydia Courteille.
|Taraji P. Henson in earrings designed by Kimberly McDonald, featuring 107-carat cushion-cut Gemfields Zambian emerald with diamonds. Photo by Jason Merritt via Getty Images|
Taraji P. Henson was adorned with large emerald earrings by US high jewelry designer, Kimberly McDonald. The 107 carats worth of emeralds were from colored gemstone mining and marketing company, Gemfields. Caitriona Balfe 1920’s diamond and platinum pendant earrings provided by Fred Leighton was another highlight of the evening.
|Montblanc Heritage Chronometrie Dual Time Ident 112540 and Montblanc Cufflinks Ident Photo credit: 112896. Jordan Straus/AP|
Men’s watches had some time in the spotlight as well with Mark Ruffalo sporting Monblanc, Matt Damon and Michael B. Jordan in Piaget and Eddie Redmayne in an Omega Globemaster “Master Chronometer.”
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