Los Angeles, CA—Statement-making earrings, (very!) bold necklaces and some sizable bracelets led the top jewelry trends at Sunday night’s 71stannual Emmy Awards. And the awards themselves delivered some surprises with some widely-expected wins not materializing and newcomers such as British comedy Fleabag making a big sweep.
In jewelry, Jenny McCarthy, one of Fox’s pre-show hosts working the red—or in this case, purple—carpet, kicked off the mega-necklace trend. She capped a frothy baby blue Alexander McQueen dress with a huge silver and crystal necklace. The entire effect was 1950s-prom-queen-meets-1980s-punk, as the dress started sweet on top and ended in a jagged, shredded hem. McCarthy paired the dress with studded high heeled combat boots and two studded black leather biker belts.
Kim Kardashian West’s necklaces got even bigger: she paired two hip-hop style diamond link chains with diamond cross pendant. Actresses Sophie Turner and Viola Davis (above left) went massive but classic: Turner with a diamond collar from Chanel and Davis in layered Forevermark diamond rivière necklaces.
Jenny McCarthy wore a sweet/punk look with a huge silver necklace, above. Image: Fox. Below, Kim Kardashian West and her sister, model Kendall Jenner, presenting the Reality TV award. Image: Us magazine.
Veep star Julia Louis-Dreyfus wore massive Irene Neuwirth opal and diamond floral earrings in 18k yellow gold to match her metallic gold gown, while Jameela Jamil and Emilia Clarke both chose huge colorful earrings from David Webb. And Mandy Moore accented her elegant red and pink Brandon Maxwell gown with diamond waterfall earrings from Forevermark.
Not everything was stratospherically expensive, either, which is good news for jewelers. For example, actress Chrishell Hartley (Netflix's Selling Sunset, ABC’s soap All My Children and primetime drama Mistresses) wore a $165 silver Pavé collection ring from Belle Étoile, and comedian, actress, and writer Ashley Nicole Black (Full Frontal with Samantha Bee) wore a $550 silver Pirouette collection bangle by Belle Étoile. Other jeweler-accessible brands on display included Oscar Heyman, Norman Silverman Diamonds, Le Vian, Hearts On Fire, Forevermark, Mémoire, and Marco Bicego.
Chrishell Hartley, above, and Ashley Nicole Black, below, in Belle Étoile at the Emmys and the HBO afterparty.
Here’s a look at who wore what:
Keeping his awards-show wow factor intact, Billy Porter—who won the Outstanding Lead Actor In A Drama Series Emmy for his role in Pose, again turned heads with gender-fluid fashion. The first openly gay actor to win the Lead Actor award, Porter plays Pray Tell, a flamboyant MC in FX’s drama about the AIDS crisis in New York’s LGBTQ ballroom scene of the late 1980s/early 1990s.
Porter’s other history-making red-carpet looks include, in chronological order, his pink cape at the Golden Globes, tuxedo gown at the Oscars, and “uterus dress” at the Tonys. And, of course, Oscar Heyman jewelry.
At the Emmys, Porter wore a shimmering, black and silver disco-inspired pantsuit custom designed by Michael Kors. The bejeweled suit featured flowing, wide-legged pants, an extra-long scarf worn as a tie, and platform shoes. The ensemble was completed with a wide, asymmetrical hat by British (what else?) milliner Stephen Jones and, again, a ring and cufflinks from Oscar Heyman Bros.
As always, platinum jewelry was front and center at the Emmys. Famed celebrity stylist Micaela Erlanger says, “whether it’s a vintage or a modern design, platinum jewelry adds extra glamour and sophistication in order to create an iconic fashion moment.”
Amy Adams was one of the A-list celebrities sporting platinum jewelry: she wore Norman Silverman Diamonds’ hoop earrings and eternity bands. (Image: Instar Images)
Janet Mock, Isla Fisher, and Sarah Levy also wore jewelry from Norman Silverman Diamonds. Janet Mock wore stud earrings with emerald-cut diamonds (16 ctw) and a ring with a 6.0 ct. marquise diamond, Isla Fisher wore drop earrings with 6.0 ctw. of fancy shape diamonds and $50,000 worth of platinum and diamond fashion rings, and Sarah Levy wore pear-shape diamond earrings (10 ctw) and a mesh bracelet with 55 ctw. of diamonds.
Naomi Watts wore Harry Winston’s “Secret Combination” diamond sautoir (worn backwards), emerald-cut diamond stud earrings and a red-carpet-worthy ring (image: Instar Images) and Gwyneth Paltrow also wore Harry Winston (she’s a huge brand fan); this time choosing vintage 1968 sapphire and diamond hoops. (Paltrow image: Getty)
Kristen Bell (The Good Place) also wore platinum from Harry Winston: loop earrings with black spinel and diamonds and band rings with channel-set diamonds, and Antoni Porowski wore vintage 1920s platinum diamond cufflinks and studs from Van Cleef & Arpels, supplied by Fred Leighton.
Mandy Moore, whose Brandon Maxwell gown earned her many a “best dressed” comment, wore Forevermark brand Light Falldiamond earrings (15.41 ctw), diamond eternity band, (2.97 ctw), and Cornerstones diamond eternity band (3.22 ctw), all in white gold. She also wore a Forevermark by Premier Gem platinum pear diamond bypass ring (2.00 ctw) and a Forevermark by Imagine Bridal diamond eternity band (3.00 ctw) in white gold.
Viola Davis (top of page) wore Forevermark by Rahaminov diamond choker (12.35 ctw), diamond line necklace (32.76 ctw) in white gold, and oval diamond ring (10.32 ctw) in platinum, with Forevermark brand Degrade line necklace (33.61 ctw) and princess-cut diamond studs, (8.21 ctw), bth in 18k white gold.
Ariel Winter and Sarah Hyland (Modern Family) rocked Le Vian jewelry for Entertainment Weekly’s pre-Emmy party on September 20, while Gail Simmons (Top Chef) and Chrissy Metz (This Is Us) wore Le Vian on Emmy night. Simmons (below top) wore Le Vian rings and Metz (below bottom) wore earrings and a ring from the brand:
Winter wore Le Vian earrings:
Hyland wore colorful rings from Le Vian (shown below right) and Anabela Chan:
D’Arcy Carden (The Good Place) worea Marco Bicego diamond ring and a cuff from Misarahara to the Emmy Awards.
Eris Baker (This Is Us) wore Hearts On Fire’s Illa diamond shooting star wrap ring (5.76 ctw), Aerial diamond crossover right hand ring (1.0 ct), Triplicity single pointed diamond band (0.81 ct), and a Lorelei triple wave diamond ring (2.52 ctw), all in white gold.
E! News correspondent Tanya Rad wore a HOF teardrop halo diamond line bracelet (4.85 ctw), Triplicity pointed line bracelet (5.08 ctw), and Lorelei diamond crisscross ring (0.65 ct), all in white gold:
Fosse/Verdon actress Aya Cash wore Hearts On Fire’s Aerial diamond crossover right-hand ring in 18K white gold, while Veep actress Clea DuVall (below) wore HOF classic stiletto diamond earrings (4.4 ctw) in white gold and an Enchantment diamond right-hand ring (2.05 ctw) in yellow gold.
Samantha Bee, nominated for Outstanding Variety Talk Series,sported Hearts On Fire’s Triplicity diamond drop fringe earrings (4.0 ctw) and Mémoire’s petite prong five diamond band (3.36 ctw), both in 18K white gold:
Actress Angelique Cabral also wore Mémoire; a five row diamond bracelet (7.13 ctw), and Hearts On Fire’s three prong diamond stud earrings (6.29 ctw), and two HOF fulfillment round diamond bands (1.78 ctw), to the Amazon Prime Video Emmy afterparty.