by elle eichinger | February 28, 2013 | Style & Beauty
On Adele at the Golden Globes:
DL: This is what you call the perfect pop of sparkle. Adele [was] dressed in Burberry, with subtle but flawless Van Cleef & Arpels 1971 “Estate” earrings with diamonds set in 18K yellow gold from the Heritage collection. Adele is someone who wears jewelry to finish off her look, not overpower her—these earrings were perfect.
On Amanda Seyfriend at the SAG Awards:
TB: This delicate Lorraine Schwartz necklace works in perfect concert with the blue Zac Posen gown. No longer solely adornment, the colors of the necklace and the contrasting textures with the dress make for a complete look.
DAPHNE LINGON: For me, this look is all about angles: the loose curls in her hair, the way the dress hugs her body, and the geometric design of the pendant—it really tells a story from head to toe.
On Amy Adams at the Golden Globes:
TB: Amy Adams is enchanting in the Lucida cut diamond cut earrings by Tiffany & Company.
DL: Clearly inspired by 1920s Tiffany designs, she ties the whole look together so well, with her hairstyle reminiscent of Old Hollywood, but juxtaposed to the pale pink Marchesa gown for a completely modern finish.
TB: This is the perfect example of how a simple yet elegant pair of earrings can round out an entire look.
On Amy Poehler at the Golden Globes:
TB: The first thing that comes to mind with Amy Poehler is funny, not necessarily sexy. The low-cut Stella McCartney tuxedo, revealing a provocative Chopard diamond necklace and diamond studs, shows just how sexy this funny woman can be.
On Jennifer Garner at the SAG Awards:
DL: Golden goddess! Jennifer Garner was aglow in this gold Oscar de la Renta Pre-Fall 2012 gown. What I love is that this doesn’t look styled—she owns every part of it. The David Webb bracelet is sublime. The gold is a perfect match to the dress, the diamonds are perfectly placed, and the see-through rock crystals add a sexy finish. It’s a completely modern look with a retro feel; David Webb, an iconic American designer, was the perfect choice for her.
On Jennifer Lawrence at the Oscars:
TB: There is so much being made of Jennifer Lawrence and Anne Hathaway wearing their necklaces ‘backwards’ as they walked the red carpet at the Oscars. The tradition of wearing a long diamond chain necklace, such as the Chopard one worn by Lawrence, goes back to the 1920s and even earlier. The graceful chain could almost be mistaken for lace straps on her dress while at the same time causing the viewer’s eye to follow it up and down the length of her torso. Although Anne Hathaway is always perfectly adorned, Lawrence’s more discreet necklace was much more successful in its overall appeal. A procession such as the red carpet is the perfect venue to wear a necklace that is equally effective from the front and the back.
On Naomi Watts at the Oscars:
DL: Dressed in a sculptural, liquid silver column by Armani Privé, Naomi Watts wore a pair of understated old mine-cut diamond ear pendants by Neil Lane. The design is reminiscent of the 19th century, with a smaller stone suspending a larger stone, and outlined by a small black circle of oxidized silver. [This is a] great juxtaposition of an ultra-contemporary dress and traditional earrings.
On Zoe Saldana at the Oscars:
DL: Exquisitely feminine in an Alexis Mabille Couture dress, Saldana wore a pair of ear pendants by Neil Lane, each with a long, flexible row of small diamonds and drop-shaped white pearls. These perfectly complemented her long, dark hair and strapless white dress.
On Jessica Chastain at the SAG Awards and Oscars:
TOM BURSTEIN: Whoever is choosing the jewels for Jessica Chastain could not have found a better fit matching the gorgeous diamonds of Harry Winston with the beauty of this screen siren. The choice of a diamond bracelet set in yellow gold [at the Oscars] draws out the warmth of her skin tone and the earthy color of her dress, while the brilliant diamond cluster earrings light up [her] face. This Oscars success follows her SAG Award appearance, [where she wore] a necklace of iconic Winston design dating back to the 1940s and 50s. Harry Winston was famous for saying, ‘If I could, I would attach the diamond directly onto a woman’s skin.’ On Jessica Chastain, the fire and sparkle of the diamonds ‘floating’ over her body dramatically enhance [her] elegance and beauty.
On Rachel Weisz at the Golden Globes:
DL: I love that Rachel Weisz is hitting every trend with this look. The sheer and polka-dot accents of her Louis Vuitton dress, and classic big barrel curls, go very well with her choice in a Bulgari ‘Serpenti’ bracelet wrapping around her wrist, paved in diamonds. The Bulargi serpent style bracelets are steeped in Hollywood history. Of note would be the diamond, emerald and gold “snake” bracelet, which dates back to 1961, sold at Christie’s in 2011 from The Collection of Elizabeth Taylor.
Emerald and diamond necklace, Harry Winston. Estimated price: $800,000-$1.2 million. Property from Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale April 16, 2013 New York, Rockefeller Plaza.
Amethyst, emerald, and diamond bangle bracelet, David Webb. Estimated price: $90,000-120,000. Property from Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale April 16, 2013 New York, Rockefeller Plaza.
Diamond, emerald, and gold snake bracelet watch, Bulgari. Sold in 2011 for $974,500.
Christie’s senior jewelry specialists Tom Burstein and Daphne Lingon tuned in to all the red carpet pre-shows this awards season, soaking up the style with an analytical eye. After taking meticulous notes on the jewels dripping from A-List celebrities at the SAG Awards, Golden Globes, and of course, Sunday’s Academy Awards, Burstein and Lingon shared their commentary with Michigan Avenue, and noted an upcoming auction boasting accessories on par with those seen on the red carpet.
Christie’s Magnificent Jewels sale will take place in New York on April 16, and feature pieces by Harry Winston and David Webb—two favorites on the red carpets this year—among others. Email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
PHOTOGRAPHY BY Jason Merritt/Getty Images (Chastain, Oscars) Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images (Chastain, SAG Awards); Jason Kempin/Getty Images (Garner); Jason Merritt/Getty Images (Adams); Frazer Harrison/Getty Images, Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images (Seyfried); Jason Merritt/Getty Images (Adele); Jason Merritt/Getty Images (Poehler); Jason Merritt/Getty Images (Weisz); Jason Merritt/Getty Images (Lawrence); Frazer Harrison/Getty Images (Saldana); Jason Merritt/Getty Images (Watts)
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