As per usual, award shows often showcase up-and-coming jewelry and fashion trends. And this year was no different, with colored gemstons, diamonds and sapphires sparkling strong:
The CMA carpet brimmed with head-turning looks, as many of country’s leading ladies selected gowns in saturated hues, from Miranda Lambert in magenta and Swift in true red to Katherine Heigl, actress and wife of singer Josh Kelley, in sapphire blue. To accessorize, Heigl and Lambert both turned to colored gemstones, with Heigl donning her own diamond and sapphire stud earrings and a pendant necklace, and Lambert wearing ruby and diamond earrings from Amrapali. The nearly shoulder-grazing drops (below) feature carved ruby and colorless diamonds that pop against their blackened metal setting. Lambert topped the look off with a wrist full of Amrapali stacked rose-cut diamond bangles.
Sheryl Crow also looked to color for her CMA night out. The singer wore stacks of diamond, gold and coral bracelets, plus coral and gold chandelier earrings and a diamond cocktail ring, all from celebrity favorite Neil Lane.
Meanwhile, diamond jewelry alone got plenty of play. Swift, who performed her new single “Back to December,” made her red carpet arrival in a suite of diamond jewelry from Neil Lane, including long leaf earrings, plus a bracelet and ring, all featuring diamonds set in platinum. Gwyneth Paltrow, who hit the stage to perform the theme song from her new film, Country Strong, wore earrings in a similar silhouette. The actress, who wowed critics with her vocals, accessorized with long curling leaf-like earrings reportedly from S.J. Phillips.
In addition to the evening’s many bold earrings, classic jewelry—including smaller diamond drops and studs, paired with simple line bracelets—also continued to make its red carpet mark. Lady Antebellum’s Hillary Scott selected a diamond earring and bracelet combo from Bulgari, while Nicole Kidman looked to classic styles from Fred Leighton. The evening’s co-host, Carrie Underwood, set the sartorial stage, appearing on the red carpet in a gray-tiered frock, simple diamond earrings and a bracelet, followed over the evening by a bevy of quick-changes and a rotating accompaniment of jewels.
Source: National Jeweler