Sunday night’s 68th Primetime Emmy Awards drew some of Hollywood’s biggest stars to the small screen’s annual red carpet celebration. And while this year’s lineup was somewhat subdued (see natural makeup, casual hairstyles and minimalist jewelry), there were several notable exceptions in the dazzle department.
Let’s take a look at the Best Jewelry at the 2016 Emmy Awards: Win, Place and Show!
Win: Emily Ratajkowski
She wasn’t even nominated, but she triumphed on the red carpet in, of all colors, navy blue. The 25-year-old model/actress Emily Ratajkowski arrived on the arm of fashion designer Zac Posen, who created her strapless mermaid-style gown – a modern take on Old Hollywood glamour.
Rata’s sleek side-parted pony and dramatic blue eye makeup took the total look from retro to “right now.” But it was her long, knotted diamond earrings by H. Stern that gave this ensemble its contemporary edge. Overall effect: perfection.
Place: Sofia Vergara
A noticeably slimmed-down Sofia Vergara sizzled in a blush-colored Atelier Versace gown with sheer panels in all the right places. The 44-year-old star of Modern Family styled her hair in a half-updo, choosing dramatic red lipstick and winged eyeliner (a big makeup trend this season).
Sofia’s sinuous diamond earrings and snake-like bracelet and ring combo were all created by Lorraine Schwartz. To see these stunning jewels up close, click here for Sofia’s red carpet interview with E! News anchor Giuliana Rancic.
Show: Sarah Paulson
Sarah Paulson (41) won Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie for her role as Marcia Clark (63) in The People vs. OJ Simpson. Paulson arrived on the red carpet dressed in a dazzling jade-green Prada gown, with “the real” Marcia Clark as her plus-one for the night.
Paulson’s rectangular diamond and yellow sapphire earrings were custom-designed by Wilfredo Rosado to complement her dress. Clark wore an important-looking diamond necklace, which we hope she bought herself with the proceeds of her best-selling book!
Honorable Mention: Tracee Ellis Ross
The beautiful star of the hit show Blackish tied for our Best Earrings of the Night award. In the midst of so many drop styles, shoulder-dusters and chandeliers, her swirling diamond clusters by De Grisogono stood out from the glittering crowd.
Sources: E! Entertainment Television; UsMagazine.com; DailyMail.co.uk; AccessoriesMagazine.com