How to Get the Best Red Carpet Jewelry Looks for Less

BAFTA Awards Red Carpet
BAFTA Awards Red Carpet. Photo Courtesy of PopSugar.com

While most women will never walk the red carpet, or hire a stylist, many of us would like to step up our game a bit when it comes to special occasion dressing. This past week we’ve had had plenty of inspiration, including the 2016 British Academy of Film and Television Arts Awards (BAFTAs), and the 58th Annual Grammy Awards.

Here are some dazzling awards show statement pieces from the likes of Chopard, Lorraine Schwartz, and Tiffany & Co.  We’re showing them with a few accessibly-priced lookalikes to help us real girls get the best red carpet jewelry looks for less.

Saoirse Ronan Wearing Multi-Row, Multi-Color Gemstone Choker Necklace at 2016 BAFTAs. Alternates for Less from BlueNile and Ralph Lauren.
Clockwise: Saoirse Ronan Wearing Multi-Row, Multi-Color Gemstone Choker Necklace at 2016 BAFTAs. Photo Courtesy of EOnline.com. Alternates for Less from BlueNile $435 and Ralph Lauren $49.

The 2016 BAFTAs Red Carpet

Brooklyn star Saoirse Ronan stunned in a statement necklace of sapphires and Fancy Color Diamonds from the Chopard High Jewellery Collection. You can achieve a similar red carpet look by layering several stands of faux gemstones from Blue Nile, $435, or Ralph Lauren, $49.

Cate Blanchett Photo Courtesy of Telegraph.co.uk, Wearing Diamond Earrings. Alternate Diamond Earrings for Less at Avalaya.com $45.
Cate Blanchett Photo Courtesy of Telegraph.co.uk, Wearing Diamond Earrings.
Alternate Rhinestone Earrings for Less at Avalaya.com, $45.

Cate Blanchett wore mixed-cut diamond drop earrings from the 2016 Tiffany Blue Book Collection, by Tiffany & Co., while Kate Winslet donned Morning Dew diamond chandeliers by David Morris. We found very similar rhinestone styles online; so can you, for well under $100.

Julianne Moore Wearing Emerald Earrings. Alternates top to bottom: Emerald Crystal Earrings $29.50 at ArtBead.com; Faux Emerald Drop Earrings from Etsy.com; Vintage Weiss Emerald Crystal Clip Earrings
Julianne Moore Wearing Emerald Earrings. Alternates top to bottom: Emerald Crystal Earrings $29.50 at ArtBead.com; Faux Emerald Drop Earrings, $32, at Etsy.com; Vintage Weiss Emerald Crystal Clip Earrings, Etsy.com

Julianne Moore chose cabochon emerald earrings from the Chopard Red Carpet Collection to complement her gorgeous red hair. Swarovski makes some beautiful green crystal styles, including drops, clusters and shoulder-dusters. From $48, at Swarovski.com.

Swarovski choker similar to the multi-gemstone choker warn by Taylor Swift at the 2016 Grammy Awards
Taylor Swift at the 2016 Grammy Awards Red Carpet. Clockwise: Photos Courtesy of Tom Lorenzo, DailyMail.co.uk, Avalaya.com

The 2016 Grammy Awards Red Carpet

Taylor Swift’s two-piece orange and pink Versace number stole the night, and her multi-colored sapphire choker by Lorraine Schwartz added just the right touch of class. We suggest stacking several single-row faux gemstone chokers for the same effect. This one from Avalaya.com is only $15…buy three, four or five!

Saoirse Ronan Wearing Multi-colored Gemstone Choker. Alternatives from Blue Nile and Ralph Lauren Multi-Colored Gemstone Choker
Clockwise from top right: Gold-Tone Earrings from AliExpress.com; Giuliana Rancic’s Head-to-Toe Gold Ensemble; G with Ryan Seacrest on the E! Red Carpet. E! Photos Courtesy of EOnline.com

Live from the Red Carpet co-host Giuliana Rancic zigged when others zagged, forgoing her usual Forevermark diamonds for a head-to-toe Goldfinger look. Her 18K leaf-shaped earrings are “price on request.” Lookalikes from AliExpress start at $38.

Kate Winslet Wearing Dazzling Diamond Earrings. Alternate Look for Less found at AJBridal.com.
Kate Winslet Wearing Dazzling Diamond Earrings by David Morris. Photo Courtesy of EOnline.com;
Alternate Look for Less Found at AJBridal.com.

This Necklace Knows No Equal

Carrie Underwood wearing a new 48 carat diamond necklace designed by Jonathan Arndt
Photo Courtesy of YourGeorgiaCountry.com

Carrie Underwood’s 48-carat diamond and ruby necklace by Jonathan Arndt was a Valentine’s Day present from her husband Mike Fisher. Featuring a huge Fancy Yellow Diamond, it was a highlight of the 2016 Grammys red carpet – truly a one-of-a-kind treasure.

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