Red Carpet Report: Diamonds and Precious Gemstones Star at Emmy Awards

Sofia Vergara Photo Courtesy E! Online
Sofia Vergara
Wearing Red Vera Wang Dress
Photo Courtesy E! Online

Did you watch the 2013 Emmy Awards on Sunday night? If you’re anything like me you were just as interested in the designer jewels and fashions as in who won the awards – maybe more so. Starting with the pre-show coverage on E! Network’s “Live from the Red Carpet,” until the nominees took their seats in the LA’s Nokia Theatre, we were treated to a three-hour parade of couture gowns and precious gemstones that literally stole the show itself.

The Emmy Awards telecast was in fact a little on the dreary side this year, with six separate tributes to dearly departed actors. But the dresses and jewelry made up for the sometimes somber tone. The colors were dazzling—everything from rich jewel-tone satins paired with emeralds, rubies and sapphires…to the palest pastel sheers worn with diamonds in platinum.

Winning the Best Dressed Bombshell category, as she always does, was Sofia Vergara in a form-fitting red Vera Wang gown and platinum jewelry by Lorraine Schwartz. The Colombian star of “Modern Family” chose unheated rubies, sapphires and Colombian emeralds (over 100 carats), an Asscher-cut diamond ring (21 carats), and a Colombian emerald ring (40 carats). Vergara’s total jewelry turnout was said to be worth over $7 million dollars!

Claire Danes
Claire Danes
Photo Courtesy of Washington Post

Claire Danes, who won the Best Actress in a Drama award for her role in “Homeland,” took a more ethereal approach, as befits her personal style. Her nude color Armani Privé gown looked elegant with simple-but-statement-like Neil Lane jewelry, including a platinum bracelet with diamonds and emeralds ($1 million) and 5-carat diamond studs ($150,000).

And speaking of statement pieces, my third nominee for Best Jewelry at the Emmy Awards is “Extra” co-host Maria Menounos. Her knockout emerald and diamond necklace, also by Lorraine Schwartz, perfectly complemented her navy blue Zac Posen gown. Together with emerald studs and a diamond cocktail ring, her jewels were worth a cool $2.5 million.

Maria Manounos
Maria Manounos
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