Happy New Year! Its a glorious start to the beginning of 2014 and with so many awards shows its easily one of the best parts of the year~ Not only is it an exciting time to see who's going to win for the awards but also you can usually get a gauge on upcoming trends, new colors and styles. So far this year we've had the Peoples Choice Awards 1/8/2014, Golden Globes 1/12/2014, Critics Choice 1/16/2014, Screen Actors Guild (SAG) 1/18/2014.
That's alot of awards shows, but here's a rundown of the best jewelry we saw on the red carpet~
The Peoples Choice Awards is a more low key event with most of the hemlines going to the knee and very few that wore floor length gowns. The colors of the evening were many neutrals and light colors. Not much large jewelry and many jewels loaned from famous jeweler to the stars Lorraine Schwartz.
The 71st Golden Globes is a fabulous and glittering event that was held in Beverly Hills. Great fashion and minimal on the jewels, except for Sofia Vergara. She never disappoints on the red carpet. And lets not forget about the awards! The winners were a slew of actors and actresses that have been in unique and not always top box office movies. Jared Leto for his role playing a transgendered woman on Dallas Buyers Club was brilliant.
An actress that is quickly becoming a favorite is Jennifer Lawrence. Her role in "American Hustle" landed her a Golden Globe for best supporting actress. Her sense of style, gorgeous jewelry and quirky attitude will be one to watch for come Oscars in March.
Helen Mirren looks fabulous at any age and wowed her fellow actors in a gorgeous green beaded dress and was wearing emerald and diamond earrings by Bulgari that was once owned by screen siren Gina Lollobrigida. She looked fabulous! wasnt easy to get a good picture of the earrings~
|Here's a better view of these luscious earrings|
Jessica Chastain wore a stunning diamond riviera necklace also by Bulgari and dating to 1930's. Lots of sparkle!
Sofia Vergara absolutely dazzled everyone on the red carpet wearing a stunning vintage
Lorraine Schwartz Turquoise and diamond bib collar. It was a gorgeous contrast to the dark color of her dress. She reminds me of our generations Lucille Ball.
|Sofia was wearing over $3 Million dollars worth of jewels, carved turquoise and diamond bib collar necklace, diamond earrings and ring|
Jennifer won a Golden Globe for her supporting role in "American Hustle". Jennifer Lawrence has proved she is quickly becoming a red carpet favorite with her fun personality, great sense of style and her overall likeability. She looked phenomenal wearing Neil Lane Art Deco platinum chandelier earrings with black spinel, onyx, black diamonds, jade, and coral; four platinum bracelets with colorless and black diamonds; and two platinum and diamond rings and a stunning sugarloaf Colombian emerald ring. All valued at $2.5 million
And Cate Blanchett looked radiant and stunned the crowds in a black lace Armani prive gown with ethically mined diamond earrings by Chopard. She just ethereal and very elegant .The total effect was mind blowing. She was one of the actresses that stole the show!
|Chopard Green carpet Collection 11ct marquise ethically mined diamonds set in fairmined gold|
|Cate Blanchett won a Golden Globe for lead actress for "Blue Jasmine"|
Hollywood stars get the option from several jewelry designers to wear their sparkly gems, gem encrusted handbags and shoes to several award shows thru out the year. Now the everyday person will get the same option! A new website "haute vault" is a company that after you become a member ( almost like qualifying for a store credit card) you learn of your membership level (s), there are five in total. Sterling, gold, platinum, diamond, corporate. Then let the lending begin! Depending on your membership level you can choose the item you'd like to borrow. They offer formal items, rings, watches, nrcklaces, earringsYou can either rent for the week or for the month and you also have the option to buy. Then the piece is FedEx to you overnight. The costs for rental range from a few hundred to several thousand dollars on each item. Some of the items seem pricey but if you're looking to make an impression, this is the place to find and wear it!
After you have completed your rental time you return the item via FedEx. It's a great concept for someone who wants to look a little extra special for the Holidays, a wedding, reunion any kind of event! Here's the link to their website, http://hautevault.com/