Professional Jeweler Archive: Diamonds at the Awards and Fashion Shows

April 2004


Diamonds at the Awards and Fashion Shows

Stiletto earrings make a mark; right-hand rings and smaller earrings are prominent too

The Golden Globes, Grammys, Oscars and New York Fashion Week made it clear: thinner and smaller earrings and right-hand rings are the choices among fashionable women this year. Long skinny stiletto earrings made the biggest impact – especially at the Oscars.

The season kicked off at the Golden Globes, where a long list of actresses wore right-hand rings, including Debra Messing, Cynthia Nixon, Sarah Jessica Parker and Charlize Theron. Smaller diamond earrings – studs, clusters and small drops – were the choice for trend-setters such as Messing and Parker. This signaled the waning of chandelier earrings after a long reign on the red carpet.

The Grammys award show continued the love affair with right-hand rings, worn by entertainers Beyoncé, Queen Latifah, Madonna, Faith Hill and Gwen Stefani.

Stilettos ruled the Academy Awards red carpet, often with diamonds, gems or pearls integrated into the design. Theron wore diamond stilettos with a starburst pattern on the ends. Diamond dangles were in evidence also.

Stilettos also made a splash at New York Fashion Week. Kimora Lee Simmons introduced a version as part of her Simmons Jewelry Collection, which debuted at her Baby Phat runway show. The Simmons collection is a joint venture with M. Fabrikant & Sons. Designer Zac Posen accented his fashions with diamond drops by Fred Leighton. Other designers who chose the style included Halston, Matthew Williamson, Carmen Marc Valvo and Cynthia Steffe. Diamond right-hand rings appeared in a record 15 runway shows.

Oscar winner Charlize Theron shows off the latest style to take the red carpet by storm: stiletto earrings. The newest wrinkle is to add an element such as starbursts to the straight line.

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