Remember the 2021 Emmy award jewelry? An endless parade of dangle earrings followed by dangle earrings, plus a pair of statement necklaces to add to the effect. Oh what days those were.
As for the jewelry at the 74th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards on September 12, 2022, to be honest, there wasn’t much of it.
What’s behind this sudden trend towards minimalism on the red carpet? Yes, we are all worried about inflation and a potential recession, and no one in the spotlight wants to appear indifferent to those who are experiencing economic hardship. But everyone knows that the jewels are rented. And showing off a gorgeous diamond necklace or a statement cocktail ring is definitely good for a career in jewelry design, especially if the celebrity prefers to wear a piece from a lesser-known brand. Unless, of course, said celebrity forgets who did said thing.
Luckily, there were a few Emmy contestants who didn’t completely forego accessories. Here are some of our favorites.
Usually Reece Witherspoon is more subdued, so we were pleasantly surprised to see her sparkle like that. The Morning Show star and Best Actress nominee donned an elegant strapless column dress from Armani Privé, and this beautiful piece suits her perfectly. Most actors and their stylists would go the diamond route in a navy blue dress, so we applaud Tiffany & Co.’s choice of jewelry. with aquamarine and blue zircon.
Two large colored stone necklaces in one night? What have we done to deserve this blessing? (And why doesn’t this happen more often at awards?) When the entire cast of “The Descendants” took to the stage to celebrate winning Best Drama Series, we couldn’t stop staring at Sarah Snook’s necklace. Just take a look at this magnificent piece: a piece of over 250 carats of gemstones, and you won’t be surprised to know that it’s from Irene Neuwirth’s Gemmy Gem collection. More of these on the red carpet, please.
Forget the men in black – let’s talk about the men in white. We love it when actors defy the fashion rule and dress in chic white to fight the blazing Hollywood heat. Nominee Andrew Garfield wore white, Seth Rogen wore white, and continuity-obsessed Internet darling Nicholas Brown wore white. We love the guy with the pinky ring, and the embossing makes his De Beers diamond ring just right. And no, it’s not a bow tie.
Abbott Elementary actor Tyler James Williams’s wardrobe – he plays a teacher who’s crazy about Janine (played by Emmy winner Quinta Brunson) – is pretty boring, so it’s no wonder he wore the finest jewelry to the Emmy nomination. “. A suit by LA-based brand Thrash Bespoke and chunky jewelry by Cartier, who did an amazing job of bejeweling the men of Hollywood. Take a look at the stone in the cufflinks: it’s not lapis lazuli, it’s sodalite, a less intense but still vibrant royal blue with white streaks that seem to resemble clouds.
Gomez deserves the award just for keeping a straight face while performing with Steve Martin and Martin Short, two of her “Only Murders in the Building” co-stars. But for going green, she deserves one more thing: Those emerald earrings and chunky emerald cocktail ring, both from Boucheron, added the perfect color to her white sequined Celine gown with spaghetti straps. (Between those who are still obsessed with OMITB? I still have to finish season 2… so no spoilers please!)
Lily James’ bronze Atelier Versace chain mail dress is an everyday piece, so we won’t blame the Pam & Tommy miniseries-nominated Pamela Anderson actress – all of her De Beers jewelry was relatively subtle, so they just added a bit more shimmer to an already shimmery look. Points for mixing rose and yellow gold!
Thank God for Zendaya. We can always count on the actress, who won her second Primetime Emmy Award for Best Actress for teen drama Euphoria, to epitomize glamor at any awards show—firstly, with her impeccable dressing choices (Audrey Hepburn-inspired ball gown by Maison Valentino ), and then with her jewelry (she’s a Bulgari ambassador, after all). Flawless from head to toe.