Hollywood Red Carpet Jewellery Trends 2012
At the Academy Awards last year, Best Actress winner Natalie Portman's ruby earrings from Tiffany & Co turned out to be quite a departure from the classic diamonds that Best Actress winners usually adorn themselves with. However, it opened up a trend of sorts-to wear off-beat designs in various materials. This year, the red carpet at the 69th annual Golden Globe Awards (Globes) and the 18th annual Screen Actors Guild Awards (SAGs) saw a variety of trends in jewels, the biggest being a departure from heavy statement pieces-a trend that has been ruling the red carpet for the last couple of years.
Check out what jewellery the stars wore on the Golden globe and Screen Actors Guild 2012 red carpet here
While some still wore heavy necklaces, with intricate jewelled and metal detailing, most opted to go without necklaces, even keeping the earrings simple. It was a refreshing dose of simplicity to see simple diamond stud earrings on some, like Michelle Williams at the Globes (Best Actress in a Musical or Comedy for My Week with Marilyn), while others opted for less opulent materials in even the dangler and chandelier earrings. The teardrop earring has been big this year, in new interpretations of the classic look, sans any heavy precious stones. The most prominent celebrities sporting this trend at the SAGs were actresses from The Help (winner for Best Ensemble Cast in a Motion Picture), like Emma Stone and Viola Davis. Also from The Help, Octavia Spencer (Best Supporting Actress) wore chandelier earrings, but they were far from brushing her shoulders, as was the trend. Even Meryl Streep (nominee, Best Actress, The Iron Lady) chose to wear danglers at the SAGs, but in a simplistic design. In colours, some did opt for bright jewel tones in emeralds, rubies and coloured sapphires. Actresses Ariel Winter (Modern Family) and Julianna Margulies (The Good Wife) were among those who sported that trend at the Globes. Actresses like Angelina Jolie, Nicole Kidman and Kate Winslet, who usually make a statement with their jewellery also chose to keep it subtle this year.
Statement cocktail rings have also been very few this year, with Lea Michele (Glee) as one of them, as she wore a large emerald on the finger at the Globes. Bracelets weren't that many either. However, those who did opt to wear bracelets chose chunkier designs, hence rendering cuffs and mesh bracelets as the biggest statement-makers on the red carpet. Among those seen sporting these trends were Sofia Vergara (Modern Family) and Madonna at the Globes, and Viola Davis, Kyra Sedgwick (The Closer), Jessica Chastain (The Help) and Emily Blunt at the SAGs.
Besides the fact that the Academy Awards this time are more unpredictable than they've been in years, this year, with jewels being toned down, one can't really tell what one can expect the Oscars Best Actress to be wearing. However, going by the Globes and SAGs, it's going to be less statement making pieces, simpler yet interesting and off-beat designs, and an inclusion of some semi-precious materials as well. So here's to watch out for the one who can make a statement with her jewellery on the Oscars red carpet anyway!