For reasons unknown the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles. was held on a Monday night at the end of August, where people are either on vacation or busy with their return to school. Despite this, the television ratings were respectable. Most award shows in the US are held on a Sunday during the fall and winter months. This event is normally held in September, I was told by an official that television networks often have the final say when it comes to date and how it fits their schedule.
Jessica Pare wears Fred Leighton platinum and diamond pendant necklace from the 1950's
and platinum and diamond stud earrings (two carats each).
Lucy Liu wears Lorraine Schwartz yellow gold and canary yellow diamond earrings and ring.
The jewellery was provided by LoveGold.com
The strange timing brings a bit of confusion for those on the red carpet and their designers. Do you go with summer fashion or work in fall style for the upcoming season. In the end, it turned out to be a conservative year on the red carpet.
Christina Hendricks in 18k Yellow Gold Jewellery by Neil Lane that includes:
a diamond and gold lovebird bracelet; a rose-cut mogul diamond gold bangle;
a pair of ornate gold bangles; a garnet, pearl, and gold Victorian bracelet;
a crimson garnet, diamond, and gold ring; and carved gold girandole earrings.
The jewellery was provided by LoveGold.com.
Classic diamond jewellery on white gold or platinum that, like a wedding, is always part of the red carpet, was even more prevalent this year. The De Beers diamond brand, Forevermark, may have made the biggest impression for the evening with their jewellery lines created by diamond manufacturers and designers.
Laura Prepon sparkles in Simon G Diamond Jewellery that included the following:
18k white gold earrings with 3.16-carats of round white diamonds;
an 18k white gold bangle with 7.98-carats of round white diamonds;
an 18k white gold ring with 1.37-carats of princess diamonds and 1.53-carats baguette diamonds;
An 18k white gold bangle with 2.17-carats of round white diamonds;
an 18k white gold bracelet with 1.63-carats of round white diamonds and 5.84-carats of baguette diamonds;
and an 18k white gold ring with a 1-carat round white diamond.
Yellow gold, thanks to the efforts of LoveGold.com, the fashion forward jewellery division of the World Gold Council, also was in high demand this year. After many years of growth on the red carpet events, coloured gems took a bit of a back seat. When colour did appear it was in the form of colourful cocktail rings or hanging earrings. Again, not exactly earth shattering. Fashion forward pieces came in the form of ear climbers and multi-finger rings, which are commonplace these days.
January Jones wears Jack Vartanian diamond ear climbers.
There were the usual familiar faces and familiar designers along with new faces and new designers. Fred Leighton, Lorraine Schwartz, Martin Katz and Neil Lane were among those whose jewellery adorned the actresses. However, names not as well known also made their mark on the red carpet, including Ana Khouri, Suzanne Kalan and Kallati.
Downton Abbey actress Joanne Froggatt wearing Brumani earrings.
When it came to representation by television show stars, the women of “Mad Men” and “Orange is the New Black” share the award for looking the best with their jewellery adornment.
Zooey Deschanel wears Forevermark diamond jewellery by Maria Canale Aster Collection that incldues ring, earrings and bracelet adorned with round brilliant Forevermark diamonds set in 18k white gold.