Monday, 20 February 2012

And the BAFTA for red carpet jewellery goes to...

We were pleased to see Livia Firth’s ‘green’ credentials fully embrace the high jewellery tradition – she wore vintage Cartier tassel diamond & emerald earrings with her wonderful tuxedo. Christina Ricci, Gillian Andersen and Hayley Atwell also wore impressive earrings. Diamond drop earrings are a classic of the red carpet for good reason, lengthening the neck, dazzling in the flicker of flashbulbs, setting off long column gowns. Our Taj collection all-diamond drop earrings were designed with precisely these effects in mind.

Tilda Swinton was distinctive as ever in a modernist white gown, her sole accessory an outsize cocktail ring by Italian brand Pomellato, whom she represents. Others sporting large signature rings included Penelope Cruz with an impressive ruby and diamond ring from Chopard. Large gemstone rings are a particular interest of ours since Lucie Campbell specialises in sourcing exceptional stones and designing pieces which maximise their natural beauty and impact. See our gemstone rings

Once again we saw stacked diamond bracelets, wide cuffs and wrap-around diamond bracelets on the red carpet, sometimes on both wrists and with large rings to boot, or in the case of Ricci, Andersen et Atwell balancing out their generous diamond drop earrings. As red carpet trends go this one is only gathering followers. We’re finding many happy new combinations amongst our own extensive collection of diamond and gemstone bracelets

One choice we hope to see more of: Jessica Chastain wore long looped chains with her ‘gold leaf’ Oscar de la Renta gown; the very definition of red carpet glamour. We do so love our own very long, very flattering briolette diamond chains

Look out for our Oscar coverage week commencing Monday February 27th.
Find more BAFTA red carpet images at Elle UK

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