By Hannah Connorton

The start of summer has provided celebrities with a wealth of opportunities at which to parade their newest, trendiest jewelry, including galas, movie premieres, film festivals and music awards.

The stars are still favoring long, elegant drop earrings with gemstones and diamonds, as well as cocktail rings with pops of color. Bangles continue to be a red carpet staple, and more necklaces are working their way back into celebrity jewelry choices.

Scroll down for the best in red carpet jewelry in the past few weeks.

Julianne Hough (below) wore Le Vian’s 14-karat white gold ring with Vanilla and Blackberry diamonds ($15,098) to the Rock of Ages screening in New York City on June 6.

Cameron Diaz wore Kimberly McDonald’s Botswana agate and diamond earrings set in 18-karat white gold (below) to the Los Angeles premiere of What to Expect When You’re Expecting.

The Bachelor’s Ali Fedotowsky (below) wore Amrapali’s 18-karat gold necklace with diamonds ($18,910) to the 2012 Miss USA Pageant in Las Vegas on June 3.

Happy Endings actress Eliza Coupe wore Baccarat’s Les Sous Bois Collection crystal earrings (below, $350) to the Disney Media Networks International Upfronts in Burbank, Calif. May 20.

Nicole Scherzinger (below) wore Vanessa Leu’s Marquise earrings with smoky quartz and silver diamonds ($12,000) to the London premiere of Men in Black III.

Salma Hayek wore Gucci’s 18-karat pink gold Horsebit earrings with light brown diamonds and morganite (below) to the 65th Cannes Film Festival.

The Office’s Angela Kinsey wore a sterling silver ring with pear-shaped faceted raw sapphires and diamonds (below, $930) to the 37th Annual Gracie Awards in Los Angeles.

Carmen Electra wore bangles by M.C.L. by Matthew Campbell Laurenza to the Race to Erase MS held in Century City, Calif. May 18. The jewelry included a French blue Croco bangle (below, top, $1,345) and a black enamel sapphire bangle (below, bottom, $2,000).

Singer/actress Mandy Moore wore a Misaki sterling silver rhodium-plated cultured pearl and zircon ring (below, $209) to the CFDA Fashion Awards in New York on June 4.

First Lady Michelle Obama (below) wore a freshwater pearl Torsade necklace ($99.95) from the Pearl Collective for her appearance on The Daily Show May 29.

Miley Cyrus was engaged with a Neil Lane 3.5-carat cushion-cut diamond ring set in 18-karat gold with a carved diamond floral motif (below) last week.

Modern Family’s Julie Bowen wore Adeler’s 14-karat yellow gold and lapis ring with diamonds (below, $10,698) to the 16th Annual Global Green USA Millennium Awards in Santa Monica, Calif. on June 2.

Body of Proof actress Jeri Ryan (below) wore Tresor’s interchangeable Aqua briolette earrings in 18-karat gold ($2,250) to the 37th Annual Gracie Awards Gala in Beverly Hills.

American Idol finalist Jessica Sanchez wore Erica Courtney’s 18-karat gold, diamond and zultanite ring with pink sapphires (below) on the show’s finale.

Jennifer Lopez (below) wore yellow diamond drop earrings ($70,000) by Cora to the finale of her reality show, Q-Viva! The Chosen in Las Vegas on May 26.

Gossip Girl’s Kristen Bell (below) wore Tresor’s Logo Collection 18-karat yellow gold and diamond ring ($2,375) to the 2012 CMT Music Awards in Nashville on June 6.


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