By Hannah Connorton

Stars rock gemstone jewelry--precious and semiprecious--anywhere from the red carpet and awards shows to TV appearances and movie premieres. While some celebrities go for bright or sparkly stones like fire opal, citrine and aquamarine, others are drawn to the darker hues of onyx and lapis.

Here is a hot pick of gemstone jewelry seen on celebrities since the start of 2012.

Grammy winner Adele wore a pair of Van Cleef & Arpels “Manhattan Flower” earrings (below, $205,000), featuring diamonds, moonstone and onyx cabochons set in 18-karat white gold, to the Brit Awards.

Maggie Grace (below), who has appeared in the Lost series and the movie Taken, wore Tresor’s 18-karat yellow gold and lapis “Fin” earrings ($600) to the premiere of The Grey in Los Angeles.

Soulful singer Alicia Keys (below) wore Amrapali’s 14-karat gold, citrine and diamond cuff ($9,650) to the 2012 MusiCares Person of the Year Tribute to Paul McCartney in Los Angeles.

Kerry Washington (below), of the TV series Black Panther, wore Yael’s white gold, diamond and orange fire opal ring ($10,065) to Essence magazine’s Black Women in Hollywood event in Beverly Hills.

One Tree Hill’s Sophia Bush wore Sutra’s 18-karat yellow gold and carved jade pear earrings with diamonds (below, top) to the (Belvedere) RED Pre-Grammys party in Hollywood. The actress also accessorized with Adeler’s 14-karat yellow gold and coral oval ring (below, bottom, $4,928) and 14-karat gold and chalcedony ring ($3,908).

Bush was also spotted wearing Brumani’s “Baobab” ring in 18-karat yellow gold with brown diamonds, aquamarine, ruby and pink tourmaline (below, $9,960).

British actress Carey Mulligan (below), who appeared in the movie Drive, wore Tacori’s 18K925 18-karat gold and prasiolite studs ($450) to the London Film Critics’ Circle Awards.


Katherine Heigl (below) wore Sutra’s 18-karat yellow gold earrings with colored diamonds and orange sapphires to a One for the Money movie event in Berlin, Germany.

Sports Illustrated model Irina Shayk wore Kara Ross oval cluster earrings with white drusy (below) to a Sports Illustrated on-location event in Las Vegas.


How I Met Your Mother’s Jennifer Morrison (below) wore Tresor’s 18-karat yellow gold, golden rutile and diamond drop earrings ($2,000) while on Extra in Los Angeles. Morrison was promoting her new show, Once Upon a Time.

Jewelry designer Ivanka Trump wore her own art-deco inspired 18-karat white gold earrings with diamond and black onyx (below) to the premiere of W.E. in New York.

Glee’s Kristin Chenoweth wore Kara Ross’ large geometric “Sugarloaf” earrings in sterling silver with 18-karat gold accents, rhodochrosite and white sapphires (below, top) and “Maze Plateau” ring (below, bottom) in sterling silver with 18-karat gold accents, rhodochrosite and white sapphires to Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York.


Actress Angelina Jolie wore a 9.17-carat cushion-cut emerald ring mounted in 18-karat rose gold (below, top) and a pair of 17.40-carat cushion-cut emerald earrings mounted in 18-karat rose gold (below, bottom) by Style of Jolie by Robert Procop to the 2012 Producers Guild Awards in Beverly Hills.

Country singer Deana Carter (below) wore Daniel Gibbings zultanite and pink sapphire earrings and “Cat’s Eye” ring to the Grammy Awards.



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