By Ashley Davis
Lady Gaga was dressed to take home a Golden Globe at the annual awards show, sporting more than $5 million worth of Tiffany & Co. jewels, made especially for the occasion. (Courtesy of INSTARImages)
A serious amount of fabulous jewels made their way to the 76th Golden Globe Awards, held Sunday night in Los Angeles.

Collars made a comeback, but, as in awards seasons past, statement earrings were also out in full force. Perhaps unsurprisingly, white diamond jewelry styles dominated the night, several of which were paired with white dresses, but a few colored gemstones made much-needed appearances.

True to form, Golden Globe winner Lady Gaga delivered the most dramatic jewelry look of the night, while Chopard presented a different kind of drama—that of a Globes jewelry repeat (read on for details).

So, from a sea of glamorous jewelry, how is an editor to choose which to highlight?

She simply picks her favorites.

See mine below, let me know your favorite look in the comments, and, if you have any intel on the ring with which Maya Rudolph proposed to Amy Poehler, shoot me an e-mail.

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In 2018, actresses donned black to show solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, but in 2019, white was the trending color.

Actress Dakota Fanning looked ultra-elegant in a white custom Armani Prive style. The combination of strapless gown, pulled back hair, simple diamond earrings and a vintage diamond garland necklace from Beladora created a classic Old Hollywood feel.

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Another white-jewel-on-white-dress moment came courtesy of actress Judith Light, who paired luscious strands of pearls from Sidney Garber with a form-fitting, high-neck, long sleeve Christian Siriano dress. The result was monochrome perfection. (Fun fact: The look was styled by longtime jewelry publicist Jack Yeaton.)

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Another fabulous white-on-white look starred Chopard on red carpet veteran Julianne Moore, whose stylist Leslie Fremar ensures she’s always the epitome of good taste.

With her Givenchy gown, Moore sported earrings from Chopard’s “Precious Lace” collection.” They boast 12.82 carats of pear-shaped diamonds and 0.97 carats of round diamonds in 18-karat white gold.

The actress was also decked out in items from the “Haute Joaillerie” collection: a bracelet featuring 9.77 carats of white diamonds set in titanium, a ring with a 10.34-carat brilliant-cut diamond center stone flanked by 3.74 carats of accent diamonds in 18-karat white gold, and even a smattering of color courtesy of a bracelet with 30.5 carats of rose-cut rubies and 27.46 carats of diamonds in titanium, as well as a ring with 4.32 carats of marquise-cut rubies. 

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Sandra Oh not only hosted the Golden Globes, she also won the award for best actress in a drama TV series for her role in “Killing Eve.” Naturally, the evening’s key player needed some accessories befitting the occasion.

Her hosting duties included a few outfit changes, but both her red carpet gown and the dress she wore to accept her Golden Globe honor were—wait for it—white dresses paired with white diamond earrings.

Her first look, pictured above, featured Forevermark diamond wing earrings with more than 10 carats of diamonds and a seven-bracelet-strong stack from the likes of Forevermark, Forevermark by Martin Flyer, Forevermark by Natalie K and Forevermark by Maria Canale, against a white Versace dress.

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Her award-accepting number (above) was a cream Stella McCartney gown with billowing sequin sleeves and super-chic Forevermark hoop-like drop earrings featuring more than 15.45 carats of diamonds, in addition to Forevermark diamond rings.

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Pulled back hair and mega-watt earrings are a tried-and-true red carpet formula, but the 2019 Golden Globes saw a major collar-and-necklace comeback on the likes of Elisabeth Moss in Neil Lane and Isla Fisher in Harry Winston.

The best thing about the trend was that, even with a statement necklace, actresses didn’t skimp on the rest of their jewelry look. Most also sported earrings and rings.

“Crazy Rich Asians” star Constance Wu showed just how impactful a good collar can be—she was a vision in an elaborate Messika diamond collar with a single pear-shaped diamond drop, plus rings and earrings to compete the suite. The jewels shared the spotlight with a dreamy, nude-colored Vera Wang corset bodice and tulle gown with romantic orange ribbon detail.

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Wu’s “Crazy Rich Asians” co-star Michelle Yeoh was also in on the trend, rocking an elaborate diamond Y-necklace.

But more interesting was the actress’s emerald and diamond ring; it was the same one she sported in “Crazy Rich Asians.” The piece of jewelry was pivotal to the movie, as, after a rough beginning in which Wu’s character is a fish out of water among Singapore’s elite, Yeoh’s character ultimately gives the bauble to her son to propose to Wu’s character at the film’s end.

Even better? The ring is from Yeoh’s personal collection; she lent it to production for the film. No word yet on who created Yeoh’s other red carpet jewels, but we wouldn’t put it past the actress to own those too.  

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Lady Gaga had a true Cinderella moment in Tiffany & Co. jewels—a cool $5 million worth of the most eye-catching jewelry of the night—and blue Valentino gown with hair dyed to match.

The necklace was the star of the “A Star is Born” actress’s look.

Called the Tiffany Aurora necklace, it was crafted in Tiffany’s new workshop above the Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York City. Inspired by the northern lights, the platinum necklace contains more than 300 pear-shaped and round brilliant white diamonds, with a 20-carat pear-shaped diamond drop.

In total, the piece weighs more than 80 carats.

And like Cinderella, Gaga surely had to return the masterpiece at midnight.

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Taraji P. Henson can always be looked to for an iconic Hollywood jewelry moment. At the Globes, she embraced the collar trend with a twist, layering two Roberto Coin diamond collars from the jewelry house’s archives.

While many stylists would have chosen a long pendant to complement the actress’s low-cut, green velvet custom Vera Wang gown, the double collar look was unexpected and extra chic.

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Allison Janney also embraced a layered look, wrapping a long David Webb 18-karat yellow gold pendant with turquoise, emeralds and diamonds for dramatic effect.

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Rachel Weisz opted to pair her Celine frock with a choker style from Cartier, made of 18-karat white gold, coral, onyx and diamonds.

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Several stars proved that earrings still pack a punch.

Jessica Chastain was impossible to miss in Piaget high jewelry earrings featuring a mix of colored gemstones that stood out among ubiquitous white diamonds. The actress’s custom black Burberry gown provided a neutral palette for the array of color.

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Julia Roberts was another actress spotted in Chopard. Her Stella McCartney pants were elevated to a super-glam level with the brand’s massive cuff, earrings and rings.

Specifically, her chandelier/drop hybrid earrings featured 26.45 carats of pear-shaped diamonds among round diamonds, while her bracelet is comprised of 8.98 carats of pear-shaped diamonds and 1.88 carats of round brilliant diamonds. The actress and nominee also wore rings with 2.90 and 2.01 carats each of diamonds. All were set in 18-karat white gold.

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Nicole Kidman’s red sequin Michael Kors attire was expertly accessorized with a black Jennifer Behr hair bow, Harry Winston diamond and ruby earrings and an Omega watch.

A red carpet watch, paired, of course, with plenty of jewelry, is just the unexpected styling twist that makes actresses like Kidman and their stylists so fun to watch at high-profile events.

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Kidman wasn’t the only to grace the red carpet with a timepiece.

The night’s big winner (and Lady Gaga upsetter) Glenn Close, who won best actress, drama, sported an elaborate Cartier high jewelry wristwatch in 18-karat white gold with diamonds.

Unfortunately, the actress’s cape with bejeweled detailing was easier to spot at a distance than the watch, as well as her Cartier earrings, bracelet and rings.

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Nominee Claire Foy dazzled in a classic drop earring style that saw round diamonds culminate in the night’s most popular shape and stone: the pear-shaped diamond. 

The actress kept her Lorraine Schwartz jewels (relatively) simple, so as not to compete with the coordinating sparkles on her yellow gown.

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Presenter Taylor Swift may have skipped the Globes’ red carpet (she’s pictured above on her way to an after-party) but she was clearly intending to be noticed.

If you were wondering (like me) which Lorraine Schwartz jewelry look would make the biggest splash during the awards show, Taylor Swift’s ears were your answer.

Swift’s exquisite Versace gown was a mere supporting player to Schwartz’s emerald-cut diamond and black jade earrings. In total, they feature more than 75 carats of white diamonds.

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Actor Michael Douglas took home a Golden Globes statue for best actor in a in a television series, musical or comedy, but his wife, and award presenter, Catherine Zeta-Jones could have been in contention for best emeralds of the night.

Clad in deep green Elie Saab, Zeta-Jones matched her gown to her high watt pear-shaped emerald and white diamond earrings and ring, also by Lorraine Schwartz. According to the brand’s Instagram, the styles feature more than 200 carats of Colombian emeralds.

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“Killing Eve” actress Jodie Comer exhibited a fashion-forward sensibility with her choice of mismatched Nikos Koulis earrings.

The “Oui” style features fancy-shaped emeralds and diamonds in 18-karat white gold with black enamel. Comer paired it with a Koulis ring of the same materials.

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Just beating Zeta-Jones and Comer out for best emeralds, however, were my favorite earrings from 2018’s Golden Globes: Chopard’s haute joaillerie earrings featuring 34.88 carats of pear-shaped emeralds, 21.43 carats of cushion-cut diamonds and 1.36 carat of accent diamonds, all set in titanium.

Last year, Isabelle Huppert donned the incredible pair, and this year, the always impeccably dressed Saoirse Ronan took up the emerald chandelier earring mantle. They glowed against a backdrop of custom silver Gucci.

Was the back-to-back Golden Globes repeat a fashion faux pas or so nice that Chopard did it twice? In my opinion, just like last year, the earrings were the best piece of jewelry to grace the show.

Here’s hoping someone dares to wear them to the 77th Golden Globes in 2020.

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