By Ashley Davis
This Fred Leighton cuff, featuring a Gemfields Mozambican ruby, graced the wrist of Ruth Negga at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards.
This Fred Leighton cuff, featuring a Gemfields Mozambican ruby, graced the wrist of Ruth Negga at the 74th annual Golden Globe Awards.
Los Angeles--Only a few actors, producers, directors and writers can leave the Golden Globe Awards with a trophy in hand, but many more have the opportunity to create iconic jewelry moments on the red carpet.

Actresses who attended the 74th edition of the awards, held last night in Los Angeles, were game for the challenge.

The choker proved that, despite much speculation, it isn’t going anywhere. Actress Zazie Beetz had one of the best jewel moments of the night in her Selim Mouzannar version, while Michelle Williams pared down the trend to its simplest form, a black velvet bow, to elegant effect. 

Red-carpet queen Lorraine Schwartz bejeweled several celebrities, per usual, but none as well as Blake Lively, who, in National Jeweler’s opinion, stole the entire show in her matching gold and emerald cuffs.

Below, we recount the Golden Globe looks that were contenders for Best Jewels. 

“Atlanta” actress Zazie Beetz sported a Selim Mouzannar choker and earrings on the red carpet. 

Blake Lively was at the Globes to support husband Ryan Reynolds, who was nominated for “Deadpool,” but the actress stole the show with her matching emerald Lorraine Schwartz cuffs.

French actress Isabelle Huppert took home the award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Drama for her role in “Elle” while wearing an ear cuff by Repossi. 

Amy Adams, who was nominated for her role in “Arrival,” in a spectacular cuff and earrings (not pictured) by Cartier

Tracee Ellis Ross was another of the night’s winners for her role in “Black-ish.” The actress also won in the ring game department; she was decked in Yeprem, Kavant & Sharart, Hueb, L’Dezen by Payal Shah, and Noudar.

Thandie Newton of “Westworld” sported more than 75 carats of diamonds set in platinum, all by Harry Winston. Her long necklace, worn cascading down her back, was one of the most unique looks of the night.

Emma Stone won Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical for her role in “La La Land.” Stone wore a diamond and platinum necklace, earrings and rings, all by Tiffany & Co. The necklace is from the Tiffany archive and dates back to 1909. 

Actress Ruth Negga of “Loving shone in a Fred Leighton cuff featuring a Gemfields Mozambican ruby (cuff pictured in greater detail above). 

Kristin Wiig also had a cuff moment at the show, sporting this Chanel fine jewelry piece.

In one of the most enchanting looks of the night, nominee Nicole Kidman wore a 19th century double strand diamond rivière featuring more than 48 carats of old mine-cut diamonds by Fred Leighton.

Natalie Portman, nominated for “Jackie,” sported a full jewelry look by Tiffany & Co., including these fringe earrings, featuring pear-shaped and round diamonds, set in platinum.

Busy Phillips (left) wore Irene Neuwirth mismatched single earrings while pal Michelle Williams, who was up for a Golden Globe for her turn in “Manchester by the Sea,” took the simple black velvet choker to new heights. 

Nominee Jessica Chastain, in a look from Piaget

Priyanka Chopra rocked a dazzling Lorraine Schwartz necklace. 

Reese Witherspoon wore this collar by Tiffany & Co.

Drew Barrymore had on more than $2.5 million of platinum jewelry by Harry Winston. 

Carrie Underwood opted for pearls on the red carpet, wearing earrings and rings by Yoko London. 

Claire Foy took home a Golden Globe for her portrayal of Queen Elizabeth, II in “The Crown” and was every inch the royal in Fred Leighton earrings and rings.

Caitriona Balfe in earrings by Neil Lane

Hailee Steinfeld wore Forevermark Diamonds to the Globes. 

 Issa Rae, comedian and star of the HBO series “Insecure,” in L’Dezen by Payal Shah’s earrings

Mandy Moore, nominated for her role in the NBC series “This Is Us,” in Neil Lane diamond, kunzite and platinum earrings

Naomie Harris, a nominee for “Moonlight,” was another of the evening's actresses who wore Tiffany & Co. 

Regina King highlighted her outfit with eye-catching Butani diamond ear climbers. 

Sienna Miller in a look by Tiffany & Co. 

Sarah Jessica Parker is always one to watch on the red carpet. Nominated for her role in “Divorce,” she wore Fred Leighton to the Globes. 

Sophie Turner in Forevermark Diamonds

Viola Davis, who took home a Golden Globe in the Best Supporting Actress category for “Fences,” wore major Harry Winston diamond and platinum jewels.

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