Ever-increasing pre-awards show coverage requires actresses to pose for such ridiculous props as E!'s GlamCam 360 and the newer Mani-Cam. But while celebs are more than willing to show off their dresses and nail art, the only red carpet attendees bragging about how much bling they're wearing—you know, in dollar figures—tend to be Kelly Osbourne and Giuliana Rancic. Last night at the Golden Globes, Osbourne's earrings from Jacob the Jeweler were like, $3 million, and came with body guards.
More "discreet" brands, including Fred Leighton, won't reveal prices of the jewelry they lend to stars. A rep for Van Cleef & Arpels explained that most of the pieces worn on the red carpet are from the label's private collection, and not for sale.
We do know that Amy Adams' Tiffany set—diamond earrings and three diamond bracelets—is valued at $425,000. (You can actually buy her $280,000 Lucida diamond earrings on Tiffany.com.) Jacki Weaver (who stars in Silver Linings Playbook) wore $3 million worth of Forevermark diamonds. Stacy Keibler's Forevermark rings and bracelets equaled $600,000, and Hayden Panettiere's five-piece set (also from Forevermark) cost $500,000. Jessica Alba wore a $5.8 million Harry Winston necklace. And while Chopard hasn't revealed the price of the 38 carats Jennifer Lawrence wore with her Dior haute couture gown, the New York Post is reporting that the actress was actually paid $100,000 to wear them.
Kristen Wiig, on the other hand, went the "cool girl" route, opting for Jennifer Fisher's snake cuff (just $315 at JenniferFisherJewelry.com) and brass rivet band ring ($100, also at JenniferFisherJewelry.com).
But Wiig wasn't the only actress who skipped diamonds altogether. Zooey Deschanel opted for Kwiat pearls instead. "When someone chooses not to wear diamonds, it speaks to [the stone's] power even more so," says Forevermark's diamond expert Adelaide Polk-Bauman. "It was the first thing people commented on when they mentioned those ladies' jewelry."
But the night's "winner" seems to be Modern Family star Sofia Vergara, who wore $8 million worth of Lorraine Schwartz diamonds (100 carats, to be exact).
Why such differences in price for different diamonds? Of course $500,000 isn't a number to balk at, but it sure is tiny compared to $8 million. "Diamonds are tricky," says Polk-Bauman. "The cut and carat weight are most important, but the cache or influence that can come with a particular designer is also a factor."
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