Certain things are guaranteed when it comes to Hollywood awards ceremonies, pandemic or no pandemic. Among them: major wardrobe moments, tearful acceptance speeches (looking at you, Zendaya), and serious bling. Covid-era events demand diamonds that are visible from a social distance, and the A-list attendees at the 2020 Emmy Awards did not disappoint.
Woman of the night, Zendaya, who became the youngest woman ever and only the second Black woman to win in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama category, accessorised her two custom looks—one Christopher John Rogers, the other Giorgio Armani Privé—with Bulgari gems, while Unorthodox star Shira Haas added a delicate string of Chanel diamonds to her dress from Virginie Viard’s haute couture spring/summer 2020 collection.
“This year’s Emmys jewellery was as varied as the domestic backdrops of the virtual ceremony,” says Rachel Garrahan, British Vogue’s jewellery and watch director. “Zendaya went for full red-carpet glam with Bulgari, as did Tracee Ellis Ross in vintage Schlumberger Tiffany. Julia Garner was flapper chic in strands of Chanel pearls, while multiple brooches were the main draw of Regina King’s Schiaparelli couture. Billy Porter mixed an edgy Alan Crocetti ear cuff with his Lorraine Schwartz diamonds, and Cynthia Erivo also rocked a curated ear courtesy of Tiffany. As for Sandra Oh’s L-O-V-E pearl necklace by Wilfredo Rosado… well sometimes you’ve just got to spell it out.”
Below, see all the best jewellery from TV’s big night.
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Zendaya in Bulgari
The Euphoria star wore a Bulgari high jewellery necklace and diamond studs with diamond and emerald rings with her Christopher John Rogers Emmys look.
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Zendaya in Bulgari
She added a Serpenti bracelet, statement diamond earrings and a ring to her custom Giorgio Armani Privé dress.
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Yara Shahidi in Cartier
Shahidi chose delicate Cartier studs and a ring to go with her custom Prada look.
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Julia Garner in Chanel
The Ozark star kicked back at home during the ceremony in top-to-toe Chanel – including two fine jewellery necklaces.
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Shira Haas in Chanel
A delicate string of diamonds from Chanel’s fine jewellery collection provided the finishing touch to the Unorthodox star’s dress from the haute couture spring/summer 2020 collection.
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Cynthia Erivo in Tiffany & Co
Fistfuls of Tiffany & Co rings and an array of ear studs offset the actor’s psychedelic Versace mini-dress.
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Billy Porter in Lorraine Schwartz and Alan Crocetti
Porter’s custom all white Ashi Studio look was topped off with Lorraine Schwartz rings and an Alan Crocetti ear cuff.
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Kerry Washington in Monica Vinader
The actor chose Monica Vinader’s Doina gemstone earrings—made from 100 per cent recycled silver—to accessorise her Oscar de la Renta gown.
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Reese Witherspoon in Louis Vuitton
Witherspoon added Lune Bleue earrings and a ring in white gold, sapphires and diamonds, and a white gold, diamond and ruby Astre Rouge bracelet, all by Louis Vuitton, to her LBD from Nicolas Ghesquière autumn/winter 2020 collection.
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Sandra Oh in Wilfredo Rosado
Oh let her Wilfredo Rosado pearls do the talking.
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Tracee Ellis Ross in vintage Tiffany & Co
Ellis Ross opted for gold Alexandre Vauthier frills with a side order of vintage jewels: a necklace by visionary Tiffany & Co jewellery designer Jean Schlumberger.
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The dazzling brooches adorning King’s Schiaparelli couture gown caught the eye of Vogue’s jewellery and watch director, Rachel Garrahan.
This article was originally published on British Vogue.