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Fine Vintage
Jewelry Scene

At the Golden Globes and Screen Actors Guild Awards, tasteful and fashionable understatement ruled the red carpet. Two trends characterized the best dressed actresses: neutral dresses in taupe, cream, bronze, and gray; and the jewelry equivalent, old mine and rose cut diamonds, which provide more sophisticated glamour. At the SAG Awards, Cate Blanchett epitomized this trend in an Indian pendant necklace featuring more than 100 carats of rose cut diamonds, along with a pair of 2 carat antique mine cut diamond stud earrings by Fred Leighton. Angelina Jolie also wore rose cut diamonds in a vintage 22k gold Indian suite from Bochic at the Golden Globes.

Other antique fanciers: Jennifer Hudson in old mine cut diamond earrings from Fred Leighton; Edie Falco in 19th century necklace and earrings, also from Leighton; Sienna Miller in an Indian-style diamond bracelet from Cartier; Felicity Huffman in rose cut earrings from Martin Katz; and Patricia Arquette in an 1820s diamond riviere necklace from Neil Lane. Beyonce went a bit too Vegas with a gold dress at the Golden Globes but she got the jewelry right: gray diamonds by Lorraine Schwartz. Jennifer Lopez also chose blackened gold vintage inspired earrings by Schwartz. One good omen for the Oscars: updos dominated at both award shows, the better to see those diamond earrings!

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Bochic jewelry
Bochic jewelry worn by Angelina Jolie.