The Most Incredible Jewelry Moments from the Emmys
Any awards show attendee knows that no outfit is really complete without brilliant retina-searing jewels. And if the past serves as any indicator, then we foresee our favorite TV stars dripping in diamonds tonight for the 2016 Primetime Emmy Awards.
Last year, Sarah Hyland mastered monochromatism when she accessorized her wine-hued Zac Posen gown with ruby Lorraine Schwartz chandelier earrings (above, left). Julia Louis-Dreyfus, too, used earrings to turn heads, counting on a pair of megawatt 28.78-carat diamond Chopard designs (right). While Emma Roberts channeled Old Hollywood glamour with nothing but a skinny strand of Martin Katz diamonds wrapped around her neck (center).
Yes, the dress plays a major role, but it's the jewelry that's the icing on the cake. Scroll through to see nearly a decade of jewels from the Emmys red carpet.
January Jones, 2015
The Mad Men star made her jade green Ulyana Sergeenko jumpstuit pop even more when she pinned a diamond-encrusted platinum Tiffany & Co Schlumberger Paris Flames brooch onto the waist.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 2015
Those earrings! The Veep star turned heads, not with her Emmys statuette, but with her megawatt 28.78-carat diamond Chopard earrings.
Emma Roberts, 2015
The Scream Queens bombshell channeled Old Hollywood glamour by styling her custom nude plunging Jenny Packham gown with a skinny strand of Martin Katz diamonds.
Sarah Hyland, 2015
Hyland got the whole monochromatic thing down pat when she color-coordinated her wine-hued Zac Posen gown with ruby Lorraine Schwartz chandelier earrings.
Maggie Gyllenhaal, 2015
Gyllenhaal took a different route and accented her two-tone Oscar de la Renta gown with a cool vintage Fred Leighton '70s gold cuff and drop earrings.
Taylor Schiling, 2014
The Orange Is the New Black star found an earring so cool, it was statement enough for to stand alone—a diamond Fovermark ear cuff that crept all the way up her lobe.
Christina Hendricks, 2014
The Mad Men star played up the exquisite gold embroidery of her Marchesa gown with incredible flashy gold Neil Lane chandelier earrings and an arm-party stack of bangles.
Halle Berry, 2014
Berry achieved goddess-level perfection in a lavender Elie Saab gown that she complemented with a set of Doves amethyst teardrop earrings.
Zooey Deschanel, 2013
star Deschanel showed off some major bling (along with an equally major mani) by matching her megawatt pale blue Chanel gem to her icy J. Mendel gown.
Anna Faris, 2013
Faris turned heads by pinning a 19th-century emerald and diamond Fred Leighton salamander brooch to the back of her stunning canary yellow Monique Lhuillier gown.
Emily VanCamp, 2012
In a move much sweeter than her tough onscreen Revenge persona, Emily VanCamp tied her wrist up in a demure diamond bow from Van Cleef & Arpels.
Sofia Vergara, 2012
How much sparkle did Sofia Vergara have? More than 175 carats worth (not to mention her glittering turquoise gown)!
Allison Williams, 2012
Drama alert! Allison Williams paired her sculpted gown with Fred Leighton statement jewels, including gold shoulder dusters and an enamel floral cuff.
Jessica Pare, 2012
More than 16 carats worth of Bulgari diamonds emblazoned the Mad Men beauty's ears! Add to that the jeweler's emerald and sapphire cocktail ring and Jessica Pare truly sparkled.
Sofia Vergara, 2011
"The most exciting part of my outfit is my Colombian emeralds," Sofia Vergara said of her Lorraine Schwartz gems. Who could argue? Her earrings were made with over 100 carats of emeralds and 60 carats of diamonds, and she also wore a 6-carat emerald and diamond dangle ring. Completing the look was a gold and diamond cuff from Ofira.
Nina Dobrev, 2011
star Nina Dobrev selected a 19th-century Fred Leighton choker that included hundreds of diamonds totaling over 50 carats.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus, 2010
Irene Neuwirth custom-designed Emmys veteran Julia Louis-Dreyfus's standout jewelry. Along with her emerald-cut Chrysoprase and diamond earrings, the actress also wore a white gold Chrysoprase and diamond pave bracelet, as well as a diamond ring.
Eva Longoria, 2010
star Eva Longoria pulled back her hair to reveal ruby and diamond chandelier earrings from Loren Jewels.
Jennifer Morrison, 2008
actress Jennifer Morrison added edge to an ethereal draped dress with a fierce serpent bracelet by Lorraine Schwartz.
Mila Kunis, 2009
Mila Kunis framed her sultry features with a pair of diamond pendant earrings from Fred Leighton.
Lea Michele, 2010
's Lea Michele brought the drama with champagne diamond bracelets and a 300-carat multicolor diamond mesh necklace from Lorraine Schwartz.
Christina Hendricks, 2008
bombshell Christina Hendricks enhanced her hair with a Neil Lane necklace and brooch, finishing the look with a diamond bangle.
Ginnifer Goodwin, 2009
The Big Love beauty chose rock crystal and diamond pieces from the Ivanka Trump Collection.
Chloe Sevigny, 2009
Always one to try something different, Chloe Sevigny accented her polka-dot gown with vintage pieces from the Nadine Krakov Collection, including a diamond and emerald accented gold tiger brooch and a diamond and gold bracelet.
Debra Messing, 2007
Will and Grace
star Debra Messing showed off tear-drop diamond earrings from Cartier.
Kristin Davis, 2003
"They're rather heavy, but they're worth it," Kristin Davis said of her Fred Leighton chandelier earrings.
Marcia Cross, 2007
actress Marcia Cross played up her red hair with tiered turquoise teardrops earrings from Lorraine Schwartz.
Emily Blunt, 2010
Emily Blunt topped her locks with a Lorraine Schwartz platinum and diamond floral hair pin.
Helen Mirren, 2006
The great Helen Mirren accentuated her ageless beauty with a diamond and emerald choker from Fred Leighton.
Anna Torv, 2011
actress Anna Torv worked shoulder-dusting Lorraine Schwartz earrings, featuring 80 carats of carved rubies.
America Ferrera, 2008
's America Ferrera selected a 19th-century diamond flower necklace from Fred Leighton. The silver-on-gold necklace was paired with a diamond line bracelet from the same era, and 2.5-carat diamond drop earrings.
Mariska Hargitay, 2009
Law and Order: SVU
lead Mariska Hargitay made a statement with a Fred Leighton diamond and ruby swag necklace.
Sandra Oh, 2006
Risk-taker Sandra Oh layered Loree Rodkin and vintage Coquette necklaces for a look that she called, "czarina, last of the Romanovs…mixed with Run-DMC. Like a duchess."