InStyle's 8th Annual Diamond Fashion Show Preview

Andrea Bowen in Martin Katz jewelry, 2009 InStyle and Diamond Information Center Lunch and Fashion Preview, Los Angeles
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InStyle's 8th Annual Diamond Fashion Show Preview

01 of 08

Debra Messing and Garcelle Beauvais

Debra Messing, Garcelle Beauvais, 2009 InStyle and Diamond Information Center Lunch and Fashion Preview, Los Angeles
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With the Golden Globes just days away, the Diamond Information Center and InStyle welcomed some of Hollywood's hottest nominees to the 8th Annual Awards Season Diamond Fashion Show Preview, held at the Beverly Hills Hotel. Debra Messing (in Donna Karan), Garcelle Beauvais and Rumer Willis were among the stars who sat down for an elegant lunch and the chance to check out more than $45 million worth of diamond jewelry-paired with some of the season's most incredible gowns-from jewelers like Bulgari, David Yurman and Fred Leighton. And while there was lots of looking, some guests opted for a hands-on approach. "I'm not taking this off!" declared Messing, plucking a diamond ring from one of the sparkling displays and slipping in onto her finger.

-Bronwyn Barnes

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO Go inside the event and hear the stars talk diamonds, fashion and champagne at lunch!

02 of 08

Rumer Willis

Rumer Willis, 2009 InStyle and Diamond Information Center Lunch and Fashion Preview, Los Angeles
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"I haven't decided [on a dress] yet!" admitted Rumer Willis, who will serve as Miss Golden Globe at Sunday's ceremony. The budding actress used her time wisely during the fashion show, taking extensive notes on the dresses-from designers like Carolina Herrera, Donna Karan and Stella McCartney-and the diamonds.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO Go inside the event and hear the stars talk diamonds, fashion and champagne at lunch!

03 of 08

Lisa Edelstein and Olivia Wilde

Lisa Edelstein and Olivia Wilde, 2009 InStyle and Diamond Information Center Lunch and Fashion Preview, Los Angeles
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"We won last night," said House star Lisa Edelstein, who celebrated the show's People's Choice Awards win with co-star Olivia Wilde. Edelstein came dressed in the spirit of the occasion, wearing a dress trimmed with faux diamonds.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO Go inside the event and hear the stars talk diamonds, fashion and champagne at lunch!

04 of 08

Ashley Greene and Rachelle Lefevre

Ashley Greene and Rachel LeFevre, 2009 InStyle and Diamond Information Center Lunch and Fashion Preview, Los Angeles
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Twilight

co-stars Ashley Greene and Rachelle Lefevre (in a vintage dress) reunited over lunch. After months of promoting the vampire flick, how does Lefevre stay looking red-carpet ready for awards season? "I have like, six different eye creams," the flame-haired actress revealed. "I go between my La Mer and my Murad and my amp#91;otheramp#93; moisturizers!"

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO Go inside the event and hear the stars talk diamonds, fashion and champagne at lunch!

05 of 08

Freida Pinto

Freida Pinto of Slumdog Millionaire in Martin Katz jewelry, 2009 InStyle and Diamond Information Center Lunch and Fashion Preview, Los Angeles
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"It's been crazy!" said Freida Pinto (in an Azzaro dress and Sang A clutch) of the frenzy surrounding her Golden Globe nominated movie, Slumdog Millionaire. The gorgeous Indian actress, who dazzled in diamonds from Martin Katz, brought along her stylist to help scout out accessories for her first appearance at the ceremony.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO Go inside the event and hear the stars talk diamonds, fashion and champagne at lunch!

06 of 08

Maria Bello

Maria Bello, 2009 InStyle and Diamond Information Center Lunch and Fashion Preview, Los Angeles
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"I'm not usually one for parties, but I always come to this event," said Maria Bello (in Todd Lynn), who watched the parade of jewels from designers like Lorraine Schwartz and Ivanka Trump. "I come to see girlfriends, drink champagne in the middle of the day and talk, talk, talk."

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO Go inside the event and hear the stars talk diamonds, fashion and champagne at lunch!

07 of 08

Emily VanCamp and Sarah Jane Morris

Emily VanCamp and January Jones, 2009 InStyle and Diamond Information Center Lunch and Fashion Preview, Los Angeles
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Brothers & Sisters

co-stars Emily VanCamp and Sarah Jane Morris happily pose together before taking their seats inside the Beverly Hills Hotel's Rodeo Ballroom, decorated for the occasion by designer Peter Otero of Silver Birches.

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO Go inside the event and hear the stars talk diamonds, fashion and champagne at lunch!

08 of 08

Andrea Bowen

Andrea Bowen in Martin Katz jewelry, 2009 InStyle and Diamond Information Center Lunch and Fashion Preview, Los Angeles
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"I've been coming to this event for three or four years and I always get a lot of ideas," said Desperate Housewives star Andrea Bowen of the trendspotting opportunities. "They told me to tell everyone that these are diamond briolette earrings," the actress noted as she showed off a delicate pair of Martin Katz earrings. "I told them I am just going to take them home with me and that I hope they don't mind!"

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO Go inside the event and hear the stars talk diamonds, fashion and champagne at lunch!

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