Many lessons about jewelry can be taken away from the 2018 Golden Globes and how the celebrities strutted their way down the red carpet in lavish jewels. When is too much jewelry too much? When should you hold back? What kinds of stones go with what kinds of outfits?
Allurez gathered together some of the top jewelry lessons we can learn from the awards ceremony and apply to our own wardrobe, whether it be for formal attire or everyday looks.
Don’t be afraid to stack them on
TV actress Viola David did not shy away from her jewels for the Golden Globes and wore a layering diamond necklace that weighed more than 111 carats. Other actresses — like Katherine Langford, who was nominated for Best Performance by an Actress in a TV Series – Drama for her role in 13 Reasons Why — wore multiple rings set with diamonds, tsavorites, red and pink spinels and blue sapphires. When wearing a simple silhouette many time you can wear many different pieces of jewelry – or even one piece of jewelry with multiple strands – to dress up (and spice up) the outfit.
Plunging necklines call for long necklaces (sometimes)
A deep V neckline calls for long necklaces that will fill the negative space but make sure to prevent overcrowding. You can layer the necklaces and have them all different lengths or you can have just one long piece of jewelry, like the one actress Kate Hudson wore to compliment her all-black gown at the Golden Globes. When wearing long necklaces remember to not pair them with long earrings (there’s just too much going on there) and instead opt for a stud earring. Another thing to keep in mind is to make sure the long necklace doesn’t conflict with your outfit if its, for example, very embellished. For example, actress Margot Robbie wore a Gucci gown to the Golden Globes that had a plunging necklace but she decided against wearing a long necklace because she didn’t want it to overpower the intricate design of her dress.
A bold necklace can go a long way on its own
Big statement necklaces go great with strapless gowns and when drawing so much attention to the piece of jewelry around your neck, many people will choose to not wear any earrings. It’s as if the earrings and necklace are fighting for attention and its OK to let the necklace be center stage without having any competition. One actress who went for such a look at the Golden Globes was Allison Williams, who wore a strapless Armani Privé gown with a diamond choker and no earrings. Alison Brie did the same by wearing an lavish diamond necklace with her split-skirt jumpsuit and bare ears.
Everything goes with black, so have some fun with color
Many actresses wore black to the Golden Globes in support of the Time’s Up initiative, which focuses on combating sexual harassment and gender inequality in the workplace. Some celebrities were daring with their choice of garment and took advantage of their all-black looks to have some fun with their jewelry and introduce some colors with the help of emeralds, blue sapphires, rubies and other precious stones. While actress Saoirse Ronan wore long blue sapphire earrings with her black dress, Debra Messing wore lots of emeralds, Maggie Gyllenhaal had on extremely long pearl earrings and This is Us star Mandy Moore wore rubies.