The Grammys are known throughout the entertainment industry as the show where performers can get away with sporting some pretty wild fashion ensembles (Lady Gaga never fails to wow with her wild stabs at Avant garde haute couture). The stars that strut the red carpet go all out with their get-ups for this night of fun and frivolity and there’s no exception when it comes to the jewelry they select to complement their bizarre fashions. Here are just a few of the faves from the 2011 Grammy’s.
The night was rife with huge earrings and even bigger bracelets, as starlets eschewed the collars that dominated the red carpet during the last awards season. In fact, it seemed that nary an actress was to be seen sporting much neckwear (unless you count Nicki Minaj and her head-to-toe leopard print). The cast of Glee took their place of prominence with a spate of gorgeous ensembles: Dianna Agron spiced up a spare black dress with a chunky, iridescent black cuff and black drop earrings that brushed her shoulders (courtesy of House of Lavande) while Lea Michele sported nothing more than a gorgeously bejeweled black cuff with accents in pink and green by Lorainne Schwartz.
Miley Cyrus also donned some appropriately blingy accessories by Lorainne Schwartz, namely in the form of several studded cuffs that covered half her forearm, as did Kim Kardashian, wearing dazzling gold-and-diamond hoops and a large snake cuff of the same materials, and Selena Gomez, decked out in dazzling disc earrings in diamonds (with a golden central stone) and a couple of smaller cuffs. It seems as though the stars had a running theme surrounding Schwartz’s jewelry, and her blingy and overstated style did nothing if not sparkle on the red carpet.
Other notables included J-Lo, who paired Cartier diamond drop earrings and rings with her highly reflective mini dress, Eva Longoria, who opted for elaborate gold chandelier earrings from Loree Rodkinand to stand out against her ruffled collar, and Katy Perry, never one to shy from public criticism, who showed up with a bejeweled bustier (studded with Swarovski crystals) paired with some quirky Thomas Sabo rings (not surprising, considering she was recently named their first spokesmodel), as well as her recently acquired wedding band (a mixture of champagne, cognac, and yellow diamonds set in darkened platinum).